Dutch prince goes to Greenland

19th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander will be camping on an ice cap in Greenland in May.

His stay is at the invitation of the World Wildlife Fund. He will be accompanied by polar travellers Philip de Roo and Marc Cornelissen who will help him prepare for the experience.

The prince will visit researchers from the European Space Agency, who process the data from the Cryosat satellite from a base in Greenland. Cryosat works out the precise extent and thickness of the ice at both the North and South Poles. The prince’s agenda will also include a meeting with Kuupik Kleist, Greenland’s prime minister.

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