The Antarctic Free Ocean Carbon Enrichment (antFOCE) experiment team has almost finished all the experimental elements of their project. Starting next week the team will conduct final sampling and prepare to remove all the underwater and land-based infrastructure and return it to the station, before flying home in mid-March.

Project Manager Glenn Johnstone took this scenic shot of storm clouds gathering over the Windmill Islands “as the brief Antarctic summer ends and the rapid slide into winter begins” — a fitting reflection as the end of this epic experiment approaches.