The Last Glaciers

Sponsors & Partners

The Last Glaciers film and website enjoyed support and contributions from some of the most highly respected scientific institutions globally.

Rocky glacier and melting ice

Project partner

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas has partnered with Craig Leeson as a Sustainability Partner since 2016 in order to raise awareness on the need to reduce single-use plastics and help to find solutions that tackle the world’s climate crisis. BNP Paribas supported the activation of Craig’s award-winning documentary feature film “A Plastic Ocean”, following its release in 2017, and has continued to support Craig in connection with The Last Glaciers. Through our partnership, we collectively call on all actors in society to address the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Science partner

NASA

The Last Glaciers team were invited on board Operation Icebridge to observe the work that NASA does in order to understand the loss of ice in Antarctica.

NASA’s Operation IceBridge images Earth’s polar ice in unprecedented detail to better understand processes that connect the polar regions with the global climate system. IceBridge utilizes a highly specialized fleet of research aircraft and the most sophisticated suite of innovative science instruments ever assembled to characterize annual changes in thickness of sea ice, glaciers, and ice sheets. In addition, IceBridge collects critical data used to predict the response of Earth’s polar ice to climate change and resulting sea-level rise. IceBridge also helps bridge the gap in polar observations between NASA’s ICESat satellite missions.

Science partner

MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

The MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI) is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s institute-wide effort to mobilize the substantial scientific, engineering, policy, and design capacity of the MIT community to contribute to addressing climate change and other global environmental challenges. ESI’s climate change engagement and communications team contributed to The Last Glacier’s website, providing content from its Webby Award-winning MIT Climate Primer, award-winning podcast TILclimate, and public climate change website the MIT Climate Portal.

Science partner

Mountain Research Initiative

The Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) serves as a coordination network for research collaboration, bringing the global mountain research community together. Since its origins in the 1990s, and with the founding of the MRI Coordination Office in 2001, the MRI has striven to promote research to understand how drivers and processes of global change present challenges and opportunities in mountain social-ecological systems.

Through the convening role of the MRI Coordination Office, the MRI has initiated numerous collaborations and networks of researchers, implementing actions that enhance the profile and value of global change research in mountains, whilst also integrating and synthesizing the results of this research and thereby informing stakeholders about the implications of these results for policy and practice.

Science partner

ICIMOD

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is an intergovernmental knowledge and learning centre working on behalf of the people of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Based in Kathmandu, Nepal and work in and for eight regional member countries. Their work aims to improve the lives and livelihoods of men, women, and children of the HKH and protect mountain environments and cultures.

Science partner

Ice Memory Foundation

The Ice Memory initiative aims to collect, save and manage ice cores from selected glaciers currently in danger of degradation or disappearance, with their yielded information for decades and centuries to come. Safeguarding these ice cores is key to provide scientific advances and knowledge, that will ultimately contribute to the well-being of humanity.

Distribution partner

IMAX

IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theaters to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

Production partner

Leeson Media

Internationally recognized and awarded for its high-quality film, documentary and news content, Leeson Media was founded by award-winning producer/director and journalist, Craig Leeson. LMI has created and produced iconic content for the BBC, National Geographic and Netflix, to name a few. It is the creative production house behind the award-winning global documentary, A Plastic Ocean.

LMI has provided the large screen format equipment, financial resources and production knowledge required to film the epic adventure/impact documentary in 12 countries.

Production partner

Far North

Far North was born out of the passion of its founders – highly skilled extreme adventure athletes with a passion for only the highest quality videography to capture expeditions across all edges of the Earth.  Unlike other production houses, Far North comprises of a creative team of videographers and photographers that have the expedition experience to take cameras and equipment into the hardest places across the earth, in order to produce highly emotive and visually astounding raw provocative media.

Production partner

Blazing griffin

Blazing Griffin is a BAFTA-winning Glasgow-based digital entertainment company which specialises in telling stories across a wide range of platforms and mediums with a specific focus on video game development, film and TV development and production and post production services. Blazing Griffin Post has earned its place as one of Scotland’s top post-production companies, attracting the most reputable talent to their state-of-the-art picture and sound facility in Glasgow.

Production partner

Doconomy – Impact applied

Doconomy, founded in Sweden in 2018, is a world-leading provider of applied impact solutions. Doconomy wants to future-proof life on planet earth by empowering individuals and corporations to take responsibility for their environmental footprint.

Science partner

Arctic basecamp

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. All scientists volunteer their time.

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