The project

 The Greenland Ice Sheet

Arctic air research 

The purpose of this project is to research, film and document the melting ice status and share the resulting data with the scientific world.


Greenland is melting. And along with the Greenland ice sheet, so is our past, present and future.


The Arctic is warming up to four times faster than the rest of the planet. The severity of the melting makes the research critical.


Innovative cutting edge technology will pave the way for unique research methodology, documentation and results.


To gather high-quality and innovative material and data to explore and research the development and status quo of climate change, climate effects and climate pollution. 

A groundbreaking arctic air research project

Our artic climate researcher and expert Anders Bjørk from the University of Copenhagen will gather and analyze the documentation of climate change with the use of thermal imaging, drones, stills and videos from the air.
The data and research will be analysed at the the University of Copenhagen, and will be available for scientists worldwide.
“I study how the ice is changing when climate shifts, and how these changes are affecting our landscapes and global systems. I am very interested in expanding our knowledge on past glaciers fluctuations, and belive that getting a better handle on past dynamics will give us better predictions on future changes”.
We will be making 4-5 pre-trips to Greenland before making the final, main trip in July or August depending on the weather conditions.
When our arctic climate researcher Anders Bjørk has required the necessary information and material, he will analyze all the data and research from the expeditions in Copenhagen and produce a final report with conclusion of climate change in Greenland.

The research is crucial and the documentation will be unique.  
The results are of global relevance.
For the past, present and future.

Background & historical perspective 
In 2013, air photographer Hans Henrik Tholstrup filmed the arctic Greenland from the air in the acclaimed book “The Greenland´s ice sheet – 80 years of climate change seen from the air (original title: “Indlandsisen – 80 års klimaændringer set fra luften”).

For this state-of-the-art research and groundbreaking, historical project,
the very same glaciers, the same angles and the same heights will be explored.

In the footsteps of Knud Rasmussen
The project also aims to follow in the footsteps of the legendary polar explorer and anthropologist, Knud Rasmussen, and include his historical research.
100 years ago, his famous Thule expedition was conducted (1921-24).
This project will enable us to mark and celebrate the 100 years anniversary for the expedition that changed the way Greenland was viewed.

The expedition mission
This time, the expedition’s mission is to create comparative documentation, gain knowledge and raise awareness – and raise the bar for how research and documentation can now be conducted taking full advantages of the very latest technology.
We are able to research as never before and therefore also able to make
comparative research as never before.

The Greenland ice sheet is melting at an alarming pace.

We need to show the impact to the World to understand the consequences.

The expedition “Greenland Icesheet 2023” set out to document the impact by tangible visuals for the world to see and scientist to collect data for the world to understand.

The outcome will be a state of the art book with fascinating visuals and compelling insights. An engaging documentary film will be distributed to broadcasters and streaming services. The entire material will be used for a wide range of platforms in many different formats.

CEO Hans Henrik Tholstrup