science communication

Activity report, AntarcticGlaciers, June 2022-June 2023

Dear readers, I felt that it was an appropriate time for a brief report on users of AntarcticGlaciers in the last year. This deep dive into Google Analytics helps me and my colleagues to see where the traffic comes from, and how best to target the traffic to ensure the peak usability. It is useful …

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SCAR medal for outreach and education

Hello folks, I’m delighted to say that I’ve been honoured with the 2022 medal for Antarctic Education and Communication by the international body for organising Antarctic research and collaboration, the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research. I’m absolutely thrilled and very indebted to my nominator Huw Griffiths. The medal is awarded for my work in Antarctic …

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Infographic on ice cores

The DEEPICE project has released an infographic and a series of resources that explain ice-core science in an accesible manner. These graphics are available for communication and educational purposes! This includes a cool Factsheet about coring for 1.5 million year old ice, and infographics about ice core science. The DEEPICE and Beyond EPICA scientific community …

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Antarctica StoryMap Series wins the GA Silver Publishers’ Award

We are delighted to announce that our Antarctica StoryMap Series has been awarded a Silver Publishers’ Award by the Geographical Association! The award ceremony was on 11th April 2022 and StoryMap authors Laura Boyall and Chloe Trimmer were able to attend in person to receive the award, with Bethan Davies and Jen Thornton joining in …

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ESRI StoryMap Collections

The hunt for fun, engaging, and informative teaching resources can be challenging. Especially for those wanting to teach students about Antarctica or about the polar regions. We are delighted to launch our brand-new ESRI StoryMap Collections. These focused teaching and learning resources can be used in the classroom, or as part of home learning, integrating …

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Polar Literacy Project

As science communicators and educators, it can be difficult to evaluate exactly what are the key messages to communicate. The Polar Literacy Initiative (website: has done a great job in highlighting the seven key principles about polar regions that we should aim to communicate. These are the ‘big ideas’ that the general public should …

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