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  • 21 May 2005

    The ice sheet covering the interior of Antarctica is thickening, researchers report in the journal Science. This bulge may temporarily buffer rising sea levels, they believe. Antarctica’s “weight gain” is due to extra snowfall, caused by rising temperatures, the team thinks.

  • 20 July 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

      The continent of Antarctica is at risk from human activities and other forces, and environmental management is needed to protect the planet’s last great wilderness area, says an international team of researchers, including a Texas A&M University oceanographer, in a paper published in the current issue of Science magazine. Mahlon “Chuck” Kennicutt II, professor […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the International Association for Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), in cooperation with Lindblad Expeditions, have found a way for cruise operators to share years of depth soundings from the Arctic and Antarctica. Existing crowdsourcing systems make sharing of depth soundings possible from the day you install the […]

  • 11 December 2009

    Countries that manage Antarctica want strong new controls on ships visiting the frozen continent to reduce the growing threat of human and environmental disasters posed by exploding numbers of tourists, an official said Wednesday. Antarctica’s pristine environment, unpredictable and extreme weather, mostly uncharted waters and vast distances from habitation pose major dangers for vessels and […]

  • 28 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    A team of scientists and engineers has for the first time successfully drilled over two kilometres through the ice sheet in West Antarctica using hot water. This research will help understand how the region will respond to a warming climate. The 11-person team has been working on the Rutford Ice Stream in freezing temperatures at […]

  • 31 March 2008

    Environmental campaigners are calling for greater restrictions on shipping around Antarctica in order to prevent damage to its unique ecosystems. More tourists than ever before are visiting Antarctica, some in ships not designed for the harsh conditions.

  • 8 April 2008

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has invited nations to submit proposals to limit shipping’s impact on Antarctica’s unique environment. The IMO’s environment committee recognised campaigners’ fears that the continent’s waters were at risk from the rising number of ships in the area.

  • 14 February 2011
    Research & Development

    ANTARCTICA’S Commonwealth Bay is widely acknowledged as the windiest place on earth, with winds often reaching speeds of more than 200mph.   By Ian Forsyth (powergenworldwide) [mappress] Source: powergenworldwide, February 14, 2011

  • 26 June 2008

    Voyages of Discovery Launches a Dedicated Antarctica Brochure for 2008/09 With a Focus on Passengers’ Photography and Comment LONDON, June 26 /PRNewswire/ — Cruise specialist Voyages of Discovery is very focused on the passenger experience aboard their unique brand of Discovery cruises. With the launch of its new 2008/9 Antarctica brochure this week, this is […]

  • 7 September 2006

    A giant cruise ship is set to sail into Antarctic waters, changing the face of tourism in the world’s great wildernesses. The Golden Princess, which can carry 3,800 passengers and crew and weighs 109,000 tons, is 10 times bigger than most of the cruise ships which ply Antarctica’s seas. Its first voyage in January will […]

  • 9 May 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

      Antarctica’s Ross Sea is no place for swimming. Covered in ice in its southern half, the frozen bay’s summer temperatures hover just enough…  USA TODAY [mappress] Source: usatoday ,May 09, 2011;

  • 13 January 2008

    Greenpeace conservation activists say they have disrupted the Japanese whale hunt near Antarctica’s coast by chasing a factory ship out of the whaling zone. Crew from protest ship Esperanza said they were maintaining the chase as the whalers cannot hunt at the same time.

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    In a significant long term commitment to Tasmania and Antarctica, the Australian government has approved the process to procure a new icebreaker to replace the ageing Aurora Australis. The new icebreaker, that will be based in Hobart, is part of the commitment of the Abbott Government to boost jobs and growth in Tasmania. A modern sophisticated […]

  • 16 February 2006

    MCMURDO STATION, Antartica – The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived in McMurdo Station, Antarctica Monday, after a non-stop 8,200 nautical mile transit from its homeport of Seattle.

  • 1 February 2007

    FUEL from a Norwegian cruise ship that ran aground at an Antarctic island has spilled onto the coastline, a scientist from Spain’s base in the area said today. Fuel washed into a bay off Antarctica’s Deception Island when the MS Nordkapp, with 370 people aboard, damaged its hull on rocks on Tuesday, the scientist said.

  • 18 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Military Sealift Command-chartered container ship MV Ocean Giant departed Port Hueneme, Calif., loaded with nearly seven million pounds of supplies such as frozen and dry food stores, building supplies, vehicles and electronic equipment and parts, Jan. 17. MSC-chartered tanker ship MT Maersk Peary departed the European area of operations in December, with over six million […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and the International Association for Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), in cooperation with Lindblad Expeditions, have found a way for cruise operators to share years of depth soundings from the Arctic and Antarctica. AECO and IAATO have long been working on finding a useful hydrographic crowdsourcing system, where […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) funded researchers at the University of Washington have concluded that Antarctica’s fast-moving Thwaites Glacier will likely disappear in a matter of centuries, potentially raising sea level by more than a half-a-meter (two feet). Data gathered by NSF-funded airborne radar, detailed topography maps and computer modeling were used to […]

  • 7 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    Danmark’s MacArtney Underwater Technology has delivered an ROV winch for polar supply and research vessel S. A. Agulhas II which will take part in University of Gothenburg’s Antarctica expedition. The electrically driven winch system (MERMAC R10 AHC ROV) was acquired through Swedish SubSea Solutions on the part of University of Gothenburg. S. A. Agulhas II, designed […]

  • 29 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    On December 24, 2014 the Antarctica 100 expedition of the Russian Geographical Society’s Branch in the Republic of Tatarstan returned from the Antarctic. Russian divers led by Dimitri Schiller went to the South Pole. The project’s objective was to develop relatively safe methods of deep diving in the Antarctic conditions to improve the effectiveness of […]

  • 20 October 2014

    As representatives of the 25 Members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meet in Hobart, where they will decide the fate of two key protection proposals in the Ross Sea and East Antarctica, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) called on the member countries to honour their conservation commitments and […]

  • 21 December 2005

    Canberra, Australia (AHN) – A stand-off between a Japanese whaling fleet and Greenpeace environmental activists is going on near the coast of Antarctica.