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Belém agreement: expanding research in the Southern Ocean

In July, there was an announcement about the European Union expanding its research agreements with Brazil and South Africa. This ‘Belem statement‘ is primarily about the South Atlantic. But oceans are connected to one another, so it is important for Antarctica as well. The statement enhances the EU’s existing international cooperation on marine science, including […]

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Expédition en Antarctique: Chronique de Concordia, Conférence de Didier Schmitt

Le 2 octobre dernier, notre collègue Didier Schmitt, Conseiller sur les questions spatiales au Service d’action extérieure européen https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/institutions-bodies/eeas_fr nous a raconté sa fantastique épopée jusqu’au coeur de l’Antarctique, sur une période de 6 semaines couvrant Noël et nouvel an, entre décembre 2016 et janvier 2017. Voilà un endroit original où passer les fêtes! La Conférence était […]

Volcanoes discovered under ice

Scientists recently discovered almost 100 volcanoes below Antarctica. That was totally unexpected. Volcanic eruptions could melt the ice from beneath. Scientists are actively working to check how active are these volcanoes. The alarming theory is that, when glaciers disappear because of climate change, there is a release of pressure and volcanoes become more active. This […]


About fisheries

Sustainable fishing in antarctic waters is a serious issue. Ernesto Penas Lado, a Commission colleague, gives us a documented overview about the EU policy on fisheries in his book “.The Common fisheries policy: the quest for sustainability”.  Not focused on Antarctica, but quite interesting, from a general point of view.http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119085640.html.

Researchers inspire visitors at photo exhibition

The closing event of the exhibition took place on 8 September 2017. It was a great opportunity for exchanges in a relaxed atmosphere, with lovely classical music played by an outstanding trio and very interesting talks by a series of speakers from various horizons:   Ms S.Gruber, Head of Unit “Marine Resources” at the European […]

Exhibition of photos in Brussels

The latest chapter of My story was my journey to the Antarctic peninsula and South Georgia last year. I wanted share this experience and my photos of these beautiful places seemed a good place to start. Some of the photos are on this website and I’ve created a touring exhibition of the full set. The […]