2016 News Releases
Results from a new study examining 20 years of commercial cruise activity in the Antarctic Peninsula region have important implications for Antarctic visitor management. The paper was published online this week in the journal Antarctic Science. The analysis was conducted by Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York in conjunction with IAATO, which has developed the most comprehensive dataset of any human activity in the Antarctic as part of its mission to promote the practice of safe and environmentally responsible private sector travel to the continent.
New Animated Briefings For Antarctic Visitors - 2 February 2016
New videos have been developed by IAATO to brief travellers en route to Antarctica. They reinforce actions visitors need to take to ensure their visit is safe and environmentally sensitive. The three-minute animation will be shown to guests travelling with IAATO member operators to supplement the existing General Briefing. The videos are in English and available with subtitles in nine other languages.
Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE) Statement about Henry Worsley - 25 January 2016
It is with great sadness that we report that polar expeditioner Henry Worsley has died at a hospital in Punta Arenas, Chile after complications caused by bacterial peritonitis. Henry returned from Antarctica on January 23 after nearly completing his Shackleton Solo Expedition.
Queen's Polar Medal awarded to Kim Crosbie and Jérôme Poncet - 12 January 2016
IAATO Executive Director Dr Kim Crosbie and IAATO Member Mr Jérôme Poncet of Golden Fleece Expeditions have been awarded the Queen's Polar Medal. Kim has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to the knowledge of Polar visitor management. Jérôme for his pioneering efforts in supplying logistics in support of Polar science and wildlife documentaries for over 40 years.