East Antarctica Windsled Circunnavigation 2018-19 open aplication for scientific projects
Windsled is a zero emissions mobile plattform, an specially
designed sled inspired in the inuit sled, moved by giant kites, and able to
transport up to 6 passengers and up to 2000 kg of cargo.
A radically new concept created first time in 2000 by Spanish
team, and developed through 8 succesfull traverses, and more than 20000km
covered, 6 in Greenland, and 2 in Antarctica,
In 2005-6. A 4000km traverse Novo-SPI-Vostok-Progress station., And in
2011-12, a 3500 km traverse Novo-SP-Patriot Hills.
Proposed Antarctica Windsled Circunnavigation 2018-19, (AWC-18-19). Expedition want to prove the capability of
this plattform for developing scientific research in the high Antarctic plateau
in a complementary way to existing plattforms but totally clean, cheap, safe
and logistically very simple.
See full Project in enclosed document. AWC-18-19 CRYOLIST.
In resume the Project will be composed of 2 diferent
A-A light and eficient 7500 km traverse around
east antárctica, Novo-SP-Dome C-Dome A-Dome Fuji-Novo. Where only light and simple projects of data
gathering can fit.
B-A heavier traverse from South Pole to Vostok and
Concordia where 1 or 2 scientist can join the sled and have heavier equipment
up to 200 kg.
Researchers or Projects interested in participating into the Windsled Expeditions
are welcome to contact and make an aplication to [hidden email] you can see more general information about windsled in www.greenland.net/windsled
Aplicants can send a proposal with a máximum 2 page resume
of aplicant CV, institutions involved as
well as the Project proposed before May 30th 2017.
Acceptance of projects will take place before July 30, 2017.