At the beginning of August, two expeditions will start to the Kara Sea up to Franz Josef Land and Severnaya Zemlya, with the aim, among others, to better understand climate change in the Arctic and to research plastic pollution.
A virtual research laboratory will make the huge amount of data collected during the MOSAiC expedition available to researchers and later also to citizen science projects.
The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust is planning an expedition to locate, survey and film the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s legendary ship “Endurance”.
In spring 2020, the MOSAiC expedition recorded a record loss of ozone in the Arctic stratosphere. As evaluations now show, ozone depletion could intensify.
Is the Antarctic Treaty robust enough to stop China? In the treaty, more than 50 states agreed not to exploit Antarctica economically or militarily.
The Polar Expeditions Classification Scheme (PECS) provides a contemporary characterization of polar travel by combining traditional and modern terminology into one label.
The future has already begun. Some rely on the use of the wind as a driving force and thus forego pulling sleds under their own power.
POLAR POD is a giant tower with a draft of 80 meters that will drift twice around Antarctica.
The well-known Belgian polar explorer and adventurer Dixie Dansercoer (58) died on Monday evening during an expedition in Greenland,
The Norwegians seem to have been born into polar skiing. Time and again they have laid great and innovative landmarks at the poles.
The exclusive photo book on the MOSAiC expedition to the Arctic shows the researchers at work and impressions of this expedition in impressive pictures by Esther Horvath.
After the conquest of the South Pole by Roald Amundsen on 14 December 1911, the first crossing of the continent became the focus of interest.
While there have long been recognised classification systems in mountaineering, these are only rudimentary for sports ambitious ice journeys in polar regions.
Christoph Höbenreich shows in the 5-part series CIRCUS ANTARCTICA how the sports-oriented expedition at and around the South Pole has developed since its “conquest” in 1911.
Technicians and IT experts from the Alfred Wegener Institute developed an app that makes working on the sea ice much easier for polar researchers. It passed the acid test during the MOSAiC expedition.
Television channel ARTE shows online and on its TV channel an exciting and above all intimate side of a hardly visited region of Antarctica.
A huge iceberg broke off from the Antarctic ice sheet about two weeks ago. Photographs taken from the seafloor show an astonishing diversity of life.
India’s National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCPOR) has launched its 40th Antarctic expedition. The icebreaker started from Goa and is expected to arrive in Antarctica in 40 days.
The self-propelled polar platform “Severny Polyus” was launched in St. Petersburg on Friday, December 18, 2020.
The world’s largest sailing ship, the “Sedov”, currently sits in Murmansk. The ship took off from Vladivostok for a trans-Arctic expedition.
After 389 days, the “Polarstern” returns home and successfully ends the largest Arctic research expedition of all time in Bremerhaven
After a Corona-related forced break, the German research aircraft Polar 5 and Polar 6 took off again for measurement flights.
The ice conditions allowed the MOSAiC expedition to reach the North Pole without difficulties.
After exactly 300 days of drift with the MOSAiC ice floe, the team has started dismantling the research camp.