Created 21-May-15
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Pictures from Arctic Live, an interactive education event sponsored by XL Catlin. Classes were able to speak live with Jamie and discover about life and science in the frozen north and the importance of this unique ecosystem from the comfort of their classroom.
Image credit: Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop/Digital ExplorerView over the settlement of Ny Alesund. The small orange balloon is nicknamed ‘Miss Piggy’ and carries meteorological instruments.Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop speaking live to classes using Skype in the Classroom. Credit: Nick Cox/BASArctic Live! had a Skype in the classroom audience of 4,300 students. Credit: Klemens WeisleitnerWe landed at Longyearbyen airport on Svalbard towards midnight, as seen in this picture.Image credit: Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop/Digital ExplorerView from the UK Arctic Research Station, snow just starting to fall.Glacier Samples are clearly labelled and packed up ready for analysis back at the base.A field research team on skis comes passed the bottom of the Midtre Lovenbreen.A field research team on skis comes passed the bottom of the Midtre Lovenbreen.It’s not an easy job to core a hole through glacier ice. Prof Birgit Sattler cuts steps in the snow hole to make the whole process just a little easierJames Bradley collecting snow, ice and soil samples from the glacier and the small frozen lakes.Fabien Drewes of the University of Innsbruck hacks away at the ice to try to get down to the soil to take samples for nutrient measurements.The research team with us are looking at how life begins in the post-glacial landscape. As a glacier retreats, it exposes ground for the first time in tens of thousands of years.Packing up the day's samples and heading back for analysis at the BAS UK Arctic Research Station.the simplest and easiest way to transport the gear and samples to and from the field site is the skidoo.Image credit: Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop/Digital ExplorerImage credit: Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop/Digital Explorer

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