WP 7, Preparing for a future world: improving education and awareness at all societal levels, has published four deliverable reports based on a co-production of films together with the BBC.

To better communicate communicate science understanding of the rapidly changing Arctic and its global implications to the public in general and within education, INTERACT has worked with a world leading organization to create four short films visualizing four different yet critically important aspects of Arctic change.

Deliverable D7.1 is a film entitled “Arctic Amplification” showing how the changing Arctic affects the rest of the world. The film “Arctic Amplification” includes the albedo effect from changing snow and ice surfaces, emissions of greenhouse gases from wild fires and thawing permafrost and finally changes in the jet stream.

Deliverable D7.2 is a film entitled “Extreme Causes for Concern” showing examples of extreme events that are dangerous to people
and ecosystems. The components of the film include coastal tsunamis, wildfires, extreme winter warming events. Some of these events have killed people while large areas of vegetation have been destroyed and many animal deaths have occurred.

Deliverable D7.3 is a film entitled “Disappearing homes” showing two examples of impacts of climate change on northern communities from opposite sides of the Arctic (Canada and Siberia). In Canada, scientific research and Indigenous knowledge are working together to monitor the effects of permafrost thaw on coastal erosion at one village under threat. In Siberia, Indigenous Peoples are seeing a change in biodiversity and the species they depend on for food and a health practitioner the impact of changing to processed food. In the same area, a Nenet shows a resilient response by using green technology and a longer growing season to grow fruit and vegetables in the Arctic.

Deliverable D7.4 is a film entitled “The cost of Arctic tourism” showing how climate change is encouraging winter tourists to turn from the south to the north. We are told how unsympathetic tourism can lead to increased carbon emissions, spread of invasive species, disturbance to reindeer herds and disturbance to local and Indigenous communities. Indigenous presenters show us however how local communities can benefit from tourism and how Sami reindeer herders can collaborate to produce guidelines to educate tour operators and their tourists.

The premiere of these films will be in October, so stay tuned!

The deliverable reports can be downloaded directly here on the website (please find them below) or under “Deliverables” where you can find all reports dating back to INTERACT I.

  • D7.1 Outreach film 1


  • D7.2 Outreach film 2


  • D7.3 Outreach film 3


  • D7.4 Outreach film 4


  • D7.5


  • D7.6 List of conducted online lessons


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