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The “ICE Memory” project is launched at UNESCO



The “ICE Memory” project is launched at UNESCO

The “ICE Memory” projectwas created by a group of science professors from the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and the Grenoble Alpes University in France. It aims at safeguarding the “ice memory” by collecting and storing glaciers samples.

These samples, in fact, are a precious source of information on the climate and environmental conditions of our planet – such as temperatures, rainfalls, wind speeds, draughts. Due to global warming, these « climate safes » are at risk of melting or becoming corrupted. 

For this reason, samples will be collected from glaciers in the Alpes, at four different altitudes. They will be stored in the coldest spot on Earth, Antarctica, and preserved for futures generations of scientists to study.

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