Images of Research: Adapting to advance

Into the Dark

Category: Shared visions

A boat with researchers in the middle of the ocean at night

An international team of researchers sets out to measure light pollution in the Arctic Ocean in the middle of the polar night. Thinning and retreating sea ice, due to climate change, means the pristine darkness of polar night is being disrupted through artificial lighting. Our research aims to understand the impacts on the marine ecosystem, and how it is affecting animal behaviours from zooplankton to polar bears.

Entrant: David McKee , Physics

Copyright: Michael O. Snyder

Funding: Natural Environment research Council (NERC) Arctic PRIZE

Collaborators: Michael O.Snyder (Photographer), finlo Cottier (Project PI), Jorgen Berge (International partner)


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