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Important Scientific and Environmental Contacts
Logo 'CEARC-Université de Versailles'

ARTisticc, CEARC, Université de Versailles
UPI is the Greenland collaborator of the international research programme ARTisticc (funded by Belmont Forum).

On the initiative of the professors Jean Malaurie and Jan Borm, and with the support of the Presidents of the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yveline (UVSQ) and CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), CEARC was created in 2009 as research laboratory (EA 4455) within the Observatory of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (OVSQ), a component of UVSQ.

Initially called " French Institute of Arctic Studies " then renamed " European Centre for the Arctic " to better include non-UVSQ colleagues, CEARC dedicated itself at first to research in human and social sciences on the circumpolar Arctic (Siberia and the western Arctic, Greenland and Fennoscandia). In 2011, CEARC became one of the first three associate members of the University Arctic (, the most important international network of higher education and research for the arctic countries.

Read more about the project ARTisticc.....

Logo 'Under the Pole'

Under the Pole
A scientific diving project in the Arctic See.
Driven by a pioneering spirit, the UTP undersea expeditions aim to explore the unknown through a bold approach and continuing innovation. In ten years, the Under The Pole team has succeeded in pushing the limits of polar diving and acquired worldwide recognition.

Children from the Children's Home diving with 'Under the Pole'
See and read more on the website.....

Logo 'Clear Water'

Clear Water
was founded by Pete Seeger, legendary musician, singer, songwriter, folklorist, activist, environmentalist, and peace advocate, and one of the most influential people of the twentieth century. In 1966, in despair over the pollution of his beloved Hudson River, Seeger announced plans to "build a boat to save the river."

At the time, the Hudson was rank with raw sewage, toxic chemicals and oil pollution; fish had disappeared over many miles of its length. Seeger, along with many other concerned individuals, believed a majestic replica of the sloops that sailed the Hudson in the 18th and 19th centuries would bring people to the river where they could experience its beauty and be moved to preserve it.

Inspired by that vision, the organization began with the launch of the sloop Clearwater in 1969 -a majestic 106-foot long replica vessel.

In memory of Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger and Ann
Link to the video

Link to Clear Water website

Other useful links:
Jean Malaurie
Cool Emotion
T&H Projects

Important Arctic Art and Music Contacts
 logo 'El Sistema Global'

El Sistema
'El Sistema' is a tested model of how a music program can both create great musicians and dramatically change the life trajectory of a nation’s neediest kids.

Ron Alvarez was a teacher and Sofia Carolina Hernandez Mejia is a teacher at Uummannaq Music. Both are from Venezuela and uses 'El Sistema' as teaching programme.

Ron Alvarez from Venezuela was the first 'El Sistema' teacher at the Cildren's Home
Link til El Sistema Sweden where Ron Alvarez now works...

Logo 'ArtArctica'

Art Arctica
ArtArctica is a group of artists with a passion for the Arctic.
In our festival production, we aim to create an immersive experience hosting a variety of artforms and discussions. Our vision is to present a diverse perspective on what the Arctic means to people who live in it, visit it, and are inspired by it, by producing a festival featuring diverse artforms and media, and artists from all around the Arctic and the world.

'Greenland 100 Years Ago' at the ArtArctica Festival in Helsinki 2016
See and read more on the website.....

Logo 'Aku Matu'

Iñupiaq Artist
Allison Akootchook Warden - Aku Matu

Allison is an Iñupiaq interdisciplinary artist. She is also a rap artist, who raps under the name AKU-MATU.

Allison visited The Children's Home February 2014

See and read more on the website.....

Logo 'Nive and the Dee Children'

Nive Nielsen and the Deer Children
If you got a team of the greatest children’s book writers in the world together, they couldn’t invent Greenlandic folk pop singer Nive Nielsen. In her case at least, band bios are simply stranger than fiction. A few facts about her: The first concert she ever played was for the queen of Denmark on national television; she acted in the Hollywood movie The New World starring Colin Farrell; and she actually is Inuit — well, Inuk — an indigenous Greenlander.

Nive at the Children's Home

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