Rescued radar images reveal what's under the ice

Scientists in the US are about to share some two million newly digitised images from radar surveys of Antarctica conducted in the 1960s and 1970s. The images let researchers 'see' hundreds or even thousands of metres down through the ice to…

'Shame and anger' at plastic

Scientists advising the BBC's Blue Planet II series on life in the seas are horrified at the amount of plastic that now reaches even the world's remotest places. Antarctica is no exception and albatrosses in the Southern Ocean are being killed…

Dr Robert Mulvaney talks about Beyond Epica

British Antarctic Survey scientist Dr Robert Mulvaney explains the European 'Beyond Epica' project and what it's like to be part of the ongoing hunt for the oldest ice record. Read his personal account here.

Aerial video of striped iceberg

Extraordinary images of a striped iceberg from the Institute Polaire français Paul-Emile Victor. See them here: