The GreenLAnd Circumnavigation Expedition (GLACE) will offer an unprecedented complete circumnavigation of Greenland in a single expedition over a 2-month period. The expedition will provide access to the remote and as yet critically understudied Northern Greenland area and provide a unique opportunity to investigate the marine, terrestrial, atmospheric and cryospheric environments of the Arctic.
From December 2016 to March 2017, scientific teams from all over the world boarded the Russian research vessel Akademik Treshnikov for an unprecedented expedition around Antarctica. During the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE), researchers worked in a number of related fields, from biology to climatology to oceanography, to improve knowledge on what the future may hold for this continent and the world.
In order to foster an interdisciplinary culture, ACE will combine competences and know-how from a broad range of scientific disciplines. We believe that this is the only way to understand Antarctica and its global role in today's and tomorrow’s climate issues.
An open call for projects was launched in November 2015 with over 100 world-class applications. Twenty-two projects comprising 55 researchers from 30 countries were selected following peer-review by an international scientific committee.