- On Board: Communication Experts
- On Board: Scientists
- On Land: Communication Experts
- On Land: Scientists
Frédéric is an accomplished mountaineer, having climbed 6 of the 7 summits (the highest mountains in the 7 continents).
He is Nanuq’s scientific coordinator and during the Polarquest2018 expedition he will get off the boat in Ny Alesund to walk back towards Longyearbyen (more than 100 km) across glaciers and lonely valleys to place his passive sensors to assess the concentration of a persistent organic pollutant called PCB ( polychlorinated biphenyl), a very toxic chemical compound banned by the United States Congress in 1979 and by the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in 2001.
Finding them on Svalbard would be very bad news for the planet.