ACE in figures:
- Samples taken: 26,637
- Data-collection opportunities: 3,106 in 96 different places
- Liters of water collected with the rosette (an instrument for analysing ocean water): 3,916
- Number of Agassiz trawls: 64
- Number of radiosondes released: 90
- Number of helicopter hours flown in 19 flying days: 107
- Number of landings in 14 different locations: 494
- Kilometers travelled: 33,565
- Number of researchers on the first leg: 75, of which 54 scientists
- Number of researchers on the second leg: 80, of which 55 scientists
- Number of researchers on the third leg: 80, of which 55 scientists
- Number of researchers participating in all three legs: 31, of which 16 scientists
- Number of researchers participating in two of three legs: 14, of which 12 scientists
- Total number of researchers 159
- Number of research institutions represented: 73
- Number of countries represented on board (scientists only): 23
- Crew of Akademik Treshnikov: 60
Some facts and important firsts:
- Number of island groups visited: 12
- ACE is the first expedition to do such a journey for science for at least 60 years
- Microplastics were discovered all around Antarctica, even in the most remote areas.
- This was the first scientific expedition of this size in at least 60 years.
- Samples were taken up to 3,000 meters below the ice.
- The air on the continent turned out to be cleaner than air in laboratory cleanrooms.
- 3D models were made of Young, Buckle and Sabrina Islands (part of the Balleny Islands).
- Ice cores were taken on Young, Siple, Peter I and Bouvet Islands.
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