Extreme heatwave in Siberia

A current extreme heatwave in Siberia is bringing new record temperatures daily. Heat records are being broken... READ MORE

UPDATE Greenland Heatwave

The early warning we issued on May 25th for the first heatwave in #Greenland has occurred on May 31st to June 1st with a temperature anomaly event and high ice melt... READ MORE

NEW – Near Real-time Pan-Arctic Alerts (ARP-PAAS)

The Arctic Risk Platform has a new Pan-Arctic Alert System (PAAS) using operational weather forecasting, satellite and ground observations to deliver updates of a real-time view of unfolding climate extremes. This is... READ MORE


The first moderate heatwave is forecast for Greenland around June 1,... READ MORE

One of Greenland’s largest glaciers is actively melting from beneath

Below the surface, the Petermann Glacier, one of Greenland's largest, is actively melting--from... READ MORE


CO2 Budget Depletion



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 arcticbasecamp.org.


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

Current Vacancies: 

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Senior Marketing Manager



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
4.5 hundred thousands l/s
on average in 1986-2015
4.5 tons per second
on average in 1986-2015
Worldwide number of disasters
265 disasters
more events in 2022 in comparison to 1970s
183 disasters
more events in 2022 in comparison to 1980s
100 disasters
more events in 2022 in comparison to 1990s
Arctic Sea Ice Extent
605,499 km²
below 1981-2010 average on 04-Jun-2023
233,783 mi²
below 1981-2010 average on 04-Jun-2023
Arctic Amplification
2.82 times
faster than global average in last 30 years
2.57 times
faster than global average in last 50 years
2.54 times
faster than global average in last 70 years
Arctic Wildfire emissions
0.60 megatonnes CO₂e
CO₂e emissions in 2023 so far
Arctic Air Quality (PM2.5)
5.50 microgram per cubic meter
on 05-Jun-2023