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The three-day itinerary will see competitors fly by private jet from Punta Arenas, Chile, on 12th December to the marathon location at Union Glacier, Antarctica. A marked course of 42.2km (26.2 miles) will have been prepared in advance and snowmobile support, aid stations and medical personnel will be at hand for the duration of the race. Competitors are scheduled to return to Punta Arenas on...
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For most of us, a trip to the frozen continent is the trip of a lifetime. With so many options available it can be hard to find the trip that will ensure you have the best possible experience that you can. We specialise in helping our clients choose the right Antarctic expedition. Small ship cruising offers the opportunity to explore parts of the world that are often otherwise inaccessible....
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The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Club is a membership organisation for past and present staff of the British Antarctic Survey and its predecessors. British Antarctic Survey Friends of SPRI UK Antarctic Heritage Trust British Antarctic Monument Trust Royal Geographical Society. First President...
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ALE is the premier provider of deep field Antarctic experiences. Climb Antarctica's tallest peaks, ski or fly to the South Pole, or camp with emperor penguins. ALE’s meteorological department operates 7 days a week, preparing forecasts for ALE's air operations, field parties, and visiting...
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SCAR initiates, develops and coordinates scientific research in the Antarctic region and provides objective independent scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is a thematic organisation of the International Science...
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We deliver once in a lifetime experiences to help you explore the remote and vast beauty of the Southern Hemisphere aboard your yacht. All aspects of an expedition, including bespoke itineraries, permits, logistics, and ice piloting services are tailored to your trip, with safety at the forefront of all planning and execution. Few yachts venture to these regions and our depth of experience and...
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Working with commercial and government logistics, we are an international multidisciplinary team of scientists dedicated to tackling the most time-critical research questions in the Antarctic. The great unknown Antarctic holds around 90 percent of our planet’s ice and 70 percent of its freshwater. There’s so much water that if all the ice melted we would be left with a large landmass in the...
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The respondents primarily had an Earth Observation background, however 6 responses were also received from ‘decision makers with interest in Cryosphere and its changes,’ indicating that Antarctic Ice Sheet products are required to help make informed policy decisions. Mass balance, ice velocity, surface elevation change and grounding lines were determined to be the most important data products....
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Antarctica and Australia separated more than 100 million years ago; airborne magnetic surveys of ice-covered bedrock in Antarctica identifies geological correlations between the two land masses. A team of scientists supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be taking off in a specially-modified Gulfstream V jet this month as they survey remote parts of the Southern Ocean....
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Antarctica cruise expeditions to the Antarctic, reservations for all-inclusive packages to antarctica. Century. However on 17 January 1773, Captain James Cook became the first-known person to navigate across the Antarctic Circle on board HMS Resolution, accompanied by its sister ship HMS Adventure. Cook tried to get past the perilous natural floating ice barrier of giant icebergs on more than...
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The Antarctic Fire Department is proudly supporting the advancement of world science through fire/rescue support services on the highest, driest, windiest, coldest, and ultimately harshest continent on the planet - Antarctica. The department offers the unique opportunity to go where few people have gone before, or ever will go. Antarctica is one of the few places on earth that remain unscathed...
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Here you can find everything you wish to know about Antarctica from experts who have been working there for decades. We hope you find the site easy to navigate. To keep it simple we have put basic points on the front page of each heading but, on most, you’ll find a “more info” tab to click that will take you to detailed information about the topic. If you have any problems, please let us know....
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Antarctic Animals, discover some of the most challenged animals by extreme Antarctica weather. Also find facts about Antarctica and whole Antarctic Region. More than seven hundred species of algae and phytoplankton are found to live in the Antarctic Region apart from whales, seals and other animals in Antarctica. On account of the heavy presence of whale species of different sizes and varieties...
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The art expedition has started in Ushuaia, the southernmost city of our planet, where approximately 100 participants have boarded the Akademik Sergey Vavilov research ship. Alexander Ponomarev says that for this hundred the journey is ‘a revolution that changes the vector. ‘Instead of the usual national pavilions — the icy inaccessibility of the Antarctic continent. Instead of pompous...
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Specialists in Arctic Canada and East Coast cruises including Nunavut, Greenland, Labrador and Newfoundland. “The Most Memorable part of this journey was how breathless I felt when we were hiking and discovering by yourself. Walking around communities. I wanted to see, smell, touch everything!”. A journey from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Kugluktuk, Nunavut. Travel aboard the Ocean Endeavour in...
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The polar regions are especially sensitive to pollution. Conditions can also be hazardous, increasing the chances of accidents. As ship traffic increases in the Arctic and Antarctic, it is therefore extremely important that vessels are adequately regulated to protect the safety of humans and the environment. ASOC urges the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to institute a strong...
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We know more about Mars than we know about Antarctica’s subglacial environment, but new information about its nature is changing the way we view the continent. The Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access (SALSA) project aims to uncover new knowledge about this newly explored biome through an integrative study of subglacial geobiology, water column and sedimentary organic carbon, and...
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Travel with Ocean Expeditions onboard our commercial sailing yacht, Australis, to experience and capture all that the Southern Hemisphere has to offer. Ben Wallis operates an international charter service with the fully equipped 75′ steel-hulled motor sailor Australis – a purpose-built vessel for high latitude expedition sailing. Australis is based in the Southern Hemisphere and is configured...
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The headquarters for COMNAP is the COMNAP Secretariat, hosted by the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Secretariat is staffed by the Executive Secretary & the Research and Project Development Manager and receives administrative support from Gateway Antarctica. The COMNAP Secretariat had two previous locations: initially at the American Geophysical Union Headquarters,...
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Antarctica Cruise and Arctic Cruise Experts specialising in Antarctic and Arctic travel and tours, including Antarctic and Arctic trip reviews and cruise ship information. Take a journey of a lifetime on an Antarctic cruise. Incredible landscapes of ice and snow, unique wildlife of Antarctica; penguins, seals, whales, albatrosses and more. Visit working research stations and historical sites....
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