Enel Green Power “On the Trail of the Glaciers”

02/25/2013

Enel Green Power is the main sponsor of the On the Ice Trails project, a climate change expedition to Alaska. Previous results will be displayed Bozen’s Messner Mountain Firmiam Museum On the trace of glaciers.

After expeditions to the Caucasus and Karakorum this summer Macromicro will set off for Alaska on the third On the Ice Trails exploration, where permafrost will be studied in order to add to our knowledge of climate change. They will have the support of Enel Green Power, as well as new important research centers such as United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Snow Ice & Data Center, one of the world’s most prestigious institutes and one that co-ordinates the planetary research on glaciers.

The expedition, an idea of Fabiano Ventura, Macromicro Association President, will take place in Alaska between July and August 2013 in Glacier Bay and Juneau Ice Field National Parks. Important American, Swiss and Italian researchers selected by Macromicro’s scientific committee lead by Claudio Smiraglia, international professor and researcher, will be on the team to carry out data collection.

Last year collaboration begun between the association and important research institutes, who are making their data and historical photo archives available. During the mission radical environmental and climactic variations will be photographed and filmed, using historical photos as a point of comparison. As for previous expeditions involving the Enel Group, a documentary by SD Film Company will be produced.

Alaska is the third stage of the On the Ice Trails project. The results of the first two missions in the Caucasus and Karakorum will be showing from 3 May until the 17 November in the 130 years of Weather Changes on the Caucasus and Karakorum Glaciers at Bozen’s Mountain Firmian Museum.

Over 30 large, high quality photographic comparisons will be made available to the public. The quality and length of the exhibition and the notoriety of Reinhold Messner’s Museum will guarantee wide exposure in the media.

The aim of the exhibition is to create public discussion through the strong impact of the images, raising awareness and increasing knowledge of climate change and sustainability issues. A series of smaller prints will be also displayed that will describe the behind-the-scenes activities of the Alaska expedition.

 
 
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