In the summer of 2017, we return to the North Atlantic to explore the Arctic. Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole.
One of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas, it’s
known for its rugged, remote landscape teeming with life. The Arctic has warmed more than any other region on Earth—nearly twice as fast as the global average. With this rapidly changing climate, we are losing sea ice and glacial ice, which in turn threatens the entire ecosystem—including some of our most loved and iconic species.
This expedition is part of a much larger effort to focus on the North Atlantic region, which also includes Greenland, Newfoundland, the Azores, and the northern fjords of Norway.