Nathalie Van der Putten from the Department of Geology, Lund University, will participate in Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) which is the first research expedition of the Swiss Polar Institute. The expedition is divided into three legs and the route goes around the entire Antarctic continent.

The first leg departed Cape Town in South Africa on 20 December 2016. At the end of February 2017, the third leg will depart from Punta Arenas in southern Chile. Research teams from all over the world will work on board the Russian research vessel Akademik Treshnikov.

Nathalie will participate in the third leg of the expedition as a part of a palaeoclimatology project measuring the changes in the ocean’s capacity to absorb CO2. The researchers will collect sediment samples from lakes and bogs on the west coasts of sub-Antarctic islands, for example South Georgia.

Principal investigator is Dominic A. Hodgson from the British Antarctic Survey

More about the expedition