A Pioneering Antarctic Expedition into the Depths of the Frozen Weddell Sea

Bringing together world-leading experts in polar and marine exploration in a mission to solve unanswered questions about one of the most remote and least-studied wilderness areas on our planet.

About the expedition

Science

Using new technology and engineering to venture where few expeditions have been before.

State-of-the-art automated underwater vehicles will enable the expedition to survey and sample the seafloor and underneath the sea ice and floating ice shelves.

Education

Discovering Vital New Scientific Data That Will Inspire Younger Generations To Protect our Planet.

Gathering vital data on the rare and little-studied species of marine life which inhabit the icy western Weddell Sea ecosystem, in order to understand better how to protect the area for future generations.

Exploration

Going in search of Shackleton’s lost ship Endurance, which sank in the Weddell Sea in 1915.

For the first time deploying automated underwater vehicles to voyage beneath the ice in search of the wreck of Endurance, which was abandoned, crushed by the ice and sank more than a century ago.