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Talk with Glaciologist Heïdi Sevestre

Monday 15 November 2021 18:00-19:00

The French Institute in Scotland is delighted to welcome Dr Heïdi Sevestre for a conference.


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Talk with glaciologist Heïdi Sevestre

Monday 15 November 2021 at 6:00pm
On-site at the Institute

In English, but we gladly accept questions in French

Free admission, open to all
Please note that wearing a face-covering is mandatory in the space


About Heïdi Sevestre
Glaciologist, fellow international of The Explorers Club, working on the dynamics of glaciers in the polar regions, Heïdi Sevestre works in science policy and science outreach and organise several expeditions to cold places every year.

There’s one thing you should know about her: she LOVE glaciers. 10 years ago, as she was hiking from Chamonix to Zermatt, a mountain guide told her that it is possible to spend one’s life studying glaciers, and become a glaciologist. Through her studies and her work she has had the chance to study glaciers all around the world, from the French Alps to Greenland, from the Arctic to Antarctica. Today, she invests her time in science policy and science outreach. She believes researchers like herself have the duty to communicate about their work and tell the world about the wonders of the cryosphere and the threats targeting it.

Her research is mostly field-based, and focuses on glacier dynamics in the Arctic and the structure of ice shelves in Antarctica. She obtained her PhD in October 2015 from the University of Oslo (while being fully based at UNIS in Svalbard) and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of St Andrews from 2016 to 2017.

She is the Director of Outreach for the Cryosphere Climate Initiative. Her role is to help bridge the gap between cryosphere climate science, policy-makers and society, raising awareness on the importance of the cryosphere and on the urgent need for more ambitious climate action.

She has been filming documentaries for National Geographic, BBC, CBC, ZDF, ITV, Time Magazine, France 2, and hosting science documentaries for France 5 and Ushuaia TV.

Access Details
Institut français d’Ecosse, Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (1st Floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF
The IFE and its Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are fully accessible with step-free access.

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