Opening the ocean gateway of the Northwest Passage: from past to future
Anna Pienkowski is passionate about nature, science and the oceans, and first fell in love with Canada’s Arctic during her PhD studies. Since then she has studied the changing climate of the polar route that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans – the Northwest Passage. Although she started out in marine biology and oceanography for her undergraduate degree, Anna soon became fascinated by the power of reconstructing past environments from the climate archive that is the seabed. Having grown up in Poland and Austria, she is now an assistant professor in Earth and planetary sciences at MacEwan University.
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