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Shore party from the Esperanza

Image | 21 June, 2010 at 12:46

A shore party from the Esperanza walks along the edge of Woodfjord, off the northern coast of Svalbard. In the distance behind them, their ship Esperanza sits at anchor waiting for their return. As climate change causes the Arctic sea ice to...

Walking expedition

Image | 21 June, 2010 at 12:45

A shore party from the Esperanza walks along the edge of Woodfjord, off the northern coast of Svalbard. In the distance behind them, their ship Esperanza sits at anchor waiting for their return.

Studying one of the Fjords

Image | 20 June, 2010 at 14:04

Crew members from the Esperanza use an inflatable boat launched from their ship, to study the eastern shore of Woodfjorden, one of the fjords on the northern side of Svalbard. See the expedition map .

Greenpeace explores arctic waters

Image | 20 June, 2010 at 12:54

Crew members in an inflatable boat launched from the Esperanza explore the Arctic waters of Woodfjord, north of Svalbard.

Exploring the arctic waters

Image | 20 June, 2010 at 12:53

Greenpeace research in the Arctic ocean Crewmembers explore the arctic waters of Woodfjord, off the northern coast of Svalbard. They use an inflatable boat, launched from the Esperanza. As climate change causes the Arctic sea ice to recede, the...

A Minke Whale is Spotted Nearby

Image | 19 June, 2010 at 14:09

A minke whale breaks the surface of Woodfjorden on north Svalbard.

A Northen fulmar circles the Esperanza

Image | 17 June, 2010 at 12:56

As climate change causes the Arctic sea ice to recede, the Greenpeace ship has sailed north of Svalbard, to survey the poorly understood Arctic Ocean seabed. Read More

Arctic Seabed

Image | 13 June, 2010 at 14:07

Greenpeace used state of the art recording techniques to explore the little known seabed of the Arctic Ocean, north of Svalbard. Not sure what they would find, their cameras revealed a seabed rich in biodiversity. Read More .

Scientists at Work

Image | 6 June, 2010 at 13:47

A Dutch scientist working on the IFM-GEOMAR led ocean acidification experiment inside the Vaskerilab at Ny-Ålesund. Find out more about ocean acidification .

Deploying mesocosms @ 79°N

Blog entry by LisaV | 5 June, 2010 3 comments

Janet Cotter, from Greenpeace’s Science Unit is currently on board the Esperanza on Leg 1 of the Arctic Under Pressure expedition. The ship is currently in Ny-Ålesund, in the Arctic, where Janet has been helping seagulls from ...

A different climate perspective: A view on the UN negotiations from the Arctic

Blog entry by Martin Kaiser | 4 June, 2010

From Martin Kaiser, political advisor on climate, on board the Esperanza in Svalbard. This week the United Nations climate negotiations are continuing in Bonn , Germany. Actually, I should be there right from the beginning, but I...

Greenpeace Arctic expedition investigates effects of excess carbon dioxide in oceans

Press release | 3 June, 2010 at 15:48

NY-ÅLESUND, Svalbard - A groundbreaking, Greenpeace-supported experiment investigating how carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution threatens the world’s oceans with acidification, started today at the Arctic scientific base Ny-Ålesund, in Svalbard, 1...

Arctic Under Pressure Expedition

Image | 31 May, 2010 at 15:51

31 May 2010 - Arctic. The Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza and its crew work with scientists from the German marine research institute IFM-GEOMAR to investigate ocean acidification, with the use of nine large mesocosms, or experiment water enclosures...

Getting Ready to Photograph the Arctic Seabed

Image | 31 May, 2010 at 13:08

Cameraman Gavin Newman pictured with his ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) on the deck of the Esperanza in the Arctic Ocean. The ROV,capable of filming hundreds of metres underwater, was designed and built by Gavin. The machine is a dedicated filming...

Mesocosms in Kongsfjord

Image | 28 May, 2010 at 15:30

The crew of the Esperanza have been working with scientists from the German marine research institute IFM-GEOMAR to investigate ocean acidification, by deploying nine large "mesocosms" in Kongsfjord, near the Arctic scientific research station of...

Now make it permanent!

Blog entry by JulietteH | 28 May, 2010

I guess my pessimism yesterday was not justified. We haven't won the war, but we won the battle for this year on offshore drilling in the United States. All plans for exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean have been suspended, there...

