Hooked on the Arctic

Posted on 1 April 2020 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Irene Quaile Back in 2007, I was sitting in my office at Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. I opened an intriguing email from Soundprint Media, a production company in the USA. They were proposing a joint funding application from recognised feature-makers in several countries to make a series of radio documentaries highlighting different aspects of polar research
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Studies from Siberia

Posted on 9 March 2020 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Sophie Watson As someone whose research lies in the heart of polar ecosystems, I’ve been lucky enough to visit some of the world’s remote and frozen regions. Nothing provokes me more than to see a landscape so merciless and yet so fragile –where the ticking of time seems so urgent. In February 2020 I
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Telling Your Science Story

Posted on 27 January 2020 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Euan Paterson, communications and media officer, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) It was at a recent marine biology conference that a research colleague of mine had his science communications ‘Eureka moment’. It came during a session when the presenter confessed she was not a good communicator – because she was ‘a scientist’. My
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The Idea of North and His Dark Materials

Posted on 21 December 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Ingrid Medby Far-away, forbidding, dangerous, and yet strangely alluring and beautiful: The Arctic has for centuries inspired southern imaginations. From medieval tales of monsters and magic, to Poe’s gothic horror, the idea of North is and has been a rich source for storytellers across time. And this autumn, the North has once again been
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Narrating the Poles

Posted on 6 November 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Henry Páll Wulff, Chris Marquardt & Mario Acquarone Curiously Polar is a weekly podcast about all things very north and very south. It wasinitially kicked off by professional photographer, author and podcast veteran Chris Marquardt and marine biologist Mario Acquarone after spending time together on a ship around Svalbard. Initially, the show’s main focus was
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The Arctic Circle expansion

Posted on 11 October 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Beate Steinveg Since its establishment in 2013, with the purpose of including all interested stakeholders in the dialogue on the future of the Arctic, the Arctic Circle’s outreach and scope has grown impressively. More than 2000 participants from 60 different countries attend the 2019 Assembly. The Arctic Circle organization also continues its global expansion
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Exploring Arctic Connections

Posted on 25 September 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Luke and Hazel Robertson A journey millennia old – deeply rooted in nature and connected with the natural cycles of the seasons. Far above the Arctic Circle, anticipation is building. Struggling to be heard above the sound of rumbling snowmobiles and clanging bells, human voices deliver sharp instructions to one another. During a lunch
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Black carbon is not cool

Posted on 4 September 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Carol Devine Last minute in the late summer of 2017, I joined an all-female sailing expedition to circumnavigate Scotland called eXXpedition, with the two Xs to indicate the female related to our goal to look at toxins including endocrine disruptors in our global environment that can cause disease, as well as to explore the
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