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Climate change
Living on the edge
Arctic science
Hunter or hunted?
  • Studying Barnacle geese
    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 years.
  • Polar Bear Capital of the World
    Polar Bears in Churchill - Manitoba, Canada - external link to youtube.
Troubled waters
  • 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.
 

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