With growing concerns about the future of the polar regions there are increasing demands for more monitoring and research. A large majority of the research is field based, requiring equipment and teams to be on site. This means that a constant flow of supplies needs to be established, and a constant flow of supplies to one of the most remote locations on earth is extremely expensive.
Once supplies reach land, solutions for the land-based logistics is needed. Flights can be used to reach a few bases further inland, but it’s often more cost-efficient to use land logistics from the coast. Multiple locations can only be reached by land, which are hard to access in the extreme enviroment. In short, the logistics requirements are extraordinary.