Climate Change Institute Researchers Heading to South Georgia Island

Researchers with UMaine’s Climate Change Institute will be blogging while on a trip to South Georgia Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. The expedition members are Climate Change Institute Director Paul Mayewski, UMaine graduate students Bjorn Grigholm and Mariusz Potocki, UMaine postdoctoral researcher Dan Dixon, Chilean researchers Gino Casassa and Marcelo Arevalo, EMT medic Alex Kuli, and freelance journalist Alex George Kuli. The Kuli South Georgia Expedition team is expecting to return Nov. 4, depending on weather. Before leaving on the trip, Mayewski delivered a talk on “Climate Change — Perspectives, Realities and Future Change” at Chile’s Universidad de Magallanes — American Corner. The lecture featured research work in South America and Antarctica.

To follow the expedition go to or visit the Climate Change Institute Expedition posting at