Articles by: Jen Thomas

Across all borders and stereotypes

By Inigo Everson, chief scientist on leg 4. The views of anyone visiting a foreign country are inevitably coloured by the politicians and media at home painting a stereotypical view of the people in the country they plan to visit. So has living on a Russian icebreaker for a couple […]

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How to keep the science cool at the equator…

Atmospheric measurements for project 7 (Study of preindustrial-like Aerosol-Climate Effects) are kept going also during Leg 4 from Cape Town to Bremerhaven. During our journey we expect to see the transition from pristine marine conditions into areas with more and more anthropogenic influence (e.g. from biomass burning and industry) as […]

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“So we continue North”

Text and photos: Inigo Everson, Leg 4 “Chief scientist” We sympathise with you poor people who got off the ship in Cape Town. You had ample time to change your minds though, because we didn’t finally leave until well after dark, too late for those sunset pictures of Table Mountain. […]

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ACE expedition set sail today

Press conference on Facebook live The Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE), the first project run by the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI), will set sail this evening from South Africa. The Akademik Treshnikov is a Russian research vessel that has been chartered for this expedition. It will carry nearly 60 researchers around […]

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