Antarctic Blog 19 December 2016

Press conference in Cape Town, South Africa, 20 Dec 2016

The Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE), the first project run by the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI), will set sail from South Africa on 20 December in the late afternoon. The Akademik Tryoshnikov, a Russian research vessel chartered for this expedition, will be carrying 55 researchers from 18 countries. They will collect various types of data in an effort to improve our understanding of the impact of climate change in the Southern Ocean.

A press conference to discuss the implications and practical aspects of the expedition will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 20 December 2016 at 11am local time (10am CET). You are cordially invited to follow the press conference live (in English):

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