Antarctica, November-December 2023
Taken on an expedition to Antarctica with 100 women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM). Braving the treacherous waters of the Drake Passage, we arrived at the frozen continent, greeted by towering icebergs and colonies of penguins.
Antarctica doesn't have any borders and doesn't belong to any country, but it is governed under a series of recognised guidelines and agreements called the Antarctic Treaty. It's the only continent with no permanent human habitation - scientists and support staff live there for parts of the year on a rotating basis. Nicknamed 'the continent for peace and science', the research that goes on in Antarctica continues to transform humankind's understanding of Planet Earth.