Association of Polar Early Career Scientists



Polar Outreach Catalogue

Contrasts between the Poles - Southern Exposure
  • General public
  • Students - in general
In February 2009, two Inuit students from Grise Fiord, Nunavut, Canada’s northernmost community, had the opportunity to travel from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back to highlight the ‘contrasts between the Poles’. While in the Antarctic, the students undertook a special program of glaciology research and data collection, learning how snow and ice are studied. The students were involved in ice coring, measuring ice thickness, GPS reading, as well as sampling snow and ice for contaminants. As they were traveling as part of a Students on Ice expedition, the Inuit students were also able to interact with other participants from around the planet. This scientific and life changing adventure was captured in a documentary film entitled, Imiqutailaq – Path of the Arctic Tern. This project was originally submitted by the late Geological Survey of Canada glaciologist, Roy Koerner. The documentary will also highlight Dr. Koerner’s life and work as a celebrated glaciologist.
  • Educational expedition - students
  • Educational expedition - teachers
Geoff Green (Expedition Leader, Students on Ice)
Students on Ice
Natural Resources Canada, Government of Canada Program for the International Polar Year

February, 2009
Both Poles
French, English, Inuktitut
Canadian IPY EOC report

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