Scientific Outline and General Schedule: Following is a brief scientific outline of the geology to be covered.
The excursion will take place from 27 July to 5 August 2008.
Day 0: Arrive in Longyearbyen. Sightseeing and evening presentation - geology of Svalbard.
Day 1: Billefjorden Area - Carboniferous.
Day 2: Festningen – Carboniferous to lower Tertiary + visit Barentsburg.
Day 3: Ny Ålesund Area – Carboniferous.
Day 4: Sailing north of Svalbard – Stop at Moffen, walrus locality.
Day 5: Wilhelmøya - Jurassic.
Day 6: Barentsøya/Edgøya – Triassic .
Day 7: Kvalvågen – Cretaceous.
Day 8: Sørkapp – Cretaceous.
Day 9: Hornsund – Carboniferus.
Day 10: Van Keulenfjorden – Tertiary Clinoforms + sail by Midterhuken (location 11, Spitsbergen fold belt).
Day 11: Sightseeing Longyearbyen and return to Oslo.