News & information on Antarctica & the Southern Ocean


Podcast: Dispatches from Continent Seven, the writings of Antarctic scientists from James Cook to today

We speak with Rebecca Priestley about her anthology, compiling 250 years of writing by scientists in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean… Read more »

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.… Read more »

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!… Read more »

Podcast: Revisiting Terra Incognita, Travels in Antarctica, with Sara Wheeler

In this podcast, we talk to Sara Wheeler about her bestseller 'Terra Incognita, Travels in Antarctica', which The New York Times called “gripping, emotional” and “compelling.”… Read more »

Podcast: Recounting the heroic exploits of Tom Crean - companion to both Scott and Shackleton

In this podcast, we speak to Michael Smith about Tom Crean and his heroic exploits in Antarctica during three of the great polar expeditions, under the leadership of Scott and Shackleton.… Read more »

Podcast: Lake Whillans; retrieving uncontaminated samples from a sub-glacial lake in Antarctica.

In this podcast, we speak to Helen Amanda Fricker about Lake Whillans, and how the WISSARD project obtained the first ever uncontaminated sample from an Antarctic sub-glacial lake,… Read more »

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

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

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

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

Podcast: The Big Rift; Larsen C Ice Shelf and the birth of an Alpha Iceberg

In this podcast, we talk to Professor Adrian Luckman of Swansea University in Wales, about the dramatic rift on the Larsen C Ice Shelf.… Read more »

Irreversible warm inflow threatens ice shelf

Research indicates irreversible inflow of warm water could start within decades, threatening second largest Antarctic ice shelf.… Read more »