News have been published regularily on EducaPoles in French and English since the expedition started. Gauthier is setting well into its important mission, as the Polarstern will soon reach the Antarctic and the Neumayer station.
After refueling the German research station, scientists will carry biological investigations on fish stocks as a contribution to the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).
The Polarstern will then sail towards the site of the collapse of the Larsen A&B ice-shelves on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula. Scientists onboard will study the impacts of these climate-induced shifts in ice cover on the seabed biodiversity.