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MBA supports Antarctica expedition

Henry receiving his logo patches from MBA Director Colin Brownlee

The MBA is sponsoring Henry Evans on his epic journey to the South Pole with the International Scott Centenary Expedition. Henry and his guide Geoff Somers will trek the last 2 degrees to the South Pole to promote the legacy of Captain Scott and his men.

Henry dropped in on Monday, a week before he is due to depart, to pick up the MBA logo patches that he will stick on to his jackets. He also discussed communication with Professor Colin Brownlee, who will be undertaking research into ocean acidification aboard the James Clark Ross in the Southern Ocean at the same time.

Follow Henry’s progress and read his blog.

See Henry’s Magnificent Ocean website and follow him on Twitter @Henners181

Henry did his undergraduate project on cuttlefish at the MBA, and has helped us out as a keen volunteer. We are delighted to help support him on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Henry training for the expedition in Northern Norway last year.

It’s not Pingu it’s Henry training in the Lake District. The penguin costume will be taken to the South Pole!

Tirelessly traversing the Essex countryside. Henry in training and testing the GoPro video camera, donated by the MBA, which will record his progress to the South Pole.

Read about MBA scientists who risked everything on the early pioneering research expeditions to Antarctica.

Read more about polar science and the MBA.

Find out about MBA research into the biological processes that underlie key ecological and biogeochemical processes in the oceans.

Iceberg in Paradise Bay, Antarctica. Image: Keith Hiscock