18 Oct '16, 12pm

50 scientists launch groundbreaking mission to circumnavigate Antarctica

50 scientists launch groundbreaking mission to circumnavigate Antarctica

Though the project began with over 90 proposals for potential research ideas, in the end, only 22 were accepted. The adopted projects include measuring the effects of plastic pollution on the food chain and measuring the role phytoplankton plays in regulating the climate. The organization behind the expedition is the newly formed Swiss Polar Institute , a joint venture between a number of Swiss research and educational institutions that aims to “enhance international relations and collaboration between countries, as well as to spark the interest of a new generation of young scientists in polar research.”

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