Rapid climate change in the arctic

Impact: Social Impact, Public Discourse Impact

Who is affected



In 2012 BBC2, the Discovery Channel and BBC Learning commissioned two programmes (BBC2 Operation Iceberg) dedicated to our research, specifically highlighting the sonar and laser scanning advances. The programmes were broadcast in the UK in Nov 2012, with an audience in excess of 3.5 million and viewing numbers at 50% above slot averages. Subsequently, it has been broadcast to international audiences through the Discovery Channel, an indication of the strong public interest in the research which also received acclaim by winning the 2012 Royal Television Society Best Science and Natural History Documentary
Impact statusOpen
Category of impactSocial Impact, Public Discourse Impact
Impact levelInvolvement - mid or active stage


  • arctic
  • climate change