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Montevideo, September 30th 2022 - 08:59 UTC


  • Tuesday, April 26th 2022 - 09:17 UTC

    Argentine Antarctica bases now communicated through ARSAT satellites

    “On April 21 the icebreaker Almirante Irízar finished unloading all the supplies” at the Orcadas Base

    All of Argentina's bases in Antarctica are now equipped with telecommunications systems depending on nationally-owned ARSAT satellites instead of relying on foreign providers, it was announced.

  • Monday, April 25th 2022 - 09:44 UTC

    Penguins, postage stamps and Russian politics: What it’s like to rule the territory with no citizens

    Laura Sinclair Willis became the CEO of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands after responding to a newspaper ad

    By Jonathan Margolis, The Telegraph – Monday 25 April is South Georgia's Liberation Day, when a British Task Groupin 1982 recovered the island from Argentine military occupation. However, the island has no citizens to celebrate the event, with no more than thirty temporary residents.

  • Saturday, April 23rd 2022 - 10:45 UTC

    Rural producers to stage tractor caravan protest in Buenos Aires

    Aramendi explained rural producers need less pressure from the federal government

    Argentine rural producers are planning to stage a tractor convoy parade Saturday onto Buenos Aires' Plaza de Mayo in front of Casa Rosada to protest against several measures by the administration of President Alberto Fernández which have seriously affected them.

  • 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.