WWF is supporting the research of the Catlin Arctic Survey. This year’s research includes an expedition across the ice, as well as an ice base, both in the far north of Canada. The main purpose of the mission is to gather data on the changing Arctic Ocean currents.
Read an article on the WWF Global Arctic Programme website announcing the launch of the 2011 Catlin Arctic Survey here.
Dr Oliver Wurl is part of the Catlin Arctic Survey team for 2011. He is researching the impact of ocean acidification on the “forests of the oceans” — phytoplankton (a form of algae), and explains his experiments in the video below.