Climate change is frequently in the headlines these days. Many people around the globe are getting involved in small ways by changing their habits, increasing awareness, and facilitating the understanding of climate change’s complexity.
Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm are two such people who have taken climate change to heart and will embark on a nine-month venture, Hearts in the Ice, to survey rapid climate change escalation. Their goal is to launch global dialogue and social engagement around climate change in the Polar Regions.
Hearts in the Ice will take place from September 2019 to May 2020. Sunniva and Hilde will be the first all-female team to overwinter in Svalbard, Norway, where they will conduct observations and gather data in association with the Norwegian Polar Institute, The Norwegian Meteorological Institute, NASA, and The Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Their activities will be broadcast in real-time via the Iridium satellite through social media to scientists, students, adventurers, and interested citizens all around the world. They will conduct live satellite calls with schools in North America and Europe twice a month, and these videos will be published on the Hearts in the Ice Blog.
Their accommodations will be a remote trapper cabin called Bamsebu, and as seasoned expedition leaders, they have exceptional skills and experience to endure their surroundings and “weather” the extreme weather conditions in this spectacular arctic location.
Then, join us in May to celebrate their accomplishments on the Hearts in the Ice Svalbard Cruise!
Our group will meet Sunniva and Hilde in Longyearbyen and hear their stories about what it was like to spend the winter at Bamsebu, how they performed their observations and gathered important data, what challenges they faced, and what successes they achieved.
Then, we’ll board the MS Spitsbergen for a comfortable voyage through the stunning Svalbard archipelago, situated halfway between Norway and the North Pole. You’ll have your own chance to contribute to scientific research and data collection through the onboard Citizen Science program! Not to mention experiencing wildlife encounters and breathtaking scenery.
From $5,998 per person
Cruise package dates:
May 20 – 30, 2020
By joining this extraordinary journey with Borton Overseas, know that you are working with a travel company that cares about climate change and is an active member of the global community. Give us a call at 800-843-0602 or contact us online to sign up for the Hearts in the Ice Cruise or to start planning your own customized adventure!