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2009, Oceanography 22(2):263–264, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.61

FILM REVIEW | Strait Through The Ice

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Film Information

Strait Through The Ice
A film by Yves Billy, Icarus Films, 2007, 52 minutes, $390 US



James P.M. Syvitski | Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System, and was Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA


First Paragraph

Strait Through The Ice examines the geopolitical ramifications of the opening of the Northwest Passage due to global warming. The film offers viewers stunning vistas of this territory, as it follows the crew of the Canadian Coast Guard research icebreaker Amundsen through the Passage. A summertime, ice-free corridor would save the maritime industry some 4000 km on routes between Europe and Asia, primarily to Japan and China. Other economic activities in the Canadian Arctic would also expand, as freight ships would become available to offload their cargos.


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Syvitski, J.P.M. 2009. Review of Strait Through The Ice, a film by Y. Billy. Oceanography 22(2):263–264, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.61.