The Ice Base was home to the science and expedition team on the Catlin Arctic Survey. Situated on the sea ice off Ellef Ringnes Island in the high Canadian Arctic, the nearest settlement was Resolute Bay over 300 miles.
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Cross-curricular | Ages 7-11
Based on journeys undertaken by real explorers and scientists, the Frozen Oceans (Primary) education programme is designed to introduce students to what life is like in the High Arctic.
Geography | Ages 11-14
The Frozen Oceans Geography resources are designed to take 11-14 year-olds on a journey to the Arctic following the expedition team of the Catlin Arctic Survey.
Science | Ages 11-14
The Frozen Oceans Science resources introduce working scientifically concepts and skills to 11-14-year-olds through enquiry-based lessons which replicate work done by field scientists in the Arctic.
Geography | Ages 14-16
This Frozen Oceans education resource includes two data case studies that introduce students to ocean acidification and sea ice thickness. The core of each case study are data sets from real expeditions.
Science | Ages 14-16
This Frozen Oceans unit outlines the research carried out by the Catlin Arctic Surveys and can be used in teaching the carbon cycle, ocean acidification and its impact on the Arctic ecosystem.