Svalbard is an archipelago high within the Arctic Circle. In 1920, a treaty known as the Svalbard Act was signed by several nations recognising Norwegian sovereignty over the islands, and declaring the whole region a demilitarized zone. This is a short film about how Svalbard, over the course of recent history, became increasingly linked to developments in climate science. Much of the footage was shot whilst on residency above the Arctic Circle in 2010.