I just wanted to post and share a short animated video showing the path the Akademic Ioffe followed on the Geological Society of America's Antarctica field trip. This trip was the 'kick-off' to the GSA's 125th Anniversary celebration.

I created the animation using QGIS with the Time Manger Plugin, data from Natural Earth and the Shackleton's Expedition Google Group. The red dots and lines represent the Ioffe and the blue dots and yellow track represent the Shackleton Endurance Expedition. I am planning on building this same project out in an nice TileMill interface. 

Static Map of the Akademic Ioffe Tracks