As part of Chile’s constitutional reform and the second phase of drafting a new constitution, the U-Antarctica group of university experts has formulated an amendment on the status of Antarctica.
This year’s Southern Games celebrate 7 years of revival, bringing joy and a sense of community to the French scientific stations around Antarctica and on the continent, with the Amsterdam Island Division emerging victorious.
Few would doubt the bravery of Aeneas Mackintosh. Had his luck been better, the British sailor and explorer might have been remembered as one of the greats of Antarctic exploration
Following the release in French of Julian Sancton’s book about the Belgica expedition story, PolarJournal goes back to one of the most famous Antarctic expeditions.
The director of the German Naval Observatory Georg von Neumayer was the initiator of German Arctic research. In October 1899, he was able to present the project of a South Pole expedition.
“The Antarctic Sun” is a U.S. online platform with news about the ice and people of Antarctica, and reports on National Science Foundation research.
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.
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.
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.
Six expedition members left for Antarctica on December 3, 2021. The goal is to further restore the historic Mawson cabin.
The Polish Antarctic station AB Dobrowolski, abandoned 40 years ago, is to be reactivated.
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
The RRS Discovery was the first ship designed specifically for scientific research and conducted the first research in Antarctica under Robert Falcon Scott
Japan claims that a Japanese expedition visited West Antarctica in 1911-1912 and therefore claims the area between the 80th and 150th parallel. Longitude.
The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust is planning an expedition to locate, survey and film the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s legendary ship “Endurance”.
A memorial plaque to the first Swiss in Antarctica, Dr Xavier Mertz, has been unveiled in Hobart Harbour.
January marked the anniversary of the death of Dr. Xavier Mertz. He was the first Swiss to set foot to Antarctica. The crew member of the 1911-1914 expedition met a bad end in the perpetual ice.
A team of researchers has discovered a huge impact crater in Antarctica with the help of satellites. This could be the largest meteorite crater on Earth.
February 22, 1904 is a memorable day in Argentine polar exploration. That’s when Argentina took over the “Orcadas” station and has held it since that date.