The drilling operation in Svalbard was a success and the scientists were able to drill 3 ice cores, but the team found a large and totally unexpected pocket of water at a depth of 25 metres.
This is further proof that Arctic warming is accelerating dramatically.
Ice Memory has therefore launched an appeal to the international scientific community to speed up Ice Memory backup operations, and this operation, like its predecessors, has received massive media coverage. It is interesting to note that the North American press and the business press covered Ice Memory much more extensively than in previous years. Finally, the World Economic Forum used Ice Memory to communicate the urgency of climate change to its stakeholders.