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Polar Bears on an ice shelf

Image | 15 June, 1992 at 3:00

Polar Bears on an ice shelf. Mother and cub.

Polar bears on sea ice.

Image | 1 September, 1998 at 3:00

Polar bears on sea ice.

Melting ice on Canadian high Arctic.

Image | 19 June, 2005 at 3:00

Melting ice on Canadian high Arctic.

Thinning Greenland icecap illustration courtesy

Image | 20 June, 2005 at 2:00

Thinning Greenland icecap illustration courtesy of the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

Polar bear reflection

Image | 25 May, 2009 at 18:09

A polar bear photographed from the deck of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, in drifting and unconsolidated sea ice in Kane Basin, off Cape Clay, at a position of 79 57.359N 064 51.120W.

MY Arctic Sunrise Crew in Greenland

Image | 28 June, 2009 at 3:00

The crew of the Greenpeace ship MY Arctic Sunrise in Greenland. The Arctic Sunrise reaches 'the ice bridge' in the Robeson channel, at 82.4 North, near the border between Greenland and Canada. This is the Southernmost extent of the summer sea ice...

MY Arctic Sunrise at Robeson Channel in Greenland

Image | 29 June, 2009 at 3:00

The Arctic Sunrise prepares to leave 'the ice bridge' in the Robeson channel, at 82.4 North, near the border between Greenland and Canada.

Petermann Glacier in Greenland

Image | 29 June, 2009 at 3:00

View across Petermann Glacier, one of Greenland's largest and most northerly glaciers. Greenpeace are in Greenpeace and leading climate scientists are in Greenland for a 3 month expedition using their icebreaking ship the Arctic Sunrise to gather...

Polar Bear at Robeson Channel in Greenland

Image | 29 June, 2009 at 3:00

30 June - Greenland. A polar bear seen from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise during a scientific expedition to investigate and draw attention to the impacts of climate change.

MY Arctic Sunrise Crew in Greenland

Image | 1 July, 2009 at 3:00

The crew of the Arctic Sunrise in Greenland. The Arctic Sunrise reached 'the ice bridge' in the Robeson channel, at 82.4 North, near the border between Greenland and Canada. This is the Southernmost extent of the summer sea ice which usually...

Glaciologist Dr Alan Hubbard on Arctic Sunrise

Image | 2 July, 2009 at 3:00

Alan Hubbard a glaciologist from University Of Wales, Aberystwyth is working on the Petermann glacier.

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.

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.

Arctic Sunrise route

Image | 15 July, 2009 at 2:00

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 .

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 .

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

A Minke Whale is Spotted Nearby

Image | 19 June, 2010 at 14:09

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

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.

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 .

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.

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...

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.

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...

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 .

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 Landscape

Image | 2 July, 2010 at 13:52

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

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

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 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 .

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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'.

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'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...

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...

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