UTM-Antarctica Expedition Team Update: 25 Feb -17 March 2015

Dear UTM Colleagues,

The UTM Antarctica Expedition Team has successfully conducted field studies in Antarctica from 25 Feb -17 March 2015 for their Antarctica-Tropical region intercation. Studies conducted include remote sensing for sun photometric measurement for aerosol and coastal water quality sampling; soil, water and sediment sampling for microbiological work; ROV (remotely operaatied vehicle) for coastal sampling under extreme cold Antarctic water; and monitoring of human physiological changes under extreme conditions.

The UTM Antarctica Team also stopped at several summer based camps as part of study sites in the Antarctica Peninsula which included the Chile, Argentina, Ukraine and Fort Lockroy summer base camps.

The expedition also involved four days of sailing across the Drake Passage from Ushuaia, Argentina to the Antarctic islands, and another four days of cruising back to Ushuaia upon completion of the field studies.

 

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