Public Outreach, Education
The integrated research dealing with the physical environment of the Arctic Ocean will create a unique
platform for education and outreach. The field work taking place from a floating ice camp provides an
excellent opportunity for a number of media to follow scientific research carried out under Arctic
conditions. We have already established contact with the Danish National Radio & Television (DR).
Camp location and data will be presented as data layers in GoogleEarth and we are negotiating with
ESA/EDUSPACE and other partners of the Satellite Eye initiative how we can contribute to a
"Satellite Eye for the IPY". (See Satellite Eye for Galathea-3
DTU-DNSC is already using GoogleEarth for mass distribution of data from the DAMOCLES and PolarView
projects, so we will take advantage of the experience gained there.
Results will naturally also be presented in high profile peer-reviewed papers and at international
Last but not least a new generation of arctic researchers will be the result of the project since
the project has post docs attached to the project. It is envisaged that two graduate students will
be invited to take part in the ice camp and collect material for their master project. One of the
students will thus be working on the sediment cores and past climate part of he project and the
other on bio-geochemical part of the sea ice.
Project team members contribute to both national and International education programmes for young
The externship of the PhD student will be carried out at one of the international collaborators.
The outreach and education aspects of the project are coordinated with the DAMOCLES project of the
EC and ESA's PolarView project where several GreenArc partners participate. This means that the many
outreach activities can be performed at a limited budget.