Expedition Directory - Polar
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
arctic row
We are four explorers raising awareness about the Arctic Ocean by undertaking the first, non-stop, unsupported row across the Arctic Ocean. Our expedition delved into Arctic related issues that effect...
Duration : Not Available
microorganisms in antarctic glacier ice
Are microorganisms metabolically active in glacier ice? To address this exciting question, the research team will travel to the McMurdo Dry Valleys-one of the harshest environments on Earth-to study t...
Duration : Oct 2000 - Dec 2000
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Snowboard pioneer pledges funds to rebuild stone hut after fire
The founder of Burton Snowboards has pledged to donate more than $100,000 to rebuild a historic stone cabin on Vermont's highest mountain after his sons caused an accidental fire that gutted the building....
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Solo Antarctic Explorer Dies Just Short of Goal
Even before the 55-year-old former army officer made the agonizing call, his journey was full of harrowing moments. ...
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Dutch Polar Explorers Likely Drown in Arctic
Two Dutch explorers studying melting Arctic sea ice have apparently drowned after falling through thin ice, police said Monday. Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo were last seen on April 6 heading north on skis from Resolute — Can...
Saltwater discovered in Antarctica supports possibility of life on Mars
Scientists have discovered a saltwater network 1,000 feet below an ice-free region in Antarctica, and its implications are, literally, out of this world. If life-supporting aquifers can exist in Antarctica, there's a good possibil...
Antarctic ice shelves rapidly thinning
A new study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the Univ. of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) researchers has revealed that the thickness of Antarctica’s floating ice shelves has recently decreased by as much as 18 p...
Should tourists be banned from Antarctica?
This season around 37,000 tourists are expected to visit Antarctica - home to about 20 million pairs of breeding penguins. But is it ethically acceptable to go on holiday to such a pristine environment? Enfolded in two glacial ...
Antarctic Ice Loss Tripled in the Last 10 Years
The melt rate of glaciers in the fastest-melting part of Antarctica has tripled over the past decade, researchers said Tuesday in an analysis of the past 21 years. Glaciers in the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica are losing ice ...
Antarctic ice thicker than previously thought
Groundbreaking 3D mapping of previously inaccessible areas of the Antarctic has found that the sea ice fringing the vast continent is thicker than previous thought. Two expeditions to Antarctica by scientists from the UK, USA and ...
Training for the North Pole
It's not glamorous being an explorer, says Eric Larsen. After all, he says: I'm not jumping off cliffs or anything. But perusing Larsen's expedition photos — from snow biking in Antarctica to skiing to the North Pole, during his m...
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Revised Antarctic Sanctuary
Australia said Monday it was hopeful of winning support for its plan to create a vast marine reserve off Antarctica, after revising the proposal to make it smaller. Australia, France and the European Union first put forward a b...
Global Warming Could Cause More Cold Snaps
Remember that sudden, extreme plunge in temperatures throughout much of the United States in January 2014, which led to life-threatening wind chills that forced schools to close in the Midwest? Many were mystified to hear that it ...
Ocean circulation explains why the Arctic affected by global warming more than the Antarctic
Over recent decades, scientists have watched a climate conundrum develop at the opposite ends of Earth: The Arctic has warmed and steadily lost sea ice, whereas Antarctica has cooled in many places and may even be gaining sea ice....
Rock-Eating Microbes Found in Buried Antarctic Lake
A large and diverse family of hearty rock-eating bacteria and other microorganisms live in a freshwater lake buried a half-mile beneath Antarctic ice, new research confirms. The finding not only adds another extreme environment...
UT Research Uncovers Subglacial Life Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet
UT research finds life can persist in a cold, dark world. A UT microbiology assistant professor was part of a team that examined waters and sediments from a shallow lake deep beneath the Antarctic ice sheet and found the extreme e...
Norway's sneaky seismic attack on the Arctic
The Esperanza has been in the Arctic near Svalbard, for a few weeks now and we recently became aware of something urgent and disturbing. A seismic company called Dolphin Geophysical, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directo...
Study: Thinning Arctic Snow Could Alter North Pole Ecosystem
Snow has thinned significantly in the Arctic, especially on the sea ice near Alaska, finds a new study. Researchers at the University of Washington and NASA confirmed their findings by combining data collected by ice bouys and air...
Far-Away Earthquake Caused 'Icequake' in Antarctica
In February 2010, a massive 8.8 earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile. Even though it occurred nearly 22 miles beneath the surface, it was still powerful enough to cause the deaths of 300 people and severely damage buil...
Falkland Islands and the saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton a century ago
The expedition aimed to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent. It failed to accomplish this but instead became recognized as an epic feat of endurance when Shackleton rescued all 27 of his men and bought them hom...
Brace yourself for another polar vortex — in September
It’s already August, which means fall is around the corner – and another winter no longer seems that far away. Forecasters are out with some predictions about the weather we can expect in the coming months: A polar vortex (if ...
USF receives $1.7M grant for marine research in the Antarctic
The University of South Florida's Center for Drug Discovery and Innovation and the department of chemistry received a $1.7 million grant to conduct research in the Antarctic in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmi...
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