Exploring the Arctic Ocean artist Chris Linder presents his work documenting major expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica and reflects on his use of photography to communicate scientific research.
Chris Linder is a photographer, oceanographer, and conservation activist. Linder uses photography as “a tool to educate and inspire the public about science and conservation issues.” Since 2002, he has documented more than fifty scientific expeditions. His photographs have been featured in exhibits at the Field Museum and the Smithsonian, among many others.
On the occasion of the International Polar Year (2007 to 2009), Linder, together with a media team, launched the NSF-funded project “Live from the Poles.” Linder and his colleagues documented four major expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica, and connected researchers with the public through daily online photo essays and lectures “from the ice.” The still photography produced by Linder on the occasion of these travels was published in a book entitled Science on Ice in 2011. In his talk, Linder will present this project and reflect on his use of photography to communicate scientific research.
Moderated by Patrick Heimbach, Co-Principal Investigator for the NSF-funded project “Understanding Arctic System Change Through Synthesis of Hydrographic and Sea Ice Observations from the Early 21st Century” and Associate Professor at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), the Jackson School of Geosciences, and the Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin.
Organized by the Jackson School of Geosciences and the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Exploring the Arctic Ocean.