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The International Polar Foundation (IPF) in Belgium organised two events, the 2014 Conference and Award Ceremony of the InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship and the Arctic Futures Symposium, bringing attention to the future of the two most sensitive regions to climate change on Earth. Arctik proudly took on the responsibility for targeted communications and media relations of both of the events.

The aim of IPF is to support polar scientific research for the advancement of knowledge, the promotion of informed action on climate change, and the development of a sustainable society. The Foundation has commenced a number of high-profile projects to help raise awareness of the importance of the role of science and research in the Polar Regions.

Arctik had the honour to work on communication and dissemination for IPF’s activities through media cooperation.

Firstly, the InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship and specifically the 2014 Conference and Award Ceremony took place on 17 September in Palais des Académies in Brussels. The InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship is a joint initiative of the InBev-Baillet Latour Fund and IPF that provides young scientists with the opportunity to conduct research in East Antarctica. The new laureate receiving this year’s grant was announced during the event of 17 September.

For the fifth Arctic Futures Symposium 2014, Arctik coordinated IPF’s media relations, engaging participants with a live feed on Twitter, and event photography. This annual event was established to raise public awareness of important developments in the Arctic region, an area of growing strategic importance. It is an essential forum for Arctic stakeholders, the European Institutions and the public to engage in a dialogue on issues concerning the region such as marine transport and infrastructure, search and rescue capabilities, concerns of Arctic indigenous communities, scientific research and many others.

For more, see the short reportage of the 2014 InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship laureate, Jan Lenaerts, that was realised through the work of Arctik on rtbf.be

More information:

International Polar Foundation

Arctic Futures Symposium 2014
#Arcticfutures
Press pack and release(s)
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14 October 2014:

15 October 2014:

InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship
Press pack and release(s)

Top photo copyright: International Polar Foundation

Facts about the projects

  • Title: 2014 Conference and Award Ceremony InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship & Arctic Futures Symposium

  • Client: The International Polar Foundation

  • Delivery: Media relations for two events and twitter activity

  • Date: 21 Oct 14

Projects overview