There's much debate on the causes of climate change. Scientists, politicians and opinion leaders all take the stage to present their vision or ideas. However, cool(E)motion is not focused on the possible causes of climate change. We merely note that the climate is changing, whatever the cause. Let's now focus on what this means for the Arctic. And more specifically, what will happen to traditional culture, when hunters can't trust the ice, when seals disappear and wheater condition deteriorate?

Cool(e)motion urges those in power to focus on the cultural effects of climate changes. We seek attention for this message by creating giant sculptures on ice bergs that will float when spring comes. This way, the sculptural 'hunters' can search for new hunting grounds for people in the Arctic.


Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Ole Jorgen Hammeken, our CE team member, in the movie: 'Le Voyage D'Inuk'

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Climate Change = Culture Change (video)

Friday, 25 September 2009

cool(E)motion joins WWF at COP15

To introduce project cool(E)motion to the global audience we join WWF to COP15.

( United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen )

Our multi-media presentation will also be shown at the website:
Photo: Ap and Neil Hamilton, Director of the WWF International Arctic Program

cool(E)motion prepares recci trip Uummannaq

The cool(E)motion team members: Ap, Petra, Frank and Ko prepare their recci trip to Uummannaq, mid October. As we arrive in Uummannaq the first donation of, a project of Ap together with Bijan Azami will be handed over to Ole Jorgen Hammeken, together with his wife Ann Andreasen, to support their Children's Home.

The Children's Home website:

HRH Princess Maxima Zorreguieta together with HRH Crown-Prince Willem-Alexander van Oranje, also looked through the Arctic sunglasses. ( see photo below )


Thursday, 17 September 2009

The Tromso Inukshuk

On our trip to Svalbard, we were guests at the lodge of Guri and Tore near Tromso, North Norway. What's the best way to make friends?
'The Tromso Inukshuk'


Our trip to the Brasvellbreen

Together with Petra, cool(E)motion co-Founder, we just returned from a trip to Svalbard, high in the Arctic North. We did research for a future project.

We sailed on the tallship: 'Antigua' to the island Nordauslandet, to visit the Brasvellbreen, Europe's largest glacier. Last year we also tried to get there, but even in the mid summer there is a lot of drifting ice. Often too much, but this year we succeeded.

Our route started in Longyearbuyen, sailing to the North, and turning South through the Hinlopen Strait. In this relatively narrow 'street' we suddenly got surprised by a hurricane and the ship was smashed at it's side. The result: three broken ribs and a knee as large as a babies head. The view of the glacier was it all worth. ( see pictures )

During our trip we filmed in total 16 polar bears, many walrusses and whales. It seemed they never had contact with humans before. The Arctic nature in these regions gave a feeling of unspoiled.