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AXA Arctic Live 2017

7 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017

In its fourth year, Arctic Live brought the science and wonder of the frozen north closer to 10,300 students worldwide. This year, the expedition team investigated the Austre Brøggerbreen glacier. Inside the ice cave, researchers scanned the walls and observed the changes, from 'hobbity' sections that required a bit of crawling, to wider open chambers, all shaped by water rushing through in the summer.

The team created a real-time expedition experience through a series of social media updates, videos and photography to capture the beauty and science of the frozen north. The live education journey included 115 lessons via Skype and Hangouts Meet with polar educators and scientists researching vital data on environmental change.

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Dr Bianca Perren
Quaternary Paleoecologist, British Antarctic Survey, UK
Dr Ceri Lewis
Lecturer in Marine Biology, University of Exeter, UK
Dr Kelly Hogan
Marine Geophysicist, British Antarctic Survey, UK
Ben Saunders
Polar explorer, endurance athlete and motivational speaker, UK
Marta Misiak
PhD Student, British Antarctic Survey and Cardiff University, UK
Dr Markus Frey
Ice & Atmospheric Chemistry Scientist, British Antarctic Survey, UK
Dr Jennifer King
Postdoctoral researcher, Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway
Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop
Founder and Executive Director, Encounter Edu, UK

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