Volcabasin 2012

Beginning of Volcabasin 2012: geological and geophysical study of the Svartenhuk area on the West coast of Greenland, lead by Laurent Geoffroy, professor at Ocean Field Laboratory, at Brest University. This expedition aims at the understanding of the structure and development of a particular volcano-tectonic structure. By studying this object, scientists seek to better understand the mechanisms of plate break-up over a thermal anomaly within the Earth mantle. This one month project will involve two boats, Porsild and Vagabond, as well as an helicopter.