Fuchs Foundation

BPE is the expedition provider for The Fuchs Foundation.


National Space Academy Presentation

A charity that was relaunched in 2005 to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Sir Vivian Fuchs’ Commonwealth Trans Antarctic Expedition.

We provide science based fieldwork expeditions in polar regions for adults.

Since 2007 BPE has run three major Fuchs expeditions for teachers; two to the Antarctic and one to the Arctic.

From 2014 the emphasis on the expeditions is changing, moving to shorter and more affordable adventure expeditions; These will aim to inspire people to relate their experience to either other students or peers; thereby enriching the lives of others.

Over the next five years BPE are running trips to a remote part of Eastern Greenland to conduct various experiments in association with the Space Centre and Leicester University. The aim of these experiments are to test and develop equipment for future Mars missions.


Lichen on a rock in Greenland

Alongside of this there will be several other experiments running, including studies that include terrestrial science, marine science and astrobiology.

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