The researchers studied archival sources and did field work using historical-archaeological methods to collect data on the exploitation of the polar areas’ natural resources. The results were compared with industrial historical studies carried out for other regions.

LASHIPA 8 was an international expedition involving researchers and students from Sweden, the Netherlands and Norway. The research during the LASHIPA 8 expedition was conducted over a couple of weeks, with departures from a whaling station on Signy Island, South Orkney Islands. A sailboat, The Golden Fleece, served as a base, providing food, lodging and workstations for processing data from measuring instruments and charting equipment.

Research leader

Dag Avango
KTH Royal Institute of Technology