PREVIOUS EXPEDITIONS

 
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2019 USX Juneau Icefield Expedition

2019 USX Juneau Icefield Expedition conducted data collection to determine the viability for long-term snow water equivalent (SWE) derived from glacier mass-balance techniques. This is a citizen science approach where our veteran team traversed over 65 miles across the Juneau Icefield in Southeast Alaska to conduct early season snowpack analysis.

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2018 USX Florida Coral Reef Expedition

For USX’s very first underwater expedition in October 2018, we worked with Reef Check Foundation to train veteran citizen scientists in a globally standardized scientific protocol, and had them conduct transect-based survey dives to assist in establishing and monitoring the health of coral reefs off the Atlantic coast of Florida. The data may then be analyzed and used locally by marine park managers, nationally by fisheries and environment managers, and internationally by organizations including United Nations agencies to help better track and care for coral reefs worldwide.

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2016 USX Mount Everest Expedition

In May 2016, USX became one of the first organizations to place a combat amputee on the summit of Earth's highest point. This expedition had two goals: raise awareness for service-members struggling through PTSD and use ultrasound technology to look for signs of the onset of high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). USX raised several thousand dollars toward veteran PTSD programs, specifically Stop Soldier Suicide, generated 3.2 billion media impressions, and gathered hundreds of data points using advanced ultrasonography.