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Jean-Louis Etienne - Polar Pod Expedition - The antarctic circumpolar current
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Exploring the Antarctic Circumpolar Current

Unlike all other oceans in the world, the Southern Ocean is not limited by continents; it is an ocean in motion through which a current called the Antarctic Circumpolar Current flows from west to east around Antarctica..

It is a major player in the climate, and is still fairly unknown because of its remoteness, its isolation from the traditional sailing zones, the high cost and therefore the scarcity of oceanographic campaigns. So there are great expectations among the scientific community.

The POLAR POD, just like a satellite around Antarctica, will allow the acquisition of data and observations over the long term that will be forwarded to the researchers, oceanographers and climatologists... involved in the project.

Sharing the expedition in real time through image, sound and speech will be part of a major international educational Life Science project.
Jean-Louis Etienne - Polar Pod Expedition - L'agenda
2012 / 2014
. Design, technical study
. Research of partners
. Scientific project


2014 / 2015
. Construction
2015
. Sea trials in the Agulhas Current along
  the southeast coast of South Africa.


2016 / 2018
. Departure in the Circumpolar Current
  to one year drift around the Antarctic
  continent.
Jea-Louis Etienne - Polar Pod Expedition
Jean-Louis Etienne - Polar Pod expedition