Legacy scientists share their impressions of the changing Arctic in a new British documentary

In a new British documentary, Nansen Legacy scientists Katrine Husum and Geir Wing Gabrielsen from the Norwegian Polar Institute are sharing their impressions of the vast changes in the Arctic ecosystem with Lewis Pugh, who swam one kilometer in sub-zero Arctic waters to draw the World’s attention to the fast loss of Arctic sea ice and ice-connected life.

In the Nansen Legacy, Katrine Husum will study past climate variability from geological cores in the northern Barents Sea, in order to establish baseline values for natural variations of the ocean-climate system. As part of the Nansen Legacy working group on human impacts, Geir Wing Gabrielsen will study the seasonal changes in fat and protein, energy flow and pollutant levels in key food items species in the northern Barents Sea ecosystem.