The conference is designed to bring all kinds of UK Arctic scientists together to present and discuss recent findings on all aspects of Arctic research, including both physical and social sciences. This is the third UK Arctic Science Conference and the goal is to continue to host the conference every two years.
IceBridge is a six-year “airborne mission for Earth’s polar ice.” Many flights over both poles will provide researchers with a yearly look at the behavior of the rapidly changing ice sheets. Flights over the Greenland are conducted in March through May and flights over Antarctica are conducted in October and November.
Beginning in Antarctica in 2009, Operation IceBridge has already provided scientists with plenty of new data. It was Operation IceBridge that helped to reveal the mega canyon beneath the Greenland ice sheet! Learn more here.
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If you’re inspired to learn more about dramatic changes in sea ice then be sure to check out Chasing Ice!
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