Living Data

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Living Data

Antarctic Treaty
Consultative Meeting (ATCM)

Presentations INDEX


Oceanic Living Data animation screened to 2012 Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) delegates at the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)in Hobart.

From 11-20 Jun 2012 Consultative Parties from around the world meet in Hobart "for the purpose of exchanging information, consulting together on matters of common interest pertaining to Antarctica, and formulating and considering and recommending to their Governments measures in furtherance of the principles and objectives of the Treaty" (Art. IX). This forum is the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM).


Words from Oceanic Living Data:

A floating screen of plankton mesh...
Illuminates Living Data.
Circling, Spiralling, Crossing lines...
describe natural systems...
physical, biological, emotional.
Glacial ice melts.
Krill stir the sea.
Diatoms drift.
Connectivity is felt and measured.
Antarctic sea ice pulses...
like breath.
Water energy flows.
Water molecules freeze and thaw.
The circumpolar current spins.
Cold bottom water spirals from Antarctica.
Nutrients are drawn up...
by krill and ocean currents.
Krill release eggs.
Sea levels rise.
Oceans warm.
More CO2 seeps into the water...
than many creatures can bear.
CO2 acidifies water.
Natural balance between plants and animals...
is tipping.
Is the problem human?
Can the solution be human?
Can life as we know it adapt...
to increasing variability in temperature?
Human hands create...
to suit human desires.
Plants of the land and sea create...
the oxygen we breathe...

Words: Lisa Roberts with Sue Anderson and Steve Nicol