Russian giant Nuclear-Powered Ice-Breaker to control the Arctic

Russian giant Nuclear-Powered Ice-Breaker

Russia is building a giant nuclear-powered ice-breaker to control the Arctic Sea Route.

By | Dec 23, 2016|Categories: Boats|Tags: , , |

Relocation of Halley Research Station in Antarctica

Relocation of Halley Research Station in Antarctica

British Antarctic Survey is moving its Halley VI Research Station 23 km across the Brunt Ice Shelf, to be safe from an encroaching fissure in the ice.

By | Dec 7, 2016|Categories: Technology news|Tags: |

Antarctic Peninsula ice flow

Antarctic Peninsula ice flow

Successive radar images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite during December 2014 – March 2016, created this spectacular map, showing how fast the ice flows on the Antarctic Peninsula.

By | May 12, 2016|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , |

The BAS Polar Research Ship has a name

RRS Boaty McBoatface

The BAS new US$284 million polar research ship, after an online poll to name it, in now called “RRS Boaty McBoatface.”

By | Apr 18, 2016|Categories: Boats|Tags: , , |

Last Sunset for six months in Antarctica

Last Sunset for six months in Antarctica

For researchers at NOAA’s South Pole Atmospheric Baseline Observatory, Sunday March 20 marks the start of the austral autumn, the last time they see the sun for six months.

By | Mar 21, 2016|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , |

Witnessing an sub-Antarctic Volcano Erupting


sub-Antarctic Volcano Erupting

Scientists have taken rare video footage of an eruption of the Big Ben volcano on remote sub-Antarctic Heard Island…

By | Feb 5, 2016|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , |

Newly restored photos of Shackleton’s Fateful Antarctic Voyage

Shackleton’s Fateful Antarctic Voyage

The book ‘Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage‘ in the Antarctic, is one of the most emotional – breathtaking real adventures I ever read! Each photograph of the expedition is a testament to Shackleton’s ability to lead and will to survive…

By | Jan 19, 2016|Categories: Discoveries|Tags: |

World’s largest Canyon discovered beneath the Antarctic ice sheet

World's largest Canyon discovered beneath the Antarctic ice sheet

World’s largest Canyon discovered beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, located in Princess Elizabeth Land.

By | Jan 14, 2016|Categories: Discoveries|Tags: , , |

Distant Neutrinos Detected Below Antarctic Ice

IceCube's Antarctic lab in Antarctica

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory near the South Pole, in Antarctica, has begun to detect neutrinos, nearly invisible particles of very high energy.

By | Sep 1, 2015|Categories: Physics|Tags: , , |

New detailed view of Antarctica’s Ocean currents

Antarctica's Ocean currents from the Lab's MPAS-Ocean Model

This visualization from the Lab’s MPAS-Ocean Model, shows in high-resolution the ocean currents and eddies in a global ocean simulation with the Antarctic in the center.

By | May 18, 2015|Categories: Technology news|Tags: , , |