Eight brilliant Inuit youths from Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and Russia joined the School-on-Board (SOB) program and participate in all science activities on the Amundsen. Robin Gislason (SOB, Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Scot Nickels (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Ottawa, Ontario) lead the group. They are joined by Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra composer, Vincent Ho, who is going to compose a piece of symphony based on activities and people observed on board. One interesting question posed to him today was how he thinks climate change will influence the future development in music. He said it will change the perceptions of musicians on the Arctic from being simply beautiful and scenic to recognising the underlying dramatic change. I had the pleasure of giving a presentation to the group on atmospheric contaminants in the Arctic related to the IPY INCATPA project as well as the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) toxics measurement projects.
The power outage continued at different locations on the ship and crashed the Max DOAS system under the OASIS program. Since I am unfamiliar with the system, it took me almost an hour to restart the operation.
Talking to the School-on-Board program
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Sunday, 20 July 2008 05:42
School-on-Board (SOB) and more power outagesWritten by INCATPA
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