The Educating of Mid-Latitudinal Countries on Climate Change through Art and Science: “To See Things Differently”

Organized by the Arctic Arts Project, the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at the University of Colorado, and the Stefansson Arctic Institute 16. August 2016

Saturday, October 8, 15:30-17:00

Location: Kaldalón, Harpa First Level

The Arctic Arts Project, in conjunction with The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, The Earth Vision Institute and The Stefansson Arctic Institute, will present a dynamic and visually stimulating forum on how art and science work together to provide education and clarity to mid-latitudinal countries, in regard to climate change.

This forum will bring together some of the foremost communicators of climate change in the world, and will engage participants in the visual tools and methodology currently being utilized to educate and inspire the populous at large. The team will generate an open dialog on the emerging channels of media distribution and how it can be best served to reveal scientific evidence on a global scale. The panel will present a series of photographic, cinematographic images and clips, and research data, from their work in the Arctic.  Additionally, the forum will show how this internationally recognized group of communicators utilizes visual mediums to communicate scientific evidence.


  • Kerry Koepping, Director/Photographer, Arctic Arts Project; Research Affiliate, INSTAAR
  • James Balog, Director, Earth Vision Institute; Research Affiliate, INSTAAR; Director, Extreme Ice Survey
  • Elizabeth Ogilvie, Environmental Artist
  • Astrid Ogilvie, Senior Scientist, Stefansson Arctic Institute; Fellow, INSTAAR


  • Níels Einarsson, Director, Stefansson Arctic Institute