Challenging Habitat
Marine traffic between Terra del Fuego and the Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Quest 21 Started!

If you have been travelling abroad at all in the past 12 months, you may be able to imagine the ‘fun’ of getting 8 people from UK, Sweden and the USA to Buenos Aires and from there to… Read More

Antarctic Quest 21 is on its Way

I have the feeling that the Antarctic Quest 21 team just sneaked out of the country before more stringent ‘omicron’-related restrictions made it even more difficult to get this expedition on its way.

This is Why….

…we need to know in more detail how solid Earth responds to the massive ice loss we are facing on Antarctica as a result of climate change:

Antarctic Quest 21 Expedition Route

The expedition team are departing London Heathrow for Buenos Aires on Friday, 10th December 2021 and will board Polar Latitude‘s SeaVenture in Ushuaia a couple of days later. Then it’s across Drakes Passage and onto the Antarctic Peninsula… Read More

The Start of the Antarctic Expedition is Near!

Simon Newton of Forces.Net covered the launch event of the Antarctic Quest 21 expedition on the Wellington with a short film. Watch it here: https://www.forces.net/video?video=50104

Antarctic Landscape 2012

Science in Plain English

At the pre-departure event of the Antarctic Quest 21 expedition, I had the pleasure of explaining the scientific projects to the gathering.

Expeditin Team sports their new Elliot Brown watches at pre-departure event on HQS Wellington

Expedition Pre-Departure Event

The expedition team of Antarctic Quest 21 are preparing for their departure: a final training in the Alps in a week’s time and then they’ll be off to Ushuaia, Argentina, where they will meet the ship SeaVenture of… Read More

L2B launch

Antarctic Quest 21 School Outreach

Today LikeToBe launched the Antartic Quest 21 School Outreach Programme. Members of the expedition team introduced the expedition and answered questions of school kids from as far away as South Africa. We covered everything from expedition food rations… Read More

blue sky with aircraft 'vapour' trails

Carbon Footprint of Antarctic Quest 21 Equipment Transport

Introduction Everything we do has a footprint and it is appropriate we, the Antarctic Quest 21 Team, consider the sustainability and carbon footprint of all elements of the expedition, from communication and equipment to transport and diet. I… Read More

100 years ago…

…Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail from Plymouth aboard Quest for the Shackleton-Rowett  Antarctic expedition with a strong scientific mission. The event is marked today by the Devon-Cornwall Polar Society with an all-day event in Plymouth, which is covered… Read More

AQ21 Scientists – Andrew Smedley

The work of the scientists, who will benefit from the Antarctic Quest 21 expedition is intricate, complex, interdisciplinary and connected to many environmental issues that matter to all of us. Here I’ll try to bring closer to you… Read More