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Arctic Prize: The Longest Day

  • 8 and Over
  • Climate Change
  • Research

This film was made during the 24 hour daylight of the Arctic Spring, when life blooms again after the darkness of the Polar winter. It was filmed and edited on board UiT The Arctic University of Norway’s research vessel Helmer Hanssen in April and May 2018 during the spring cruise of the Arctic PRIZE project.

This project is observing biological, chemical and physical changes in the Arctic region, as the speed of climate change quickens.

Arctic Prize, led by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), with UiT The Arctic University of Norway as the main international partner, is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as part if its Changing Arctic Ocean programme.

The film, like the project, was a collaboration, directed by SAMS’ filmmaker Andy Crabb, with contributions from marine scientists, technicians and ship’s crew.

Thanks to Florence and the Machine and Universal Music for permission to use the music. “NO LIGHT, NO LIGHT written by Isabella Janet Florentina Summers, Florence Leontine Mary Welch. Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd. on behalf of itself, and Florence + The Machine Ltd.”