To collaborate in the deepest knowledge of the most unfamiliar places on the planet.
To learn about the past and the future of the Earth. And do so without affecting ecosystems, leaving the smallest possible footprint. From simplicity to the achievement of complex goals.
This is the philosophy that marks the International WindSled Project, the only totally ecological vehicle designed for research in polar lands.
Based on the ancient knowledge accumulated during millennia of the Inuit peoples, their wisdom and natural adaptation to the cold lands of the Arctic, the WindSled developers have managed to create a vehicle that combines tradition with modern means through kites that harness aeolian energy.
This vehicle is capable of conducting economically feasible research and collection of scientific data concerning snow, ice, precipitations, meteorological conditions, atmospheric contaminants…on any Polar plateau in the world.
Therefore, the International WindSled Project facilitates scientific work in Antarctica and the Arctic, by becoming a mobile laboratory on the move and by collecting accurate data and samples for research. All the latter without substantial financial investment in infrastructure or logistics.
The WindSled has traveled more than 12,430 mi (20,000 km) in the Arctic and Antarctica, in different expeditions, all of which were successfully completed .
It has already attracted interest from prestigious international scientific groups.