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Science under the ice - Antarctic expedition
Wednesday, 20. June 2018, 12:00pm

We have a pleasure to announce an extra INAR seminar given by a famous Finnish explorer Pata Degerman on Wed 20.6. 12 noon in E 207. If you don't already know Pata from TV programs aired on the BBC and National Geography, please visit his website: http://pata.fi/ This guy is a legend; he has planned and led over 40 expeditions in different parts of the world. On these expeditions he has climbed sixteen first ascents, skied, trekked and paddled in unvisited areas from the Arctic to the Antarctic, in different jungles, mountain ranges and deserted islands. Pata is an inspirational lecturer, an environmentalist and eager to popularize science.

Short Abstract:
A team of scientists from the University of Helsinki and New Zealand visited McMurdo Sound, Antarctica to complete a six-week diving expedition on the sea floor near the Ross ice shelf. The expedition aimed to study how climate change has affected the rare ecosystems on the seafloor beneath the sea ice. They will for the first time document an entire research expedition in 360 virtual reality so that the general public can get a glimpse of what scientists actually do.

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