The Polar Citizen Science Collective aims to empower the polar tourism industry to make valuable contributions to scientific research.

Through long-term collaborations with scientific organizations, ongoing coordination with participating operators and vessels, development of training materials, and delivery of data and feedback, the Polar Collective facilitates scientist-led citizen science.

With existing programs spanning ornithology, marine biology, oceanography, meteorology, glaciology and sea ice, expedition vessels are proving successful as respected platforms for science. With growing enthusiasm from tour operators and expedition teams, we hope to facilitate the expansion of these efforts to all vessels in the polar tourism industry. 

Finally, we believe that when guests participate in these programs, they contribute to a greater understanding of the region in which they travel. Participating in these projects enriches the educational experience by providing hands-on learning opportunities. Through this heightened level of commitment, they become true ambassadors, returning home to champion for the protection of our planet's most fragile ecosystems.

Get involved. We look forward to helping you make a difference. 

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