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What does Arctic Reflections do?

We are on a mission to restore Arctic sea ice to counter global warming. We are committed to halting the rapid disappearance of Arctic sea ice, which serves as the world’s refrigerator by reflecting the sun’s heat back into space through its white ice sheets.

 

We aim to restore the Arctic ice by thickening the ice in winter through pumping sea water on top of it. The Arctic sea water, when pumped over the ice, freezes quickly due to the low Arctic atmosphere temperature. This results in thicker ice sheets, which are less likely to melt completely during summer.

Why are you concerned about the disappearance of the Arctic ice sheet?

Arctic sea ice plays a critical role in regulating global climate patterns by reflecting sunlight and maintaining cooler temperatures. Its disappearance would lead to increased absorption of solar radiation by the dark ocean water, contributing to global warming.

Furthermore, the Arctic’s role in the climate system includes feedback mechanisms that amplify climate change. For instance, melting permafrost could release stored methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere, exacerbating warming.

Is Arctic Reflections an NGO?

No. We are an impact driven enterprise that prioritizes our mission to restore the Artic ice sheet above all else.

Accomplishing our mission will not be a walk in the park. To be able to halt the decline of the sea ice we will need to attract large investments. We believe that the best way to attract these funds is by founding a social, impact-driven enterprise. Investing in us should be just as attractive as investing in any other commercial company.

We strive to create an environmental reward for the planet, while building a business model to attract investors.

Who is behind Arctic Reflections?

We are a team of entrepreneurs and scientists with a shared belief that the disappearance of the Arctic sea ice should be halted and who are willing to act to do so. Please also have a look at our ‘Who we are‘ page. 

How can I contribute to your mission?

There are many ways that you can contribute to our organization. If you feel you have specific knowledge or skills which can help us in achieving our mission, please contact us at info@arcticreflections.earth

If you are representing an (impact) investor or philanthropical organization, please contact us at funding@arcticreflections.earth

Unfortunately, we are not equipped to handle your well-intended personal donations. However you can always help us by spreading the word about our initiative. 

Is this nature restoration or geoengineering?

We don’t regard our activities as geoengineering, which we would define as a large scale intervention in the global climate system. Just like reforestation projects, our initiative could best be described as nature restoration, with of course the crucial difference that we operate in the Arctic Ocean.

We aim to stop the current decline of summer Arctic sea ice, which scientists attribute to human induced climate change, driven by greenhouse gas emissions.  

We provide a localized solution which restores what has always been there and is projected to disappear completely in summer already as soon as the 30s or 40s: the Arctic ice sheet.

What about negative impact of your activities?

While the reason of founding Arctic Reflections is to protect the Arctic, any human activity, including ours, can pose a threat to the Arctic environment and its unique biodiversity.

Therefore, at every location, we will perform an ecological risk assessment and implement mitigating actions when and where needed.

Additionally, we will start with small field tests and carefully monitor for unwanted impact and any unforeseen risk.

Last but not least, we will seek cooperation with local indigenous communities and will incorporate their invaluable traditional ecological knowledge.

What about negative impact of your activities?

While the reason of founding Arctic Reflections is to protect the Arctic, any human activity, including ours, can pose a threat to the Arctic environment and its unique biodiversity.

Therefore, at every location, we will perform an ecological risk assessment and implement mitigating actions when and where needed.

Additionally, we will start with small field tests and carefully monitor for unwanted impact and any unforeseen risk.

Last but not least, we will seek cooperation with local indigenous communities and will incorporate their invaluable traditional ecological knowledge.

Still have questions? Contact us!

For any other questions, please write us at info@arcticreflections.earth