Les plus vieilles glaces de l’Antarctique révèlent leurs secrets

De nouvelles recherches posent des questions sur les cycles de glaciation de la Terre. https://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/video/2019/11/08/les-plus-vieilles-glaces-de-l-antarctique-revelent-leurs-secrets_6018447_1650684.html  

Efforts to create marine protection area fail again

As we reported in our recent post, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) met for its annual meeting in Tasmania at the end of October. But yet again, the members could not agree on creating a marine…

Antarctica, magnifique exposition s’ouvre à Bruxelles

https://www.naturalsciences.be/fr/museum/exhibitions-view/0/17783/1258   Une exposition vraiment pas comme les autres, en totale immersion dans cet univers à part. Commençons par le vestiaire, où les plongeurs revêtent leur équipement…

A call for progress on marine protected areas

We’d like to share an article from the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) ahead of the annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Tasmania. The ASOC urges the CCAMLR to…

Exposition à Bruxelles

L'exposition "Antarctic Stories" dans le magnifique hall du bâtiment J79 de la Commission Européenne à Bruxelles, où les photos étaient particulièrement bien mises en valeur, est désormais terminée. Mais d'autres devraient suivre dans…

Amery ice sheet calves giant iceberg

A huge new iceberg has just broken off from Antarctic's Amery ice sheet. Its birth shows the vast scale of events in this extraordinary continent. Read more  

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  

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…

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.