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Tourisme en Antarctique - a quoi ca ressemble?

A quoi ressemble une expédition touristique en Antarctique ? Quels sont les impacts ? Comment les limiter ? Un bel article qui invite à la réflexion tout en nous plongeant dans les merveilles d’un voyage d’une vie. https://www.…
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Petites bêtes, grand froid

Annick Wilmotte est une chercheuse belge, spécialiste des cyanobactéries, qui s’est rendue en Antarctique à plusieurs reprises. Dans cet article fascinant (lien ci-dessous), paru dans la revue de ULiège, elle parle de sa carrière. Elle…

Antarctica Day - celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty

Around the world, countries, organisations and individuals have been celebrating the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty on 1st December 1959. The European Geosciences Union blog has background on the celebrations and…

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…

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…
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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…

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…
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Where is Antarctica heading?

What will Antarctica look like in 2070? Will it be transformed almost beyond recognition? Will global warming lead a huge loss of ice, major sea level rise, radical upheaval to ecosystems, and a massive in growth in human presence and resource…

ECJ ruling may complicate EU proposals on marine protection

A judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), issued in November 2018, may have implications for proposals for the creation of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Antarctica which were presented to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic…