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Antarctica – An Incredible Voyage!
  • General public
Wildlife filmmaker Arne Nævra and explorer Stein P. Aasheim undertook a sailing expedition to Antarctica, which became the subject of three-part documentary series aired on NRK1 in spring 2008. The series was later aired on NRK2 in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

IPY, however, got the first footage. The voyage was the subject of a lengthy segment in an episode of the popular-science programme Schrødingers katt celebrating the launch of the International Polar Year on 1 March 2007. In January 2007 NRK broadcast a series of radio documentaries made underway during the voyage. The objective of the project was to spread knowledge about Antarctic ecosystems, generate interest in the polar areas and give the general public a better understanding of the history, flora and fauna of the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic region.

The voyage began in the Falklands and continued on – via South Georgia – to the Antarctic Peninsula. Here the team went ashore, visiting historical sites connected to Norway’s economic activities in the area as well as natural hot-spots. A glossy coffee table book Antarctica – An Incredible Voyage! also documents the expedition.
  • Film - feature or documentary
Arne Nævra and Stein P. Aasheim
Norway
Antarctic
Yes, all of it
Yes
Norwegian, English
Norwegian IPY report

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