UT Heads to the Arctic!
Who We Are
We are three energy researchers at UT-Austin raising money to go to the Arctic to investigate solutions to climate challenges. We have been hand-picked by Sir Robert Swan, the first person to walk to both poles, to be a part of the ClimateForce: Arctic 2019 Expedition where we will join almost 100 other energy and sustainability experts from around the world to learn, brainstorm, and create actionable steps to solve climate change. As part of this Expedition, we will take our expertise and apply it in the field as representatives of The University of Texas.
You are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Remember that this is not a two week vacation or trip, but rather a commitment for life. The purpose of this Expedition is to inspire and build a movement of Climate Leaders and Energy Champions. - ClimateForce: Arctic 2019
The Expedition brings us together with climate leaders, entrepreneurs and experts from around the world for leadership development and sustainability education. We will spend 10 days in Oslo and Svalbard, Norway attending presentations and lectures from leading experts in climate, renewable energy and sustainability and trekking across the Arctic to gain first hand experience in one of the regions at risk from climate change. As engineers and energy experts, we will also be giving presentations and training other participants on the important technical aspects of energy solutions to climate change.