Ximena Aguilar Vega

Antarctic Scientist & Glaciologist

Mexican, living in Stirling, Scotland.

Ximena is pursuing a PhD at the University of Stirling; her research focuses on bio-optics applied to the dynamics between glaciers and the ocean and the role these systems play in the carbon cycle.

She has participated in two Antarctic scientific expeditions (2019 and 2020) led by the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH), and she travelled to Antarctica with NASA’s IceBridge mission in 2018.

 

Ximena is also a photographer; she deeply believes in the synergy between science and art as an infallible tool for climate change awareness.

Member of

Mexican Agency for Antarctic Studies 

Homeward Bound, Team 6 .

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EXPEDITIONS

  • Scientific Antarctic Expedition 56 (ECA 56), Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH) January 2020.

  • Oceanographic Campaign. “Cape Horn: Platform for Glacier-Oceanic Prospection of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Magellan and Chilean Antarctic region”, Oceanographic Campaign PROFAN, November 03-25, 2019.

  • Scientific Antarctic Expedition 55 (ECA 55), Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH), January 08 31, 2019. 

  • South North Atlantic Training Transect (SoNoAT), RV Polarstern. Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) / Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), May 30 - June 29, 2019. Selected among 789 applicants of 88 different nationalities.

  • Contest awarded, Overflight with IceBridge Operation / NASA. Antarctica, October 27, 2018. 

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PROJECTS

2021

Homeward Bound

The world needs a new kind of leader and our #TeamHB6 cohort for the Homeward Bound program represent the diversity, initiative, bravery and skill we are looking for. These 100 women have been selected from an immensely impressive application pool,  for our sixth program. All have a background and/or qualification in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine (STEMM), and they come from all over the globe, from a broad range of professions, occupations and career levels, and have been selected based on their potential to demonstrate a new model of leadership, creating better outcomes for the planet.

Please keep an eye out for any links to crowdfunding campaigns and support these amazing women in their fundraising efforts if you can!

COLABORATIONS

2018

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N E W S

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19 de marzo de 2019

Ximena Aguilar Vega, estudiante mexicana del Magíster en Ciencias Antárticas mención Glaciología de la Universidad de Magallanes, y actual miembro de la GRSS, se adjudicó una beca para participar en el “South North Atlantic Training Transect 2019 (SoNoAT)” a bordo del buque científico alemán Polarstern, en junio de 2019.  El crucero partirá de Port Stanley, Falkland Island, el 2 de junio de 2019 y finalizará en Bremerhaven, Alemania, el 29 de junio de 2019.

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19 de marzo de 2019

Ximena Aguilar Vega, estudiante mexicana del Magíster en Ciencias Antárticas mención Glaciología de la Universidad de Magallanes, y actual miembro de la GRSS, se adjudicó una beca para participar en el “South North Atlantic Training Transect 2019 (SoNoAT)” a bordo del buque científico alemán Polarstern, en junio de 2019.  El crucero partirá de Port Stanley, Falkland Island, el 2 de junio de 2019 y finalizará en Bremerhaven, Alemania, el 29 de junio de 2019.