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Remote Area Science & Engineering

Remote Area Science & Engineering was established in 2013 to facilitate the acquisition of scientific and engineering data from remote areas of the world. There are remote-area logistics providers and there are remote-area scientists, but Remote Area Science & Engineering combines these facilities to both plan and prosecute your remote-area data gathering.

  • Who

    Adrian McCallum is the owner of Remote Area Science & Engineering. With his extensive networks he will solve your remote area problems.
  • Contact

    Contact us for your remote data gathering needs: or leave a message in the box below.
  • ABN

    ABN: 65 256 795 826
  • What

    We have experience in the acquisition of geotechnical, geophysical, oceanographical and meteorological information from around the globe.
  • Disciplines

    Geohazards Geophysics Geotechnics Glaciology Meteorology Oceanography
  • Where

    We have experience operating from the Arctic to Antarctica, the high mountain ranges of the world, offshore and many places in-between.
  • Locations

    Africa Antarctica Arctic Ocean Australia Greenland Himalaya New Zealand Papua Patagonia Svalbard
  • When

    With over twenty years experience in remote area project management we look forward to providing your remote area data gathering solutions today.

Planning afoot…

Part of this business entails constantly seeking future opportunities in which to practise remote area science & engineering. Projects take time to evolve but currently, the following projects are being progressed: GPR assessment of Mt Everest North Face, Radioglaciological assessment of the Bonar Glacier, NZ; a revisiting of a previous study site, Greenland man hauling traverse incorporating ice-cap geophysical
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Subsurface exploration – Naracoorte, South Australia

We recently had the opportunity to work with the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resource (DEWNR) to determination the location and extent of caves and voids within the Naracoorte Caves system. We’re still analysing the data and providing feedback to DEWNR but this initial foray could provide a terrific foundation for ongoing subterranean survey research within the greater Naracoor
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What’s cooking…

Things have been a bit quiet on the adventure front recently, but with the university semester now safely underway, it’s time to consider future remote-area data gathering opportunities. Future possibilities include: A return to the Bonar Glacier in NZ with revised GPR equipment to nail-down ice thickness, Reassessment of the Outer Edge Polar Challenge: what is the vehicle and sponsorship state and over what ti
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Affordable Avalanche detector for remote Himalayan communities

The tragic Nepalese earthquake has brought to light a proposal that I’ve had brewing for almost 15 years; the development of an affordable, lightweight avalanche detector for remote Himalayan communities. By adapting Greg Charvat’s “Coffee-Can” radar, the plan is that local villagers can construct and manage their own system to allow local detection of dangerous slope conditions. Press release
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Outer Edge Polar Challenge

The Outer Edge Polar Challenge Ride for Leukaemia ( gets under way in just over three weeks. There’s still plenty to do, but Snowsailer suspension modifications are just about done and soon lots of kit will be en route to Antarctica via Cape Town. It’s an audacious expedition this one, using unique vehicles to scoot along the ice using just wind power; valuable sc
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Private funding could help Australia’s role in the Antarctic

A brief exploration of how future polar research might be funded:
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Bonar Glacier Radar Data Analysis

Software issues precluded our collection of dynamic radar data on the Bonar Glacier, however, we were able to collect the first ever ice thickness measurements. Currently we’re digitising the photographic record to allow data manipulation and thus extraction of the bed return signal; a 3D ice thickness approximation for the glacier can then be generated.
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Outer Edge Polar Challenge

Recently I’ve been working with Charles and Fisch from the awesome Outer Edge Polar Challenge: We’re working on incorporating both science and education into the expedition, making it an even more worthy venture. Remote Area Science & Engineering might yet get along for the ride…
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Successful NZ Expedition

Successful radio glaciological expedition to the Bonar Glacier. Weather 50/50 but we managed to get both velocity and ice thickness data; the first data we’re aware of from this vicinity. Data analysis continues…
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