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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 »

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 »

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 »

Decommissioned GOES-3 satellite - end of an era for South Pole communications

It’s the end of an era for Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station communications, with an aging satellite that provided critical internet connectivity to the remote station decommissioned late last month.… Read more »

Historic mid-winter South Pole medical evacuation in Twin Otter aircraft

One of the major perils of working on the remote continent of Antarctica is that, in a serious emergency, help is a very, very long way away… Read more »

USCGC Polar Star: the US Coastguard’s heavy icebreaker

The 122-metre, 13,000 ton "heavy" icebreaker Polar Star is one of the largest ships in the US Coast Guard, and one of the world's most powerful non-nuclear ships… Read more »

Australian government signs contract for new Antarctic icebreaker

The Australian Government has signed a contract for Australia’s new icebreaker, with the custom built ship due to arrive in Australia in mid-2020.… Read more »

The station on stilts: German Antarctic research station Neumayer III

Germany's polar research agency, the Alfred Wegener Institute, has built a research station on hydraulic stilts.… Read more »