Arctic Live 2016

Jamie Buchanan Dunlop is heading back to Svalbard later this year, and will be leading more Arctic Live Skype sessions in classrooms around the world.
We took part a few years ago and it was excellent.

Digital Explorer is returning to the Arctic to take part in another research expedition. Students will have the opportunity to speak to Digital Explorer’s Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop at the NERC base on Svalbard about life and science in the frozen north and discover the secrets of this remote and extreme environment. Classes can also talk with Polar scientists Dr Helen Findlay, Dr Ceri Lewis and Dr Markus Frey in the UK about their experience of the Arctic and their research.
This lesson is part of the XL Catlin Oceans Education programme. Each Skype lesson will last for 30 minutes and will start with a short introduction by a member of the team followed by a Q&A session with your class. Each student in the class should prepare a non-Googleable question for the guest speaker in advance. Questions should be sent should be sent to with the subject line Arctic Live!
Free accompanying resources, lesson plans and multimedia materials are available to download from
You can also explore a range of multimedia resources at by selecting the ‘Frozen Oceans’ themes.
Please note that while every effort will be made to accommodate each request, there are limited spaces available. Each lesson starts on the hour and half past the hour. If your country is not listed please to book your lesson.

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