Alone on the tip of an iceberg.
Where nothing is under control.
In Winter 2018 Alex Bellini will be dropped on a tabular iceberg off the west coast of Greenland and, by the influence of the currents, he will be pushed southbound towards warmer water. The adventure will be conducted in hostile environment with temperature around 20 degree below zero.
It will be the journey of a lone man and the journey of the human kind on this Planet. Adrift.
Adrift mission will put on the iceberg sensors and devices in order to collect real-time data about ice structure and its dynamic evolution during the drift. These data, never collected before, will help scientists to understand important issues about climate change on Planet Earth.
The project, supported by a panel of opinion leaders (including environmentalists, scientists, thinkers, artists, bloggers…), will highlight the crucial themes of climate change and sustainability to big audience in a cross-disciplinary perspective.
I strongly believe that human beings grow and get stronger when exposed to stress, volatility, fear and disorder. This new challenge will be the perfect environment to learn new skills with the hope to bring them back to my everyday challenges and make my life even more marvelous.
The capsule is a totally customized environment made by Survival Capsule LLC, a company based in Mukilteo (Seattle) that develops survival solution for natural disaster. The capsule is fully furnished and allow Alex to live for the entire duration of the mission without any external support. Energy supply is guaranteed by source of renewable energy, such as solar panels and power unit activated by Ales’s physical activity.
Food provisions for one year are stored in the internal warehouse.