Citizen Science for the planet
Gathering explorers, scientists and communicators for research expeditions in extreme environments. Nuturing and educating the next generation to preserve the wonders of our planet.
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Views from our expedition circumnavigating Svalbard
Cosmic Muon tracks detected
Nautical miles of Arctic Ocean Explored
Polarquest is an international team of professional researchers, communicators and explorers with a commitment to the environment, research and education! Through our citizen science expeditions, we’ve given new insights into some of the greatest enigmas of science: from microplastic pollution to the origin of high energy cosmic rays.
In addition, we are passionate about communication and education – sharing the impact of human pollution as well as the magic of our planet’s extraordinary natural phenomena.
Our record-breaking results
Citizen science from the Arctic to the Amazon.
Scientific survey of the coasts of eastern Greenland.
Circumnavigating Svalbard in our record-breaking mission.
New missions to the Arctic planned for 2021.
Expeditions in Antarctica to the Amazon from 2006-2014
Latest News & events
Colorado Environmental film festival starts today and features nanuq documentary12 Feb 2021The Colorado Environmental Film Festival has started today February 12! Watch over 75 new films in 22 curated collections until February 21 and do not miss our Nanuq, An...
Nanuq documentary wins Best feature at Environmental Film Festival 2021 in L.A.
15 Jan 2021: Online talk with the Arctic Observatory: “Alla ricerca del Dirigibile Italia” with Polarquest’s Paola Catapano, and Giuseppe Biagi and Roberto Sparapani of L’Italia al Polo Nord.
Nanuq2020: our Latest Campaign
A unique expedition and survey of the coasts of Greenland, visiting selected places in order to describe their unique environment and features. Several parts of Greenland are of volcanic origin, making them very interesting to environmental science. Their unique ecosystems can give clues to future development induced by climate change.
Due to its remoteness, probes from the shore and mountain lakes revealed unique data for understanding the transport of pollutants (especially micro- and nano plastics). These surface and sediment probes are from places never before visited by humans.
Read about the Nanuq2020 expedition
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