Asiaq, Greenland Survey, are now releasing old and new observations from Qullissat on www.asiaq.gl/en/qullissat. Thanks to the royal visit in Qullissat, and international scientific research in old coal mining societies, Asiaq has been in the archives, and been on the spot this summer.
Since 2014, Asiaq, with financial support from Visit Greenland and Air Greenland have cooperated with Google to map towns and settlements throughout Greenland using the Google Street View Trekker, a system with cameras that shoot in all directions. Now, with the online tool anyone can take virtual trips along the coast of Greenland, helping to bring knowledge of our beautiful country to the world. To date, Asiaq, with good help from many volunteers, has mapped 44 towns and settlements in Greenland as well as many additional spectacular sites in uninhabited areas (see Igaliku here ).
It is a wonderful service, giving much more than just a snapshot of Greenland: Street View can help to create awareness of serious global challenges such as climate change.
And who could be better suited to bring this message to the world than Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the Greenlandic married Hollywood star, from the Game of Thrones, and Goodwill Ambassador for the climate goals of the United Nations?
Asiaq sent our specialist, Eva Mätzler, to South Greenland to act as a technical advisor and coordinator for Mr. Coster-Waldau and the film team. We are proud of our contribution to this amazing short film from South Greenland, which brings a stunningly beautiful and thoughtful message to the world.
Media plan: Greenlandic media Sermitsiaq.ag and KNR.gl and our homepage Asiaq.gl
Timing: Following the international Google Launch on February 7th 2017
Contact person Asiaq: Eva Mätzler, 34 88 83, email@example.com