About this project:

Dr Rachel Cameron, a human virologist by training, and a member who first joined RMYS in 2009 and has sailed since 1985, has been selected to join a global group of scientific leaders, totaling 118 from over 16 countries to embark on an expedition to Antarctica in January 2025.

There is an increasing body of research to show that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean exert significant influence over global climate. Over the last 50 years, the Antarctic Peninsula has experienced some of the greatest warming on Earth and is therefore central to understanding the global impacts of climate change. A simple example of this is that it was once the driest continent on Earth and now it has started raining.

Once traversing The Drake Passage with force 11 winds, the vessel and its participants will visit the scientific stations including Esperanza, Palmer, and Great Wall Stations.

During the voyage, there will be a range of scientific initiatives including a ‘Symposium At Sea’ where they will be discussing areas such as polar science and Antarctic tourism, water sampling including microplastics and climate policy. Ongoing projects will be derived from the station visits, Symposium, and ongoing collaborations.

Learn more about her good work, and watch the screening of “2040” and the uplifting documentary by Damon Gameau.

Watch trailer here

Kino Collins 45 Collins St, Thursday 18th April 7.30 pm

Pre-sale tickets until 10th April

*No tickets will be available on the night. Make a donation here of $38 to secure your ticket!