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Posted on 06 08 2013

Coldest Journey Update

We took the decision back in June to re-prioritise the objectives of the team in Antarctica. Although their primary aim has now changed from being the first team to cross Antarctica during the winter they will continue to carry out vital research for a number of institutions across the globe.

Brian Newham in his blog ‘Snow Sampling’ posted on July 27th gives us an insight in to how life has changed for the Ice Team over the last couple of weeks. Here is a brief Extract “We are collecting snow samples for two separate research projects. One is looking at Moisture Transport by Water Isotope Analyses (for NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA and also Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China ) and the other is looking at Psychrophilic Bacteria profiling ( for Malaysian Antarctic Research Programme). More details of these projects can be found on our science pages”

Over the next couple of months as the Ice Team continues to progress in their scientific work, we will hope to concentrate on raising money for our headline charity ‘Seeing IsBelieving’. This endeavor raises money to prevent and treat avoidable blindness and has so far reached over 41 million people.

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