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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 one-day conference and exhibition on June 15th, 2017 on the topics of Swiss Polar Research and the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition.

This event is dedicated to researchers, scientists and students interested in polar research and in particular in the related fields of climatology, glaciology, oceanography, biology and biochemistry. …


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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: Globalizing Polar Issues, held in Cran-Montana, Switzerland.

Le voyage n’est pas tout-à-fait terminé. De retour dans leurs laboratoires, les équipes scientifiques impliquées dans l’Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) sont maintenant en train de travailler sur les échantillons qu’elles ont récoltés. …


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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 Continent about 35 times and has visited many parts of it. …

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ACE Expedition

Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition — 1st project of the Swiss Polar Institute. It aims to enhance international relations and collaboration between countries

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