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Wai Yin Cheung web

Wilson (Wai-Yin) Cheung is a Fellow of Royal Geographical Society (RGS), Member of The Explorers Club and SCAR's Standing Committee on Humanities & Social Sciences. Since 2011, he has worked as a polar expedition leader, mountain guide, ski guide and sea kayaking guide in extreme remoteness areas (Antarctic continent and the Peninsula, Greenland, Kamchatka, Alaska, Norway, Iceland, Canada, the Arctic and the Alps) over 1000 field days to ensure the secured wilderness experience for international visitors.

Wilson studied an "M.A.Transcultural European Outdoor Studies" in Europe and Cross-cultural Studies is his the other profession. He keeps on learning the different cultural interpretation of landscape and environment, especially in the polar regions. Recently, he published a paper on "The growth of Chinese tourism to Antarctica: a profile of their connectedness to nature, motivations, and perceptions" to draw attention to the impact of tourism in the polar regions. Now, he is a master student in Polar and Marine Science at Saint Petersburg University, Russia, researching on the cryosphere in the Russian Arctic.

Research projects / interests:

  • Antarctica Tourism pattern of Asian visitors
  • Asian mobilities of consumption in Arctic destinations
  • Glaciology in Arid area

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Keywords: Antarctic Tourism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cryosphere, Glaciology, Remote Sensing