Articles by: Jen Thomas

Unexpected facets of Antarctica emerge from the labs

Six months after the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition ended, the teams that ran the 22 scientific projects are hard at work sorting through the many samples they collected. Some preliminary findings were announced during a conference in Crans Montana organized by the Swiss Polar Institute. Nearly 30,000 samples were taken during […]

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ACE under the spotlight in Russia

ACE’s next step is taking place in St. Petersburg, in Russia, home port of the vessel Akademik Treshnikov, that carried the expedition all around Antarctica. There, the Consulate General of Switzerland, in cooperation with the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) and the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), is organising a […]

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Conference and first scientific results

The journey is not over yet. The scientific teams involved in the Antarctic circumnavigation expedition (ACE) are now working hard in their labs to analyze the samples they collected during the expedition. Their first results will be disclosed in September 11-12, at a conference entitled High Altitudes meet High Latitudes: […]

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David Walton: «ACE can shed new light on the Antarctic»

Chief scientist on the ACE expedition and an expert on the White Continent, David Walton shares his thoughts and impressions about the three-month trip and the science undertaken on board. He knows Antarctica. A scientist with the British Antarctic Survey for 50 years, David Walton has traveled mto the White […]

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More incredible images of ACE expedition on French TV

A voir absolument: l’émission “Thalassa”, le magazine de la mer et des océans, propose un long reportage sur l’expédition ACE. Not to be missed: an in-depth report about ACE expedition will be broadcast on “Thalassa”, a programm dedicated to oceans and seas on the French channel France 3.   Rediffusions: […]

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Exhibition: Our Antarctica – images from the Great White South

Incredible landscapes, astonishing ice formations, diversified wildlife, numerous opportunities for scientific work and studies…. Antarctica provides beautiful photographs! From May 11th until June 5th, 2017, a set of fifty pictures taken on the white continent and around are exposed in the ArtLab building at EPFL, Lausanne Switzerland. This exhibition shows […]

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Various videos

The flight of the albatross (Florian Brucker, ©Parafilms/EPFL): ACE leg 2 went through a storm after leaving Hobart (Noé Sardet, ©Parafilms/EPFL): Incredible Balleny Islands, seen from the sky (Noé Sardet, ©Parafilms/EPFL): Unloading of the ROPOS in Punta Arenas, Chile (Noé Sardet, ©Parafilms/EPFL):

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A second ending for the expedition

The Akademik Treshnikov reached Bremerhaven, Germany, yesterday, thus completing the expedition’s fourth leg. In a way, this is a second ending for ACE. The 14 scientists disembarked, and the offloading of all the containers and sample-boxes is now underway. In a few days, the boat and its Russian crew will […]

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