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
  • Science

    The Weddell Sea Expedition 2019 will provide an unprecedented opportunity to investigate and explore one of the most remote, and least studied, places on our planet.

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  • Education

    The mission of the Scott Polar Research Institute is to enhance the understanding about these areas through scholarly research and publication.

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  • Exploration

    This expedition will be the first to use Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) in the search for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, Endurance.

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