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Aurora, just gone carbon neutral, to hold Antarctic Climate Expedition

Sylvia Earle will accompany the climate expedition in her namesake ship
Australia’s Aurora Expeditions is calling for registrations of interest for an Antarctic Climate Expedition in 2023 with renowned oceanographer and namesake of its new ship Dr Sylvia Earle.

‘This will be a climate expedition like no other that can have a real impact on the future of our relationship with life on Earth,’ Earle said.

100% carbon neutral

The cruise was announced just as Aurora Expeditions has been certified 100% carbon neutral. This was achieved by a combination of sustainability initiatives across the company’s business operation with South Pole, an emission reductions project developer and global climate action expert.

Expedition master plan

Limited to around 100 people from around the world, the 2023 expedition’s master plan is to address the warming climate and loss of ice in the southern polar region and develop strategies to reduce carbon emissions.

‘The stories and images from this game-changing expedition aim to encourage the way people see and understand the Antarctic,’ CEO Monique Ponfoort said.

Unique opportunity

‘This is a unique opportunity to discover the beauty and majesty of Antarctica, the last pristine wilderness of penguins, seals, seabirds, glaciers and icebergs in the company of Dr Earle,’ Ponfoort said.  

The 12-day Antarctic Climate Expedition commences February 13, 2023, with two nights and a full-day conference in Ushuaia. This will be followed by a nine-day voyage aboard Sylvia Earle and a post-voyage night in Punta Arenas.  

Sylvia Earle’s route features the Drake Passage, Aitcho Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula, Hope Bay, Brown Bluff, Enterprise Island and the Lemaire Channel.