Thanks to our very own South Pole Gazette We came across this interesting (if a little geeky) article about what Henry Malmgren, the IT manager at the Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the South Pole has to put up with. It seems that because of the dry atmosphere, static electricity can be a problem especially when trying to manage the flow of data from the South Pole.
This particularly interested us as we will be looking to take advantage of as much technology as possible, as some of Henry Adams' articles have suggested (see Electronica for example). This means that in our own way, whilst we'll be in a tent rather than in a polar research station, we will have to take all sorts of precautions so that we can stay in touch with the outside world.
You can read about Henry Malmgen's experience at the South Pole by clciking on the following link: The Big Chill: Ch-Ch-Chatting with the IT Manager at the South Pole.
To sign up to receive daily emails about the Matrix Shackleton Centenary Expedition's progress please click here.
Get a capsule view of who we are, where we're going and why we're doing this by reading our brochure.
View our brochure (PDF 2.5mb)
Sir Ernest Shackleton is widely known as one of the most inspirational leaders of the twentieth century. The Shackleton Foundation is a new charitable trust.
Matrix Group are proud to be the Headline Sponsors of the Shackleton Centenary Expedition
The South Pole Gazette is a round-up of Antarctic news stories from around the web.
The SCE receives a small percentage of the price of all Antarctic and Shackleton books bought through the links listed below. Please note that buying through our UK Amazon affiliate account you are directly helping to sponsor the Expedition.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with the SCE if you have any questions regarding our project, or if you would like to know more about how you can become a sponsor.
The Shackleton Centenary Expedition,
c/o The Lansdowne Club,
9 Fitzmaurice Place,
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For press enquiries, please contact Mark Cooper at Van Communications, email@example.com
RSS feeds are a way of keeping up to date with your favourite websites by delivering fresh content to your desktop.
The SCE is a not-for-profit venture of the Shackleton Foundation.
All rights reserved © 2006 The Shackleton Centenary Expedition [SCE] except where noted.
Company No. 06107694, Charity No. 1118686.
The Shackleton Centenary Expedition, c/o The Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, London W1J 5JD
"Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all." - EHS 1909
Sponsored by Matrix