The Polar Initiative

Together for a greater protection of polar regions

Polar regions are at the center of attention, as visible signs of climate-induced changes are on the news regularly. With the 2019 IPCC SROCC putting a dedicated focus on the cryosphere, there is an appetite to better understand the extent and scope of the changes together with how these changes affect the global social, economic and environmental systems and double the efforts to protect these fragile ecosystems.

Illustration - © michael Meredith,2019  - The globe viewed on a Spilhaus projection; in contrast to conventional misleading projections, this portrays the ocean fringed by land. The global thermohaline circulation is shown in cartoon form, with upper-layer flow in red and lower-layer flow in blue.


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