Arctic News and Events
This page will feature occasional news and events of interest to Arctic Club members.
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Arctic Club Dinner 2017
9 &10 December 2017
A year ago the Spitsbergen Retraced expedition returned from our successful crossing of the island.
Will Hartz, James Lam and Liam Garrison
The Pentland Centre at Lancaster University, led by Professor Gail Whiteman, is dedicated to creating a world-class hub for transdisciplinary research on sustainability. They are an active partner in the European ICE-ARC (Ice Climate Economics-Arctic Research on Change) project.
Gail writes: 'As part of efforts to positively influence policy and bend the global emissions curve ahead of 2020, we are organising Arctic Basecamp 2018 to educate and influence world ecomonic leaders, alongside the World Economic Forum 2018 (WEF) in Davos in January 2018. This follows a very successful Arctic Basecamp 2017. Please support us.'
Previous Events online
Edinburgh, 19 November 2017
3 July 2017, Senate House, London
The Polar Research and Policy Initiative will host a lecture by distinguished Canadian historian Dr Ken Coates.
Cartographies and understandings of the Arctic
21 July 2017, Conference at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Arthur Beale are holding a talk on 27th April 19:00 by Jane Maufe and David Scott Cowper titled The Frozen Frontier about navigating the most northerly route of the North West Passage. See the link for details. The book will be available on the night and from the website.
The Polar Medal has been awarded to eight people 'for outstanding achievement and service to the United Kingdom in the field of polar research'. The awards related to the Arctic were to Myrtle Simpson, Professor Peter Nienow, Professor Paul Smith and Stephen King.
Congratulations to all, especially to Myrtle, a long-standing member of the Arctic Club, and the Scottish Arctic Club.
We are delighted to report that David Hempleman-Adams has been awarded the KCVO, Knight Commander of the Victorian Order in the 2017 New Year's Honours List.
Many congratulations to Joseph Cook for his prestigious Rolex Award for Enterprise for the Ice Alive project on glaciers in Greenland.
Broadcast: Poetry from Greenland
Broadcast on Radio 3 (The Verb) on Friday 11 December.
Conference: Responding to a changing Arctic
Organised by The Foundation for Science and Technology.
(Mike Lea "Vega Sund")