Multimedia animations

In this section you will find several animations designed and produced by the International Polar Foundation on different topics linked to the polar regions, the way our planet's climate functions, climate change, biodiversity and energy.

Most of these animations are available as CD-ROMS in various languages. Please contact us for more information.

  • The global water cycle

    The global water cycle


    This short animation explains the global water cycle, including an often forgotten component, which is ice.

  • Fresh water and ice on the Earth

    Fresh water and ice on the Earth


    This animation presents the concepts of fresh and salt water, and links them with the global water cycle.

  • The Arctic and Antarctic Oceans

    The Arctic and Antarctic Oceans


    This animation gives details on the two polar oceans, with details of fronts and currents for both of them.

  • Ice caps or Inlandsis

    Ice caps or Inlandsis


    How ice caps are formed, in the Arctic and Antarctic, explained with a series of cross-sectional animations.

  • How glaciers work?

    How glaciers work?


    Presentation of various general concepts concerning glaciers: formation, glacier movement, moraines, ...

  • Ice-shelves



    Presentation of the Antarctic ice shelf, formation and surface area compared with terra firma.

  • Ice floes

    Ice floes


    Description of the variations in size of the ice floes at the two poles, month by month. With photos of the various components of ice floes.

  • Icebergs



    An animation explaining how icebergs are formed, the breaking of the ice shelf, with an illustration of the breaking of the Larsen ice shelf.

  • Katabatic winds

    Katabatic winds


    An animation presenting the fierce Katabatic winds that blow out towards the sea.

  • Climate archives

    Climate archives


    Drilling in the Antarctic and Greenland icecaps, and how ice cores are studied.

‹ First  < 4 5 6 7 > 

Sort by theme

Sort by Age


All videos, quizzes, animations and photos are copyrighted to the IPF or to their authors. Please contact us before using them.

Latest Pictures

All picture galleries

Focus on

COP22 – time to act on climate change!

COP22 – time to act on climate change!

The International Polar Foundation (IPF) participated in the recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties…

Stay up to date

Subscribe to Mailing List

Subscribe to our mailing list to get updates about our educational projects and free educational resources.

This is a low trafic mailing list. We usually send no more than 10 mails a year and only for targetted communication.



RSS Feeds

Subscribe to our RSS feeds to be warned in real time when the website is updated.

Here is a list of all available feeds:

Support the IPF

Support us

All donations to the IPF are tax deductible.

Donations can be made by various means, depending if they are made by a company or by individuals.

Support Us