Engineering and technology
'Engineering and technology' is a thematic course dedicated to modern techniques of scientific research and environment management. On Tuesdays, 11:00 UTC we talk about technical solutions that facilitate human life, boost economy and scientific discoveries, but on the other hand - may bring some unpredicted risks, that need to be taken into consideration. Learn all about lidars, satellite photos, drifting ice stations, Geat acquainted with measuring equipment on Svalbard, Explore technical aspects of living in a polar station, learn if polar regions can prepare us for exploring SPACE or if geoengineering is really a good idea. Get a closer look at technical solutions on ships and vessels, and visit glacier caves
LiDAR: Laser in humanity's service
Laser scanning is a modern and relatively unknown method of Earth observation. On this lesson you will learn what is a laser scanner, the basic principles behind its workings and where is this new technology used.With this lesson we begin our thematic course 'ENgineering and technology'-Tuesdays, 11:00 UTC
How it's made: Satelite photos
All of us have seen satellite photographs - even if only when looking for our own home on Google maps. Did you ever wonder where did they come from? How does a satellite looks or works? You will have these questions answered during this lesson, within themtic course: Engineering and technology.
Polar regions: laboratory of space exploration
Moon, Mars....Universe. Great missions that go to investigate other planets must first be tested on Earth. What if, one day, humaniy has to abandn our planet and search for new home? Can we use polar experience for preparation? Are difficult, extreme conditions a perfect laboratory of space life?
Geoenginering: damnation or salvation?
Controlling weather, shaping climate, preventing catastrophc events, designing seasons ....sounds like a dream come true, an ultimate triumph of science. Or magic:) But is it really? What are the hazards? Meet geoengineering techniques and their potential consequences.
Drifting ice stations
. Drifting ice stations are located on sea ice on the Arctic Ocean and conduct year-round observations. The first person to propose them was Fridtjof Nansen, after he returned from a famous expedition onboard the Fram ship. Lesson proposed as a part ofthematic course "Engineering and technology'.
Measuring equipment in Svalbard
Equipment used by scientists for Arctic field work is exposed to low temperatures, freeze-thaw cycles, melting ice, strong winds, grit blasting and the salt breeze from the sea. Knowledge of Arctic reliable scientific equipment is essential to not waste the effort invested in your research program. Risk management is an important part of every expedition planning but if the equipment does not work correctly in Arctic conditions the expedition will fail to achieve project targets.
Living in the Polish Polar Station – technical aspects
During this lesson you will how polar explorers are able to survive all the year round in harsh arctic conditions. Technical aspects of living in polar station will be discussed.
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Technology for ships and vessels
Have you ever imagine how to eat your dinner on a ship during storm? Be invited for a lesson about technology used on vessels for everyday purposes: waste disposal, water treatment or copying with high waves causing sea sickness.
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Glaciospeleology: hobby, sport, or science?
English version of an earlier lesson by Jerzy Giżejewski. Glaciospeleology is one of many exploratory activities (consisting of discovering, documentation and research). It is deicated to ice caves - forms, which are similar to karst caves, but formed within glaciers and ice sheets.
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