2013-2014 Science Planning Summaries
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21st Century Antarctica - The Science and Landscape of Palmer Station

Program Manager:
Mr. Peter West

Event Number: W-489-P

ASC POC/Implementer:
Samina Ouda

Ms. April Surgent (Principal Investigator)
http://www.aprilsurgent.comExternal Non U.S. Government Site

Port Townsend, Washington

Supporting Stations:  Palmer Station
Research Locations:  Palmer Station and surrounding area

Project Description:
The objective of this project is to gather information about the scientific research, unique biology and rapid climate change occurring at the Antarctic Peninsula and Southern Ocean. Close observations of the climate, landscape, fauna, oceanography and ecology along with the scientists and their respective research, will be used to gain first-hand knowledge about the region. Findings gathered while at Palmer Station will be used to produce a didactic body of artwork aimed at conveying a new understanding of the Antarctic Peninsula and scientific research happening there.

Field Season Overview:
The artist will travel on the ARSV Laurence M. Gould to Palmer Station. There, she will accrue first-hand impressions of the climate, landscape, fauna, oceanography and ecology, and will observe and interact with science teams. Detailed documentations of the findings will be recorded in daily log entries, drawings, photographs, watercolor paintings, small engravings, audio field recordings, interviews with scientists and blog entires.

Deploying Team Members:

  • April Surgent (PI)

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