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

Our mission

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

our Expeditions

Citizen science from the Arctic to the Amazon.


Scientific survey of the coasts of eastern Greenland.



Circumnavigating Svalbard in our record-breaking mission.


Upcoming expeditions

New missions to the Arctic planned for 2021.

ADDITIONAL expeditions

Expeditions in Antarctica to the Amazon from 2006-2014

Latest News & events

Public Talk: In Search of the Airship Italia

Public Talk: In Search of the Airship Italia

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

upcOming Events



Panel Talk: In search of the Airship Italia

Il Festival di Osservatorio Artico (online)

Online panel discussion with the Arctic Observatory in Italian.    More Details

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“I have got the Arctic lure and will certainly go North again.”


Louise Arner Boyd

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