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Deprecated: Array and string offset access syntax with curly braces is deprecated in /home/clients/1963bd92b5eee215be77992aa9123c40/web/didier/icebear/index.php on line 4 Welcome on IceBear2012.net : Save the polar bear while there is still time...
Thanks to Mr. Vidar Pall Hafsteinsson boss of a shipyard on the west peninsula of Iceland, about 2 hours north of Reykjavik and Mr. Karl Johannesson, based in Boulogne-sur-Mer www.oojee-bateaux.com essential for translation French/Icelandic, My Way is sheltered for the winter, waiting for new sponsors to start in 2015.
We thank these people for their valuable assistance.
July 23rd 2013 : My Way is in the port of Hafnarfjordur (Iceland)
Hans Strægaard Duty Officer Joint Arctic Command (MRCC Nuuk) contacted us to announce that My Way had been retrieved by a fishing boat, the Polar Nanoq (English-Greenland term for Polar bear), which took care of it. What a coincidence ! It is now to stay in the port of Hafnarfjordur, (Iceland) for enjoying a well deserved rest after eleven month of drifting across the water south to Greenland.
The small sculpture "petite oursonne" of a bear cub is called CALLA
Departure Saturday 11 15h00 (local)
August 9th : Didier has announced that he will leave Saturday 11. The departure time is still undetermined.
August 1th : the weather forecast is announcing a strong storm coming from Canada over Greenland this week-end. Didier will check weather reports again early next week.
July 30th : Didier received a weather report for the week.
It's not brilliant. Very bad weather front arriving from Canada with winds over 90km p/hr for the coming days.
July 29th : The departure from Greenland is delayed... due to weather.
July 27th : My way is "in good hands".
July 17th : The cargo Denmark / Greenland is delayed...
July 16th : Didier and a part of the Team are in Nuuk
July 14th : French National Day. Didier flies from Geneva to Greenland
July 10th : My way left for Greenland.
July 9th : My way is on board the freighter.
July 8th : My way arrived at 16:40 to Alborg in Denmark.
July 7th : My Way's departure at 05:30; destination Denmark.
New video - 6th stage of the project presentation. (French)
Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and the largest city on the continent housing parliament and government, as well as a cinema, a nautical sports centre, multiple shops and restaurants, a hospital and an airport. The city was renamed Nuuk by the Greenland Government in 1979.
The word Nuuk means the "point", the "peninsula" or the "arm out to sea". Wikipedia
A unique and incredible project; Jules Verne would have enjoyed this adventure for a noble cause following-up on kids in school. The objective of this expedition is to bring awareness to the world about the danger to which the polar bear is exposed due to global warming and the melting of the ice shelf, his only habitat. Saving the polar bear also means saving our kids' future.