Monthly Archives: October 2018

Lifelines of Antarctica

These maps show the complete motion of ice throughout Antarctica. The colours represent the ice-flow speed, with areas in reds and yellows flowing the fastest. This velocity map shows you how floating ice-shelves are fed by a dense network of … Continue reading

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Let me introduce the team

‘Team work makes our Dream work” The members of our team need to cover all aspects of polar research. These range from scientific expertise and logistical know-how, to following the environmental code of practice and keeping everybody safe’n sound while … Continue reading

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Welcome aboard on flight “Deep Freeze”

How do we actually get to Antarctica ? Short answer – by plane, long answer – by leaving our normal lives behind and flying to planet Snowball. Entering a C-17, really  makes you feel like being an astronaut on his … Continue reading

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Antarctic Fashion

  What clothes do we wear in Antarctica ? We are fortunate enough to be equipped with ECW – Extreme Cold Weather gear from Antarctica New Zealand. Warm merino underwear, followed by comfy fleece pants and a sweater, a puffer … Continue reading

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Bird’s Nest or Cosy Corner ?

We are currently planning an exact location for our field camp, but this is very difficult in unknown terrain… On the one hand, we need to be able to ‘see’ the grounding-zone of the Priestley Glacier with our instruments, on … Continue reading

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The Action Plan

“With sufficient planning, you can almost eliminate adventure from an expedition.” -Roald Amundsen, 1911, the first to reach the South Pole. The area where ice gets in direct contact with the ocean water is called the grounding line. It is … Continue reading

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Preparations are in full swing

Soon we will be on our way: away from the daily routine, flying to Antarctica and experiencing something new. But how does the preparation phase of a polar expedition look like ? Science equipment, we will be using a suite … Continue reading

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