The Punta Arena-based Chilean carrier Aerovías DAP plans to operate over 150 flights to Antarctica between November 2022 and March of 2023, an increase of 30% over last summer, it was announced.
Over the past 50 years, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has been one of the significant acquirers of aero geophysical data over Antarctica, providing scientists with gravity, magnetic, and radar datasets that have been central to many studies of the past, present, and future evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
The Arctic is of great importance for NATO, and the Western alliance must give priority to its military presence in the polar region, NATO's chief Jens Stoltenberg said in a Sunday interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. The interview comes when Washington is set to appoint its first Arctic ambassador and Russia's increasing military activity in the Arctic..
Twelve individuals have been arrested and 30 are under investigation in Italy for having invented the “Antarctic Theocratic State of San Giorgio” with which they swindled about 700 people by promising nationality in order to be able to pay fewer taxes, have passports, land, and even receive noble titles.
This guide sets out who has to apply for a permit, how to apply and explains the other rules covering travel to Antarctica. The Antarctic Treaty signed in Washington on 1 December 1959 preserves the Antarctic continent for peaceful and scientific use.
The Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition to attempt to ski to the Geographic South Pole, has selected three candidates for the coming November challenge, which coincides with the 150th anniversary since the birth of legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen, the first to reach the South Pole in 1911.
Following a thorough tendering process, the Government of South Georgia has announced that the vessel Vinson of Antarctica has been selected to support a wandering albatross survey planned for 2024.
Scientists are flying research aircraft through the heart of Arctic storms this summer to better understand how weather systems are affecting polar sea ice. Arctic cyclones are the main type of hazardous weather that affect the polar environment during summer. They can impact sea ice movement and trigger rapid ice loss, effects that themselves influence the development of cyclones.
Damoy, a small wooden hut on a rocky outcrop in Antarctica will take centre stage in UK Antarctic Heritage Trust conservation efforts this coming season. The hut in Dorian Bay, along with the glacial ‘skiway’ on Damoy Point, formed the ‘Damoy Point Air Transit Facility’, operated by BAS from 1975-1993. It provided shelter for operators and scientists travelling to and from Rothera (Station R) and other BAS sites, especially when ice prevented access by sea.
The Falkland Islands are frequently associated with globally significant seabird populations. Indeed, the inshore waters of the Islands have not long been designated as a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) for this very reason. Understandably stated as a reason for national pride, tourism, conservation and research benefits,