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Antarctic Climate Epic Project Brief

February 2023, will be a moment in time of a gathering of great minds for commitments to resolve what it takes, to move from where we are now to get to a better future. An Expedition team comprising scientists, conservationists, celebrities, ocean luminaries, renowned wildlife photographers/videographers, and global citizens, to embark on a Climate Expedition to the Antarctic. The timing and focus of the Expedition cannot be more timely as it comes at a moment where the Antarctic is facing unprecedented threats from Climate.

 

About The Antarctic Climate Epic Expedition

Chief of Expedition is the legendary octogenarian, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Explorer in Residence at National Geographic, Founder of Mission Blue, Time Magazine’s first Hero of the Planet, Honorary Chair of Editorial Board of Ocean Geographic.

Chief Advisor to the Expedition is Captain Don Walsh, named World’s Greatest Explorer by Time Magazine. Captain Don Walsh is a Nonagenarian who has explored the Mariana Trench, and made over 70 polar expeditions.

They will lead an Expedition Team that will be made up of 110 diverse and passionate global citizens of different ages, nationalities, backgrounds, expertise, stories and accolades, to carry through strategies that will drive change through governments, organisations, corporates and communities.

The Expedition will be on a newly built vessel that is certified carbon neutral, named after Dr. Sylvia Earle.

Outputs Of The Expedition

The outcome of this expedition will include a series of lectures, feature documentary, exhibitions, book and most importantly 23 resolutions to stimulate transformative change for net-zero emissions by 2050.

The narratives and images from this expedition aim to encourage the way people see and understand the Antarctic. Enlightenment will hopefully catalyse a much-needed paradigm shift away from indifference and into action to protect our natural world.

The Antarctic Climate Expedition (ACE)

EXPEDITION SHIP: The Sylvia Earle 

CAPACITY: Average of 132 Passengers | Cabins: 71 | Decks: 8 

DETAILS: Year Built: Launching October 2021 |  Length: 104m | Speed: 10-12 Knots

VOYAGE: Antarctica 

EMBARK: Ushuaia, Chile 

DISEMBARK: King George Island

CHARTER FLIGHT: King George Island to Punta Arenas

START DATE: 13 February 2023 (2 nights in Ushuaia)

EMBARKATION: 15 February 2023 

DISEMBARKATION: 23 February 2023 (flight to Punta Arenas – 1 night hotel, 

END DATE: 24 February 2023

GENERAL ITINERARY: 

13 to 14 Feb: Arrival at Arakur Ushuaia

15 to 23 Feb: On The Sylvia Earle

23 Feb: At Hotel Cabo de Hornos or Hotel Rey Don Felipe, Punta Arenas.

24 Feb: Check out

EXPEDITION ROUTE: 

Ushuaia- Drake Passage – Aitcho, Antarctic Peninsula – Hope Bay – Brown Bluff – Enterprise Island – Orne Harbour – Port Lockroy / Jougla Point – Paradise Harbour / Skontorp – Lemaire Channel – Pleneau – Whalers Bay – Robert Point – Frei