Cuba is not exactly known for doing polar research. In the meantime, it has been over 40 years since the first Cubans set foot in Antarctica.
The year 2022 marks the 75th anniversary of the Australian government’s Antarctic research program. It all started in 1947 with the founding of the “Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions”.
Carl Anton Larsen was a Norwegian whaler and Antarctic explorer. In 1904 he founded the village of Grytviken. This marked the beginning of the industrialization of whaling in the southern Atlantic.
This newly published book about U.S. Antarctic pioneer Edith “Jackie” Ronne excitingly expands on the influence of women on Antarctic history using her as a prime example.
On remote Horseshoe Island near the Antarctic Peninsula stands the former British research station Base Y. It will now be opened as a museum for tourists.
Research plans include mapping and assessing the current site conditions of the HMS “Erebus” and HMS “Terror” wrecks
James Weddell was used to tricky situations. As captain of a sealing ship in areas that were still largely unexplored, it was all in a day’s work for him.
Parmijt Singh Sehra, the first Indian to overwinter in Antarctica and to circumnavigate it, also gave the ignition for the later Indian Antarctic research program.
August Heinrich Petermann was a German cartographer of great importance. His claim that the North Pole was an ice-free ocean was a big mistake.
The South Georgia Museum on the island of the same name in the South Atlantic is celebrating its 30th anniversary and is issuing a new stamp series to mark the occasion.
In early February, the “Endurance22” expedition departs from Cape Town in a renewed attempt to locate and investigate the wreckage of the lost ship.
Rosatom has announced the date for the recovery of the submarine K-159 to 2030. At the same time, the wreck of the K-27 is to be recovered from the Kara Sea.
Six expedition members left for Antarctica on December 3, 2021. The goal is to further restore the historic Mawson cabin.
Captain George DeLong and his brave men will finally conquer the North Pole and they will also prove that the North Pole is an open, warm sea.
The Polish Antarctic station AB Dobrowolski, abandoned 40 years ago, is to be reactivated.
Louise Arner Boyd was an American polar and Greenland explorer. Between 1931 and 1941 she undertook several research trips to Greenland.
The Danish Film Institute has been digitizing historical films about Greenland for years, which are freely available online.
We always want to pick up on exciting stories. Not always we can report about pleasant things, like the story about whaling in the last century
More than 9,000 tons of waste still need to be removed from the territory of the Russian Arctic National Park which is mainly located on Franz Josef Land.
Fredrik Hjalmar Johansen was a polar explorer whose achievements remained unrecognized until after his death. Today Johansen is counted among Norway’s most important polar explorers.
The RRS Discovery was the first ship designed specifically for scientific research and conducted the first research in Antarctica under Robert Falcon Scott
Fieldwork planned for this year on the wrecks of HMS Terror and HMS Erebus has been postponed until summer 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After years of struggling to address atrocities committed against indigenous people under Canadian colonial rule, the first national commemoration day honoring the victims is being observed today.
The life of Richard Evelyn Byrd followed orderly military paths: Born in 1888 in Winchester, Virginia, USA, into one of the richest families in the state, he graduated from military school and served as a naval officer in Canadian waters during the First World War. In 1917, Byrd began flight training and became an avid […]