Putting Obama's Arctic drilling announcement in perspective

Blog entry by JulietteH | 28 May, 2010 2 comments

Originally posted by Greenpeace US . The news today out of Washington has been somewhat promising, but these are small steps in a very long march towards a clean energy economy — an economy with none of the potential for...

Esperanza in the Arctic!

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 27 May, 2010 5 comments

Dave Walsh, Greenpeace comms officer and blogger, writes from our ship in the far North . It’s a long, long way from Germany to Svalbard, but the Esperanza has arrived at Ny Ålesund, just 1,231km from the North Pole , for the...

Arctic drilling - not this year, not ever?

Blog entry by JulietteH | 27 May, 2010 1 comment

Like most people following closely news of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, it didn’t escape us this morning that the Obama administration had leaked news that Arctic drilling plans will be suspended for this summer. Like less...

What is Texas doing in the Arctic?

Blog entry by LisaV | 26 May, 2010 4 comments

Texas, radio operator on board the Esperanza in the Arctic ,  tells us about their journey to Svalbard and what will be happening there soon. Sunny days!  24 hours of it.  It's been like that for a week or so now but the cloud...

Esperanza in Svalbard

Image | 25 May, 2010 at 15:30

Our ship, Esperanza, is in the Arctic and has just finished setting up a cutting edge scientific research project with leading scientists to study the effects of ocean acidification. Ocean chemistry is changing as more carbon dioxide from fossil...

On Board the Esperanza

Image | 25 May, 2010 at 13:42

Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Oceans are acidifying. In summer 2010, Greenpeace sailed to one of the most fragile regions on our planet to witness the impacts of the carbon-based economy on this pristine environment and to help...

Arctic drilling next? Hell no!

Blog entry by Juliette | 24 May, 2010 5 comments

John Hocevar is an oceans campaigner with Greenpeace USA. With the Deepwater Horizon disaster strong in everyone's mind, once again, oil drilling must be opposed: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and a group of Senators were visiting...

2010 expedition map

Background | 21 May, 2010 at 18:34

Maps of the expedition.

One Drill Too Far

Blog entry by Juliette | 17 May, 2010 2 comments

Paul Horsman is a Greenpeace campaigner, currently in Louisiana to assess the destruction from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Below is an update he sent from the bayou.   Here in the southern US the land doesn’t just...

Expedition launch: Arctic Under Pressure

Feature story | 12 May, 2010 at 16:20

We are returning to the Arctic Ocean with our ship the Esperanza this month to reinforce the urgent need to protect one of the most pristine and fragile environments on Earth.

Greenpeace heads to Arctic to investigate urgent ocean threats

Press release | 12 May, 2010 at 16:15

KIEL, Germany, Greenpeace today announced its ‘Arctic Under Pressure Expedition’ in which it will join with leading scientists to investigate the most urgent threats to the Arctic Ocean: ocean acidification, melting of the sea ice due to climate...

More catastrophic oil spills to come

Blog entry by Brian | 8 May, 2010 6 comments

As we tap out the last of the Earth's "easy oil," exploration moves into more experimental territory. Riskier territory. More remote and, too often, more environmentally vulnerable territory.  As our world continues in its...

Gulf of Mexico oil spill worsens

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 April, 2010 6 comments

Written by Almudena, this is a round up of the day's news featuring Greenpeace issues.   Rivers of oil spreading over the ocean after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform Explosion Five times more oil a day than...

April 28: Greenpeace actions in Sweden, Turkey against dirty energy; BP blocked...

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 April, 2010

This blog entry was originally written by Melissa on April 28th, but due to our website migration appears to be from a different date and author. Thirty Greenpeace activists in Stockholm have shut down the office of...

Save the Arctic

Topic | 15 April, 2010 at 13:20

Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Oceans are acidifying. The Arctic is under threat from both climate change and increased oil drilling.

April 8: A solar plane; a palm oil retreat; and a landmark treaty, ready to be signed

Blog entry by danielkramb | 8 April, 2010

Sunrise over a cleared peatland forest near Teluk Meranti in Kampar Peninsula. The good news first: the prototype of a solar-powered plane has had its first full test flight – and it went well. The plane, which has the same wingspan...

