Welcome to Polar Podcasts, where you’ll hear stories from geologists who’ve spent their careers, their lives, exploring and studying the remarkable and remote geology of Greenland. Why did they become fascinated with Greenland? What were the problems and the discoveries that drove them? And what was it like working in these remote places, where few people venture, even now?
Allen Nutman, Professor of Geology at the University of Wollongong, spent his first field season in Greenland as a nineteen-year old student assistant with Exeter University and the Geological Survey of Greenland in the 1970s, the beginning of a career devoted to mapping Greenland’s geology and particularly focused on some of the oldest rocks in the world:
Allen’s research is grounded in detailed geological mapping – an endeavor that, despite huge technological advances over the decades, still requires time and commitment to walking over a lot of ground and studying the rocks in detail. More than forty years later, he is still passionate about making geological maps.
Polar Podcasts goes to air on August 4. Tune in and subscribe to hear Allen Nutman and other career Greenland geologists talk about their experiences working in Greenland over the decades.