My most recent adventure, however, took me just a little farther south than I ever would have imagined going.
There is a real community spirit living on base, with everyone expected to take their turn helping with cleaning, general base duties, and handling cargo when the ships arrive.
Hobart is the Australian gateway to the Antarctic and many people, both international and national, move here if they have an interest in the area.
There is a certain draw to the Arctic and Antarctic that causes people to return again and again.
I grew up in the former GDR and initially saw little opportunity for ever "going south".
I found fitting back into the set hierarchy in a German clinic difficult on returning, and this step must be carefully considered.
Dickensheets has found his experience with commercial instruments to be beneficial. Like most academics in engineering today, he trains his students to be practical problem solvers.
Not only did my arctic experience make me a better scientist, but it also made me a better person overall.
Did you know?The term "Arctic" is derived from the Greek word arktos ("bear"), referring to the northern constellation of the Bear.
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