NOOR and the NOOR Foundation are very proud to announce that Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen are the laureates of the 9th Edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award, devoted this year to the Arctic.
Dedicated to the Arctic and chaired by climatologist Jean Jouzel, winner of the 2012 Vetlesen Award and co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Award as Director of the IPCC, and under the patronage of Minister Ségolène Royal, French Ambassador for the Arctic and Antarctic Poles, the 9th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award was awarded to Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen.
Their double polar expedition project, "Arctic: New Frontier", will focus on the consequences of the melting of the sea ice for the planet, and the medium-term prospect of its total disappearance.
Yuri Kozyrev will travel towards the East and Kadir van Lohuizen will head West. Each of them will travel halfway across the Arctic Circle to meet in September in the Bering Strait.
From Russia to Norway, Greenland, Canada and Alaska, the two laureates will, in their respective areas of research, explore key issues affecting the Arctic - the opening of new trade routes, the militarisation of borders, the search for mineral resources, polar tourism, etc. – and their impact on our daily lives.
"The melting of the polar sea ice is in the process of changing the map of the world for ever. In visiting all the affected regions and countries in one expedition and by showing how the different players — starting with Russia and the U.S. — are working on conquering the North Pole, we will reveal how the impact of climate change in the Arctic is of global significance for the rest of the world." - Yuri Kozyrev & Kadir van Lohuizen
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