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Hooked on the Arctic

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 […]

Studies from Siberia

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 […]

Telling Your Science Story

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 […]

The ’Greenland card’ – Arctic Colonialism in the Cold War Era

The ’Greenland card’ – Arctic Colonialism in the Cold War Era

Posted on 7 January 2020 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Iben Bjørnsson The Second World War had significant consequences for Greenland. Greenland was cut off from her colonial metropole and, for the first time in several hundred years, the […]

The Idea of North and His Dark Materials

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 […]

Narrating the Poles

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 […]

Peter Freuchen – the colonial adventurer and his legacy

Peter Freuchen – the colonial adventurer and his legacy

Posted on 22 October 2019 by Charlotte Gehrke

By Iben Bjørnsson In Denmark, there is a chapter of The Adventurers’ Club, an early 20th Century gathering of male ‘explorers’ who travelled the world. One might think that such a […]

The Arctic Circle expansion

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 […]

Exploring Arctic Connections

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 […]

Black carbon is not cool

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 […]