Sermilik Station

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Sermilik Station, August 2007

Sermilik Station is a glaciology research station on Ammassalik Island, dedicated to the research of the nearby the Mittivakkat Glacier. The station is located approximately at 65°41′N 37°55′W / 65.683°N 37.917°W / 65.683; -37.917 on the west side of the Ammasalik island in south east Greenland,[1] on the shore of the Sermilik Fjord. The station is not permanently staffed. However, during most times in summer they will have researchers working there.

History[edit]

The station was built in 1970 to provide the logistical base for the research.[2] In 1972, the main building was destroyed by an avalanche. It was rebuilt later closer to the shore, which is its current location.

Transportation[edit]

The station is located on the west side of Ammassalik Island. The closest settlement is Tasiilaq, and it would take around 1 day on foot to get from there to the station. The station is situated on a popular hiking route around the island.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DPC
  2. ^ Hasholt
  • Hasholt, Bent (2008), 75 years of research at the Sermilik Station 1933-2008, Danish Journal of Geography 
  • Danish Polar Center for Researchers, DPC, retrieved June 7, 2008