Cyclone Michaung wreaks havoc in Southern India

Cyclone Michaung wreaks havoc in Southern India as it intensifies into a severe storm. Warmer oceans are the primary reason for the storm which is closely linked to Arctic Sea ice... READ MORE

Confirmed: 2023 set to be the warmest year on record

The WMO provisional State of the Global Climate report confirms that 2023 is set to be the warmest year on record, regardless of the final two months of... READ MORE

Colossal Antarctic iceberg, five times larger than New York City, breaks free and drifts away from region

On November 24th, scientists from the Bristish Antarctic Survey (BAS) were astonished to observe an iceberg measuring around 4,000 square kilometers (more than twice the size of Greater London) drifting away from the... READ MORE

World surpasses critical warming threshold for the first time

On November 17th, global temperatures reached 2.07°C above pre-industrial levels for the first time on record.... READ MORE

Unexpected disintegration of ice shelves in North Greenland

Alarm bells ringing as rapid disintegration and weakening of ice shelves in North Greenland is observed!... READ MORE


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The Arctic Risk Platform has been developed by Arctic Basecamp with input and guidance from a world class team of scientists:

Professor Gail Whiteman, Executive Director of Arctic Basecamp & Professor of Sustainability University of Exeter

Professor Julienne Stroeve, Chief Science Officer, Arctic Basecamp & UCL Earth Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Francis, Woodwell Climate Research Center

Professor Jason Box, Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Professor Alun Hubbard, Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway

Dr. Mark Parrington, Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service CAMS

Dr. Jenny Watts, Woodwell Climate Research Center

Dr. Susana Hancock, Arctic Basecamp Science Team Manager

Arctic Basecamp was created by Executive Director Professor Gail Whiteman (Professor of Sustainability at the University of Exeter, UK), as a vehicle to bring a message of global risk from Arctic change to world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Arctic Basecamp tent is now an established feature at the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos and has also pitched at COP26 in Glasgow, Glastonbury Festival and the Arctic Circle Assembly.

Professor Whiteman is supported by a small team of staff. More information can be found at


Our current vacancies are listed below. If you would like to know more or would like an informal chat please email and someone will get back to you.

Current Vacancies: 

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

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The following gauges show up-to-date data regarding key indicators in the Arctic. These indicators clearly point to the crisis at hand.

Greenland rate of ice loss
13 million l/s
on average
13 million tonnes/s
on average
Arctic Sea Ice Extent
862,999 km²
below 1981-2010 average on 17-Jun-2024
333,204 mi²
below 1981-2010 average on 17-Jun-2024
Arctic Amplification
4 times
faster than global average
Arctic 66N+ Wildfire emissions
1,320.84 megatonnes CO₂e
CO₂e emissions in 2024 so far
Arctic Air Quality (PM2.5)
3.77 microgram per cubic meter
on 18-Jun-2024
Global mean Sea Level
since 1993