Research

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
—John Muir, My First Summer In The Sierra

Ikaaġvik Sikukun

Bridging the scientific and indigenous communities to study Arctic sea ice change.

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The Sea Surface Microlayer

Research Vessel Falkor, Equatorial Pacific

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Deep Water formation in Terra Nova Bay polynya

Ice-Breaking Research Vessel Araon, West Antarctica

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The TKE budget across the air-sea interface

Air-Sea Interaction Tower, Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory

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Art

Whenever we seek to take swift and efficient possession of places completely new to us, places we neither own nor understand, our first and often only assessment is a scientific one. And so our evaluations remain unfinished.
-Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams

[Antarctica Music Video(s)]

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Photography

The land is the real teacher. All we need as students is mindfulness.
-Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

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Parting Thoughts

People need more than to feel scolded, more than to be made to feel stupid and guilty. They need more than a vision of doom. They need a vision of the world and of themselves that inspires them.

-Daniel Quinn, Ishmael

We need acts of restoration, not only for polluted waters and degraded lands, but also for our relationship to the world. We need to restore honor to the way we live, so that when we walk through the world we don’t have to avert our eyes with shame, so that we can hold our heads up high and receive the respectful acknowledgment of the rest of the earth’s beings... Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.

-Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass