Gebrüder Weiss supports climate expedition

Logistics company, Gebrüder Weiss, is providing transportation and equipment for a month-long expedition into glacier melting in Greenland.

As one of the largest ice regions in the world, the island has long been the focus of climate research. With this in mind, an international team of researchers, including two scientists, a medical doctor and a photographer, will travel on foot to measure the thickness of its ice sheet at key intervals.

“As one of the world’s leading logistics service providers, we also see it as our duty to support selected research initiatives such as the Greenland Project,” said CEO, Wolfram Senger-Weiss. “The purpose of the expedition is to gain insights into climate change that will help us make smart decisions for our future.”

The research team will cross Greenland following the 70th parallel north. The project team will cover a total of 600 kilometres on skis, each with a sled in tow.

“Conducting an expedition on foot into this fragile ecosystem enables the measurements to be taken in a much more environmentally friendly way than would be possible by helicopter,” said photographer and co-founder of The Greenland Project, Niklas Marc Heinecke. “We can rely on dependable equipment in this inhospitable environment thanks to the support of Gebrüder Weiss.”

The results of the expedition, which will be analysed in more detail at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia will contribute to a collective understanding of climate change.

In other news, Range Energy is teaming up with global logistics company, DB Schenker to deploy its electric-powered trailer.

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