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The films

Arctic Amplification, Sea Ice, Jet Stream and Weather

Film (14:19), general audience, Arctic amplification, warming, historical records

This movie travels back in time and gives some interesting insights into the history of climate research. Features Arctic/Polar Research footage ranging from 1956, 1969, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1991, and more recent items.

Climate State (and all credits in the full description of the movie on vimeo)

The Most Northerly Ice Concert EVER

Short film (4:03), general audience, music; ice floe; ice instruments; Arctic Ocean

How to create the world’s most organic concert: find a spot on a glacier, further north than anyone has performed like this before. Find enough chunks of ice to carve a cello, ice percussion, horns and chimes. At dawn, play “Ocean Memories”. And when you’re done, leave the instruments back where they came from – the sea.

Greenpeace 2019; 'Ocean Memories'; Idea and concept by Terje Isungset. Music by Terje Isungset; Ice carving by Bill Covitz; Thanks to All Ice Record, Norway; Iceofone and ice horn: Terje Isungset; Ice cello: Åshild Brunvoll; Ice percussion: Maria Dahlin; Ice horn: Andreas Hesselberg Hatzikiriakidis 

Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Science

Scientific expedition to Lake Untersee Oasis | East-Antarctica

Short film (5:02), general audience, biology; glacier; ice; lake; Antarctica

I am a PhD student studying microbial ecology in ice-based systems and compiled this short movie from footage made during three Antarctic scientific expeditions to Lake Untersee Oasis in East-Antarctica. I am truly fascinated by ice - not only as a habitat for microbes but also by its color and shapes. The audio track "Bigger than home" by Manu Delago inspired me to make this movie. Please increase the audio volume before watching this movie :-)

Klemens Weisleitner

Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck

A Journey to Discover Antarctica's Future

Film (10:44) general audience, Antarctica, geology,ice melt, ice sheet, climate change

The journey to discover Antartica's future was filmed during the first few months of 2019 on IODP Expedition 379 to the Amundsen Sea. The expedition drilled into the seabed for records of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet's history. The movie documents the journey the scientists undertook onboard the JOIDES Resolution and the potential the samples they collected have for understanding the future of our planet.

Vivien Cumming and Kimberley Kenny

Science Stories

Hivunikhavut - Our Future

Film (11:49), general audience, Community-collaborative; Participatory; Future; Marine; Sustainability

The film "Hivunikhavut - Our Future" presents a transdisciplinary research project that explored the future of the Kitikmeot Marine Region of Nunavut, Canada, by 2050. 
Using participatory scenario planning, we designed scenarios of this rapidly changing marine region under different trends of marine development, climate change and governance. Scenarios are plausible stories of the future. These stories bridge different types of information and ways of knowing, from Indigenous and local knowledge to climate models, to help explore uncertain aspects of the future and guide today’s planning. This scenario planning project brought together Inuit community members, managers and scientists to co-produce scenarios that explore the impacts of future trends on the region's marine ecosystem, and the implications for coastal communities.

A film produced by Marianne Falardeau as part of her doctoral research at McGill University (Montreal, Canada), with help from Victor Massicot for video editing and music. This project was mentored by Drs. Elena Bennett and Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne. We are grateful to the community of Cambridge Bay, the Ekaluktutiak Hunters and Trappers Organization (EHTO), and to everyone who contributed.

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