I am a postdoctoral scholar who is interested participating in Antarctica fieldwork/exploration as a volunteer. My background is in biology, but I am happy to participate in any fieldwork opportunities, because I hope to use such an experience to better understand how teams perform effective science in harsh environments. I have worked in scientific teams in remote environments and believe I can grow a lot for future endeavors by working in even more harsh environments like Antarctica.
As a side note, I am a U.S. citizen who has extensive experience overseas (especially in Japan).
For the past few years, I have tried:
1) Contacting numerous scientists who lead Antarctica teamwork. 2) Contacting Palmer LTER and McMurdo LTER. 3) Applying to the ANSMET program.
So far I have not had much luck, which is understandable given the limited slots. I wanted to inquire if anyone on this forum may know of other avenues someone in my position can apply to increase their chance of obtaining such a volunteer position? Any advice would be so very much appreciated! Thank you.