…Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail from Plymouth aboard Quest for the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic expedition with a strong scientific mission.
At the event, polar explorer Antony Jinman represents Paul Hart’s Shackleton commemoration expedition Antarctic Quest 21 this coming austral summer.
Meanwhile, Paul and Richard Simpson are in Bremerhaven to load the expedition equipment onto the cruise ship SeaVenture, which will also transport the eight men and women from South America to the Antarctic Peninsula in December.
As Shackleton’s planned expedition, Antarctic Quest 21 has a scientific purpose, addressing knowledge and data gaps in fields as diverse as climate change, UV irradiation, invertebrate biodiversity and plastic pollution.
Featured Image: Paul Hart (3rd from left) and Richard Simpson (left) with the officers of SeaVenture this morning.