Drifting North The Arctic Pulse

Drifting North: The Arctic Pulse

Directed by:

Lianna Nixon and Amy Lauren





Follow an international team of scientists from over twenty countries who embark on an epic year-long expedition to the Central Arctic, MOSAiC. The Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) team froze the German Icebreaker R/V Polarstern into the sea ice for a year. For a year, the team drifts with an ice floe and strives to understand the Arctic climate system and its future.

The 360-degree planetarium dome show is the first planetarium feature film that captures the entire year of the Arctic climate, transcending the Arctic’s Polar Night and Day, and the experiences of the MOSAiC team as they face one of the most extreme and rapidly changing regions on our planet.

Director Bio

Lianna Nixon Lianna Nixon is a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. Prior to graduate school, she has worked with storytellers across the globe to capture the beauty and plight of our planet. She recently graduated from the School of Education: Learning Sciences Human Development at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on the intersectionalities between environmental education, storytelling, technology, and climate activism.

Drifting North The Arctic Pulse