News & information on Antarctica & the Southern Ocean


What it's like wintering over at the South Pole - thirteen times! - 007

Astronomer Robert Schwarz talks about his record 13 winters at the South Pole

Revisiting Terra Incognita, Travels in Antarctica, with Sara Wheeler - 006

Travel writer Sara Wheeler revisits her 1996 bestseller Terra Incognita, Travels in Antarctica

Recounting the heroic exploits of Tom Crean - companion to both Scott and Shackleton - 005

The story of Ireland's great Antarctican, veteran of three expeditions: Discovery, Terra Nova, and Endurance.

Lake Whillans; retrieving uncontaminated samples from a sub-glacial lake in Antarctica. - 004

Sub-glacial Lake Whillans in West Antarctica, underneath the Whillans Ice Stream that feeds into the Ross Ice Shelf.

Speedo Diplomacy in the Ross Sea; successfully advocating for a Marine Protected Area - 003

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

The Gamburtsev Mountains; unraveling the mystery of Antarctica's hidden peaks - 002

The Gamburtsev Mountains in Antarctica, a hidden mountain range beneath the ice sheet.

The Big Rift; Larsen C Ice Shelf and the birth of an Alpha Iceberg - 001

The dramatic crack growing across the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, and the pending birth of what will be one of the largest icebergs ever recorded.

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