Antarctica, our shared heritage


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Explore Antartica

Antarctica is a ‘sentinel of extremes’. Its harsh yet vulnerable environment is an indicator of the health of the entire planet – its climate and its ecosystems.

My Story

It began with my love of deserts and a desire to protect their fragile beauty. This led me to Antarctica, the biggest desert of all. Now my story continues with you and our exchanges on this website.

Europe Science & Innovation

Europe’s links with Antarctica go back to its earliest exploration. Today, European researchers are active in this laboratory for the world.

Into the abyss – new interview online

Entretien exclusif: Claude De Broyer est un grand spécialiste de la biodiversité marine en Antarctique. A travers cette interview, il nous emmène jusque dans les profondeurs de l’océan austral, à la découverte d’une vie fascinante et encore très mystérieuse.

Our latest exclusive interview is now online. We talked to Claude de Broyer, a Belgian specialist in marine biodiversity about his adventures in the mysterious depths of the Southern Ocean. It’s a fascinating read (in French).