Willis Resilience Expedition Announced

20th August 2013, 08:40am

Willis Group is proud to announce the launch of the Willis Resilience Expedition 2013: an ambitious feat encompassing a World Record attempt by the 19-year-old explorer Parker Liautaud, to reach the geographical South Pole on skis in the fastest time ever recorded, in addition to carrying out three scientific programs that aim to contribute to the understanding of our changing world.

The Willis Group CEO, Dominic Casserley and Deputy CEO, Steve Hearn have decided to take the company’s commitment to climate science, earth observation and the communication of the need for climate resilience to another level.

Research undertaken at during the expedition includes an extensive programme of climate modelling, statistical analysis and natural hazard risk assessment, and builds on over six years of significant Willis-supported climate science at leading public research institutions across the world.

Since its founding in 1828, Willis has helped clients to explore new frontiers, mitigate natural and man-made risks, and achieve through human endeavor what many thought impossible; but this is the first time a financial institution has led the support of an Antarctic research and survey expedition, let alone an ambitious world record attempt such as this.