Polar Pint of Science Catch up on all the talks
In October 2021 we hosted three special live online Pint of Science shows in partnership with UK Polar Network. Catch up on all three talks via the links below.
We heard from three researchers: Alice Oates, Dr Daniella McCahey and Henrietta Hammant, each of whom offer us insight into Antarctica’s scientific past. We take a new look at the heroic era, at the early days of the famous Halley station and reflect upon the stories of those whom are not usually given the spotlight, but whose contributions have been vital to our understanding of our planet. Hosted by UKAHT's CEO Camillia Nichol.
The Polar Connection: linking past to future
Two polar scientists: Professor Geraint Tarling and Professor Martyn Tranter, share their insights into the current status of the polar regions. In particular, we hear about krill ecosystems and their role in global climate, as well as how the presence of microbes on the Greenland ice sheet is speeding up how fast it's melting. Hosted by Maxine King, Vice President of UKPN.
A roadmap for the future: empowering the globe to save the poles
In the last event of this series, we hear from Dr Chad Briggs and Dr Hannah Cubaynes discussing the future for the polar regions. The future climate still holds a lot of uncertainties: so how can we prepare for the unexpected? And how can we contribute and be involved in scientific research by becoming "walrus detectives"? Hosted by Penny Clarke, PhD Student in Pelagic Ecosystems at British Antarctic Survey.