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 www.armadaproject.org/, and TEA http://tea.rice.edu/tea_gibbsfrontpage.html This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OPP-0126319 (http://www.nsf.gov) 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.