Antarctic sea ice is shrinking and numerous emperor penguin colonies are losing their habitat, prompting an official proposal in the U.S. to list the species as “threatened”.
The Chilean government wants to move forward with plans to lay a fiber optic cable all the way to Antarctica and has allocated money to do so.
Australia has abandoned plans to build a 2,700m concrete runway near its Davis research station on the coast of Antarctica.
“Antarctica New Zealand” announced that the new Scott Base is being set up for trial at PrimePort in Timaru. The decisive factor was an available building site.
The Alfred Wegener Institute is represented at the COP26 by several researchers, who will give presentations on the thawing of permafrost and on polar oceans, among other topics.
A few days ago, the U.S. celebrated the Marine Mammal Protection Act – for almost 50 years, marine mammals have been protected in the U.S. and for all U.S. citizens and institutions.
The vaccine was flown from RAF Base Brize Norton to the Falkland Islands. After reloading onto a Twin Otter belonging to the British Antarctic Survey, the flight continued to Rothera Station in Antarctica.
UK oil company Harbour Energy said it was considering cashing in an option to exit the Falkland Islands project and would leave Falkland.
British Antarctic Survey has sold the icebreaker RRS “James Clark Ross” after 30 years of service to the Ukrainian National Antarctic Scientific Center.
Two days ago, the Chilean Tourist Board announced that for the upcoming Antarctic season, foreign tourists will be allowed to enter the country.
Argentina plans to allow Antarctic travel from October 20, but many questions remain as to whether this opening will become a reality.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is excited by the potential that the Tasmanian Antarctic Gateway offers for research, education, and economic growth.
Japan claims that a Japanese expedition visited West Antarctica in 1911-1912 and therefore claims the area between the 80th and 150th parallel. Longitude.
Argentina wants to push ahead with the construction of an Antarctic logistics center in Uhuaia to be closer to Antarctica. But concerns are, that the US fear a possible funding from China.
Logistics problems and political uncertainties pose major challenges to the early start of the Antarctic research season.
A team of three geologists will begin investigations near Australia’s Davis Station to gather data for a new aerodrome.
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 government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands plans to extend the protected area to land areas.
National Geographic and cartographer Alex Tait announced that they now officially recognize five oceans and have added the “Southern Ocean” to the list.
An expert group of leading scientists is sending a strong call to policymakers to put Antarctica at the forefront of climate change negotiations.
The Falkland Islands will continue to not welcome vessels with more than 530 passengers in the upcoming 21/22 Antarctic season.
The EU, in cooperation with the US, New Zealand and a number of other countries, has decided to step up its efforts to create marine protected areas in Antarctica.
The 2020/21 Antarctic campaign has been successfully completed following the arrival of the icebreaker ARA “Almirante Irízar” in the port of Buenos Aires.
The “Davis” station is the southernmost Australian research station in Antarctica and is getting older. It is now to be renewed.