Film & Discussion: Chasing Ice

16 October 2013, 14:30 - 16:30

CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground floor

James Balog (Photographer, National Geographic),  Jeff Orlowski (Director)

Introduced by Dr Charles Swithinbank (Polar Glaciologist, Scott Polar Research Institute-SPRI)

John Ash (Scott Polar Research Institute, Remote sensing unit)
Dr Barbara Bodenhorn (Arctic anthropologist, University of Cambridge)


This film is an excellent  - and visually stunning - example of how innovative data gathering strategies (in this case, regarding glacial melt) can be fused with equally deft dissemination strategies. 

Dr Charles Swithinbank is an Emeritus Associate at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge. He is a glaciologist who has been involved in polar research for 60 years. In addition to over 100 academic publications, Dr Swinthinbank is the author of 4 books on explorations and expeditions into the Polar regions. He is currently involved in the interpretation of satellite images of Antarctica, mapping, and the development of ice runways for transport aircraft.  Further details are available at:


Open to all.  No registration required
Wine Reception after the seminar.

Climate Histories Interdisciplinary Discussion Series