Thank you for visiting the Weddell Sea Expedition 2019 website.
This expedition would not be possible without the support and expertise of the Flotilla Foundation. A special thanks to the major Science participants; Scott Polar Research Institute, Nekton, University of Canterbury, Stellenbosch University, South African Environmental Observation Network, University of Cape Town and the Nelson Mandela University.
We are grateful to Marine Archaeology Consultants and Shears Polar Limited for their expertise and expedition management.
Thank you also to the Department of Environmental Affairs and African Marine Solutions for the vessel, and Ocean Infinity, Deep Ocean Search, Eclipse, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and Kongsberg Marine for the sub-sea equipment.
A lot of preparation has gone into this expedition. Thanks to White Desert and Corporate Traveller for assisting the transport, and to Constantia Consulting for helping with the Risk Management Plan and Environmental Impact Assessment.
Thanks to The Royal Geographical Society and The Explorers Club for contributing to the Weddell Sea Expedition’s outreach, and to Atlantic Productions for producing the expedition documentary.
Finally, thank you to Big Ocean Data for providing us with the vessel tracker, Wild Dog for putting together this website and to Celicourt Communications for managing and overseeing the expedition’s press and social media.