Arctic Live 2016

7 Mar 2016 - 17 Mar 2016

Running for a third year from the northernmost research community in the world, Arctic Live linked students from more than 100 schools in 16 countries with polar educators via 101 Skype meetings and three Periscope sessions. Older students had the chance to find out what it’s like to work in extreme environments and how the life a marine biologist looks like directly from scientists in the UK.

Together with Aberystwyth University researchers we went abseiling 45 meters down a ‘moulin’ into a glacier. Through daily updates, photospheres and 360-degree videos, participants got a sense of the expedition which investigated the meltwater channels inside the Arctic glaciers.

Key stats


Days
10
Speakers
9
Video lessons
104
Countries
16
Students
10.5k
Social reach
140k

Participants


Testimonials


Speakers


Dr Helen Findlay
Biological Oceanographer, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Dr Ceri Lewis
Lecturer in Marine Biology, Exeter University, UK
Prof Pete Convey
Terrestrial Ecologist, British Antarctic Survey, UK
Dr Markus Frey
Atmospheric and Glaciochemist, British Antarctic Survey, UK
Dr Bianca Perren
Paleoclimatologist, British Antarctic Survey, UK
Vicky Sleight
PhD student, British Antarctic Survey, UK
Jenny Turton
PhD student, British Antarctic Survey, UK
Dr Camilla Rootes
PhD student, University of Sheffield, UK
Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop
Founder and Director, Encounter Edu, UK

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