The AP3 has conducted three expeditions to date, in 2009, 2011, and 2016.  Our 2009 and 2011 expeditions were supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) grant ANT-0636639 to Ross MacPhee. Our 2016 expedition was supported by NSF grants ANT-1142129, ANT-1142052, ANT-1142104, and ANT-1141820, to Matt Lamanna, Ross MacPhee, Pat O’Connor, and Julia Clarke, respectively.

Our primary field area is the James Ross Island area of the northern Antarctic Peninsula, though we also conducted fieldwork in the South Shetland Islands during 2009, and made a visit to Robertson Island in the Seal Nunataks during 2016. The James Ross Island area includes James Ross Island itself, plus Vega, Seymour, Snow Hill, and a few other, smaller islands.

Click the images below to learn more about each expedition! 

2016 Expedition

2011 Expedition

2009 Expedition