005 Climate Change and the Polar Regions

20 . 06 . 2017

Contributors


Mario Acquarone
Naturalist, Expedition Leader, Skipper, Educator
Chris Marquardt
Photographer, Author, Podcaster, Traveler, Educator

Mario Acquarone

Naturalist, Expedition Leader, Skipper, Educator

Chris Marquardt

Photographer, Author, Podcaster, Traveler, Educator

Notes

Climate change is a concept we encounter very often on different media and even in day-to-day conversations. As visitors to the Arctic we are brought to witness recent, dramatic glacial front retreats such as the one that revealed Blomstrandhalvøya and the variability in sea ice extent and thickness. Another term that is often used in connection with climate change is Albedo. Among the effects of climate change we have variations in sea level, the breaking off of large tabular icebergs from ice shelves such as the Larsen C shelf and changes in global ocean circulation. Curiously, variations in ocean circulation have been monitored by dedicated and opportunistic means, such as rubber ducks.

004 Arctic and the Antarctic explained

13 . 06 . 2017

Contributors


Mario Acquarone
Naturalist, Expedition Leader, Skipper, Educator
Chris Marquardt
Photographer, Author, Podcaster, Traveler, Educator

Mario Acquarone

Naturalist, Expedition Leader, Skipper, Educator

Chris Marquardt

Photographer, Author, Podcaster, Traveler, Educator

Notes

We all know the terms Arctic and Antarctic, but how are they defined? As a matter of fact both concepts have several definitions and it is important to understand which one is valid when engaging in conversations or trying to understand scientific data. In this episode we explore some of the aspects that define the two concepts both geographically (e.g. arctic circle) and climatically.

003 Noorderlicht

03 . 06 . 2017

Contributors


Mario Acquarone
Naturalist, Expedition Leader, Skipper, Educator
Chris Marquardt
Photographer, Author, Podcaster, Traveler, Educator

Mario Acquarone

Naturalist, Expedition Leader, Skipper, Educator

Chris Marquardt

Photographer, Author, Podcaster, Traveler, Educator

Notes

The S/V Noorderlicht is a two-masted, ice reinforced, steel schooner built in Germany in 1910. It has served as a lighthouse in the Baltic, as a pilot station and as a club bar before being renovated and transformed into a sailing expedition ship. In the past 20 summers it has roamed the waters of the Spitsbergen archipelago introducing guests to this magnificent part of the Arctic. It has also spent several winters iced-up in a Spitsbergen fjord serving as one of the most unique guesthouses on this planet.

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