A pioneering Antarctica expedition into the depths of the frozen Weddell sea
In January and February 2019, a major international scientific expedition will explore one of the coldest, harshest and most remote locations in the world, the Weddell Sea off Antarctica, using underwater robots, drones and other state-of-the-art technology.About the Expedition
The Expedition will bring together world-leading glaciologists, marine biologists, oceanographers and archaeologists on S.A. Agulhas II.
- Meet Ray Darville, one of the ROV pilots on the expedition. He is the third ever Bahamian to come to be in Antarctica. An ROV is a remotely operated vehicle. It can travel to 6000m depth… instagram.com/p/BszjXbmhkNe/…
- RT Grogan_Claire: When the sea ice is this thick, it requires a rather long drill to core it 🙂 . . . . . #weddellseaexpedition2019 #antarctica #adventure #OneLifeLiveIt #livebreatheoutdoors #ellisbrigham #PeopleOfAdventure @universityofcapetown @antarcticlegacy_sa … bit.ly/2CsK7vk pic.twitter.com/gpGJFoExs0
- The marine biology team are analysing the transects from the ROV. They have seen lots of interesting corals and marine life at 390m depth in the Weddell Sea. #weddellseaexpedition2019 @oxzoodept @water_nomad @Dr_MTaylor @nektonmission @researchessex @BFrinault pic.twitter.com/9v1Zu04vFi