After Ice from Kieran Baxter on Vimeo.

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After Ice is a documentary made by researchers at the University of Iceland Research Centre at Hornafjörður and the University of Dundee in Scotland. The researchers use the latest technology to shed light on the great impact that a warming climate has had on the melting of glaciers in Iceland. The documentary was released on March 11, 2021. The authors gave Vatnajökull National Park their kind permit to publish the documentary on the park webpage.

Melting glaciers - the project

This website is part of the project Icelandic Glaciers – a natural laboratory to study climate change, Melting Glaciers for short. The Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources has appointed the Vatnajökull National Park in cooperation with the Icelandic Meteorological Office to implement the project, in collaboration with the South East Iceland Nature Research Center and the Institute of Earth Sciences of the University of Iceland. The goal of the project, which is a part of the government’s climate change agenda, is to increase awareness about climate change and the associated consequences for glaciers in Iceland and elsewhere.

The FRIENDS of Vatnajökull Association funded part of the educational website.

Vatnajökull ice cap and Vatnajökull National Park (shaded areas denote the park boundaries, including neighbouring protected areas).

Vatnajökull ice cap and Vatnajökull National Park (shaded areas denote the park boundaries, including neighbouring protected areas).