A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the Vanguard of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 tows a MK-105 magnetic influence mine sweeping sled into St. Andrews Bay at Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Jenna Blais/Released)
With 22 research institutions across 17 European countries involved, the EU-PolarNet initiative is the world’s largest consortium of expertise and infrastructure for polar research. Coordinated by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Germany, the goal of the five-year project is to create ever-closer collaboration between Europe’s numerous institutions that carry out research in the Arctic and the Antarctic.
Credit: Norbert Rosing/National Geographic A brilliant Autumn moon illuminates the snowy landscape and an arctic fox in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. The fox's coat changes colour with the seasons; as spring arrives it begins to turn grayish brown