Global TV International Polar Year Vignettes

The following series of 8 one-minute vignettes were developed by Global TV in Calgary to help raise awareness of International Polar Year science and research.  The series covers topics from research on severe Arctic weather and ocean currents to the health of Inuit and involvement of Northerners in IPY research projects.  The vignettes were aired across Canada on Global TV and TVA from May to August 2009 and again October, 2009 to January, 2010.  This Global TV project was funded in part by the Government of Canada Program for IPY through the Training, Communications and Outreach Call for Proposals issued in 2007.  The purpose of the Call was to solicit creative and innovative projects from organizations across Canada to promote IPY and Arctic science, as well as foster a greater understanding of the Canadian Arctic and its peoples. 

Northern Involvement / Changing Animals Populations

Northern Ivolvement / Changing Animals Population


Severe Arctic Weather 

Severe Arctic Weather


Inuit Health Study 

Inuit Health Study


Effects of Global Warming on Marine Mammals – seals, whales and bears 

Effects of Global Warming on Marine Mammals


Importance of Changes in Sea Ice for Arctic Peoples 

Importance in Changes in Sea Ice for Arctic Peoples


Arctic Tundra and Ecosystems Impacts

Arctic Tundra and Ecosystems Impacts


Impact of Climate Change on Landscape 

Impact of Climate Change on Landscape


Arctic Ocean Currents and Coastal Erosion

Arctic Ocean Currents and Coastal Erosion