News & information on Antarctica & the Southern Ocean


Update on Larsen C Ice Shelf crack – 19km ice thread still connects future 5000km2 iceberg to main shelf

The advancing 180km crack across the Larsen C Ice Shelf now has a mere 19km ice bridge to cut through before it lets loose a massive iceberg larger than Rhode Island.… Read more »

New Zealand operations in Antarctica since 1957

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.… Read more »

Searching for the oldest ice on Earth in Antarctica

A team of scientists are searching for the oldest ice on earth – in East Antarctica, one of the most hostile environments on the planet.… Read more »

NASA’s Operation IceBridge completes one of its most successful Antarctic deployments to date

NASA’s Operation IceBridge is about to finish its eighth consecutive Antarctic deployment, and it’s looking like the 2016 season will be its most successful to date.… Read more »

ROSETTA program returns to Antarctica for second season surveying the Ross Ice Shelf

The ROSETTA-Ice research program has returned to Antarctica for a second field season of aerial- and ocean-based surveys of the Ross Ice Shelf, and the workload is even higher this year.… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources to discuss marine protection of Ross Sea

Next week, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) will be holding discussions at its annual meeting in Hobart that could determine the future of the Ross Sea… Read more »

Elephant seals become Antarctic researchers

Elephant seals show water from Antarctica’s melting ice shelves slows processes responsible for forming deep-water currents… Read more »

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Open Science Conference 2016 kicks off in Kuala Lumpur

The SCAR Open Science Conference 2016 kicked off in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, with delegates and participants arriving at the biennial event to discuss a wide range of Antarctic issues.… Read more »

ICECAP researchers use long-range drones to study East Antarctic Ice Sheet

A team of researchers with ICECAP has been using long-range drones to monitor more efficiently changes to the East Antarctic Ice Sheet… Read more »