Arctik lives up to its name!

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The International Polar Foundation (IPF) in Belgium has recently organised two events, the 2014 Conference and Award Ceremony of the InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship and the Arctic Futures Symposium, bringing attention to the future of the two most sensitive regions to climate change on Earth. Arctik proudly took on the responsibility for targeted communications and media relations of both of the events.

The aim of IPF is to support polar scientific research for the advancement of knowledge, the promotion of informed action on climate change, and the development of a sustainable society. In order to achieve its aims the Foundation has commenced a number of high-profile projects that help raise awareness of the importance of the role of science, particularly of the research in the Polar Regions.

Arctik had the honour to spread the word through its cooperation with media about two of IPF’s various activities.

Firstly, the InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship and specifically the 2014 Conference and Award Ceremony that took place on 17 September in Palais des Académies in Brussels. The InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship is a joint initiative of the InBev-Baillet Latour Fund and IPF that provides young scientist with the opportunity to conduct research in East Antarctica. The new laureate receiving this year’s grant was announced during the event of 17 September.

The IPF has further asked Arctik to coordinate the relations with media, engage participants with a live feed on Twitter, and take care of photography coverage of the fifth in a row Arctic Futures Symposium 2014 taking place on 14 and 15 October in Brussels. This annual event was established to raise public awareness of important developments in the Arctic region, an area of growing strategic importance. It has become an essential forum that brings together Arctic stakeholders as well as members of the European Institutions and public to engage in a dialogue on issues concerning the region such as marine transport and infrastructure, search and rescue capabilities, concerns of Arctic indigenous communities, scientific research and many other.

See the short reportage of the 2014 InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship laureate, Jan Lenaerts, that was realised through the work of Arctik on rtbf.be

More information:

International Polar Foundation

Arctic Futures Symposium 2014
#Arcticfutures
Press pack and release(s)
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InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship
Press pack and release(s)

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