OUC Successfully Concludes its Mission in China’s 38th Antarctic Expedition

Seven students and faculty members of OUC participated in China’s 38th Antarctic expedition. At the end of April, they completed their research mission and returned.

The 174-day expedition started on November 5, 2021 and covered a total of 33,000 nautical miles. Xuelong and Xuelong 2, China’s icebreakers, set off from Shanghai. The scientific venture involved a range of tasks, including the replenishment of supplies and staff rotation at China’s Zhongshan Station and Great Wall Station, as well as near-shore observations and investigations on marine ecosystems.