TIFA 2021 Science / Environment

The Arctic Key to Understanding Global Warming

  • Prize
    Bronze in Science/Environment
  • Photographer
    Michael Gutsche
  • Agency / Studio
    Michael Gutsche Photography
  • Technical Info
    All Images Shot On Digital Medium Format Camera

The average temperature in the Arctic is rising at a much faster rate than anywhere else on Earth. To understand why, the Alfred Wegener Institute organised MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate), the largest-ever scientific expedition to the Arctic. The in-situ data collected from the Arctic Ocean, atmosphere, sea ice, biogeochemistry and ecosystem by an international team of scientists during the yearlong ice drift onboard the German research icebreaker Polarstern will significantly advance research on warming in the Arctic and its global effects.