A new partnership that to brings creatives and marine climate scientists together to explore the impact of climate change in the Arctic and Scotland through climate data and stories.
This new partnership, funded by Creative Scotland and led by MASTS, has been established in a pivotal year for climate change negotiations at CoP26, and the start of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).
The Ocean ARTic project runs until March 2022, with the following key components:
Ocean ARTic is bringing art and marine science together to look in depth at how climate change is affecting the Arctic and, in turn, Scotland.
Thank you to everyone who submitted applications to be paired with marine scientists and work collaboratively to develop a proposal for a creative response to the marine science data.
Chris Leakey, People Ocean Planet coordinator, MASTS, said: “MASTS is delighted to set this in motion as part of our People Ocean Planet initiative for greater impact from marine science. Ocean ARTic will not only result in exciting works for public impact in this most critical year for tackling climate change, but will also pave the way for further collaborations between Scotland’s creative and marine science communities. Other key partners include Blue Action, an international climate research project, and Creative Informatics for inspiring and enabling data-led, innovative and digital creativity.”
MASTS Members: Chris Leakey and Hannah Ladd-Jones
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