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27 Sep 2019

Alumna features in Antarctic team travelling to Port Lockroy

A team of five, including alumna Lucy, will be travelling to the remote island of Port Lockroy off the Antarctic Peninsula to live and work during the next Austral Antarctic summer (November 2019 – March 2020).

Working in sub-zero temperatures, with no electricity or running water, the team will run the world’s most southerly public post office, manage Port Lockroy’s living museum and monitor the resident gentoo penguin colony.

Lucy Dorman, who graduated with a degree in Geography and P.E in 2002, will be the base leader for the team. The trip will be her second season at Port Lockroy.

It will take over two weeks by plane and boat to travel the 11,000 miles to their temporary island home, which is around the size of a football pitch.

The team will welcome up to 18,000 visitors to Port Lockroy throughout the season and give them an insight into life on a scientific base in Antarctica in the 1950s and 60s.

Port Lockroy has been home to explorers, whalers, scientists and sailors who have made vital contributions to Antarctic history. This year’s team will make an important contribution to a long-term scientific study of the resident colony of penguins to better understand the impact of environment change on the site.

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