Challenging Habitat

Reducing my online carbon footprint

It is one thing to be aware of the carbon emissions of online activities (running a website, internet searches, emails, social media, video/music streaming), yet quite another knowing how to reduce it.

Royal Meteorological Society

When the Royal Meteorological Society invited me to write a guest blog about the Antarctic Quest 21 expedition for their MetMatters page, I analysed the daily SitReps provided daily from the Antarctic Peninsula by expedition leader Paul Hart… Read More

Snow accumulation pole at basecamp, Portal Point, installed on 15 Dec 2021. (c) Antarctic Quest 21.

Expedition: Done ✓ The Science has only just started …

In his concluding situation report, Paul leaves it to others to judge whether Antarctic Quest 21 was a successful expedition. I’ll try to provide him with an answer for his Priority 3: Science

Concluding Message from the Antarctic Quest 21 Expedition Leader Paul Hart

The team safely back in Argentina and preparing to go their separate ways to rejoin families and pick up their lives back home, Paul find time for a concluding message.

What did the Team do for Science in the Ice?

I have explained the background to the scientific projects we are supporting in a number of blog posts and on our website. Now I provid an insight into what ‘doing science’ on the ice actually entails, with the example of sampling… Read More

Looking back to the start of Antarctic Quest 21

Simon Newton’s short film of the start of the expedition is now available. See it here!

snow sampling tubes for metal analysis

Antarctic Quest 21 – Team Science

As Antarctic Quest 21 draws to a close, the science team find time to send some video footage of what they have been doing.

View of Forbidden Plateau, Antarctic Peninsula. (c) Antarctic Quest 21.

Antarctic Quest 21 Science Reaches out to Schools with LikeToBe

It was such fun to do this webinar for school kids from different ages and I was truly astonished what well-considered and pertinent questions I was asked. Well done, all of you! There was one question I couldn’t… Read More

An Expedition beset by Gruelling Weather Conditions…

The Antarctic Quest 21 expedition I’m supporting as scientific advisor has been beset by most arduous weather conditions – storms alternating with snow blizzards and zero visibility… Nevertheless, the team are in good spirit and ingenious in repairing… Read More

Expedition team using Satellite Communication by AST during the Antarctic Quest 21 Expedition

Our Online Carbon Footprint

The awareness of the carbon footprint of IT and online activity is increasing as a result of media reports, for example thought-provoking articles by the Royal Society, BBC Future and Carbonbrief.org However, ready-to-use carbon footprint calculators, including the… Read More

Cat Cameron following careful procedure to take snow samples for metal analysis by scientists at the University of Plymouth, UK

Metals in the Snow

Oh no (I hear you say) please, not another new story of contamination and its dreadful consequences! And yet…

Snow accumulation pole at basecamp, Portal Point, installed on 15 Dec 2021. (c) Antarctic Quest 21.

Snowfall on the Antarctic Peninsula

It snows on the Antarctic Peninsula. (Still :))