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BP Delays Dangerous Liberty Project in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean

Image | 2 December, 2010 at 10:40

We'd like to believe the polar bear on this photo, taken in August 2009, is just as happy today as news came in that drilling at BP's Liberty project in the Arctic has been delayed.

Climbers occupy Cairn Energy oil rig in the Arctic

Image | 31 August, 2010 at 18:01

31 August 2010 - Arctic. Cairn Energy's Stena Don oil rig is scaled by Greenpeace activists to demand an end to offshore drilling. The four climbers used RHIBS to dodge Danish Navy Commandos before climbing up the inside of the rig and hanging...

Activists at Cairn Energy Oil Rig, Arctic

Image | 31 August, 2010 at 15:52

Cairn Energy's Stena Don oil rig is scaled by Greenpeace activists to demand an end to offshore drilling. The four climbers used RHIBS to dodge Danish Navy Commandos before climbing up the inside of the rig and hanging from it in tents suspended...

The Esperanza's trip to the Arctic

Image | 13 July, 2010 at 15:37

13 July - Norway. Crew members standing on deck of the Esperanza help lift a 'bag' out of the water which has been removed from one of the nine 'mesocosms' used to measure ocean acidification in the Arctic. Each bag is pulled from the sea and...

A view of the surrounding mountains

Image | 13 July, 2010 at 12:26

A view of the mountains surrounding Ny-Ålesund reflected in one of the portholes of the Esperanza. The dramatic Arctic landscape was the backdrop to one of the largest experiments on ocean acidification of its kind, and the first in Arctic waters.

The Esperanza at Work

Image | 13 July, 2010 at 12:22

The crane of the Esperanza lifts a 'bag' out of the water which has been removed from one of the nine 'mesocosms'.

Ocean acidification science work

Image | 13 July, 2010 at 12:19

Crew members standing on deck of the Esperanza help lift a 'bag' out of the water which has been removed from one of the nine 'mesocosms' in Kongsfjord. Each bag is pulled from the sea and neatly packed away on deck ready to be taken back to Kiel.

An Arctic Experiment

Image | 12 July, 2010 at 13:38

May 31, 2010 - Scientists from the German Scientific Research Institute IFM-GEOMAR carry 'the roofs' - plastic covers that shield the ocean acidification experiment from contamination by seabirds. Read More .

The Esperanza Surrounded by Ice

Image | 12 July, 2010 at 13:32

Ana Paula (full name Ana Paula Alminhana Maciel) pokes her head through the front of the bow of the Esperanza to view sea ice around the ship. Read about Arctic and climate change.

Filming Under Thin Ice

Image | 12 July, 2010 at 13:28

The ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) used by Greenpeace to film under the ice, making fine images of the seabed. Find out more about sea ice.

A Polar Bear Keeps Close Watch

Image | 12 July, 2010 at 13:20

A polar bear observed on the banks of Liefdefjord, photographed on a long lens from the safety of an inflatable some way off shore. The bear was left sleeping by the party, happy that they had not disturbed it. Read the crew's reaction .

Ocean Acidification Investigation

Image | 12 July, 2010 at 13:01

Scientific Investigation on Ocean Acidification and CO2. One of the nine mesocosms being towed into place by IFM-GEOMAR scientists, after being lowered into the fjord from the deck of the Esperanza. The mesocosm will be attached to pre-placed...

A Male Walrus is Watching

Image | 4 July, 2010 at 14:13

An adult male walrus pokes his head above the herd, on a beach off the west coast of Svalbard

Arctic Landscape

Image | 2 July, 2010 at 13:52

A fine day in Liefdefjord on Svalbard makes for flat calm waters

Floating Iceberg

Image | 2 July, 2010 at 13:49

A close-up view of part of an iceberg floating in Liefdefjord on north Svalbard, weathered into strange shapes by the wind and sea. The birds perched on the top are kittiwakes. Read More .

Arctic Life

Image | 25 June, 2010 at 13:57

Guillemots fly in a line past a floe of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. Read why there are no penguins in the Arctic. Read why there are no penguins in the Arctic .

Esperanza in the Arctic

Image | 23 June, 2010 at 12:38

The Esperanza sits in the Arctic Ocean against a floe of sea ice north of Svalbard. The ship stopped here to launch an ROV (remote Operated Vehicle) to film life in the ocean and the sea bed under the ice. As climate change causes the Arctic sea...

The Esperanza films in the Arctic Ocean

Image | 23 June, 2010 at 2:37

The Esperanza sits in the Arctic Ocean against a floe of sea ice north of Svalbard. The ship stopped here to launch an ROV (remote Operated Vehicle) to film life in the ocean and the sea bed under the ice. Follow the Esperanza via its webcam.

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.

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