MOON REGAN TRANSANTARCTIC EXPEDITION

Winston Wong | Imperial College London


EDUCATION

The Moon Regan Transantarctic Expedition team is committed to sharing its 2010 journey across Antarctica as widely as possible. It is determined to make available everything it learns, both during the 40 days on the ice and in months to come, when all the scientific data it brings back has been analysed by the world’s leading scientists at Imperial College London.

Each member of the team is enthusiastic about Antarctica and believes passionately that this vast continent has much to teach the world.

The involvement of young people is key to the success of the Expedition. ‘Not only is Antarctica one of the most interesting places on earth, it is also one of the most important for the future of the planet. We need to respect and understand this last great wilderness – and pass this respect and understanding on to future generations’ says Andrew Regan, Expedition co-leader.

The Expedition is working with a number of schools and is committed to sharing useful educational resources on Antarctica. 

ANTARCTICA FACTS

  • The Antarctic is the coldest place in the world (lowest recorded temperature is -89.9 C). It is also the windiest place in the world (fastest recorded wind speed of 300km/h). And it is technically a desert: it has less than 5cm of precipitation in a year.
  • The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959, which puts all territorial claims on hold ? so no-one actually owns Antarctica. It has been set aside as a scientific preserve, and military activity is prohibited in the region.

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