What we do
We are a team of Arctic experts and scientists who, for the last five years, have brought the Arctic to the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting at Davos. We set up a real Arctic science basecamp, with an expedition tent which acts as our workplace during the day and our dormitory at night, camping in sub-zero temperatures to bring a message of global risk to the world leaders at the WEF.
The Arctic Basecamp at Davos concept was created by Executive Director Gail Whiteman, as a vehicle to bring this message to global leaders. She , along with a small team, has brought the event to the World Economic Forum each year from 2017 to 2020, calling for action from global leaders to apply responsive and responsible leadership to address global risks from Arctic change.
In 2021 we participated in the online Davos Agenda with a high level panel and an exciting programme of online conversations and entertainment – find out more here.
We attended COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021, Davos in May 2022 and pitched our Basecamp tent at Glastonbury Festival for the first time in June 2022.