Application expanding knowledge about the Arctic


The EDU-ARCTIC consortium, coordinated by the Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), launched the Arctic Explorer Game application, which allows users to broaden their knowledge of the Arctic area in the form of quizzes.

The author of the application idea is 13-year-old Yngva from the Faroe Islands, who proposed the idea of creating a virtual journey through the Arctic, which allows you to expand knowledge about the region. His idea was highlighted in the competition, organized by the EDU-ARCTIC consortium.

The journey through the Arctic begins in Svalbard, where Poland under the Spitsbergen Treaty conducts scientific research in the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund. Users can choose from biology, geography, geology and natural sciences questions on 3 levels of difficulty. Answering correctly, the players collect “coins” that allow them to “travel” in other parts of the Arctic: Iceland, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Scandinavia or North American polar regions.