04: Bjørn Thomassen – ‘Taken in’ – Beginnings that led to 42 summers exploring Greenland

By Julie Hollis

Julie Hollis

In this episode, we hear from Bjørn Thomassen, Emeritus senior scientist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, about what drew him to Greenland and kept him coming back for 42 summers, working as an economic geologist and mineral prospector.

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For the past twenty years, Julie Hollis has worked in leading roles in government geoscience in Greenland, Denmark and Australia, managing geological mapping and regional geoscience programs to promote mineral exploration investment. She is passionate about both geology and about communicating science – writing for academic journals, trade magazines, and popular science websites. She has a PhD in Geology and a Masters in Science Communication and Public Engagement from the University of Edinburgh.