Expedition Directory - Polar
glacimarine environments
The glacimarine environment is that part of the world's seas that is affected by glaciers and ice sheets, which influence the ocean system through the delivery of sediments, meltwater and icebergs. Gl...
Duration : Not Available
ice shelf vibrations
A principal goal of this project is to quantitatively assess the spatial characteristics of the strain response of the Ross Ice Shelf (RIS) to the ocean gravity wave spectrum through an annual cycle. ...
Duration : Jan 2017 - Jan 2018
2018 north pole unassisted, unsupported expedition
The North Pole, often known as the home of Santa, is located on a floating ice pack situated in the Arctic Ocean in the northern hemisphere. Walking on frozen water, there is a risk of falling through...
Duration : Not Available
iae 80 south
Robert Swan will lead an exclusive International team to the Union Glacier basecamp. The base is situated at 80 degrees south, 600 miles from the South Pole. After 15 years of ocean based ‘Internation...
Duration : Dec 2016 - Dec 2016
iae 2017
After 14 years of leading International Antartic Expeditions, Robert & Barney Swan from 2041 will be working alongside the Quark Expedition Team to embark on a voyage March 5-15th, 2017. Learn about c...
Duration : Mar 2017 - Mar 2017
south pole energy challenge 2016
In December of 2017, he will spend 60 days man-hauling with a team of 4 including himself and his son Barney, from the edge of the Antarctic to the South Pole. The trip, unlike any Antarctic adventure...
Duration : Not Available
vegetation impacts on permafrost
The goal of our project is to understand how terrestrial ecosystems influence permafrost temperatures. There are places in the Arctic where climate is warming but permafrost temperatures are stable, w...
Duration : Jun 2016 - Jul 2015
deep roots
low the surface of arctic tundra is a matrix of soil, roots, and fungal hyphae that may play a critical role in the trajectory of future climate change. For millennia arctic plants have persisted in c...
Duration : Aug 2016 - Sep 2016
us arctic geotraces
Many trace elements are critical for marine life and therefore influence the functioning of ocean ecosystems and the global carbon cycle. Some trace elements are also of concern as contaminants, while...
Duration : Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
operation ice bridge arctic
IceBridge, a six-year NASA mission, is the largest airborne survey of Earth\'s polar ice ever conducted. IceBridge uses a highly specialized fleet of research aircraft and the most sophisticated scien...
Duration : Apr 2016 - May 2016
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