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Cool Job in Antarctica

Cool Job in Antarctica

Asbjørn Djupdal, which completed his PhD last year, is now the station leader for the Norwegian Troll research station in Antarctica - talk about getting a cool job! Asbjørn and his co-workers at Troll have recently been interviewed by the Associated Press about the research station and how it is to live in Antarctica.

The Troll research station is built in a stony valley which rarely gets much snow and seldom get below minus 50 degrees Celsius. The vally is located amid east Antarctica's 2 300 meter high Gjelsvik mountains, only 5 000 kilometers southwest of South Africa.

Last year Asbjørn completed his PhD for the Computer Architecture and Design group, with Pauline Haddow as supervisor. Computer engineers are needed everywhere, even in Antarctica.

Photo: Asbjørn Djupdal

Related links:
How Norwegians stay cool about Antarctica (
Isolation under endless night (Daily News)
Troll forskningsstasjon, photos (in Norwegian, NRK)
Troll forskningsstasjon (in Norwegian, Norsk polarinstitutt)
Asbjørns Antarktisblogg (in Norwegian)
Troll (in Norwegian)

By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 31.03.2009     
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