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.
The “Vernadsky Research Base” celebrated the 25th anniversary. In 1996, Ukrainian polar explorers raised their flag over the former British “Faraday Station” for the first time.
Edinburgh Zoo was the first place to see penguins in Europe. Their waddly gait and appearance quickly made them the stars of the zoo.
Carsten Borchgrevink was not the first person on the Antarctic continent. But the first one to overwinter there.
William Speirs Bruce was a young Scot who had travelled to Antarctica for the first time as an expedition leader in 1892-93. Bruce was also a member of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition to Franz Josef Land in 1896-97 and 1898 in Spitsbergen in the Arctic.
During an Antarctic expedition, researchers in northern Victorialand discovered a 200-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur footprint. It was a roughly hand-sized trace of an animal from the group of archosaurs.