Putting a stop to the Arctic Meltdown

Feature story | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Should the oil companies be allowed to take advantage of melting ice to drill for more oil in the warming Arctic? Should industrial fishing fleets be allowed to chase the last remnants of fished-out stocks into the areas where ice has previously...

About the Expedition

Background | 12 October, 2009 at 14:18

The melting of the Greenland ice sheet is not only a clear sign of Global Warming, it is also a dire threat to the rest of the world.

As UN climate talks in Bangkok progress at snail’s pace, Greenpeace takes action...

Press release | 5 October, 2009 at 18:36

UN climate talks in Bangkok today limp into their second week with little prospect of reaching a climate saving deal in Copenhagen later this year without serious action from the rich countries. Meanwhile, Greenpeace activists have taken action...

World Leaders block shipment of Arctic coal at the top of the world

Press release | 2 October, 2009 at 13:27

Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and other world leaders today finally took action on climate change by preventing a shipment of coal from being loaded onto a transport ship from a mine in Svalbard, 1400 km from the North Pole. The activist heads of...

Annual minimum area of Arctic sea-ice extent announced

Feature story | 18 September, 2009 at 2:00

The minimum area of summer Arctic sea-ice extent was reported this week to have plummeted to the third-lowest level in recorded history. This is Earth's way of saying that we're reaching the limits of what the planet can sustain.

Climate Science

Image | 15 September, 2009 at 18:45

Scientists Keith Jackson and Steve Comeau drill holes in an ice floe to fix sea ice thickness measuring equipment. Greenpeace is in the Arctic, with a team of scientists researching the effects of climate change on fast depleting sea ice.

The settlement of Tasilaq in Greenland

Image | 2 September, 2009 at 17:42

The settlement of Tasilaq in Greenland where the Arctic Sunrise stopped to re-supply for its expedition.

Associate scientist Fiamma Straneo from the

Image | 2 September, 2009 at 15:15

Associate scientist Fiamma Straneo from the physical oceanography department at Woods Hole Oceaonographic Institution, at work on the deck of the Arctic Sunrise.

Arctic Meltdown

Feature story | 2 September, 2009 at 2:00

A climate tipping point is looming closer every day in the Arctic. The more we find out about the Polar Regions, the more we realise that what we know about the impact of feedback effects has been underestimated. Recent discoveries highlight the...

Polar bears 1440x900

Generic multimedia item | 27 August, 2009 at 18:01

Climate change is threatening the future of the polar bear - download this screensaver to remind you of what we want to protect.

Glaciologist Dr Jason Box on Petermann Glacier

Image | 15 July, 2009 at 18:05

Glaciologist Dr Jason Box adjusts his remote time-lapse cameras which are trained across Petermann Glacier.

Urgent action needed as Arctic ice melts

Feature story | 15 July, 2009 at 2:00

Arctic ice is melting at an unprecedented rate. As scientists on board the Arctic Sunrise gather more data showing the urgency of the situation, world leaders stay inactive.

Arctic Sunrise route

Image | 15 July, 2009 at 2:00

The route followed by the Arctic Sunrise during the 2009 Arctic Impacts expedition.

Melt Water on the Petermann Glacier in Greenland

Image | 11 July, 2009 at 3:00

A lake of melt water on the surface of the Petermann glacier. The surface of the glacier is covered with pools and lakes like this.

Polar Oceans in Peril
...and a planet at risk

Publication | 6 July, 2009 at 17:08

The Arctic and the Antarctic are under assault - from the impacts of rapidly accelerating climate change; from increased industrialisation; and from the unchecked consumption of our planet's resources.

Polar Explorer Eric Philips on the Peterman Glacier

Image | 6 July, 2009 at 3:00

Polar explorer and expert in glacier travel Eric Philips volunteers to rig mooring lines around a solid bollard of ice on the front of the Petermann glacier.

Glaciologist Dr Richard Bates on Arctic Sunrise

Image | 6 July, 2009 at 3:00

Geophysicist Dr Richard Bates, of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St. Andrews, working on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise.

Kayak in front of a tributary glacier next to the Petermann glacier

Image | 6 July, 2009 at 3:00

Radio operator Texas Constantine from Canada paddles a kayak in front of a tributary glacier next to the Petermann glacier.

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