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Closing out World Oceans Week, The Explorers Club is hosting a special and captivating event with the team from the Endurance22 Expedition, which discovered Shackleton’s lost ship Endurance in 2022. The ship had not been seen since it was crushed by the ice and sank in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica in 1915.

We’ll hear first-hand from Expedition Leader Dr John Shears, Chief Scientist Dr Lasse Rabenstein, and Subsea Manager Nico Vincent as they recount how they used pioneering science and technology to make their historic discovery, and tell us how they managed to survey, photograph, and film one of the most famous ships in history at a depth of 3008m below the ice. The team will be introduced by Donald Lamont, Chairman of the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust, which organised and funded the expedition.

The Endurance22 expedition brought together world-leading subsea engineers, technicians, scientists and mariners on the South African icebreaker SA Agulhas II, one of the largest and most modern polar research vessels in the world. Join us for what will undoubtedly be an incredible story from the dedicated experts who have been involved in this monumental discovery and learn first-hand of the challenges of undertaking an international expedition of this magnitude and significance.

 

Check-in begins at 4:30PM and the program will start at 5:00PM.

Following the presentations, the Explorers Club will host a drink reception in the Club Library.

 

 

Header Photo Credit: Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust/National Geographic

Speakers

Dr. John Shears

Dr Shears is a polar geographer and expedition leader with over 30 years’ experience of working in both Antarctica and the Arctic.

Nico Vincent

Nico is a Subsea engineer, surveyor and AUV/ROV manager, he managed the COMEX Marine Operations Department in the 1990’s for over 15 years. He then joined Subsea Resources PLC, specialising in Ultra deep water salvage as Operations Manager. With his 30 years experience, Nico is today Deep Ocean Search Ltd Operation Manager and is qualified to carry out any unusual special subsea projects.

Dr. Lasse Rabenstein

Lasse gained his PhD studying Arctic sea-ice thickness in 2010 at the University of Bremen. Before working full-time for his own company, he was appointed as a lecturer at the Swiss Polytechnical Institute (ETH) in Zurich from 2010-2016. He is author of several international publications on geophysical methods to survey the cryosphere.

Donald Lamont

Donald Lamont is Chairman of the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust that pulled together the organization and funding for the Endurance22 Expedition. Donald was for 32 years a member of the British Diplomatic Service, including serving from 1999 to 2002 as Governor of the Falkland Islands and as Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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