"On Thin Ice": Norwegian Polar Institute Climate Change Exhibition

January 4, 2019

The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Councillor Mark Ward, and the elected members of South Dublin County Council, in conjunction with the Norwegian Embassy in Dublin and An Taisce’s Climate Ambassador Programme cordially invite you to the launch of the Norwegian Institute Polar Exhibition “On Thin Ice”, on Thursday 10th January, at 6:30pm in the County Library, Tallaght.


The exhibition captures the dramatic climate changes occurring in the Arctic today. The launch will be followed by a few short talks, including first-hand experiences of the impacts of climate change in the Arctic from the Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland Else Eikland, and how we can work within civil society to address this existential threat, with time for Q&A afterwards.


Throughout the winter of 2015 the Norwegian Polar Institute’s research vessel was purposely frozen into the Arctic ice at 83° North. The ship spent 111 days attached to an ice floe, and 68 scientists from 11 countries, 27 support staff and a ship crew of 20 were involved. The scientists completed numerous tests and research activities on the environmental changes in the Arctic, as climate changes are most visible in this region. The “Norwegian Young Sea Ice Expedition 2015” (N-ICE2015) gathered knowledge that will contribute towards making us better equipped to understand and predict our global destiny. The work of analysing and understanding the data collected will continue for several years.


The stunning images and the story of the unique frozen expedition, will be on display in the exhibition “On Thin Ice” in the County Library during the month of January.