Wednesday, July 14th 2010 - 03:05 UTC

Stamp release on wrecks and hulls depicts South Georgia’s whaling history

There are over sixty wrecks and hulls, including a submarine and two modern fishing vessels

A set of four stamps featuring some of the wrecks and hulks around South Georgia Island shores in the South Atlantic was released on June 25th. The release date was chosen to coincide with the midwinter full moon. The photographs used on the stamps were taken by Thies Matzen, who also wrote the text below, which was published in the June edition of the South Georgia Newsletter.

Tuesday, July 6th 2010 - 09:20 UTC

Initiative to upgrade Chilean Antarctic Province to “Special Territory”

Tte. Marsch, Chile’s first stopping air field to Antarctica

A group of Chilean senators from the ruling Conservative coalition presented a constitutional reform initiative that would declare as a ‘special territory’ the Chilean Antarctic Province with the purpose of protection and conservation of the zone’s biodiversity.

Friday, July 2nd 2010 - 15:14 UTC

Falklands prepares for the coming 2010/11 cruise season

Paul Trowell, General Manager for the Falkland Islands Tourist Board.

The Falkland Islands Tourist Board has had the first indication from cruise companies on potential numbers of cruise ships to visit Stanley in 2010/11.

Monday, June 28th 2010 - 22:30 UTC

Hobart to host Antarctic tourism, IAATO conference in 2011

Hobart is considered Australia’s “Antarctic Capital”

Hobart, Tasmania has won the right to host a prestigious Antarctic tourism conference, again proving its unique status as Australia’s “Antarctic Capital”.

Wednesday, June 9th 2010 - 19:55 UTC

Busy May for South Georgia fisheries with good tooth-fish catches

HMS Clyde rescued the crew of the sinking yacht “Hollinsclough” (MoD Crown Copyright)

May has been a busy month in the South Georgia Fishery, which opened on April 26th and catches have been good, according to the latest edition from the South Georgia newsletter.

Tuesday, May 18th 2010 - 15:39 UTC

HMS Scott back in Davenport after six months tour in Antarctica

HMS Scott completed operations in Antarctica

The Royal Navy survey ship HMS Scott returned to Devonport this week after six months on deployment in the southern hemisphere. The deep-water survey ship deployed on 26 October 2009 replaced stricken HMS Endurance in Ice patrol duties.

Saturday, May 15th 2010 - 13:56 UTC

Antarctic Treaty Governments Progress on Climate Change and Marine Protected

Areas: Fail on Biological Prospecting, Polar Code and Tourism

Punta del Este, Uruguay. Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition welcomed steps at the 33rd Antarctic Treaty meeting to make climate change a major item on the agenda, and to keep momentum going on a network of Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean.

Wednesday, May 12th 2010 - 18:58 UTC

Healthy Surplus in South Georgia Finances, Spurred by Fishing, Tourism and Stamps

The financial statements from the government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands ending December 2008 show a healthy surplus with fisheries licences, tourism and stamps, the three main sources of revenue.

Monday, May 3rd 2010 - 08:15 UTC

Annual Antarctic Treaty Conference Opens Monday in Uruguay

Climate change, tourism, Sea of the Law among the issues to be debated

Uruguay is hosting two Antarctic Treaty meetings which will officially be opened Monday May 3 in Punta del Este by Foreign Affairs minister Luís Almagro. Uruguayan authorities expect an attendance of over 350 foreign officials at the Thirty three Antarctic Treaty Consultative and the Thirteenth Committee on Environmental Protection meetings.

Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 05:36 UTC

Scientists Discover Deep-Ocean Current Moving Northward from Antarctica

The current flows at depths well below 3,000 meters, with hit speeds greater than 700 meters per hour and carrying volumes as high as 30 million cubic meters per second

Work in Japan and Australia has revealed that a deep-ocean current is carrying frigid water rapidly northward from Antarctica along the edge of a giant underwater plateau.


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