The warming trend in the Arctic is twice as large as the global average in recent decades. The loss of sea ice amplifies the warming trend because the ocean surface absorbs more sun heat than the surface of snow and ice. How does that affect the planet? This INTAROS educational package will teach the students about the importance and uniqueness of the Arctic Ocean, how the sea ice extent is changing over years and what are the consequences of the melting ice and why the Arctic Ocean observations are crucial for understanding the planet. Moreover, they will become familiar with researcher’s work in polar regions and learn about various parameters measured and observed within marine monitoring. They will be able to  draw conclusions about working in the field and assess how they would like it.

This educational material was created within the INTAROS project funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under GA No. 727890.

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