About the expedition

Cape Farewell Youth Expedition 2007
14th – 23th September 2007
Longyearbyen – Ny-Alesund – Longyearbyen (Svalbard)

The Cape Farewell 2007 Youth Expedition is taking twelve 15-16 year old pupils from three countries – UK, Canada and Germany, to Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic. The twelve have been selected for their enthusiasm to investigate and communicate climate change and they will live and work together for 10 days on the sailing schooner Noorderlicht, each participant developing a project which explores an aspect of climate change from both a scientific and an artistic perspective.

What will the youth team be doing?

Each participant is taking an arts/science project of their own to work on and present through this website – in their blog, video reports, and video diaries. Follow our progress live via this site and at the Southbank portal. We hope that participating schools and their communities, and the wider public can follow activities as they unfold.

Who will be supporting them?

Science and art mentors will lead group activities and also work with individuals to help them with their chosen projects. Cape Farewell artist Dan Harvey is art mentor, working with Head of Art Jessica Burdett from Kidbrooke School in South London. Professor Mark Maslin, head of the UCL Environment Institute, is science mentor, working with science teacher, Keith Brindle, from Frome Community College. The onboard media team will work with the students to document all activities and keep the web full of new content.

What is the aim?

The long term aim of the project in the twelve schools and in the Arctic itself is to create an international educational community which works together imaginatively to make a real impact on perceptions of climate change.

Want to know more?

How can I get involved? »
Meet the Youth Crew »
Background to the expedition »
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