You are here

Antarctica in the face of environmental change

Needoba and Students On Ice

Joe Needoba, a CMOP scientist and assistant professor with OHSU Institute of Environmental Health, is with the Students on Ice Antarctic Expedition to teach high school and university students about the impacts humans have on marine life, and what this means for the future health of our oceans and our planet.

The trip stared December 26 and ends on January 10. The group is visiting the Antarctic Peninsula, which is an important region of the continent that is experiencing significant changes as a result of tourism and climate change impacts. Needoba is leading one of four of the academic programs on the ship. In addition to oceanography, there is geology, tourism, and a general class. All told, there are 70 students, about 35 university and 35 high school.

Read interview with Dr. Needoba on teaching oceanography in Antarctica →

Follow the Antarctic scientific adventure on the Students on Ice expedition's official blog →

(Photo courtesy of Students on Ice program)