Research Projects

The ReQuest Team Members will each undertake an Antarctic Research Project and present their results in different formats on their return.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Lucy Morgan’s: Climate change education project, including writing blog about climate change (http://climatechangeguide.home.blog/ ) and creating a climate change-themed badge pack for Guides & Scouts.

PHYSIOLOGICAL EXPERIMENT

Genevieve Scullion’s: The physical effects of different temperatures on body functions. With the help of the members of the expedition, she will be able to measure the effect of varying temperatures on lung function, heart  rate/ blood pressure and reactions.

3D ICEBERG SIMULATION

George Stonor’s: A study into the movement of icebergs after they have detached from the ice shelf. This would involve understanding the different forces acting on the ice -such as sea currents, winds and gravity – and their resultant effects.

PHOTOGRAPHY & ART

Darcey Holmes’s: Capturing, using photography, a historical journey in contrast with 100 years ago. Using art to convey the overwhelming effects of human activity and climate change on Antarctica’s landscape and wildlife.

EDUCATIONAL BOOKS

Emma Johnston’s: Using a mixture of digital art, photography and creative writing, Emma intends to create several books that children and adults can enjoy whilst also learning about the environment in Antarctica and how it is changing.

100 YEAR COMPARISON

Sam Payne’s:  To research the changes across several different areas from Shackleton’s 1921 Quest expedition and our 2021 expedition.

THE SOUNDS OF ANTARCTICA

Alan Noake’s: Recording an entire “soundscape” podcast of Antarctica – the various sounds of the ship, icebergs, wildlife and weather. As well as one-to-one interviews with participants, crew, scientists and tourists. The project aim is to produce a complete audio record of the project.

MOTION SICKNESS STUDY

Cathy Mummery’s: The physiological causes of motion sickness and then whilst on Bark Europa look into the various treatments and how effective they are on individuals – shop bought medications, natural remedies and common sense remedies (watching the horizon, fresh air etc.)

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD

Laura Bernard’s: Document, through pictures, the physical and psychological effects of fellow explorers throughout the journey to and from Antarctica. Capturing the highs and lows of the entire experience.

ELECTRICITY GENERATION

Matt Wood’s: Carry out first hand research on how electricity is generated and stored in the research bases on Antarctica. We all know that global warming is happening, and one of the key issues contributing to this is the way we (humans) generate and use electricity.

AS A JOINT TEAM PROJECT IT IS ALSO PROPOSED THAT WE FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SCOUT MARR WHO LATER WENT ON TO PRODUCE
“THE NATURAL HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF THE ANTARCTIC KRILL (1962)” DISCOVERY REPORT – CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

WE WOULD LIKE TO CREATE SOME KIND OF ONGOING SCOUTING BASED
RESEARCH PROJECT TO CONTINUE MARR’S LEGACY AND HIGHLIGHT THE
IMPORTANCE OF KRILL TO THE ANTARCTIC FOOD CHAIN AND ECOSYSTEM.