Life under the ice

A research team from Helsinki (Finland) will explore how climate change affects the marine biodiversity in Antarctica. Virtual reality will enable the general public to learn more about scientific research and findings. https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/sustainability/filming-under-water-life-in-antarctica-in-360deg-virtual-reality Source:…

The Antarctic Treaty and its consequences

Joseph Nolan, from the European Polar Board, introduces Yves Frenot, Director of the French Polar Institute (Institut Paul Emile Victor, IPEV), who tells us about the Antarctic Treaty and the importance to protect this vulnerable environment.…

Défi technique : La station Halley VI du BAS se déplace

Suite au réchauffement climatique qui touche tout particulièrement le continent Antarctique, l’actuelle station de recherche britannique Halley VI a dû être déplacée sur 23 km. La base britannique a été créée en 1956 et a justement…
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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…

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…
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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…
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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".…

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…

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…