with Andrew Thompson
Experience a Trip of a Lifetime
February 16–March 1, 2022
Visit Antarctica, one of the last remote and wild places on Earth, on the National Geographic Explorer. In this immersive experience, you will go ashore to hike for spectacular views, visit a penguin colony, and use a kayak for personal exploration. For a more relaxed experience, you can also head to the bow to watch the ship slice through the ice, pick up tips from an onboard National Geographic photographer, and explore the undersea from the cozy lounge via live footage captured by an undersea specialist. Throughout your journey, Caltech professor and oceanographer Andrew Thompson will share his research studying ocean currents and eddies to understand their impact on Earth's ecology and climate.
The Caltech Associates has partnered with the Caltech Alumni Association to present this excursion to all Associates members, alumni, and parents.
View the trip brochure for the itinerary and detailed pricing.
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Andrew Thompson is an oceanographer who studies the role of ocean circulation in Earth's climate system and is a professor of environmental science and engineering at Caltech. His research group uses autonomous ocean robots and satellite data to study the polar oceans and their influence on the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets. He has participated in multiple field programs in the Southern Ocean.
Thompson was awarded the American Geophysical Union's Ocean Sciences Early Career Award in 2013, as well as a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering in 2014. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the UK, where he spent time at the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey. He earned his PhD from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.