Polar Monitoring: the website for rugged instruments

Greenland Guidance entered into a collaboration with MetOcean. From now on we offer polar instruments by both companies via the common portal PolarMonitoring.eu! It’s the perfect match: MetOcean produces instruments for in the ocean, on sea ice and on land, whereas Greenland Guidance instruments are made for use on glacier ice and land. Together we have full polar coverage!

The Stokes Drifter is a compact drifting buoy that provides real-time surface current data.

Please do visit PolarMonitoring.eu, have a look around, and tell your friends and colleagues. You won’t find these instrument cheaper anywhere on the European market, especially considering the decades of experience that have gone into making them extremely durable and easy to use.

The Greenland Guidance data portal

Our instruments measure whichever climate variable or glacier characteristic you’d like them to measure. They are built to survive extreme winds, temperatures far below freezing, long periods of darkness, burial by snow, and countless freeze/thaw cycles. Yet they measure with accuracy, draw little power, and are easy to transport. But in the end it’s all about the data. Getting those is of primary importance.

Example graph showing temperature data from the Greenland ice sheet.

All measured data are kept safe in the GG instrument’s data logger, awaiting the return of the instrument owner some time in the following years. But often it is beneficial to receive some or all data right away via satellite link. Our instruments feed their data straight into our data portal, where instrument owners can view and download their transmitted data. Every client gets a free, password-protected webpage where data are plotted in a clear and simple manner, and where transmitted data can be downloaded at the click of a button.

The DWIAT, measuring ice melt and ice motion.