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Meet Scientist in Residence Dr. Sandra Nogué

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Across the Arctic and Antarctica, researchers are working diligently to learn more about polar species, climates, geology and more, in an effort to better educate mankind about these unique areas. The more we know about Polar Regions and their delicate ecosystems, the better equipped we are to preserve and protect them for generations to come.

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Meet Quark Expeditions Polar Travel Adviser Caren Rapp

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An adventure with Quark Expeditions is quite unlike most other vacations. Let’s face it, there are a lot of unknowns in polar travel, even if you’ve done it before. 

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Meet Quark Expeditions Polar Travel Adviser Paul Schuster

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When you book a small ship expedition with Quark Expeditions, your first contact is almost certainly going to be with one of our many Polar Travel Advisers (PTAs).

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Simon's Final Expedition of the Antarctic season

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Quark Expeditions' team member Simon Bottomley shares his diary reflections on his Antarctic season aboard the Ocean Diamond.

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Ocean Diamond Expedition Blog - 1st March 2015

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Quark expedition team member Simon Bottomley shares his diary reflections on his Antarctic season aboard the Ocean Diamond.
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The Rookie Returns: The Diary of a Returning Quark Expedition Guide

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Written by Quark Expedition Team Member Malcolm Ellis

It’s good to be back!

In March 2013 I bid a sad farewell to Antarctica, the Ocean Diamond and newfound friends amongst my fellow expedition staff, with whom I had sailed to the Seventh Continent and back during the course of four expeditions in my first ‘rookie’ season as a Quark Expedition guide.

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What you Need to Know About Kayaking in the Polar Regions

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There’s nothing quite like climbing into a kayak and paddling the pristine waters around towering icebergs off the coast of Antarctica, or along the shore of a quaint Greenland fishing village. In fact, Greenland is the birthplace of the kayak and many of Quark's Arctic passengers are treated to a traditional kayaking demonstration in Sisimiut, on the Davis Strait.

Kayaking is an immensely popular Antarctic adventure for Quark passengers. We provide the equipment and training you'll need for a day on the water enjoying views of the landscape from your unique vantage point just atop the surface of clear waters in the extreme North or South.

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What to expect when you travel to Antarctica: An expedition diary

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25th January 2015

Ocean Diamond - Expedition Blog

Our first day in Antarctica, after a pleasant crossing of the Drake thanks to impeccable timing on the part of Captain Oleg having controlled our speed to avoid any trouble, was Barrientos.

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Making Polar History - A Landing at Remote Saunders Island

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It was an exciting day indeed when 88 Quark Expeditions passengers became part of polar history.

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Talking polar travel (and more) with Hans Lagerweij

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In this special guest blog post, former Quark Expeditions President and CEO, Hans Lagerweij, shares some insights with us on his new role, and on what to expect on his upcoming Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise the Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falklands fly-cruise. 

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