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Fin d'hivernage à Concordia

Le premier avion de la saison est arrivée à la station Concordia mercredi 8 novembre. Il transportait l’équipe franco-italienne de 15 personnes. The first plane of the season arrived at the French station Concordia on 8 November with…

Le cauchemar du président, un roman de Denis Ralet

Que se passerait-il si une bombe atomique explosait en Antarctique, suite à un attentat terroriste? Cette accélération majeure de la fonte des glaces, la radioactivité... tout cela engendrerait un séisme majeur sur tous les plans, environnemental,…

A new italian scientific campaign in Antarctica

This period marks the start of the summer italian scientific campaign in Antarctica. The researchers'activities will take place in the Mario Zucchelli station, but also at other antarctic bases: such international cooperation rules the relationships…

Decline of periglacial zones: biodiversity at risk

Near Antarctica and the Arctic, cold regions known as 'periglacial zones'  may almost disappear by the end of the century due to climate change, according to recent research. If this happens, it will cause major harm to biodiversity and it…

No agreement on protected area off East Antarctic coast

Despite pressure from Australia, France and the EU, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) recently failed to reach agreement on creating a new Marine Protection Area (MPA) off the East Antarctic coast.…

Methane-eating bacteria found under West Antarctic ice sheet

Scientists from the University of Aberystwyth, Wales, involved in Antarctic research have found ‘methane-eating’ bacteria that act as a kind of biological filter in water samples from Lake Whillans. These potentially beneficial bacteria…

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…