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Airbnb invites volunteers for Antarctica scientific mission

Airbnb invites volunteers for Antarctica scientific mission

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ABOARD XUELONG, Jan. 14, 2014 (Xinhua/IANS) -- Photo taken on Jan. 13, 2014 shows the landscape of Victoria Land in Antarctica. China is planning to build a perennial station in Victoria Land by 2015.  (Xinhua/Zhang Jiansong) (wf)
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Global travel company Airbnb and Ocean Conservancy have announced the Antarctic Sabbatical, an opportunity for five passionate individuals to travel to Earths most remote continent on a first-of-its-kind scientific research mission in December.
"The five volunteer citizen scientists will collect snow samples and study the extent to which micro plastics have made their way to the interior of Antarctica, one of the world's least understood and most isolated ecosystems," Airbnb said in a Tuesday statement.
The five selected individuals will join Antarctic scientist Kirstie Jones-Williams, to deliver insights on how the global community can help protect both Antarctica and the planet.
To apply for the Antarctic Sabbatical, one can visit wwww.airbnb.com and fill the application form. The mission, which comes on the heels of the Italian Sabbatical, is part of the larger Airbnb Sabbatical program designed to inspire people to take time out of their careers to give back.
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