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Polar Pint of Science - Edinburgh

Please note this venue is accessible and has step-free access.
Past event - 2020
19 Mar Doors 18:30
Event 19:00 to 21:30
Teviot Underground, Teviot Row Union, 13 Bristo Place,
Edinburgh EH8 9AJ
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WE'RE SORRY TO SAY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOR A LATER DATE - ALL TICKET BUYERS WILL RECEIVE A REFUND

Two hundred years ago, human eyes first caught sight of Antarctica. Since then, it’s been a focus of exploration and scientific achievements. In collaboration with the UK Polar Network and supported by the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust as part of their Antarctica In Sight programme, come and enjoy an evening of Arctic and Antarctic celebration to find out about some of the lesser known polar peculiarities. There’ll be a quick-fire quiz with a variety of prizes, so m...

The Southern Ocean: Climate saviour turning sour

Dr Sian Henley (Lecturer in Marine Science, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh)
@drsianhenley
The Southern Ocean has acted as an important buffer against the full force of climate change. However, it is now suffering as a result, with ocean acidification putting pressure on the Southern Ocean's ecosystems and its ability to continue to protect as from run-away global warming.
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Regional Environmental Governance at the Ends of the Earth

Professor James Harrison (Professor of Environmental Law , School of Law, University of Edinburgh)
Antarctica is one of the remotest regions on the planet. There is no permanent human population and extreme weather conditions make it an inhospitable place for all but the most hardy plants and animals. Nevertheless, the region is subject to one of the most ambitious and complex systems of environmental governance on earth. This talk will consider the development of environmental rules for the Antarctic region on land and at sea. It will identify the key rules that apply to protect the fragile polar environment, as well as continuing challenges for ensuring the integrity of the Antarctic ecosystem.
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Arctic Polar Night - Where the sun doesn’t shine

Dr Kim S. Last (Co-lead investigator, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS))
Life in the high Arctic during the long winter months can be dangerous. Werewolves are on the prowl and may gobble you up by the light of the moon - at least if you are a small marine zooplankton. Yet the Arctic is warming - it is becoming fresher and more sea-ice free with shipping forecast to increase. These will bring light into a world where, for many months during the winter, the sun doesn’t shine. This talk will take you onto a research voyage to study the effect of light on zooplankton, central to the functioning of the Arctic ecosystem, and explore what changes we might expect in the future.
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