News & information on Antarctica & the Southern Ocean
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Podcast: NASA’s Operation IceBridge - surveying the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets

In this podcast, we talk to John Sonntag, mission scientist for NASA’s Operation IceBridge.

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Podcast: What it's like wintering over at the South Pole - thirteen times!

In this podcast, we talk to astronomer Robert Schwarz at the South Pole, who is just completing his thirteenth winter there!

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.

Russia comes to the party as CCAMLR reaches agreement on Marine Protected Area for Ross Sea

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After years of negotiations, the Commission for the Conservation of Marine Living Resources has reached a consensus on a landmark Marine Protection Area proposed for Antarctica's Southern Ocean

Type-C Killer whales commute long distances from Antarctica to temperate zones

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A team led by Regina Eisert of Gateway Antarctica at New Zealand's Canterbury University, has found that Type-C Killer Whales travel great distances from the Ross Sea to waters north of New Zealand.

New Zealand operations in Antarctica since 1957

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Peter Beggs of Antarctica New Zealand talks about his countries long-standing commitment to science research on the ice, and the permanent station on Ross Island, Scott Base, established in 1957.

Interim Ban on Tourists using Drones in Coastal Areas of Antarctica

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones are valuable scientific instruments in Antarctica but are not toys for tourists. That’s the ruling from the latest meeting of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO). For the upcoming 2015-2016 season, the IAATO members have agreed not to allow the recreational use of drones in the coastal areas of Antarctica.