From Longyearbyen to Ny-Alesund

By Cape Farewell // Wednesday 8 Aug // 13:47:46 // No Comments

In September, Cape Farewell launches its first international youth expedition, voyaging north of the 78th parallel to the fragile extremes of Svalbard in the High Arctic with twelve students from Germany, Canada and the UK to investigate and raise awareness of the impacts of climate change. In a landmark arts, science and media project the young people will work alongside artist Dan Harvey, Professor Mark Maslin of University College London’s Environment Institute and others to develop scientific and creative projects.

On 14th September the expedition begins in Longyearbyen, Svalbard and the next 10 days sees them sailing to Ny-Alesund, then returning to Longyearbyen to hand-over to the following Greenland Voyage.

The students will live, work and help sail the 100-year old sailing schooner The Noorderlicht, working on subjects such as changing weather patterns and retreating glaciers. Youth expedition leaders, teacher and filmmaker Colin Izod and science teacher and choreographer Suba Subramanian, together with onboard artists, scientists and educators will mentor and support the development of the projects.

Daily video reports, blogs, webcams and message boards will be sent live from the boat to this website and screens at Southbank Centre, London and the Eden Project, Cornwall.

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