Hearts In The Ice

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Communication for team “Hearts in the Ice” courtesy of
Thales-MissionLink and Iridium

 

Hearts In The Ice

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Communication for team Hearts in the Ice courtesy of Thales-MissionLink and Iridium

   Hearts in the Ice, created by Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby, is a platform for social engagement connecting students, scientists, manufacturers, environmental organizations, and all who care about the health of our planet, in the conversation around climate change.

   Hearts In The Ice promotes global dialogue about the changes we are experiencing in the Polar Regions, why these changes matter for the rest of the world, and what we can do about protecting our natural world.

Bamsebu is a 9-month overwintering project in the High Arctic of Svalbard, Norway. From August 2019 – May 2020,  Hilde (Norway) and Sunniva (Canada) inhabit the 20 sq mtr trappers cabin “Bamsebu”- 78’N.  They are the first women in history to over-winter in Svalbard without men. 

Hearts In The Ice promotes conversation on issues relating to adventure, female leadership, STEMM, sustainability, Innovation, exploration, diversity, climate action, alternative energy and pushing our boundaries!

Following months of groundwork, www.heartsintheice.com was launched on October 2, 2018. At that time there was a handful of sponsors, a few dedicated advisory board members, and a small number of committed partners, but most importantly, two hearts with a vision to make a difference bigger than themselves, and the energy to make it happen.  By October 2019 that vision was a reality. Sunniva and Hilde were at Bamsebu and the adventure had begun!  

 

   Where we are now

Education: Hearts In The Ice regularly engages school classrooms from around the world in the climate change conversation with live satellite video chats from Bamsebu with Hilde & Sunniva plus highly qualified guest speakers

Advisory Board: Hearts In The Ice is advised by an impressive 20 member advisory board consisting of scientists, educators, and business leaders committed to advancing knowledge and expanding the climate change conversation on a global level.

Sponsors and Partners: In the short time since Hearts In The Ice launched, they have attracted 25 Corporate Sponsors providing equipment, services and critical funding, 27 In-Kind sponsors providing every day essentials, and 25 Partners who have committed to furnishing services and promoting Hearts In The Ice through their businesses and social media. 

Citizen Science: Hilde and Sunniva serve as citizen scientists at Bamsebu by collecting data for existing research being conducted in the Arctic. Due to their combined 46 years of observations and experience in the Arctic and Antarctic, they are uniquely qualified and inspired to be of service in this way.

Technology: They are actively testing innovative technologies, including solar and wind equipment from Power Controlls and Assemblin, satellite communication from Iridium, and test an electric snowmobile. They have the smallest carbon footprint possible, reducing all packaging from their suppliers and providers.

Hilde Fålun Strøm

Having moved to Svalbard over 23 years ago, Hilde’s experiences have ranged from hunting to dogsledding, months at remote huts, ski expeditions and well over 200 polar bear encounters.  By sharing her fascination and love for this Arctic land and by creating awareness and engagement through Hearts in the Ice, Hilde hopes to contribute to reversing the negative trends that affect our environment, up in the Arctic and everywhere. “I feel so connected and at home here in the Arctic. Finding ways to protect this fragile, harsh land seems natural to me. We protect what we love.” – Hilde Fålun Strøm

Sunniva Sorby

Sunniva has decades of expedition experience including being part of the historic first women’s team to ski to the south Pole. Citizen Science projects were introduced to her many years ago highlighting the importance of collaboration with scientists to better understand changes in bio-diversity and climate change and what individuals can do. “Hearts In The Ice is my way of highlighting the changes and engaging action – in a positive way!” – Sunniva Sorby

North America

Press Contact:

Pascale Lortie

pascale.lortie@live.fr

+ 1 514 892-9002

9 June 2020 | Canadian Running Magazine – Running is a lifesaver for two women stranded in the Norwegian Arctic

5 June 2020 | Insider Magazine – What life is like for 2 women stranded in a tiny cabin in the Arctic, where polar bears and freezing temperatures are constant challenges

4 June 2020 | Squamish Mountain FM – Interview with Sunniva Sorby

22 May 2020 | Vogue Magazine – Lessons on Isolation From Climate Researchers Stranded in the Arctic

22 May 2020 | CNN – The Arctic explorers locked down in a tiny hut in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago

5 May 2020 | NBC News (Video) – Arctic explorers stranded amid coronavirus lockdowns

21 Avril 2020  | Journal Le Nord – Crise = Danger + Opportunité

April 2020 | Satellite phone interview with Bianca Hillier, Producer, The World

02 April 2020 | Minnesota KARE 11 TV Interview

10 Mars 2020 | Journal Accès – Le Pays de la motoneige

27 January 2020 | IridiumBlog – Q&A with Hearts in the Ice Founders Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Falun Strom

10 January 2020 | Canadian Geographic – Hearts in the Ice: Drone Technology

07 Janvier 2020 | Journal Accès – Deux ours polaires en 12 heures !

18 December 2019 | High North News – Hilde and Sunniva to Celebrate Christmas at 78 Degrees North

19 Novembre | Journal Accès – Appel aux jeunes : vos efforts comptent pour beaucoup !

13 November 2019 | CBC Radio – Arctic research on climate change

12 Novembre 2019 | Journal Accès – Déjà la nuit polaire…

01 November 2019 | Canadian Geographic – Hearts in the Ice: Climate change in our polar regions

22 Octobre 2019 | Journal Accès – Hearts in the ice

17 October 2019 | Squamish chief: Squamish adventurer takes on climate change

08 Octobre 2019 | Journal Accès – « Hearts in the Ice » : C’est un départ !

01 October 2019 | Canadian Geographic – Q&A: Why two female adventurers are preparing to overwinter in Svalbard, Norway

Septembre 2019 | Journal Accès – 9 mois en Arctique

12 September 2019 | NASA Aurorasaurus – Hearts in the Ice: Citizen Science in the Arctic

September 2019 | Visit Svalbard – Hearts In The Ice

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Photo: Polar Bear / Hearts In The Ice 

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Corporate Address:

HEARTS IN THE ICE A/S
POSTBOKS (P.O. BOX) 57
9171 LONGYEARBYEN
NORWAY

Logo: You may use the logo either as the full mark / wordmark:

Or you may use the mark alone, as long as you include the name Hearts In The Ice in text next to the logo.

 

 

 

Maps

 

 

Hilde & Sunniva |Bamsebu 2019-2020

 

Hilde Fålun Strøm

Sunniva Sorby

Bamsebu Hut

 

Europe

Press Contact:

Maria Philippa Rossi

maria.philippa.hiti@gmail.com

+ 47 98693701 

You may download images or media without fees, but only when there is a clearly visible connection with news reports about Hearts in the ice, and with the photographer’s byline published beside each published image like this:

Photo: Polar Bear / Hearts In The Ice

All text and image material on www.heartsintheice.com is protected by international copyright law. The reproduction rights belong solely to the photographer. 

By accessing this site you agree to our Terms and Conditions.

Corporate Address:

HEARTS IN THE ICE A/S
POSTBOKS (P.O. BOX) 57
9171 LONGYEARBYEN
NORWAY

Logo: You may use the logo either as the full mark / wordmark:

Or you may use the mark alone, as long as you include the name Hearts In The Ice in text next to the logo.

 

 

 

Maps

Hilde & Sunniva |Bamsebu 2019-2020

 

Hilde Fålun Strøm

Sunniva Sorby

Bamsebu Hut

 

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