Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Melanie-Duchin-in-the-Arctic-27MZIFLMS9P6.htmlConceptually similarMelanie Duchin on Arctic Sunrise, Alaska.GP0EM2Completed★★★★Melanie Duchin writing on deck of Arctic Sunrise.GP01DFFCompleted★★★★Melanie Duchin in her cabin on Arctic Sunrise.GP0177JCompleted★★★★Greenpeace Crew in the ArcticGP01ZYUCompleted★★★★Melanie Duchin in helicopter, Arctic Sunrise.GP03SVCompleted★★★★Faye Lewis in the ArcticGP01ZYBCompleted★★★★Second Mate Danielle McCarthyGP02HUOCompleted★★★★Iris Menn in the ArcticGP01ZYGCompleted★★★★Scientist Dr Hillary Glandon on MY Arctic Sunrise in the ArcticGP0STTB85Completed★★★★View AllGP01ZYVMelanie Duchin in the ArcticMelanie Duchin, Greenpeace campaigner from Alaska, on the bridge of the MY Arctic Sunrise.Locations:Fram StraitDate:19 Sep, 2009Credit:© Nick Cobbing / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3744px X 5616pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Day-Greenpeace campaigners-KWCI (GPI)-MY Arctic Sunrise-One person-Portraits-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.