Arctic Vision - a photo exhibition of the Embassy of Canada

March 30, 2011 - 18:30 - 19:30
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
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Open to the Public
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy
Arctic Vision - a photo exhibition of the Embassy of Canada

Opening speech: Richard Martin-Nielsen, Counsellor of the Embassy of Canada

The International Polar Year 2007-2009 was a collaborative international effort of scientific research on the Arctic and Antarctic involving 55,000 researchers of 66 countries. Encompassing nearly a quarter of the Arctic and one of the eight countries of the Arctic Council, Canada was a leading contributor to this ambitious program, which was organized for the fourth time in the last 125 years. The magnitude of Canada’s IPY effort was as sweeping as the Arctic itself: 1,750 researchers worked on 52 projects, from the Yukon to northern Labrador. Conducting research in the North is challenging: scientists had to contend with extreme weather, physical, arduous work and basic living conditions - the exhibited photos give an insight to their everyday lives. 

Organizers: CEU Center for Arts and Culture, Program on Remote/Rural Communities and the Environment, CENSE, and Department of Environmental Sciences & Policy.