NANUQ2020 project leader and skipper, Prof. Peter Gallinelli, has completed around noon today a 18 hour, 1,500 km drive from Geneva to Hirtshals, in northern Denmark, finding 16°C and rain there.Apparently, this is developing as a rather meteorologically unstable and rainy summer for this northern region. Prof. Gallinelli departed Hirtshals at 20.20 on a ferry ship, bound for Norway, carrying equipment for the expedition. This marks another step towards the actual start of NANUQ2020, which will take place a few days from now, when the boat will cast-off Norway. Before departing Hirtshals, a first communication check via IRIDIUM took place between the skipper and expedition members. This satellite communication system will be used to keep contact between S/Y NANUQ and her various workgroups in remote areas where standard cellphone and data connections are not available.