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  1. EarthSky Streaming

    Link
    http://earthsky.org
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, General Science, Geography, Geology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This popular American resource covers the sciences of earth and space: astronomy, geology, geography and biology. Featuring articles, news items and videos, the site is intended for a general audience but aggregates contents about the latest academic research and presents its content in an accessible and enthusiastic way, and is therefore suitable for specialists and enthusiasts alike.

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  2. Afbare - Arctic Documentary Films Streaming

    Link
    http://arcticcentre.ulapland.fi/afbare/default.aspx#.V39ZOj_sL9k
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    General Science, Geography, Geology, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Databases, Streaming/Download

    The Arctic and Barents Documentary Film database contains information on over 35,000 films made in or about the Arctic held by the archives of the Russian TV companies GTRK Murman, TV Pomorye and Finnish broadcaster YLE. Detailed information with scene by scene description and a digitised preview (in avi format) is available for more than 1000 films, but researchers wishing to view the films in their entirety will have to travel to the University of Lapland.

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  3. Earth Vision Institute Streaming

    Link
    http://earthvisioninstitute.org/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Environmental Studies, Geography
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Streaming/Download

    Founded by scientist and photographer James Balog, this site aims to ‘bridge the divide between art and science through unique conceptual insights, technological innovation, and scientific knowledge’ One of the aims of the institue is to educate people about the impact of environmental change on the world, and one of the ways they do this is the use of time-lapse videos. These films illustrate the retreat, deflation and break up of glaciers, dramatically showing the effects of climate change.

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  4. Welcome to the Anthropocene Streaming

    Link
    http://anthropocene.info/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Visually impressive site with a wide range of information about the Anthropocene - a term coined for Earth’s most recent geologic time period as being human-influenced, or anthropogenic, based on ‘overwhelming global evidence that atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric and other earth system processes which are now altered by humans’.

    The site features an interactive map and a range of graphically inventive summaries and depictions of the main points around environmental change, such as Tipping Elements, Viable Future and Global Goals. There are a number of short films on the subject, one which provides an overview, the others covering changes to the global water cycle, urbanisation and climate change.

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  5. Exploring Environmental History Streaming

    Link
    https://www.eh-resources.org/podcast/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Environmental Studies, Geography, History
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting

    This is a podcast about the history of human societies and their interaction with the environment. The periodic programmes feature interviews with academics and researchers working in the field, reports on conferences and discussions about the use and methods of environmental history. The podcasts are accompanied by brief bibliographical list and a textual summary. The podcasts cover a broad range of subjects including the climatic influence of forests, the problems of rewilding and the environmental history of the River Tyne.

    The site is also linked to Environmental History Resources, which contains a blog, text essays and links to other environmental history resources on the web.

    The website is maintained by Dr Jan Oosthoek, an environmental historian based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia who has lectured and researched at the Universities of Newcastle (UK) and Edinburgh.

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  6. The Polar Sea Streaming

    Link
    http://polarsea360.arte.tv/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Online interactive resource created to accompany the TV Ontario series of the same name. Includes maps, photographs, text and 3D interactive videos covering the ten episode series which follows three explorers as they traverse the North West passage from Iceland to Alaska via the Bering Strait. Available in English, French and German versions.

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  7. Socratica Streaming

    Link
    http://www.socratica.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, History, Languages, Literature, Mathematics, Physics
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Streaming/Download

    Educational videos on a wide variety of disciplines, inspired by the ethos that certain ideas and concepts benefit from being presented in an engaging audiovisual format. A blog on the ‘Socratica Method’ features highlights from the collection and information about the use of av material as a pedagogical tool. There are also four language channels: German, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Suitable for various levels, from primary to university. Although the videos are not arranged according to educational level it is generally clear from the context who the intended audience is.

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  8. Kanopy Streaming

    Link
    https://www.kanopystreaming.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Agriculture, American Studies, Archaeology, Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Dance, Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, Film Studies, General Science, Geography, German Studies, History, Information Studies, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Music, Photography, Physics, Politics and Government, Social Studies, Technology, Women’s Studies
    Type of resource
    AV services, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    On-demand streaming platform for educational institutions featuring over 26,000 films from leading producers including PBS, BBC, the Criterion Collection, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, but also many other smaller, niche producers. The site offers both a platform from which to stream films as well as providing a video hosting service. A full range of academic subjects is covered and many of the films, programmes and clips are not otherwise available on DVD. The site also features detailed analytics so that librarians can more easily assess how the site is being used by students. Subscription is based on paying only for the films which students and institutions actually watch.

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  9. National Geographic Channel Streaming

    Link
    http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/
    Subject
    General Science, Geography, History, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download, TV/Radio listings

    National Geographic Channel (also commercially abbreviated and trademarked as Nat Geo) is the American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Fox Cable Networks division of 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society.
    The channel broadcasts non-fiction television programmes produced by National Geographic and other production companies. It features documentaries with factual content involving nature, science, culture, and history, plus some reality and pseudo-scientific entertainment programming.

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  10. National Geographic Videos Streaming

    Link
    http://video.nationalgeographic.com
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Nature, Photography
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    The National Geographic website streams a small number of short videos. Topics include the rare ghost monkeys filmed in Colombia, the devastation to wildlife caused by the oil spillage in the Gulf of Mexico, and footage of tsunamis.

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