The ninth edition of the international youth camp "Ice-Climate-Education" will be launched at the end of July. Following three years of exploring Norwegian fjords on board the "Ryvar" the young students will head for the Tyrolean Alps for the first time.
The I.C.E.-base camp will be set up at "Gepatschhaus", an ideal starting point for exploring the glacier worlds of the Kaunertal, part of the Oetz-Valley-Alpine region. Again ten youths from eight different nations will focus on the effects and problems caused by the global warming on-site.
Taking part in internal school competitions the participants qualified for the camp by compiling project reports on one of three given topics related to climate change. The first topic was related to the global problem of overfishing by industrial fishing methods, the second focused on ocean acidification and the third referred to the impact of global warming on Magellanic and Adélie penguins.
Apart from attending lectures and presentations by scientists the particpants will also report about the effects of global warming in their own home countries and assume active roles in a simulation game related to the present exploration of natural gas in the Arctic.
On top of all that there will be quite a variety of excursions around Kaunertal - all well documented and updated in our I.C.E.-online diary in the Internet.
This year's participants come from:
Germany - Turkey - Estonia - Bulgaria - Poland - South-Africa - Cyprus - Bangladesh