The PCO website has been given a full review and cleanup in anticipation of a more substantial upgrade. In the coming months a number of new features and content will be added, with particular attention on the adding of content to the Polar Library. If you would like to […]
The 52 passengers stranded on the ice-bound polar research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy have been successfully transferred by helicopter to the Aurora Australis. The Akademik Shokalskiy crew (22 people) will remain on board until the ship becomes free of the sea ice.
Passengers boarding transfer helicopter (BBC: Andrew Luck-Baker)
BBC News – Antarctic rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy […]
A set of yet undiscovered photographic negatives, probably from Shackleton’s expedition have been discovered.
More Info: Discovery
The Polar Conservation Organisation (PCO), now accepts Bitcoins for all transactions including Donations & Annual memberships. Bitcoin payments, like other payments, can be made via the website (by clicking the appropriate Bitcoin Button on the site).
The recent Formula1 race in Belgium was selected by Greenpeace to launch an ingenious means to get exposure to its fight to save the arctic. The campaign (under the name SaveTheArctic) against Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic have stepped up recently and further action is […]
Arctic Fibre will begin physical landing site surveys to bring its 40G broadband submarine cable into eight sites in northern Canada starting in mid-August. And the company is seeking help and guidance from parties as diverse as town elders and local hunters to determine the best places to bring […]
We calculate that the costs of a melting Arctic will be huge, because the region is pivotal to the functioning of Earth systems such as oceans and the climate. The release of methane from thawing permafrost beneath the East Siberian Sea, off northern Russia, alone comes with an average […]
SCAR Launches A View beyond the Horizon: Future Directions in Antarctic Science, and seeks your input on THE scientific question of the next decades.
The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is embarking on a unique and exciting project to identify the most important and compelling questions in Antarctic and […]
The UK’s Prince Harry will join a group of injured UK soldiers in a “race” to the South Pole. Participating in the trip will be several teams amongst others from Australia and the US.
This all part of Prince Harry’s charity “Walking with the Wounded”.
More information: Walking with the Wounded
Source: BBC […]
Antarctica’s expanding sea ice may paradoxically be explained by the phenomenon of melted ice forming plumes of cold water meeting the surface and thus causing an increased sea ice coverage.
Source: BBC News – Melt may explain Antarctica’s sea ice expansion.