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Hacquebord, Prof. Louwrens

Louwrens Hacquebord
Louwrens Hacquebord

Louwrens Hacquebord is retired professor of Arctic and Antarctic Studies, and former Director of the Arctic Centre of the University of Groningen and of the Willem Barentsz Polar Institute. He conducts research at the interface of archaeology, history and physical geography, studying topics such as the melting of the polar caps and its consequences.

Hacquebord studied Physical Geography at Utrecht University and Archaeology at the University of Groningen. He was a Council member of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and chairman of the group Human and Social Systems in Polar Areas of the IASC. Hacquebord has been to the Polar region dozens of times to research the remains of settlements founded by the Noordse Compagnie (Northern Company; a Dutch whaling company). Recently he joined a Royal Dutch Navy expedition to Jan Mayen. In January 2015, the month the Arctic Centre celebrates its 45th anniversary, he published a history of the Arctic regions.

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