Join us in British Science Week for a public lecture, short film and the opportunity to 'hear' climate change.

Exploring the Greenland Ice Sheet
  • Have you ever wondered why the Greenland Ice Sheet is so important?
  • How scientists collect data to help us to understand the changes taking place?
  • How we can 'hear' climate change?

Come along to our British Science Week event with Dr Danni Pearce, Biological and Environmental Scientist. Dr Pearce will be talking about the history of the last 1000 years of the Greenland Ice Sheet. There will also be a screening of a short documentary film showing footage from her last two scientific expeditions to Greenland, together with a display of photographic prints.

Dr Pearce joined the University of Hertfordshire in January 2018, as a senior lecturer in physical geography, after working as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Aberdeen. As a glaciologist her research involves reconstructing past ice sheet dynamics, over the last 25,000 years, in order to understand present day changes.

Glacier science sessions

In addition to the talk, there will be a number of other glacier science mini events.

James Wyness will showcase a contemporary art project, which sets scientific data to sound (sonification), enabling the audience to 'hear' climate change.

Dr Phil Porter will be demonstrating glacier field equipment looking 'inside the glacier' using animations, visualisations and virtual reality technology.

The Team will also be on hand to answer your questions.

Booking and further information

The event is free of charge, but tickets are limited to 150 places, please register early to avoid disappointment

The last day to register is the 13 March

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The Lindop Building, College Lane Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB