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A sunny disposition

A sunny disposition

Adele Jackson is an artist and also the base leader at Port Lockroy in Antarctica. This image is what Adele calls a Solargram – it’s a record of an entire Antarctic summer as seen through the tiny aperture of a pinhole camera. One photograph that took three months to create. Adele has made cameras from…

Out on the ice

Out on the ice

(Post 1 of 3) Out on the ice! I’m driving, Eric’s photographing and Andrew Arreak is leading the way. We’re headed west from Pond Inlet, out past some gorgeous icebergs in pursuit of science. The qamutik ahead of us is pulling a device that measures sea ice thickness. This is information that the community wants,…

(Post 2 of 3) Andrew Arreak takes a break from towing his research sled which measures sea ice thickness. he equipment behind him has been functioning but finicky so far. It relies on Bluetooth and batteries, and the cold temperature plus a bumpy ride are hard on the electronics. We listen for the digital beep…

(Part 3 of 3) Here is part of the SMART ICE collaboration in action. Andre Arreak from Pond Inlet and Christian Haas from York University (on the right, with the cold weather mask!). They are measuring sea ice thickness around this iceberg, and what a view. Can you see the raven at the top of…

Inuit science

Inuit science

“Inuit are the original Arctic scientists. We experiment by testing the sea ice thickness. We observe the environment by checking the weather. And we repeat it to make sure it won’t kill us. Our survival has relied on these techniques for a long time.” This is Justin Milton, a teenager, communicator and emerging scientist from Pond…

Follow The Fish

Follow The Fish

Jennifer Kingsley writes on science at the Canadian Museum of Nature I’m a Field Correspondent with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic on an Arctic mission, but before I head north I’m looking around home for connections to the higher latitudes. Enter Roger Bull. By the time I saw Lycodes paamiuti, an obscure fish dragged from the Arctic…