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AMASE 2007: This is Svalbard
 
The AMASE mission takes place on an archipelago, named Svalbard, located in the Arctic Ocean roughly between Norway and the North Pole. Below are images taken during the AMASE 2006 mission of the Svalbard area and the scientists and researchers in action during that mission.

Image of scientists collecting gas samples.
Image above: Kirsten Fristad, Ivar Midtkandal and Marilyn Fogel collect gas samples at Troll Springs in Bockfjorden. Credit: NASA/AMASE/Kirsten Fristad
Image below left: AMASE scientists wait to board the helicopter for a ride to the fieldsite on top of Sverrefjell. Credit: NASA/AMASE/Kirsten Fristad
Image below right: Oliver Botta testing the SAM field instrument in Longyearbyen. Credit: NASA/AMASE/Kirsten Fristad
Image of members of the expedition boarding a helicopter. Image of a researcher testing his instrument
Image of the stormy seas around the islands
Image above: Rough seas in the Arctic Ocean with mountains and glaciers in the distance. Credit: NASA/AMASE/Kirsten Fristad
Image below left: AMASE scientists working on Sverrefjell looking over the R/V Lance below in Bockfjorden. Credit: NASA/AMASE/Kirsten Fristad
Image below right: The Griffin Minotaur 400 Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer – the SAM team’s field instrument deployed in Sverrefjell. Credit: NASA/AMASE/Kirsten Fristad
Image of researchers on the Ice Cave Ridge with the boat in the background off in the distance Image of the SAM instrument in Svalbard prior to testing
Image of the red beds of rocks located along the islands
Image above: Panoramic image of the Redbeds in Bockfjorden, Svalbard. Layered sediments in northern Svalbard that may be similar to layered sedimentary deposits on Mars. Credit: Kjell Ove Storvick/AMASE
Image below left: Braided river below as the helicopter swoops back to the ship in Bockfjorden. Credit: NASA/AMASE/Kirsten Fristad
Image below right: The 1 am sun glancing off the water in Bockfjorden. Credit: NASA/AMASE/Kirsten Fristad
Image of a helicopter swooping through the hills of Svalbard Image of the starboard side of the boat during the expedition