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Table ronde: des débats passionnants à continuer

La Table Ronde du 30 avril sur la vie en Antarctique a été un moment fort de "Sentinelles de l'extrême". Trois scientifiques nous ont conté leurs aventures dans ces territoires isolés. Des aventures bien différentes les unes des autres,…

L'expo photos témoigne d'une montée collective de la conscience écologique

Mon exposition à Uccle "Sentinelles de l'extrême" a eu lieu du 27 avril au 6 mai 2018 sous le patronage du Bourgmestre Uccle est ma Commune bruxelloise d'adoption. Je m'y sens bien parce que c'est un cocon de verdure dans la ville, mais…

More snow than expected

New research, which has attracted a lot of publicity, shows that snowfall in Antarctica increased significantly over the last two centuries. Nonetheless, it's not enough to compensate for the rapid loss of ice-sheets formed over millions of…

Call to stop sale of krill-based products

Krill (tiny crustaceans) are fundamental to the oceans' food chains, but Antarctic krill are under threat from industrial fishing. Greenpeace has launched a call to stop the sale of krill-based health food products in the UK as part of its wider…

Financial Times video about Antarctica

A surprising topic for the Financial Times but a great 4-minute introduction to Antarctica, why research is important and what it's like to spend time on a base there. See it here.

Geoengineering islands to stop ice melt flowing into the sea

Scientists based in Finland and the US are suggesting radical solutions such as building artifical islands to block the flow of melt water from Antarctic glaciers reaching the sea. They believe that this geoengineering is the best solution to…

Sea ice blocks mission to Larsen C Ice Shelf

Heavy sea ice has prevented an international team of scientists from reaching the area where the massive "A68" iceberg broke off from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in July 2017. When the iceberg calved it exposed parts of the seabed never accessible…
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La colonie de manchot à Crozet (TAAF) au mois de février 2018

A voir! Cette belle photo panoramique de la colonie de manchots de la Baie du Marin à Crozet, prise au mois de février 2018 par Rébecca Garcia, la volontaire au service civique du programme 137 ECOPHY de la mission 53 à Crozet. L’archipel…