22 projects, one expedition
ACE is composed of 22 different projects bringing together research teams from six continents. They focus on different areas of study, all fundamental for a better understanding of Antarctica’s ecosystems.
An open call for proposals was launched at the end of 2015, and over 100 projects were submitted. An international panel of distinguished experts was convened and selected the projects according to criteria of scientific excellence. This process was conducted with the help of the polar-research institutions located in ACE partner-countries including South Africa, Australia, Norway, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland and the Russian Federation.
In the following pages, you will find a brief description of all selected projects and some intermediate results.