Become an Antarctic Expert!
Would you like to know more about Antarctica? Attend Aurora Expeditions' online information session to find out why Antarctica is the number one booked polar destination!
Joining Aurora Expeditions' online information session is special guest speaker, Dr Roger Kirkwood. Roger has been working for Aurora Expeditions in Antarctica since 1999 as both a Naturalist and Expedition Leader. As a marine biologist, Roger has been involved in a number of projects from spending a year living beside an emperor penguin colony in Antarctica to publishing over 100 research articles and four books! Roger's extensive knowledge and passion for wildlife is contagious and he is always keen to share his experiences with everyone he meets.
Roger will be joining select Aurora Expedition voyages in 2020/21, see below for more information.
The topics covered during the online information session will be:
- Antarctica’s landscapes and scenery
- Antarctica and Subantarctic wildlife
- What to expect at what time of year
- The difference between the Antarctic Peninsula and Subantarctic Islands
- Antarctic voyages offered by Aurora Expeditions
- The new purpose-built expedition ship, the Greg Mortimer
Online Information Sessions:
We are running two online information sessions. Please register to the session that suits you the best. By registering, we will send you a link of the recorded online information session if you’re unable to attend on the day.
Tuesday 10th December at 5:00pm (GMT- 5) New York, United States
Wednesday 11th December at 9:00am (AEDT) Sydney, Australia
Wednesday 11th December at 8:00pm (AEDT) Sydney, Australia
Wednesday 11th December at 5:00pm (GMT+ 8) Beijing, China
Wednesday 11th December at 9:00am (GMT+ 0) London, United Kingdom
Dr Roger Kirkwood, Expedition Leader and Naturalist
Roger has been exploring polar regions for over 30 years. In 1984, he first travelled to Antarctica as a krill research assistant on an Australian Antarctic Division, marine science expedition. He caught the Antarctic bug and returned nine more times to study zooplankton, seals, penguins and albatross. Mostly he was based in remote field camps – such as in the northern Vestfold Hills, on a glaciated Heard Island, on rock stacks in Drake’s Passage, and he spent a year beside an emperor penguin colony 60 km from Mawson Station – he did his PhD on emperor penguin foraging ecology.