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The Antarctic

The great unknown

 

Antarctic holds around 90 percent of our planet’s ice and 70 percent of its freshwater. There’s so much water that if all the ice melted we would be left with a large landmass in the East Antarctic, an archipelago of mountains where the West and Peninsula were, and global sea levels over 60 metres higher, flooding the likes of Dhaka, New York, Sydney, and London. Where, when, and how much of the Antarctic ice sheets will melt in a warmer world is a major focus of research. Offshore, the surrounding Southern Ocean supports hugely productive ecosystems, many of them economically important, including the krill and Patagonian toothfish fisheries. These ecosystems also play a crucial role in soaking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and regulating climate. Just how the ocean, atmosphere, and ice interact to influence the world’s climate is hugely uncertain. The Antarctic might only make up 7 percent of our planet’s surface, but there have never been enough scientists to tackle it.

 

This is where The Antarctic Project comes in. Working with commercial and government logistics, we are an international multidisciplinary team of scientists dedicated to tackling the most time-critical research questions in the Antarctic.

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Teamwork lies at the core of discoveries made by The Antarctic Project. From the subantarctics to the geographic South Pole, we have worked with an amazing group of people.

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We are a team of scientists based in research-intensive universities across the world. If you would like to learn more about our work or support our scientific program, do please get in contact. We would love to hear from you.

 

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