News & information on Antarctica & the Southern Ocean
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First plane of the austral summer arrives at the South Pole

The first flight of the season lands at the South Pole

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Antarctic ice velocity: most precise map

The most precise map ever of movement of the ice sheets across the surface of Antarctic bedrock.

Podcast: Speedo Diplomacy in the Ross Sea; successfully advocating for a Marine Protected Area

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In this podcast, we talk to Lewis Pugh, UN Patron of the Oceans, about the Ross Sea Marine Protected Area

Podcast: Unraveling the mystery of Antarctica's hidden peaks - the Gamburtsev Mountains

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In this podcast, we talk to Professor Robin Bell of Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory, about the Gamburtsev Mountains in Antartica.

Antarctic sea ice may have reached its maximum extent for the year on 2 October

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It looks like Antarctic sea ice reached its max extent for 2018 on 2 October, at 18.15million km2.

Australia will build first paved runway in Antarctica

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Australia will build the first paved runway in Antarctica, 6km from Davis Station, providing year-round air access to the continent, and complementing the summer-only runway on hard ice at Wilkins.

Flying lab to study how the Southern Ocean absorbs carbon

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A team of scientists supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be taking off in a specially-modified Gulfstream V jet this month as they survey remote parts of the Southern Ocean.

Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade,

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Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade, most definitive figures yet: Earth's largest ice sheet #Antarctica lost 219 billion tons of ice annually in 2012 - 2017.