A contemporary French diplomat, Olivier Poivre d’Arvor projects himself into the year 2048, when the Antarctic Treaty expires, the balance of power shifts towards mining or maintaining the embargo, and it becomes possible to communicate with birds.
The French Navy’s Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOM) has just returned from Antarctica. After 20 years’ absence from the region, it carried out its second consecutive survey of the seabed in uncharted areas around Dumont d’Urville.
To satisfy a government demand of profitability, the Czech Antarctic Programme began to test outdoor clothing at their research station on Antarctica.
A study published in the Australian Journal of Politics and History dusts off an old Australian concern about the Kerguelen archipelago, a French possession since 1893, when England and France were still rivals.
Since 2007, the Czech Antarctic Programme has made a number of discoveries on Antarctica.
From the convolutions of frozen rivers to the concentration of plankton and sediment, from the advance of a glacier to the symmetry of ice, satellite images of the polar regions offer a breathtaking spectacle.
A satellite antenna has just been installed at Union Glacier Camp by ALE. The data collected will be used to provide more accurate and reliable weather forecasts for Antarctic expeditions and programs managed by the company.
The Mendel Polar Station was opened after wishes from scientists but has since become important for national interest. Czechia, the newest member of the Antarctic community, has its own reasons for conducting polar research.
The release period after the breeding season can quickly resemble a sea voyage where the penguins have to choose one route over another… a story of compromise.
Four emperor penguin colonies have been discovered thanks to satellite images. These colonies, identified for the first time, each number fewer than 1 000 pairs.
SLF technician Matthias Jaggi reports on his expedition to the Antarctic. Part three: lugging crates, digging holes and penal labour.
To monitor the melting of the Antarctic and its effects on the balance of the Southern Ocean, a Spanish-Canadian association is installing a measuring point next to the Spanish Juan Carlos I base. It transmits data by satellite from the Antarctic Peninsula.
By 2100, the acidity of Antarctic coastal waters could double. A threat to ecosystems and animal life in the Southern Ocean.
First announced last spring of the southern hemisphere, highly pathogenic avian influenza HPAI is now affecting five of the 14 species tested in South Georgia. A few suspected cases near the Antarctic Peninsula suggest that the disease is still spreading.
Southern elephant seals don’t fast completely during the drastic moulting period, but they may well go into the water, drink and perhaps even hunt, contrary to what has been established so far.
The Polar Issues Chair led by Anne Choquet and Brest’s maritime higher education courses looked at the profession of polar guide, at the heart of the controversy surrounding tourism in the Arctic and Antarctic.
On his first official visit to Antarctica, Argentina new president was accompanied by the IAEA director to launch a new project to combat microplastic pollution.
SLF technician Matthias Jaggi reports on his expedition to Antarctica. Part one: the arrival.
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The Argentinian Antarctic has largely elected Javier Milei. A situation that raises a number of questions, particularly in view of the stance taken by Argentina’s next president.
After more than 30 years of immobility, the A23a iceberg is back on track. Driven by winds and currents, it drifts in the Southern Ocean, with two possible trajectories: one towards South Georgia, the other towards South Africa, with possible disruption of shipping lanes for both animals and ships in both cases. Since November 25, […]
A Franco-Canadian study of king penguins in the largest colony on the Courbet Peninsula in Kerguelen shows that these birds are highly specialized, making them vulnerable to geographical changes in the polar front.
Many scientists are calling for a roadmap of polar ecosystems to help them better understand and preserve them.