Northwest Passage Project: Exploring a Changing Arctic

The consequences of climate change are dramatically observable in the Arctic region. On August 23, a group of scientists, students, education, and film professionals will sail into the Northwest Passage of the Canadian Arctic for the Northwest Passage Project, an innovative scientific and educational expedition that will explore and collect data about this polar region.

The team will update the public in real time en route via interactive sessions hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Exploratorium, and the Alaska SeaLife Center. There will also be interactive Facebook Live sessions from the Northwest Passage on August 30, September 3, September 5 and September 9—all fully open and available to the public.

Northwest Passage Project is a collaborative effort between the University of Rhode Island’s Inner Space Center (ISC) and Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO), the film company David Clark, Inc., and several other collaborators. The Heising-Simons Foundation’s Science program supports the Northwest Passage Project through the University of Rhode Island Foundation, the charitable arm of the University of Rhode Island.

We invite you to learn more about the Northwest Passage Project by watching the short video below.

Arctic media, courtesy Adam Ravetch.

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