This video gives a brief description of the need to monitor ice in the Arctic and Antarctic in the face of Earth's changing climate. Three people deliver soundbites on topics surrounding ice monitoring: Veronika Ekstrand (SvalSat) discusses the importance of ground stations; Olav Orheim (Director of Norway's Polar Institute) addresses the importance of monitoring ice in the Arctic; and Kjetil Eiane (Chair Marine Microbiology at Longyearbyen University of Arctic Sciences) addresses how a changing climate could open up new ship routes and allow better access to natural resources. Envisat is then introduced as being able to provide scientists with a way to observe and understand the planet, which is necessary in order to adapt to these changes. Cryosat is highlighted prior to its planned launch later that year for its planned contributions to ice monitoring. Places highlighted in the video include Norway (Svalsbard Archipelago, Spitzberg and the SvalSat ground station) and shots of Ice bergs (B-15 in Antarctica).