Climate Whirl

The need for immediate actions to prevent and mitigate climate change effects has put pressure on the researchers to raise awareness of the phenomena in the general public. Climate Whirl – project introduces a holistic view on climate and ecosystem research in a manner that is at the same time comprehensible and thought provoking. Climate Whirl acts as a framework for many different activities such as interactive "live" websites (Photo X), artworks, summer schools and workshops. The Climate Whirl was selected to the Helsinki Challenge accelerator in the Helsinki 375 science based competition in year 2015.

Climate Whirl team organised a Carbon Tree workshop at the Arabia Street Festival in May 2015 with a theme -Logs from air- utilizing our portable CarbonTree animation and hama-pearls as material to build own CarbonTree. The festival had 25 000 visitors in a day. The workshop gathered lot of interested visitors. Hiilipuu – Tieteen ja taiteen rajapinnalla, was presented in April 2015 at the Koneen Säätiön Kamari opening.

Snapshot

Photo 6. Snapshot from the interactive Carbon tree web page (www.carbontree.fi ).