Following pioneering Antarctic scientific research, Expedition reaches wreck site, but deteriorating weather and ice conditions force searchers to abandon quest for now
Having successfully completed the pioneering science programme at the Larsen C Ice Shelf, the Expedition enters its exploration phase with the aim of locating the wreck of Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship ‘Endurance’
The S.A Agulhas II has completed the first phase of the Weddell Sea Expedition and arrived at the Larsen C Ice Shelf, the primary and most important destination for the scientific research that will take place during the expedition.
The S.A. Agulhas II has departed Penguin Bukta in Antarctica to embark on a major international science expedition to the Larsen C Ice Shelf in the Weddell Sea – making pioneering measurements under the ice and providing new insight into one of the coldest and most remote regions of the world.
All UK schools to receive Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) poster on the 2019 Antarctic Weddell Sea Expedition
RGS-IBG to support UK schools learning about a major international scientific expedition, exploring one of the coldest, harshest and most remote locations in the world, the Weddell Sea off Antarctica.
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) today launches its new educational programme to encourage schools across the UK to engage with the work of the Weddell Sea Expedition, a major international scientific expedition to Antarctica in January 2019.
The S.A. Agulhas II sets sail from Cape Town following completion of sea trials ahead of a major international Antarctic science expedition – making pioneering measurements under the ice and providing new insight into one of the coldest and most remote regions of the world.
On Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th October the scientists, researchers, archaeologist and technicians joining the Weddell Sea Expedition in January 2019 all met to discuss and outline the plans for the upcoming voyage.