For those who are interested the GSA blog (Speaking of Geology) has been posting a very interesting series of posts (produced daily, posted every couple of days) about a special voyage of scientists to the bottom of the world. They started posting them on January 2nd, 2013 and run up through today.
Here is the tag line for it:
The Geological Society of America’s 125th birthday year has begun! We are kicking off this 125th anniversary year now with the celebratory launch of the Akademic Ioffe on an extraordinary voyage of discovery to one of Earth’s most dynamic ecosystems: Antarctica. This once-in-a-lifetime cruise, ‘Travels in Geology — Antarctica and the Scotia Arc: Tectonics, Climate and Life’, will focus on the geology, wildlife, and history of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean.