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DW travelled to an Arctic research station near the North Pole to learn more about climate change research. Click on the gallery below for a glimpse into the region and the lives of the scientists working there.
How much longer will the snow last?
The International Polar Year (IPY) is a large scientific program focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic from March 2007 to March 2009.
Deutsche Welle is cooperating with Germany’s renowned Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research and a network of radio stations in the USA, the UK, Australia and New Zealand to report on the polar research taking place during the IPY, with a special focus on climate change.
Join DW’s Irene Quaile as she pays a visit to the international Arctic research station on Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Her radio documentaries will be presented on Living Planet starting in August.