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  1. 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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  2. American Museum of Natural History Streaming

    Link
    www.amnh.org/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Geology, Nature, Physics
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Blogs, Information Sources, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The website offers over 200 podcasts on topics ranging from astrophysics and paleoanthropology to genetics and solar systems. There are podcasts of regular lectures including the annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate and Frontiers. In addition there are over 450 videos on a similar wide range of subjects including scientific classification, the greenhouse effect and asteroids.

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  3. Palaeontology Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    http://www.palaeocast.com/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Environmental Studies, Geology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    A free web series exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on earth. Podcasts include Rangeomorph Reproduction, Triassic-Jurassic Extinction and Theropod Tooth Development. Descriptions are full and informative, There are over 50 titles available with a subscription to iTunes.

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  4. United States Geological Survey Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://www.usgs.gov/products/multimedia-gallery/audio
    Subject
    Environmental Studies, Geology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Organisations, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The USGS is a science organisation that provides impartial information on ecosystems and environment. The site offers audio and video podcasts, the majority of which are accompanied by downloadable transcripts. The description of content is good, there is a keyword searching facility, and helpfully the summary gives information on the director/producer/interviewer. Recent topics have included Mercury and Global Change, Geomagnetic Storms and Preparing for Earthquakes.

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  5. The Geological Society of London Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/podcasts
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Environmental Studies, Geology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The Geological Society of London’s podcast series produced by Earth Science Communicator, Sarah Day, features London lecturers, as well as other geoscientists, speaking about their latest discoveries. Recent podcasts (7/2015) include Professor Davies on fracking, Rebecca Lunn from the University of Strathclyde on discussing UK efforts to dispose of high level radioactive waste, and our moral obligation to find a long term solution and Professor Al Fraser discussing Arctic oil and gas exploration. The Society hosted the Shell London Lecture Series throughout 2013. These monthly public lectures are all available as podcasts. A succinct summary of content accompanies each title.

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  6. British Geological Survey Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bgs.ac.uk/home.html?src=topNav
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    The British Geographical Survey is the UK’s principal supplier of geological expertise and information for decision making for governmental, commercial and individual users. The organisation’s research is in strategically important areas including energy and natural resources, vulnerability to environmental change and hazards, and Earth System Science, often in collaboration with the national and international scientific academic community. The website features a range of audiovisual material including a YouTube channel which presents a wide-range of informative videos on recent geological research in the UK and abroad, aspects of BGS policy, and on-location reports from research projects around the world.

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  7. Planet Earth Online Streaming

    Link
    http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/index.aspx
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Podcasting, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    The goal of this website is to explain how environmental scientists work and why the work they do is important. The site is run by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the UK public body that supports and funds the natural and environmental sciences, via major environmental research centres: the British Antarctic Survey, the British Geological Survey, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, the National Centre for Earth Observation and the National Oceanography Centre. As well as News and Features sections there is a Podcasts and Video page, where various aspects of the work done by the above bodies are discussed.

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  8. Voices of Science Streaming

    Link
    http://www.bl.uk/voices-of-science
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Computing, Engineering, General Science, Geography, Geology, Physics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This is the website of the Oral History of British Science programme. At the heart of the project are 100 interviews with British scientists about environmental science, British technology and engineering from 1940 to the present. The home page provides a good introduction to the project: it features short audio and video clips, with transcripts, of scientists and engineers talking about their lives and careers.
    Users can search by themes (including education and lab work, and also by scientific discipline. The site also includes links to articles and papers written by members of the project team.

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  9. British Antarctic Survey: Video Clips Streaming

    Link
    https://www.antarctica.ac.uk/images/video/index.php
    Subject
    General Science, Geography, Geology, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This section of the British Antarctic Survey website features a selection of video clips and streamed recordings of interviews from the oral history project. The video clips show wildlife, including whales, penguins, and marine life, scenery and geological features, (such as ice shelves and icebergs), Antarctic transport, data visualisations, as well as a seleection of clips withe scientists and geologists talking about their work and research.

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  10. Plate Tectonics Streaming

    Link
    https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Plate-Tectonics
    Subject
    Geology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    The Geological Society have created this useful resource, which is aimed principally at UK science and geography students aged 14-16 (Key Stage 4), and their teachers but it may of interest to others too. The home page is a world map, through which users can view the Earth’s tectonic plates, different types of plate boundary, and the distribution of volcanoes and earthquakes. The site features a nice mixture of videos, maps and animations, with clear explanations of concepts and processes, and a quiz, glossary and Teachers’ Zone.

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