Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Great to be back at Zackenberg

The weather has been wonderful since my arrival on friday, with mostly clear skies and rather cold temperatures (btw -10 and -21C). I have taken advantage of the nice evening light with a few nightly ski trips to some fox dens to collect scat and set up a few monitoring cameras. Also, I spent last night testing an automatic pano and tilt setup. This is later to be used for monitoring musk oxen on Aucella via massive gigapixel panos. We have only seen a few musk oxen travelling through the valley and I have not heard from any of the collared ones via VHF. I did test UHF download of data from a retrieved collar with success and hope to find two missing collars which are no longer transmitting positions via satellite phone.