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Montevideo, June 26th 2022 - 05:02 UTC


  • Saturday, April 23rd 2022 - 10:19 UTC

    New BAS aircraft to ensure transport between Falklands and Antarctica

    The replacement aircraft will be modified by Field Aerospace, for BAS's need to operate in extreme environments and should be delivered by April 2024.

    The British Antarctic Survey has signed a contract for a replacement aircraft to ensure transport between the Falkland Islands or South America to the research station at Rothera, Antarctica. The contract was signed by Professor Dame Jane Francis, Director of BAS, Nigel Bird, Director of Major Programs at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Brian Love, Chief Commercial Officer, Field Aerospace

  • Wednesday, April 20th 2022 - 09:46 UTC

    Abundance, Exploitation, Recovery: A Portrait of South Georgia

    SGSSI has been featured in the New York Times as a shining example of world-leading conservation with measurable positive impact. Charting the visible return of biodiversity within the territory during the lifetime of those who have worked there, the article showcases the role humans have to play in improving the natural environment whilst still living and working in it, underlining how governments can be a force for positive change.

  • Tuesday, April 19th 2022 - 20:01 UTC

    Antarctic sea ice reaches all-time low, according to new scientific report

    There seems to be no scientific consensus as to the causes of this phenomena

    A new scientific report has shown that the icy mass in Antarctica has shrunk below 1.4 million square kilometers for the first time since measurements began being recorded in 1978.

  • Monday, April 18th 2022 - 09:49 UTC

    UK investing heavily in Antarctica and Arctic research to remain world leader in polar science

     The Modernization program (AIMP) has so far delivered a new polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough

    The UK is investing in modernizing its Antarctica and Arctic research facilities, with total funding of £670 million, including £290 million announced this week. As a world leader in polar science, UK research conducted in the region is of global importance. This is in addition to existing science funding activities.

  • Monday, April 18th 2022 - 09:13 UTC

    Record high temperature recorded in Antarctica

    New gear allowed for unprecedented measurements which showed certain species might be in danger (Pic AP)

    Recent measurements in Antarctica have reflected the effects of global warming when an unprecedented 34°C temperature was detected, thus setting a new record, it was reported. The findings stemmed from sensors attached to rocks in Fildes Bay in the coastal zone.

  • Saturday, April 16th 2022 - 08:06 UTC

    Trying to understand the melting process of the largest ice shelf in Antarctica

    The rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf shortly before calving of giant iceberg. Photo: Rosey Grant @ BAS

    A new study by scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has used computer modeling to rank the factors responsible for the Larsen C ice shelf melt according to their severity. The review is an important contribution to the understanding of the largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula.

  • Friday, April 15th 2022 - 09:50 UTC

    Endurance22 education programme

    Since the expedition was conceived, educational outreach was a key objective. The FMHT partnered with Reach the World, the US-based education organisation, and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) who have successfully connected with tens of thousands of children throughout the expedition via regular live stream interviews and material produced for classroom use.

  • Thursday, April 14th 2022 - 10:30 UTC

    Drones give HMS Protector the cutting edge to punch through polar ice

    Protector’s task is to update seafaring charts of Antarctic waters, deliver supplies and personnel to remote research stations, monitor wildlife and the environment

    Drone experts from Culdrose have given the Royal Navy’s Antarctic research ship ‘eyes in the sky’ to help Ice Patrol HMS Protector punch through the polar ice. Seventeen of the icebreaker’s crew are now qualified in operating drones from the deck of the ship, which has just completed her stint around the frozen continent for this season.

  • Wednesday, April 13th 2022 - 09:28 UTC

    Argentina's Antarctic office looking for 2023 campaign scientists

    The call for applications is renewed every year, Ortúzar explained

    Argentina's National Antarctic Directorate (DNA) is looking for engineers and students of computer and electronic engineering to fill a dozen technical positions during the winter at the permanent bases Orcadas, Belgrano II, San Martín, Marambio, and Carlini in 2023.

  • Monday, April 11th 2022 - 09:44 UTC

    Chile plans to build Antarctic center in Punta Arenas

    Oyarzún highlighted the project was “undoubtedly a great engineering challenge”

    The Government of Chile has called out for bids to build what will be known as the International Antarctic Center (CAI) in Punta Arenas, it was abbounced in Santiago. The US$-80-million development is expected to foster research on Antarctic matters to position that location as the country's main gateway to Antarctica.