Halley team/British Antarctic Survey

An iceberg the size of Paris breaks off Antarctic ice shelf

An iceberg with an area of 1270 square kilometers has calved from the Brunt Ice Shelf. It's an extraordinary event but not unexpected. The British Antarctic Survey's Halley station is located on the Brunt Ice Shelf and scientists have been observing…

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  

Iceberg size of New York City may soon calve

On February 24th, NASA tweeted that the giant cracks in the Brunt Ice Shelf could be about to release an iceberg twice the size of New York City. The crack was stable for 35 years but has been opening at an ever faster rate since 2012. The…

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…

Aerial video of striped iceberg

Extraordinary images of a striped iceberg from the Institute Polaire français Paul-Emile Victor. See them here: