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Edinburgh Polar

Global Environment & Society Academy (GESA)

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

Edinburgh Polar

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Edinburgh Polar

Our polar regions are facing unprecedented threats from global change and resource exploitation. From sea ice retreat and oil prospecting in the Arctic, to ice sheet collapse and fisheries exploitation in the Antarctic, our own future is inextricably linked with theirs. Edinburgh has a world famous tradition of polar research and exploration spanning over a century - 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Speirs Bruce, Edinburgh alumnus, polar explorer and oceanographer. The University of Edinburgh continues to lead cutting edge research on the response of polar regions to global change, assessing key issues such as ice loss, sea level rise and the polar carbon cycle.

This Global Environment and Society Academy (GESA) public event will showcase current Edinburgh research in the Arctic and Antarctic, our history of exploration in these extreme regions, and the challenges they face in the 21st century and beyond.



6:00-6.15pm:   Arrival and registration

6.15-6:20pm:   Welcome and introduction to speakers (Dave Reay)

6.20-6.40pm:   Edinburgh and Polar Exploration (David Munro)

6.40-7:00pm:   University of Edinburgh and the Arctic (Lorna Street)

7:00-7.20pm:   University of Edinburgh and the Antarctic (Sian Henley)

7.20-7.30pm:   Q&A

7.30-8:00pm:   Drinks reception in atrium


We hope you will be able to join us.  The event is free to attend but we ask if you could please register your attendance for catering purposes.

 Images taken by and copyright of Sian Henley

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Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
Conference Centre
High School Yards
EH1 1LZ Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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Global Environment & Society Academy (GESA)

We're a network of experts collaborating to develop innovative solutions to tackle global environmental challenges - through education, research and outreach and by building active student communities.

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