AXA Arctic Live 2020

4 May 2020 - 15 May 2020

Arctic Live 2020 Mission Patch

AXA Arctic Live 2020, part of the AXA Ocean Education, ran for its seventh year. Run as a fully virtual event this year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this live learning provided over 60,000 students the opportunity to engage with the fragile and changing Arctic.

We ran 22 broadcasts over ten days. The first week focused on life in the Arctic with a series of live investigations and expert interviews with polar experts. The second week looked at some of the ways that the Arctic Ocean is changing due to human activity, with a focus on the Arctic Live research topics of ocean acidification and plastic pollution.

In 2020, Arctic Live also featured live broadcasts in French and German, looking at the impact of mercury pollution on Arctic life.

Arctic Live is underpinned by teaching resources to aid class preparation and reflection. The whole program is designed to build student literacy, develop critical skills, inspire STEM careers and engage environmental stewardship.

Key stats


DAYS
10
SPEAKERS
8
LIVE LESSONS
22
COUNTRIES
25
STUDENTS
60.9k
SOCIAL MEDIA REACH
380k

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Speakers


Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop
Director, Encounter Edu
Ellie Mackay
Field Producer, Encounter Edu
Nick Cox
Station Manager, UK Arctic Research Station, British Antarctic Survey, UK
Dr Helen Findlay
Biological Oceanographer, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Dr Lars-Eric Heimbürger Boavida
CNRS researcher working at the Institut Méditerranéen d'Océanologie
Dr Ceri Lewis
Associate Professor, Exeter University, UK
Clara Nielsen
PhD Student, University of Exeter, UK

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