Catlin Arctic Survey 2010

Catlin Arctic Survey 2010 - an international collaboration between polar explorers, marine biologists and oceanographers to investigate increased carbon dioxide absorption in the Arctic Ocean.

Martin and the other two members of the explorer team, Ann Daniels and Charlie Paton, were dropped onto the Arctic Ocean sea ice at 85°32'00"N, 77°45'00"W on 14 March.  They collected ice and water samples along their route to the North Geographic Pole, covering a distance of 777km.  The team were picked up at 90°N on 13 May.

Route map

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    Photographer Captures Arctic

    CNN put together this photo essay of the Catlin Arctic Survey 2010 expedition...though strangely missed the fact that whilst Martin did indeed 'document the work of 2 polar explorers' as expedition photographer/videographer, Martin was also a key member of the ice team himself.

The Guardian
Trial by Ice
- What it takes to be an Arctic explorer, 26 Feb 2010
Its -38C but worth all the hardship, 17 Mar 2010
Team dodge freezing cold bath after breakfast, 12 April 2010

Martin Hartley photo/video essay, 5 May 2010
Arctic explorers in icy waters, 25 Feb 2010

Martin Hartley takes his MP to the ends of the earth, 26 May 2010
Martin Hartley records historic images with Leica MP
, 24 May 2010
Trek to guage carbon's impact on Arctic sea life, 25 Feb 2010
Arctic explorer Martin Hartley to capture moments in history with Leica MP
Photography Monthly, 1 Mar 2010
Digital Photographer, 1 Mar 2010
Professional Photographer
, 1 Mar 2010
Red Bull Illume 7 June 2010

British Journal of Photography, 18 May 2010
British Journal of Photography, 21 May 2010

Discovery Channel
Daily Planet, Earth Day
  22 Apr 2010
Explorers aid Arctic Ocean research
16 Mar 2010

Al Jazeera
Surviving Harsh Arctic Conditions 19 Apr 2010

Greenbang, 16 Mar 2010