Weddell Sea Discovery Cruise

SETI Institute Event

Weddell Sea Discovery Cruise

Tags: Partnerships

Time: 23 December 2023 - 03 January 2024 -

Location: Cruise to Antarctica

Weddell Sea Discovery
Sail deep into Antarctica’s furthest reaches on this adventure of a lifetime. The ice on the Weddell Sea is too thick to navigate for most of the year, so only the lucky few get to experience this phenomenal corner of Antarctica. Watch massive tabular icebergs float past and stay on the lookout for emperor penguins – a rare sight on any other Antarctic cruise. Steeped in polar history - it was in the Weddell Sea that Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, became trapped in the ice, giving rise to one of the most remarkable survival and rescue stories of our time. Take your Antarctica exploration to the next level on this truly unforgettable voyage.

SETI Institute guest lecturer:

Dr. Dava Newman – Visionary Astronautics Researcher, SETI Institute Board of Trustees
Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics at MIT and a Harvard–MIT Health, Sciences, and Technology faculty member, Dr Newman has been the principal investigator on four spaceflight missions aboard the Space Shuttle, the Russian Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. She served as NASA Deputy Administrator between 2015-17, was the first female engineer in this role, and was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. Her research and teaching expertise include aerospace biomedical engineering, human performance, advanced space suit design, AI/ML for climate, leadership development, innovation, and technology and policy.

Meet the incredibly accomplished Dr Newman aboard our Weddell Sea Discovery cruise, which departs from Ushuaia on the 23rd of December, 2023. Spend Christmas and New Year in Antarctica, learning about the scientific significance of the seventh continent from a world-renowned expert.