My Polar Ice
Development of mypolarice.com [+] a project by Teun Castelein and Coralie Vogelaar dealing with the slowly disappearing polar ice caps and offering an opportunity for all to preserve a piece of history.
The initiative is made possible with the support of The Amsterdam Fund for the Art and the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten Amsterdam.
"Your piece of ice is extracted from the only remnant of the last ice age, the Greenlandic ice cap. It is created by many layers of pre-industrial snowfall, gradually converted into ice by the pressure of the overlying snow.
Together with the local inhabitants - formally known as Inuïts - the ice has been carefully selected from the Ilulissat Ice Fjord. The Ice Fjord contains the icebergs that originate from the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. It is very likely that the iceberg that hit the Titanic is from this glacier.
The Sermeq Kujalleq glacier is retraiting rapidly. About 15 meters in the last four years. Rising sea temperatures caused the floating part of the glacier to brake off.
Furthering its recession, the glacier is carefully analized by scientist from all over the world."