Blog

During, before, and after the field course, Polaris students and faculty share their thoughts through journal entries.

© Chris Linder

Blog Posts

  • Documenting science in action

    Thanks Andy for that great introduction. I’m very excited to join the team. I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce myself and talk about my role on the expedition. I am a science/nature photographer and researcher. I work part-time for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the Department of Physical Oceanography and the rest of the time as a freelance photographer.…
  • Woo hoo we’re going to the Arctic!

    All 4 of us here at Clark are getting very excited to get to Cherskiy! We recently made a trip down to visit Max Holmes and Kate Bulygina in Woods Hole, Massachusetts where we got a tour of the research center and got to ask questions about the upcoming trip!…
  • Why do we fly all the way around the world?

    The distance between my home in Bellingham, WA and the Northeast Science Station in Cherskiy is about 3,000 miles. That’s a long way but astute readers will notice that the field course participants end up traveling a long, long way to get to Cherskiy.…
  • All the new students have blog…

    All the new students have blog accts. Adding 11 new folks made me realize that this will be a different trip. Last year we had only 7! #fb
  • and have met with some success…

    and have met with some success! #fb
  • Still trying to integrate all …

    Still trying to integrate all the web 2.0 silliness – blog, twitter, and facebook #fb
  • Outreach Abroad

    I recently traveled back home to Bangkok, Thailand to visit family and thought this would be a great opportunity to share my research interests, experiences in Siberia, and thoughts on arctic science with the international community in Bangkok. I gave two presentations, one to the entire high school discussing the importance of arctic science in the realm of climate change and then I held a second more specialized seminar/lecture on my specific research topic in Cherskiy.…
  • Welcome Chris Linder

    An extraordinary new team member will be joining the Polaris Project field course this summer. Chris Linder is an award winning photographer and scientist who has traveled all over the world documenting scientific fieldwork. Chris has worked in Siberia before, traveling with Max Holmes and Kate Bulygina to the Far East a few winters back.…
  • PolarisTweet

    The Polaris Project is on Twitter. We’ll work on getting followers a few weeks before the course starts. http://twitter.com/PolarisTweet
  • Google “sea ice pool”

    Go ahead. Last year we had a Polaris Project bet going to see who could guess the minimum sea ice extent in 2008.  Here were our guesses: 2007 data with 2008 preds Here’s what 2008 really looked like: 2008 data with 2008 preds Holly  won the pool and got the glory and acclaim that came with it (that was the only prize).…
  • Outreach in Wilbur

    I had the opportunity yesterday to give three class presentations at the junior high and high school I attended in my hometown of Wilbur, Washington.  I spoke with a wide range of students, from the 7th grade science class to the high school chemistry class. …
  • Arctic Science Summit Week

    I’m currently in Bergen, Norway at the 10th annual Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW).  One of the draws of attending the ASSW is the science symposium, in which I presented a couple talks and co-chaired the “Coastal Environments as a link between Land and Sea in the Arctic” session. …
  • Polaris Project YouTube Debut

    Clark University is entering the Web 2.0 world. Here is footage of a recent pubic presentation on the 2008 summer field course.…
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    • March 07, 2009
  • Peace Prize Highlights

    We are wrapping up the Polaris Project at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. It’s been a great experience for our team. We’ve had good meetings to plan logistics for the 2009 summer course in Cherskiy. We’ve had multiple chances to present our research to some of the 1000 participants at the forum – we all presented something.…
  • In Northfield

    The American PI’s for the project are here in Northfield, MN for the Nobel Peace Forum.  It is great to see everyone and begin discussions on our plans for Russia this year.   The forum schedule looks pretty exciting and I am looking forward to hearing different topics related to climate change.…
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