During the Voyage for the Future, our participants - or Ambassadors for the Future - wrote blogs, recorded video and took lots of photos to record their thoughts and experiences.
For links to all or our participants' blogs, please scroll to the bottom of this page, past the slideshow of photographs from the trip.
Or, CLICK HERE for more information about our Ambassadors for the Future.
Today we made it to the Polish Research station in Hornsund. It was created in 1957 and ever since it has much improved: the station itself is modernly equipped, consists of several laboratories and bedrooms for the scientists. CLICK HERE to read more ...
Nothing beats the Arctic, this is the most beautiful place we’ve ever been, and for every day that passes out here it’s getting clearer and clearer to us how magnificent and wonderful the world is. CLICK HERE to read more ...
We woke up to an amazingly sunny day with an even more amazing lecture on how to communicate climate change. CLICK HERE to read more ...
Dutch Ambassadors Evanne and Michiel say that the Voyage for the Future group are so determined to meet the Norwegian prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, they even made this YouTube video to invite him to a meeting.
These days are we learning a lot. Not only concerning technical stuff about climate change, but also how to communicate this with people who can really make a big difference. CLICK HERE to read more ...
When we woke up today in the harbour of Longyearbyen we could already see the sun shining. Our first thought: “This is a great day for a beach trip!” CLICK HERE to read more ...
By far our high of the day, this morning we saw our first polar bear – the King of the North Pole. Words cannot describe our excitement. It was incredible. CLICK HERE to read more ...
Today, more than any day we have spent up here so far, we really realised that the Arctic is a little slice of heaven and we are so incredibly fortunate to have this amazing opportunity. Also, today made us appreciate how fast this oasis of ice is disappearing and will continue to disappear in years to come. The time to act is now! CLICK HERE to read more ...
Hello world from the Canadian Ambassadors for Change (Jeremy and Jayme)!
We are now aboard the Alexsy Maryshev and we are speaking to you from the Arctic ocean, off the coast of Svalbard at approximately 78 degrees north. We are steaming our way northward around Prins Karls Forland to our destination of Ny-Alesund. In time, we plan to reach 80 degrees north, turning around just a stones throw away from the infamous pole. CLICK HERE to read more ...
Well, we made it! Today is day one in Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago lying far north of the mainland within the Arctic Circle. As Michel Schuurman, one of our trip leaders from Holland, pointed out earlier today, nothing stands between us and the north pole! This place is truly awesome and I feel so lucky to be here! CLICK HERE to read more from Ben's blog.
- Emma Biermann
- Casper ter Kuile
- Evanne Nowak (in Dutch)
- Michiel Jansen (in Dutch)
- Greta Hamann (in German)
- Johannes Barthelmeß (in German)
- Maria Waag (in Norwegian)
- Karl Oskar Teien (in Norwegian)
- Sven Heijbel (in Swedish)
- Nanny-Maja Anderbäck (in Swedish)
- Dmitry Vladimirov (in Russian)
- Ekaterina Levitskaya (in Russian)
- Yuriko Murakami (in Japanese)
- Shunta Takagi (in Japanese)
- John Monaghan
- Ben Wessel
- Jeremy Brammer
- Jayme Collins