22 Oct 2015

Science expedition to explore South American volcanoes

From Nine To Noon, 9:37 am on 22 October 2015

The South American Andes is one of the world's most volcanically-active regions and yet little is known about some of the volcanoes, largely because of their inaccessibility. In November an international team of volcanologists, including Victoria University's Dr Ian Schipper will undertake a four-month, four thousand kilometre long expedition to explore over 15 volcanoes along the South American Andes. It's the first time anyone has attempted a study of this kind on such a large scale, and in a departure from normal scientific endeavours, it's being made possible almost entirely by Land Rover and the Royal Geographical Society. The Trail by Fire team: Yves Moussallam, Ian Schipper, Aaron Curtis, Talfan Barnie, Philipson Bani and Nial Peters. Follow their journey on their website and through social media.