Tour, a collaboration with Siobhan Rigg

Terrestrial Analogue: The exploration of one place as a substitute for another.

Just as we explored the Port of NJ/NY to know more about the Northwest Passage, an island in the NWP is being explored to know more about..... Mars.

A rocky island with little vegetation and home to only a few species of birds and musk oxen, Devon Island in Baffin Bay is being used by both NASA and the Mars Society to conduct research about the red planet. The mars society keeps an active post up there year round, while NASA keeps a seasonal post. Both conduct Mars simulation experiments to better understand how to navigate and/or live on Mars.

We guided our tour to Kearney Marshes, part of the vast NJ Meadowlands, to experience an analogue of Devon Island.