Since National Geographic began making maps in 1915, it has recognized four oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans. However starting on June 8, World Oceans Day, it will recognize the Southern Ocean as the world’s fifth ocean. This is because the swift current circling Antarctica keeps the waters there distinct and worthy of their own name.
Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship HMS Protector has been assigned two small rotary-wing drones, specially adapted for her unique mission in the polar extremes. Although the Devonport-based survey ship has a large flight deck, with no hangar she cannot take helicopters with her – unlike her predecessor HMS Endurance, which carried two Lynx.
The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has appointed Executive Committee member Robyn Woodhead to its top spot during this year’s online annual meeting, according to a press release. Woodhead joined the committee in 2017, having been an active member of the organization since 2010.
The cruise ships company Cruceros Australis Friday launched during the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) in Madrid what they announced as totally safe trips, such as navigating the virgin landscapes of Patagonia.
In a strong message of confidence for the future of the cruise industry and the luxury travel market, Scenic has started production on Scenic Eclipse II, the sister ship to Scenic Eclipse, the world’s most luxurious discovery yacht. The beginning of production was announced at the keel-laying ceremony, with the Croatian Prime Minister in attendance.
A giant iceberg, larger than the size of most European cities, has broken away from Antarctica, near a British research station, the British Antarctic Survey said on Friday.
The government of the United States has been praised by The Pew Charitable Trusts for its decision to co-lead in matters concerning Southern Ocean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), special climate envoy John Kerry announced during a virtual ministerial meeting hosted by the European Union.
According to a study published Wednesday by the prestigious scientific journal Nature, glaciers are melting at a faster pace than previously thought, which may have serious consequences.
Argentina's 2020/2021 Antarctic campaign successfully finished last week after the arrival of the Argentine Navy icebreaker “Almirante Irízar” at the port of Buenos Aires without registering any positive case of Covid-19 among its 392 crew members, military and scientists.
Lufthansa will on Tuesday repeat its longest-ever non-stop flight as it flies an A350 from Hamburg to Mount Pleasant Airport in the Falkland Islands, according to aviation industry website Simple Flying. The German flag carrier first flew the route in January 2021 with a flight clocking in at 15 hours and 36 minutes.