Tue, 02 Feb 2016 06:24:00 GMT
IAATO animated briefings for Antarctic visitors
New videos have been developed by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) to brief travelers en route to Antarctica. They reinforce actions visitors need to take to ensure their visit is safe and envi...

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:14:00 GMT
Shackleton Solo Expeditioner dies in Punta Arenas hospital
Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions, ALE, reports with great sadness the death of polar expeditioner Henry Worsley at a hospital in Punta Arenas, Chile, after complications caused by bacterial peritonitis. Henry returned from Ant...

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 08:06:00 GMT
Strong hints of a vast canyon system hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet
A vast, previously unrecognized canyon system could be hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet. Hints of its presence are seen in the shape of the white continent's surface, in a largely unexplored region called Princess Elizabeth...

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:04:00 GMT
IAATO Executive Director and Falklands' resident awarded the Queen's Polar Medal
Dr Kim Crosbie, IAATO Executive Director, and IAATO Member Jérôme Poncet of Golden Fleece Expeditions who is a resident of the Falkland Islands, have been awarded the Queen’s Polar Medal. The announcement was made last week...

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 09:27:00 GMT
Uruguay's 2016 Antarctic campaign takes off; ship to deliver 250 tons of fuel and 40 tons of supplies
Uruguayan navy rescue vessel ROU 26 "Vanguardia" left this week from Montevideo for Antarctica loaded with fuel and provisions for the country's scientific base "General Artigas" at King George Island.

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 02:24:00 GMT
Russian polar vessel and helicopters will supply Argentine Antarctica bases
For the eighth season, Argentina's Antarctic bases and stations are to be supplied by the Russian polar vessel Vasily Golovnin from Arkadia Ltd. This has been going on since 2007 when the Argentine flagship ice-breaker Almirant...

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 02:22:00 GMT
Busy weekend for Ushuaia: 8.000 cruise visitors
Over 8.000 cruise visitors arrived in Ushuaia over the weekend when the Star Princess (2.600 pax), Norwegian Sun (2.400 pax), Infinity (2.400 pax) and the Seabourn Quest coincided in the extreme south port of Argentina in the p...

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 01:01:00 GMT
Reclaiming South Georgia from rats: a world leading project
Reclaiming South Georgia is the story of the SGHT Habitat Restoration Project fieldwork that took place on South Georgia in three phases (in 2011, 2013 and 2015). The latest edition of South Georgia Newsletter says that text an...

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 07:46:00 GMT
New five-year strategy for South Georgia emphasizes environment management
The new five-year Strategy for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands 2016-2020 was published on 27th November. The Strategy sets out an ambitious agenda to deliver the highest standards of environmental stewardship and go...

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 08:14:00 GMT
Cruise ship troubles cut South Georgia season down to size
A serious fire on board a cruise ship in November led to a large-scale rescue operation off the Falkland Islands and means that three visits to South Georgia in the new year are likely to be cancelled, according to the latest S...