Iuniheidearcn September 2017, the 3D Spatial Data Processing Group (3DGeo) joined the German-Russian expedition of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) for Polar and Marine Research to the Arctic research station Samoylov (N 72°22’, E 126°29’) in the central Lena Delta. Under the lead of Julia Boike, the research team maintained and expanded long-term monitoring stations and conducted repeat measurements of surface and subsurface properties. In the frame of this year’s expedition, for the first time, terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) of the ground surface was conducted. In-situ 3D geodata was successfully captured for various sites on Samoylov and the nearby island of Kurungnakh, where AWI researchers focus their work on the dynamically changing permafrost system. Read More