SLF researchers experience a lot in the course of the work they do in the office, lab and especially out in the field. In the 'Logbook' blog they will post sporadic reports on these experiences.
Sometimes SLF and WSL researchers and technicians plan exciting experiments and expeditions in a bid to obtain new findings. Examples include collecting snow samples in the Antarctic, gathering driftwood in Greenland, transferring soil with all the plants growing in it from a mountainside down into a valley to simulate climate change, or filming large concrete boulders deliberately set rolling downhill. While we publish the results of this work online, in our magazine DIAGONAL and in scientific publications, up to now friends and relatives were the only people to share researchers' experiences.
In the 'Logbook' blog, speaking from their own personal perspective, researchers will say what they experienced during their experiments near or far, talking about anything from difficulties with their sophisticated electronics or the food on offer at the Antarctic research station. These blog posts are not scientific per se, but help to cast light on what research entails: creativity, passion, patience and massive effort.
Blog posts reflect the personal opinions of their authors.