Welcome to the APLIS 2007 Beaufort Sea Ice Camp Website.

The Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station (APLIS) has occurred every 2 to 4 years since 1978. In 2007, APLIS was one of the first events of the International Polar Year (March 2007-March 2009).

In the first week of March, 2007, the Applied Physics Laboratory built an ice station approximately 190 miles north of Prudhoe Bay. This station was built for a Navy operation, headed by the Arctic Submarine Laboratory. On April 2nd, the camp was handed over to the National Science Foundation, who are supporting fundemental Arctic sea ice and snow research. The ice station hosted a group of international scientists who study pack ice dynamics, sea ice thickness and mercury deposition chemistry in the Arctic (it also hosted a few actors).

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