Some quick numbers to give you an idea of PolarQuest’s emissions:
Ship season: Our three ships M/S Quest, M/S Stockholm and M/S Sjøveien emit approx. 2700 tons carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) in total each year.
Expedition with smallest carbon footprint: Svalbard, seven nights on board M/S Quest, 2,07 tons CO2e per passenger (including flights Oslo – Longyearbyen T/R).
Expedition with biggest carbon footprint: Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia, between 10 and 13 tons CO2e per passenger (including flights), depending on what vessel we travel with and exact flight route.
Flights with smallest carbon footprint: Oslo – Longyearbyen T/R: 0,4 tons CO2e per passenger.
Flights with biggest carbon footprint: In connection to a trip to Antarctica, Stockholm – Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia – Stockholm, 5,2 tons CO2e per passenger.
Total carbon footprint on all our trips: Approx. 3650 tons CO2e per year.
The PolarQuest headquarters: Our office in Göteborg, Sweden emits approx. 25–30 tons CO2e per year.