Press release: New website launched for Arctic Research Programme

Published: 19 Aug 2013

Today the Arctic Research Programme (ARP) has launched a new website, designed to showcase its work and engage with the public, businesses and stakeholders.

The ARP is a five-year project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and coordinated by the British Antarctic Survey to address scientific uncertainties associated with a rapidly changing Arctic.

The average temperature on the Earth’s surface has increased by 0.6°C over the last two hundred years but in the Arctic the rate of change is more than double that trend.

The Arctic is therefore a key area of focus for understanding global environmental change and the ARP is working to understand and facilitate better predictions of the impact of climate change in the Arctic region and how this influences the rest of the planet.

The team at Onespacemedia worked closely with the ARP team to create a website which delivers an immersive user experience, delivering vital information through engaging multimedia content and featuring stunning photography to illustrate research projects.

Utilising the latest digital techniques the site will also provide real-time updates on projects and other new content to ensure that visitors revisit the site time and time again.

A state-of-the-art content management system empowers ARP staff to create and manage website content without any technical knowledge or experience of web design or development.

Dr Cynan Ellis-Evans, science co-ordinator for the ARP, said: “We are delighted with the new site. We wanted something that would showcase the science, explain what our projects are achieving and enable our scientists to interact more easily with the public, stakeholders and each other. The depth of the site is very gratifying to see and I am sure it will prove to be a vital tool for the programme and our team.”

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