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Lecture series “Arctic in the Gletschergarten Lucerne

The MOSAiC expedition of 2019 – 2020 is by far one of the largest research expeditions ever conducted in the Arctic. More than 400 scientists were on board the German research icebreaker “Polarstern” for weeks and months, drifting with the currents of the Arctic Ocean hundreds of kilometers away, past the North Pole. In the […]

Starting next Saturday: Diving expeditions in the Arctic

On the following two Saturdays, marine biologist Uli Kunz will take you to the icy waters of the Arctic. As a research diver, photographer and presenter on the German TV program TerraX, he explored various ocean regions, and fell in love particularly with the cold waters and their rich flora and fauna. In his current […]

Next Saturday into the mountain world of Antarctica

“Antarctica – White Giants” is the new three-part series by Dr. Christoph Höbenreich about the alpine world of Antarctica. The passionate mountaineer and expert shows how unique and mysterious the unknown alpine world of the southernmost continent is and what you have to watch out for when the mountains in Antarctica call.Starting next Saturday, he […]

Webinar on Wednesday: “Indigenous people’s rights and climate change in the Arctic”

The Swiss Society for Threatened Peoples is offering a side event to the Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on Wednesday, November 3. Delivered through the Geneva Cryosphere HUB, the Swiss link to Glasgow, the online event “Indigenous people’s rights and climate change in the Arctic” will provide insights into the perspectives of indigenous communities affected […]

Coming Saturday: Polar Bear – what’s next?

THE FUTURE OF THE KING OF THE ARCTIC IS MORE THAN UNCERTAIN. SEA ICE LOSS, HUNTING, POLLUTION, DISEASE THREATEN THE POLAR BEAR’S WAY OF LIFE. GUEST AUTHOR AND POLAR EXPERT PETER BALWIN EXPLAINS AND DESCRIBES THE THREAT POSED BY SEA ICE LOSS AND HOW THIS SITUATION IS INCREASINGLY LIMITING THE LIFE OF THE WHITE GIANTS. […]

CIRCUS ANTARCTICA – PART 5 ON SATURDAY

OUR SERIES “CIRCUS ANTARCTICA” GOES INTO THE LAST ROUND – THE FINAL EPISODE AWAITS YOU ON SATURDAY! GUEST AUTHOR AND POLAR EXPERT CHRISTOPH HÖBENREICH INTRODUCES US TO A CLASSIFICATION SCHEME FOR POLAR EXPEDITIONS, WHICH HE CO-DEVELOPED AND WHICH SHOULD BRING STRUCTURE TO THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF MODERN POLAR EXPEDITIONS. LOOK FORWARD TO THE FINALE – ON […]

CIRCUS ANTARCTICA – PART 4 ON SATURDAY

ANOTHER EPISODE IN OUR SERIES “CIRCUS ANTARCTICA” AWAITS YOU ON SATURDAY! GUEST AUTHOR AND EXPERT CHRISTOPH HÖBENREICH SHOWS US THE MEANS BY WHICH MODERN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS ARE UNDERTAKEN TODAY, INTRODUCES SOME EXOTIC WAYS OF REACHING THE SOUTH POLE AND RAISES THE QUESTION OF THE FUTURE OF SUCH EXPEDITIONS. SO, CURTAIN UP AND CLEAR THE RING […]

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