What was the Akademic Shokalskiy? Where was it headed and why? (Reference : Class 12 Vistas, Journey to the end of the Earth)
Akademik Shokalskiy was a Russian research vessel. It was headed towards Antarctica. It was an expedition with ‘Students on Ice’, a programme to take young minds to the ends of the world which helps in inspiring them to work towards the planet. The programme was under the guidance of Geoff Green.