Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Power-Station-in-the-Arctic-27MZIFLM51SE.htmlConceptually similarClimate Action at Svea Coal Mine in SvalbardGP01VS8Completed★★★★Climate Action at Svea Coal Mine in SvalbardGP01VRICompleted★★★★Cruiseship near Glacier in the ArcticGP1183Completed★★★★Climate Action at Svea Coal Mine in SvalbardGP01VSACompleted★★★★Climate Action at Svea Coal Mine in SvalbardGP01VS3Completed★★★★Mountains in the ArcticGP0STT9RYCompleted★★★★Climate Action at Svea Coal Mine in SvalbardGP01VS9Completed★★★★Abandoned Coal Mine in SvalbardGP11C9Completed★★★★Climate Action at Svea Coal Mine in SvalbardGP01VRXCompleted★★★★View AllGP01ZY1Power Station in the ArcticA plume of smoke rises from the smokestack of a coal-fired power station on Svalbard, with mountains and snow behind.Locations:Northern Europe-Norway-SvalbardDate:12 Sep, 2009Credit:© Nick Cobbing / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5114px X 3409pxKeywords:Chimneys-Climate (campaign title)-Coal-Coal-fired power stations-Day-Dirty-Energy-Evening-Industrial landscapes-Industries-KWCI (GPI)-Mountains-MY Arctic Sunrise-Outdoors-Smoke-Snow-WaterShoot: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.