Living on the edge
Hunter or hunted?
- Studying Barnacle
Maarten Loonen is a biologist/ecologist, and Assistant Professor
at the Arctic Centre of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands
He has been studying Barnacle Geese on Spitsbergen for nearly twenty
Bear Capital of the World
Polar Bears in Churchill - Manitoba, Canada - external link to
- Icebreaker safety
The Canadian Hydraulics Centre of National Research Council
of Canada has developed colour coded animations depicting levels of
safety in different areas, based on the severity of the ice in the
Canadian Arctic throughout the year.
Resources from the edge
- Nancy from Umingmaktok
Nancy talks about how the wildlife is changing, and possible
reasons for this, including mining.
Snow, Water, Ice, Permafrost
- Snow, water, ice and permafrost in the Arctic: a changing environment
Increased warming may affect frozen regions first, before the effects spread beyond them. This SWIPA video clip highlights some of these changes:
- The New Arctic Reality: Challenges and opportunities in a melting cryosphere
This movie introduces some of the key changes that are taking place in this landscape as a result of climate change.
- Mercury Rising
An introduction to some likely changes to the indigenous peoples of the area (Please note that this video clip also includes a short scene of whales being butchered).
- Ice collapse
Time-lapse movie of ice discharge at the glacier front of the extremely active Jakobshavn Isbræ, near Ilulissat, West Greenland. 67 minutes compressed to 28 seconds - no sound.
- Ice discharge
Time-lapse movie of ice discharge at the glacier front of the extremely active Jakobshavn Isbræ, near Ilulissat, West Greenland. 18 minutes compressed to 13 seconds - with sound.