Two 750ml bottles of our limited Blue Ice Edition supporting the Climate Sentinels arctic research project. Available in deep blue, frost blue, or both. Our crew on the expedition ship M/S Origo gathered icebergs from the seas in front of Svalbard's dazzling blue Wahlenbergbreen glacier at 78° north. As with our white label editions, the bottle is made from the highest quality extra flint glass and is recyclable. The wooden cap in the color of arctic driftwood is sourced from sustainable forests.
In addition, with every Blue Ice Edition bottle purchased, €5 will be donated to support the April 2021 Climate Sentinels research expedition across Svalbard. Five female scientists and explorers will undertake a 450km carbon neutral ski journey. They will collect snow and ice samples along the way to better understand the role of Black Carbon pollution in arctic melting.
As a supporter of the expedition, you will have access to face-to-face Zoom discussions where expedition members will show and tell more about their mission and take questions. A pre-expedition Zoom discussion will take place in March and the post-expedition is tentatively expected to be in late-May. Read more here and at climatesentinels.com for details on the project including team member and glaciologist Heïdi Sevestre who is also Svalbarði's environmental advisor.
Dazzling Blue Ice
Svalbarði's latest ice gathering expedition took us to the bay in front of Wahlenbergbreen, a glacier at 78° north that has surged forward in recent years. Svalbarði environmental advisor Heïdi Sevestre is a glaciologist who spent years studying "Big Wally" in the field to determine how and why it moves.
As it surges, deep crevasses naturally open on the surface which, upon reaching the sea, cause steady calving of icebergs into the water. The specifics of the local geology, ice movement, and rich seas mean the ice both onshore and offshore takes on a dazzling array of blue shades.
This special Blue Ice Edition of Svalbarði celebrates the colours of Wahlenbergbreen and the work of Heïdi and all the glaciologists and scientists in Svalbard. Their work is vital to helping us understand how climate change is impacting the Arctic and how we can fight it.
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