August 7, 2020

Preparing for the school year

It's been about three months since I released episode 5 of Arctic Andy's Tales From a Floe and exactly two years since I was in the middle of a frozen ocean during the 2018 Arctic Ocean Expedition.

Since many people—including parents, teachers and students—are having to deal with home schooling or remote learning this fall, I thought it'd be good to post some more material online.

Arctic Andy's Tales From a Floe 6: Festivities

In addition to releasing episode 6 of Arctic Andy's Tales From a Floe, I recorded a presentation, The Adventures of (Ant)Arctic Andy, that I gave in 2016 at a summer camp.

The Adventures of (Ant)Arctic Andy

The Adventures of (Ant)Arctic Andy is a longer video (23 mins) with the first 7 minutes focusing on some of the science behind studying Earth's climate that I find interesting. During the last 16 minutes, I share some of my adventures in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Hopefully this material is helpful for you, your family and your community to safely transition into the 2020-2021 school year, and that we can inspire interest in the Arctic, Antarctic, Earth's climate and the study of our oceans.

Stay safe. 😷


April 15, 2020

A Miniseries From a Floe

It's been nearly two years since the 2018 Arctic Ocean Expedition and putting together my YouTube miniseries has been a challenge.

Approximately one month ago, when I began to isolate myself at home in Vancouver, I realized that revisiting my experiences and the isolation that I endured during the expedition could help me cope with the COVID-9 isolation that I'm currently facing (I am healthy but working from home).

Perhaps sharing my tales of science and isolation from a floe could help many of us cope by being a resource for entertaining, educating and exploring from home.

I'm including links to the first five episodes of Arctic Andy's Tales From a Floe below, including my first video from the expedition, giving a tour of the Oden.

I hope you stay safe and enjoy.


Tour of the Oden before AO18

Arctic Andy's Tales From a Floe 1: Svalbard

Arctic Andy's Tales From a Floe 2: Oden

Arctic Andy's Tales From a Floe 3: Real-Time Data

Arctic Andy's Tales From a Floe 4: Marginal Ice Station

Arctic Andy's Tales From a Floe 5: Marginal Ice Zone