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.

  • What are the Arctic and Antarctic?

    What are the Arctic and Antarctic?


    This animation gives a general presentation of the Arctic and Antarctic, their geographic location, and the differences between winter and summer ice covers...

  • Polar nights

    Polar nights


    This animation explains how the Earth is lit by the sun depending on the season. In particular the lighting of the Arctic and the Antarctic is detailed for every month of the year. The helps explain, among other things, the…

  • Political situation

    Political situation


    This animation examines the territorial division of the two poles, the geographic implantation of the populations of the Far North and the scientific bases in Antarctica.

  • Description of ice types

    Description of ice types


    This animation explains the formation of the two types of ice (terrestrial and sea ice) in the Arctic and Antarctic. The differences between summer and winter ice coverage are also presented.

  • Polar bears and penguins

    Polar bears and penguins


    The animation looks at the distribution of two emblematic species, polar bears at the North Pole and penguins at the South Pole.

  • Polar flora and fauna

    Polar flora and fauna


    The animation presents the polar fauna and flora in interactive play format. Nine animals are presented for the Arctic and twelve for the Antarctic.

  • Arctic exploration

    Arctic exploration


    The animation offers a rapid historical overview of the discovery and exploration of the Arctic, from antiquity to the modern day. All the expedition routes are given in the animations.

  • Antarctic exploration

    Antarctic exploration


    An animation giving details of the exploration of the Antarctic, from the 18th century to the present day. The routes are shown in the animations.

  • 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.

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