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2041 was founded by polar explorer, environmental leader and public speaker Robert Swan, OBE, the first person in history to walk to both the North and South Poles. Swan has dedicated his life to the preservation of Antarctica by the promotion of recycling, renewable energy and sustainability to combat the effects of climate change.

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Robert Swan on the Antarctic Treaty, the mission and more.

The Antarctic Treaty is a facinating example of co-operation between nations that have chosen peace instead of conflict, science instead of exploitation. Robert Swan is adamant that the treaty provides a model for how the world could reach new levels of accord in dealing with the increasingly diminishing resources of our planet. 2041s mission is to preserve the Antarctic by putting renewable energy at the forefront of the global agenda so there is no need to exploit what is the worlds last great wilderness.  'We should have the sense to leave just one place alone' - Sir Peter Scott, son of Robert Falcon Scott. 

 


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The team arrives!

Excitement builds as the first group of expeditioners arrive from around the world. Some team members  have been flying for more then 45 hours! Serious commitment from a great group. Lets work! #icyclassroom #IAE2015

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Breaking the ice with Enhanced Energy Design.

Enhanced Energy design is the passion of American electrical engineer Michael Chambers. Based in Germany the company works for innovation in renewable energy systems. Challenged by Robert Swan to produce a zero emission and fossil fuel free portable power generator that works in the most extreme conditions, Enhanced Energy Design has met this challenge and their new system was today being tested after it's journey to Ushuaia. The prototype photovoltaic generator meets the special conditions of Antarctic travel and is capable of heating water for cooking, heating the tent, re-charging battery equipment and of course the essential melting of snow and ice for drinking water in temperatures in the negatives. This important partnership proves that truly renewable energy is not only possible but essential in the preservation of the Antarctic. #icyclassroom #IAE2015

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See you in Ushuaia!

Ahoy IAE Team Members,

I have arrived in Ushuaia with my team and we are working on final preparations for the Antarctic Expedition. I know many of you are coming from around the world, so I wish you safe travels and see you at the Ushuaia airport soon...

Onwards, Robert Swan

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International Antarctic Expedition 2015

The Expedition 2015 is right around the corner, watch this space for updates!

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