Scientists Consulting with Arctic Inhabitants (Paty Matrai)

Video Shot in: 2022

Dr. Paty Matrai shares insights on how immigration, development, shipping, and tourism are affecting the Arctic. There’s a growing awareness among researchers and funding agencies about the necessity to collaborate with local communities and obtain proper permits for research. As interest in the Arctic rises, inexperienced individuals entering the region raise safety concerns. Dr. Matrai emphasizes the critical role of basic science and ice quality in addressing these challenges. Her experience aboard a research vessel highlights the changing conditions and the importance of considering safety and environmental impacts.