Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Faye-Lewis-in-the-Arctic-27MZIFLMSFVJ.htmlConceptually similarSunset in the ArcticGP01ZYACompleted★★★★Geerard Weststrate in the ArcticGP01UNGCompleted★★★★Faye Lewis in GreenlandGP01ZX6Completed★★★★Dr Peter Wadhams in the ArcticGP01UCHCompleted★★★★MY Arctic Sunrise in the ArcticGP01UNOCompleted★★★★Sea Ice Research in the ArcticGP01ZYTCompleted★★★★Sea Ice Research in the ArcticGP01UNXCompleted★★★★Sea Ice in the ArcticGP01ZYOCompleted★★★★Sea Ice in the ArcticGP01UNRCompleted★★★★View AllGP01ZYBFaye Lewis in the ArcticDeckhand Faye Lewis from India, looks out through the bridge window of the Arctic Sunrise. The Greenpeace icebreaker is her home and workplace for a four-month period, servicing a unique expedition to the Greenlandic Arctic. Greenpeace is in the Arctic, with a team of scientists researching the effects of climate change on fast depleting sea ice.Locations:Fram StraitDate:14 Sep, 2009Credit:© Nick Cobbing / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5102px X 3401pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Evening-Greenpeace crew-Ice-Icescapes-KWCI (GPI)-MY Arctic Sunrise-One person-Seas-Water-WomenShoot:Sea Ice Research in the ArcticIn summer 2009, the MY Arctic Sunrise sails to the Arctic to document the dire effects climate change has on one of the most fragile environments in the world. Independent scientists use the ship, helicopter, boats and assistance of the crew, to collect data and research the impacts of climate change. During this third section of the three-part tour, the ship travels to Fram Strait and seas to the east of Greenland and north-west of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard to research the effects of climate change on fast depleting sea ice. That year (2009) the summer sea ice minimum was reported to be the third lowest on record. The depletion of Arctic sea ice has serious implications for many reasons. Loss of sea ice creates a positive feedback effect, when the darker ocean surface is exposed it absorbs more heat, melting the surrounding ice further. The loss of ice also threatens vulnerable species likes polar bears who depend on multi year ice to hunt for seals; their primary food source.