ASPIRE  2004

 McMurdo Station Antarctica
October 10 - December 10

The Antarctic Sewage Pollution Impact and Recovery Experiments, ASPIRE, is a three year NSF funded project to examine the direct impacts of human waste on Antarctic marine communities. We have designed a large scale experiment, that includes the newly completed (2003) sewage treatment plant, to test the ecological changes due to organic enrichment, burial disturbance, and microbial growth; all these factors are intensified by human activities in the Antarctic.


In cooperation with Spring Hill School,  ARMADA, and TEA This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OPP-0126319 ( Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.