Ice Patrol HMS Protector's sailors and Royal Marines spent two days digging out the Port Lockroy scientific base in Antarctica which is home to a museum, gift shop and the world's most remote post office.Add your comment!
An Uruguayan Air Force Hercules C-130 aircraft landed at the Artigas Base in Antarctica carrying some 40 scientists for the 2022-2023 campaign to work on 18 projects, marking the 37th anniversary of Uruguay's entry as a consultative member of the Antarctic Treaty System.3 comments
A US passenger on an Antarctic cruise died and four other guests were injured after the Viking Polaris vessel was struck by a giant unexpected wave while crossing the Drake Passage heading for Ushuaia in Argentine Tierra del Fuego province.Add your comment!
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) celebrated 60 years of scientific research in Antarctica as the UK’s national operator. BAS evolved from the Falkland Islands Dependency Survey (FIDS), following on the success of Operation Tabarin 1943/46 involving SS Fitzroy from the Falkland Islands. This week's event took place during the marking of Antarctica Day on December first.Add your comment!
On the anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty, December first 1959, the Antarctic Fellowship Recipients have been announced. The annual fellowships awarded by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), are an investment in the professional development of talented early career researchers and aim to further the understanding of human presence in Antarctica.Add your comment!
Today is Antarctica Day which celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty, December first in 1959 and the setting aside of nearly 10% of the Earth ”forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes (...) in the interests of all mankind.”Add your comment!
Ice in Antarctica flows to the coast along glacier-filled valleys. While some ice melts into the ocean, a lot breaks off into icebergs, which range in size from small chunks up to the size of a country.Add your comment!
The Museum on South Georgia is fully open and offering all its services for the first time since its early closure during 2019-20 season. It was closed slightly early in March 2020 due to the global pandemic and remained closed the following summer and then a very small team managed to partially operate the museum for part of last (2021-22) season.Add your comment!
Over half of wandering albatrosses breeding on Bird Island, South Georgia, in the sub-Antarctic, encounter fishing vessels when feeding, putting them at risk of being accidentally caught or killed in fishing gear, according to new research led by British Antarctic Survey and Birdlife International. The results will help conservation efforts for a species that is in decline.Add your comment!
British members of a tri-service military and civilian research team have set off on an Antarctic expedition to research the metabolic cost of sustained polar travel.Add your comment!