THE 98/99 MISSION ANTARCTICA EXPEDITION LOGBOOK REPORTS
The goal of the Mission Antarctica 98/99 season expeditions to Bellingshausen and the Antarctic was to provide the information required to plan the clean up at Bellingshausen Base. A secondary objective is to set the scene, record expedition activity and develop an educational programme based on the intinerary and the scientific research carried out.
Two expeditions travelled to Bellingshausen in the period 14 January 1 March 1999. A survey team travelled by ship to carry out the detailed survey and assessment of work to be done to meet the ultimate objective of Mission Antarctica. The second, media and science, team of six people, on the sailing vessel Pelagic, were concerned with recording the expeditions' work including scientific research, visits to other bases and establishing a pictorial baseline for monitoring climate and other changes. The Pelagic reports which are indexed below began 25 January and concluded on 23 February 1999.