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The Winds of Change

The Winds of Change

Authored by Katie Thomas   Sitting in a zodiac at the edge of the Antarctic continent, staring at a wall of snow-covered ice, we are invited to close our eyes and listen. The water laps at the shoreline, the wind rustles over the landscape, leaving a feeling of a...

Lessons from Palmer Station

Lessons from Palmer Station

Authored  by Hannah Campbell   The Island Sky team had the remarkable opportunity to visit Palmer Station, one of the United States research stations on the Antarctic Peninsula. Perhaps the most remarkable thing was that this was the first time Palmer Station had...

What lies beneath.

What lies beneath.

Authored  by Gina Ziervogel   The light and colour of icebergs is awe-inspiring. As with many things, much lies beneath the surface. This #homewardbound2023 Antarctic voyage is helping us uncover what lies beneath good leadership and be in awe of this special...

Creating our new home

Creating our new home

Authored  by Kirsten Maclean   The Island Sky is currently home to approximately 109 women and non-binary people (plus ship crew, expedition crew and hospitality team), with a background in STEMM, dedicated to work as a collective to contribute to the...

At One with the Penguins

At One with the Penguins

Authored by Catherine Lopes   After an unexpected rough day sailing through the waves, we made it! Yes, we landed in Antarctica! It is cold and windy on Aitcho Island for us, but not for these penguins.  We stood still watching them, but only a few of them stood...

We have arrived!

We have arrived!

Authored by Niamh Shaw   We’ve all become accustomed to a daily routine here on the Island Sky. I look forward to our morning announcements over the PA system, but this morning’s announcement was particularly special. Our expedition leader, Claudia, asked us to...

We sing. We dance. We seek joy.

We sing. We dance. We seek joy.

Authored by Anindita (Anung) Samsu   Homeward Bound is about the leadership, strategy, and visibility of women and non-binary people in STEMM. It has also emerged during our voyage that Homeward Bound is about the joy we seek and cultivate together - through...