Strike for the climate reaches Antarctica

Scientists in Antarctica joined Friday's global strike for the climate! See the Tweets here: https://twitter.com/psycho_kriller  
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Antarctica's amazing insect

Did you know Antarctica's largest native land animal is a flightless insect measuring less than one centimetre? 'Belgica Antarctica' as it's known in Latin may be tiny but this little midge is tough. It can survive being frozen for most of the…

Antarctic stories exhibition

Come to the J79 A Atrium and admire the cool photos from Antarctica taken by our colleague Mireille Delprat. The exhibition will be formally opened with a vernissage on Friday 13 September at 16.00 The exhibition will run until Thursday 19…
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The perils of weather forecasting in Antarctica

We liked this story from ABC Australia of life in Antarctica, including the 'pleasures' of getting stuck for 40 hours in a shipping container while a blizzard rages outside. Some great photos too.    
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Chroniques de Voyages en Antarctique

Nous vous invitons à découvrir de très belles émissions sur franceculture. Chroniques de Voyages en Antarctique Nicolas Martin suit une vingtaine de personnes de tous horizons - des ornithologues, glaciologues, menuisiers, mécaniciens,…
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What future for Antarctica? ISPI asks challenging questions

Earlier this month, the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) published a thought-provoking dossier online, with the title 'The Global Race for Antarctica: China vs. the Rest of the World'. It looks at questions such…

Les Terres et mers australes françaises inscrites au patrimoine mondial par l’Unesco

Bonne nouvelle, les Terres et mers australes françaises (TAFF), dans le sud de l’océan Indien à plus de 2000 kilomètres de tout continent, ont été classées le 5 juillet 2019 au patrimoine mondial par l’Unesco. UNESCO explique sur…

L'Antarctique au Musée de l'Armée, Bruxelles

Les mois d'été sont propices aux flâneries. C'est ainsi que mes pas m'ont menée au Parc du Cinquantenaire, Bruxelles, où se trouve le Musée de l'Armée. Je crois bien que je n'y avais jamais mis les pieds. On s'y perd un peu d'abord,…

Extraordinary plan to save the West Antarctic ice sheet

Melting Antarctic ice sheets could lead to massive rises in sea levels, threatening some of the world's great cities such as New York which are built near the ocean. Can these cities be saved? Some scientists at the Potsdam Institute for…

60th anniversary of signing of the Antarctic Treaty

It's 60 years since the Antarctic Treaty dedicated the continent to peace and science. And earlier this month, 29 nations signed the Prague Declaration reaffirming their commitment to these goals. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explained…