LEM sponsors "Antarctica 2.0" project
In January 2012, professional adventurers Wilco van Rooijen and Fokke van Velzen will carry out an expedition to the South Pole to raise awareness of the need to use alternative energy sources.
They will drive a solar-powered vehicle on a journey of 2300 km through Antarctica from Patriot Hills to the South Pole and back.
The vehicle is being designed and built by students at the Hogeschool Utrecht in The Netherlands.
After nine months’ of development the car is almost complete and already undergoing testing. Meanwhile, the original team will coach new students to enable them to continue work on the project and to prepare the car in time for the expedition.
LEM DHR transducers were selected to provide reliable current control and monitoring in the extreme environmental conditions that will be encountered during the expedition.
Antarctica was chosen because it is now protected against drilling for minerals by an Environmental Protocol. This is a part of "The Antarctic Treaty" providing protection that will end in 2048. After then anyone will be able to drill for natural resources.