About the Climate Change Polar Summit
This highly transformative trip aims to have participants disembark as informed ambassadors for the imperiled Arctic ecosystem and the protection it so sorely requires. Whether joining as an academic, photographer, captain of industry, wordsmith or simply as an avid devotee of the natural world, your time in the frozen north will provide valuable insights and hands-on experience that will inform and inspire.
The aim is not just for you to witness the effects of climate change first-hand, but to share your story, and communicate with the global community in the medium that resonates with you most. We hope too that your time in the Arctic will encourage personal action towards carbon-neutral solutions, conservation projects, and sustainable choices that can lead to a healthier future for our planet.
Leading this climate-focused expedition is photographer and polar explorer Martin Hartley. Martin has spent the last 16 years documenting the Arctic Ocean, his favourite place, and possibly the most hostile and difficult location on earth to practice photography. During the trip he will share details of his past expeditions and provide an insight into his project The Last Ice Sentinel in early 2020. This project will document the last of the oldest remaining sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, before it is lost forever to global warming.
Martin will be recently returned from this polar expedition, meaning you will be among the first people to engage on these issues and share in Martin’s most recent discoveries.Throughout your trip Martin will host seminars and discussions on his past expeditions and experiences, as well as his findings from The Last Ice Sentinel Project. Martin will also be there throughout your trip to offer advice and mentoring on Arctic photography.