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Shoot: Arctic Under Pressure Expedition

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The Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza and its crew are working with scientists from the German marine research institute IFM-GEOMAR to investigate ocean acidification, with the use of nine large mesocosms, or experiment water enclosures, in Kongsfjord, near the Arctic scientific research station of Ny-Alesund in Svalbard. The mesocosms are being used to investigate future implications of ocean acidification, a phenomenon caused by carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that has just as much potential to damage marine ecosystems as climate change. Absorption of excess CO2 pollution by seawater causes its PH level to drop, making it more difficult for creatures integral to the food web to form shells and skeletons. Commenting on the success of the experiment Professor Ulf Riebesell, leader of the project said: "The experiment was successful and we have now the largest data set in our hand for impacts of ocean acidification. What we have learned from this experiment is that ocean acidification has an impact on the base of the food web, and this has implications for the entire ecosystem." The crew also tracks and documents fishing vessels from an industry exploiting this fragile ecosystem. Greenpeace is calling for the area of the Arctic Ocean historically protected year round by sea ice to be closed to all industrial activity, including destructive fishing.
Tatiana Nuño Martinez on MY Esperanza
10 Jul, 2010
Tatiana Nuño Martinez on MY Esperanza
Tatiana Nuño Martinez on MY Esperanza
10 Jul, 2010
Tatiana Nuño Martinez on MY Esperanza
Kevin Bell on MY Esperanza
10 Jul, 2010
Kevin Bell on MY Esperanza
Joe Evans on MY Esperanza
10 Jul, 2010
Joe Evans on MY Esperanza
Porthole of MY Esperanza in Svalbard
10 Jul, 2010
Porthole of MY Esperanza in Svalbard
Fishing Vessel in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Fishing Vessel in Svalbard
MY Esperanza  in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
MY Esperanza in Svalbard
MY Esperanza  in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
MY Esperanza in Svalbard
Operating Mesocosms in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Operating Mesocosms in Svalbard
Operating Mesocosms in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Operating Mesocosms in Svalbard
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
Arne Sorensen in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Arne Sorensen in Svalbard
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
Jan Czerny in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Jan Czerny in Svalbard
John Karlsen in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
John Karlsen in Svalbard
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
John Karlsen in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
John Karlsen in Svalbard
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
8 Jul, 2010
Dismantling Mesocosms in Svalbard
Arctic Fox in Svalbard
7 Jul, 2010
Arctic Fox in Svalbard
Arctic Fox in Svalbard
7 Jul, 2010
Arctic Fox in Svalbard
Arctic Fox in Svalbard
7 Jul, 2010
Arctic Fox in Svalbard
Operating Mesocosms in Svalbard
7 Jul, 2010
Operating Mesocosms in Svalbard
Water Sampling in Svalbard
7 Jul, 2010
Water Sampling in Svalbard
Operating Mesocosms in Svalbard
7 Jul, 2010
Operating Mesocosms in Svalbard
Taking Water Samples in Svalbard
7 Jul, 2010
Taking Water Samples in Svalbard
Water Sampling in Svalbard
7 Jul, 2010
Water Sampling in Svalbard
Operating Mesocosms in Svalbard
7 Jul, 2010
Operating Mesocosms in Svalbard
Operating Mesocosms in Svalbard
7 Jul, 2010
Operating Mesocosms in Svalbard
Water Sampling in Svalbard
7 Jul, 2010
Water Sampling in Svalbard
Water Samples in Svalbard
7 Jul, 2010
Water Samples in Svalbard
Water Sampling in Svalbard
7 Jul, 2010
Water Sampling in Svalbard
Walrus in Svalbard
4 Jul, 2010
Walrus in Svalbard
Walruses in Svalbard
4 Jul, 2010
Walruses in Svalbard
Walruses in Svalbard
4 Jul, 2010
Walruses in Svalbard
MY Esperanza in Svalbard
3 Jul, 2010
MY Esperanza in Svalbard
Fin Whales in the Arctic Ocean
3 Jul, 2010
Fin Whales in the Arctic Ocean
Glacier in Svalbard
2 Jul, 2010
Glacier in Svalbard
Kittiwakes in Svalbard
2 Jul, 2010
Kittiwakes in Svalbard
Liefdefjord in Svalbard
2 Jul, 2010
Liefdefjord in Svalbard
Iceberg in Svalbard
2 Jul, 2010
Iceberg in Svalbard
Greenpeace Activists in Svalbard
2 Jul, 2010
Greenpeace Activists in Svalbard
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Frida Bengtsson on MY Esperanza
30 Jun, 2010
Frida Bengtsson on MY Esperanza
Viacheslav Doroshuk on MY Esperanza
30 Jun, 2010
Viacheslav Doroshuk on MY Esperanza
Crew on MY Esperanza
30 Jun, 2010
Crew on MY Esperanza
Olena Gai  on MY Esperanza
30 Jun, 2010
Olena Gai on MY Esperanza
Engine Room on MY Esperanza
30 Jun, 2010
Engine Room on MY Esperanza
ROV on MY Esperanza
29 Jun, 2010
ROV on MY Esperanza
Arne Sørensen on MY Esperanza
29 Jun, 2010
Arne Sørensen on MY Esperanza
Crew Works on MY Esperanza
28 Jun, 2010
Crew Works on MY Esperanza
Veselin Zahariev on MY Esperanza
28 Jun, 2010
Veselin Zahariev on MY Esperanza
Veselin Zahariev on MY Esperanza
28 Jun, 2010
Veselin Zahariev on MY Esperanza
Puffin in the Arctic Ocean
27 Jun, 2010
Puffin in the Arctic Ocean
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