Antarctica

Antarctica
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.

Saturday, April 24th 2010 - 07:51 UTC

Coming Antarctic Season 2010/11, the Last for Big Cruise Ships

The Antarctica season beginning in November is likely to be the last one as it has been known. Proposed changes to the type of fuel ships are allowed to burn and carry in this fragile ecosystem have now become a reality, making the future of big cruise ships in Antarctica uncertain.

Friday, April 23rd 2010 - 02:55 UTC

China interested in krill fisheries to cut foreign dependence

Krill, an abundant resource in Antarctic waters

China has sent its ocean-going fishing vessels Kai li and An Xin Hai to the Antarctic for the 2010 krill fishing season. During a 23 day exploratory fishing they caught 2.000 tons of krill, with a daily output of 100 tons, three times than originally expected.

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