Mission Accomplished!

Polarquest2018 successfully circumnavigated Svalbard on board of sailboat Nanuq

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Monitoring Microplastic Pollution in the Arctic

Microplastic samples were collected at 30 stations, including the record latitude of 82°07 N

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Catching Cosmic Rays

The team measured the cosmic ray flow at the highest latitudes ever reached at sea level

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What is POlarQuest 2018?

What is Polarquest 2018?


A quest for the wreck of the Italia airship on the 90th anniversary of the crash which made the history of polar exploration.


Complete circumnavigation of the entire Svalbard archipelago with a sailing boat.


An international team of arctic researchers, today’s explorers of the unknown, looking for answers to some of the greatest enigmas of science, from climate change to the origin of high energy cosmic rays , from measuring the impact of human pollution at extreme latitudes to creating awareness of the micro- and nano-plastic contents in the Artic Ocean.


A voyage to the last untouched wildernesses on earth, to convey the importance of the Arctic for our sustainable future.

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It’s the season of giving: donate to Polarquest and receive special benefits!

It’s the season of giving: donate to Polarquest and receive special benefits!

This summer, Polarquest ventured high above the Arctic Circle to take the world's northern-most samples of microplastics. Though the mission was a fantastic success for science, the crew still needs your help!

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