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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 »

Jonathan Bamber on Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise [video]

Professor Jonathan Bamber of the University of Bristol discusses the latest projections for global sea level rise, and how New Zealand will be affected.… Read more »

Scientists may have found Antarctica's second-largest under-ice lake

According to an article released in New Scientist, scientists may have discovered a large subglacial lake in Antarctica second only to the remote Lake Vostok in size.… Read more »

Changing ocean chemistry may threaten Antarctic food chain

University of California researchers have collected the first long-term evidence that links rising levels of carbon in Antarctic waters to the inability of pteropods to build their protective shells.… Read more »

"Upside-down rivers" threaten Antarctic ice shelves

“Upside-down rivers” of warm ocean water are threatening the stability of floating ice shelves in Antarctica, according to a new research from the National Snow and Ice Data Center in the US.… Read more »