AWI researchers model how climate change has altered the ice sheet over the past thousand years and could affect it in the future.
The construction start of the new Russian Antarctic station “Vostok” has officially begun with the laying of the foundations.
A deep canyon at the front of the Vanderford Glacier in East Antarctica has been mapped for the first time by acousticians on board RSV Nuyina.
In the three Scandinavian countries, 96 wolves are to be culled. However, an injunction stopped the killing of 25 wolves in the protected area in Norway.
Dealing with it will be hugely expensive
A unique project by the Austrian Polar Research Institute APRI aims to combine measurements from the last Wegener expedition in 1929-31 with comparable modern measurements at the same locations in Greenland.
In early February, the “Endurance22” expedition departs from Cape Town in a renewed attempt to locate and investigate the wreckage of the lost ship.
Complete darkness and a permanent lack of nutrients, such as found in the middle of the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica, do not keep microorganisms from forming diverse communities.
Researchers detect around 60 million nests of Antarctic icefish over a 240 square kilometres area in the Weddell Sea.
Mussels, barnacles and other species travel, attached to ship hulls, across all oceans, including Antarctica, and can pose a threat to marine life native to the Southern Ocean.
The North Pole platform “Severny Polyus”, which is currently under construction, has a captain: the experienced and well-known Captain Sergey Nesterov is to take the helm from the fall of 2022.
The AWI research icebreaker “Polarstern” is underway to learn more about the stability of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet from sediment samples during an 8-week expedition.
A fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles will collect important data under and around the fragile glacier in Antarctica over the next two months.
As a result of extreme heat with temperatures of 44°C, hundreds of Magellanic penguins died near Punta Tombo in Argentina in January 2019.
After decades, a case that had actually been shelved could finally be solved – weather data led the scientists to the solution.
Argentina is building a remote-controlled observatory at its southernmost Antarctic station to advance its space exploration.
A small part of the Greenlandic population does something good for a healthy cardiovascular system by eating sweets. A genetic variation is responsible for this.
Marine invertebrates such as sea squirts, sponges and corals live in symbiosis with many different microorganisms, some of which produce substances relevant to medicine.
In the Canadian Arctic they breed together in the same spots, but after the breeding season the three smallest Stercorarius species take completely different routes.
The members of the 63rd research expedition team were able to moor the ship about 350 meters offshore after it was unable to go any further due to thick pack ice.
Russia is exploring ways to adapt the harvest of agricultural crops in the Arctic to improve the food security for the population there.
The maiden voyage of the new Australian icebreaker “Nuyina” had to be postponed due to problems with the alarm and monitoring system.
An AWI and BAS research team encountered an unexpectedly diverse fauna on the seafloor beneath the Ekstrom Ice Shelf.
The Australian Antarctic Program is currently seeking up to 200 qualified professionals for 24 different positions at four different Antarctic research stations. The exotic work locations are in the Mawson, Davis and Casey stations and on Macquarie Island. Job applications for the 2022/23 season are now open. Personnel is sought in almost all occupational groups. […]