Sunday 14 March 2021

POOL TOT POOL [livestream]

Science day around climate and the polar regions

Pole to Pole is a yearly recurring public lecture day in March. With lectures about the Arctic region around the North Pole and the world of the South Pole on and around Antarctica. The 14th edition of ‘Pole to Pole’ will take place on March 14th 2021. Pole to Pole is meant for everyone that is interested in the polar regions. This year Pole to Pole is organized in an alternative form; a livestream.

This edition, interesting speakers will discuss various subjects; Christiaan de Kleijn will talk about the soil-nature-man relationship, Sander Veraverbeke will talk about how lightning causes fires around the world, Ruud Poortier will talk about the facts and fiction around the story of Nova Zembla, and Otto Plantema will talk about the albatrosses in the southern oceans. With in between the speakers, art by Esther Kokmeijer and film material by Arjen Drost. And to conclude the event a film by Museum Lunteren will be shown.

  • livestreamticket: 12,50
  • Online livestream (vanuit PAARD)
  • 13:45
  • 14:00

Every year the program will relate to the actualities of that moment. Five lectures on popualar science level will highlight a broad range of polar research. Subjects varying from history to geology, and from anthropology to biology will pass in review.

The organization has built a close collaboration with Dutch and Belgian researchers of diverse universities and research institutions. Many of them were intimately involved with the last International Polar Research Year (4th IPY).


14:00 Artist – Esther Kokmeijer
14:15 Opening by the presenter/moderator
14:25 Speaker 1 – Christian de Kleijn
15:10 Speaker 2 – Dr. Sander Veraverbeke
15:55 – Photographer – Arjen Drost 
16:10 Speaker 3 – Dr. Ruud Poortier
16:55 Speaker 4 – Dr. Otto Plantema
17:40 – Video – Museum Lunteren
18:00 End