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IPY - International Polar Year
The International Polar Year (IPY) 2007/2008 represents one of the most ambitious coordinated international science programmes ever attempted. It will include research and observations in both the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions and explore the strong links these regions have with the rest of the globe. The poles are recognized as sensitive barometers of environmental change. Polar science is cricual to understanding our planet and our impact on it. The poles are also exceptional archives of what the Earth was like in the past, and offer a unique vantage point for many terrestrial and cosmic phenomena.

United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust
UKAHT was founded as a UK charity (no. 1024911) to inform and educate people about Antarctica's unique heritage of exploration, and to preserve that heritage both in the Antarctic and elsewhere. The Trust is custodian of historic site no. 61, Port Lockroy on the Antarctic Peninsula preserving it for the enjoyment and education of international visitors. In addition it supports the work of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust in the Ross Sea, watches over the conservation of other heritage sites on Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia. Further objectives include promoting educational initiatives to stimulate interest in the scientific and human history of Antarctic and their relevance to the modern world, the acquisition and preservation of Antarctic historical artifacts and running the Friends of Antarctica organization. In short, it exists to conserve evidence of Antarctica's history now and for the future.

Featured story on Port Lockroy: In 1911, Port Lockroy was little known, aside from the whaling factory ships that were just discovering the large natural harbor as an ideal location for their work. Read More

logo birdlife SAVE THE ALBATROSS
BirdLife's 'Save the Albatross Campaign' is trying to stop the needless slaughter of these magnificent birds by ensuring that relevant international agreements are implemented that will benefit both the birds and the legal fishing industry.
logo birdsaustralia Birds Australia - Albatross Conservation: Longline Fishing
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comnap The Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP)
Comission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
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Discovering Antarctica
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Links to Antarctica information from the Australian Antarctic Division

arc_ant The Ohio State University - Byrd Polar Research Center: Polar Pointers
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Oceanites: This US-based non-profit, science and education foundation fosters the conservation of the world's oceans, islands, and wildlife, as well as a better appreciation of the sensitive connections we humans have to our watery globe. Founded in 1987, its major scientific project is the Antarctic Site Inventory, which began collecting and compiling baseline biological and physical data and descriptive information in 1994. The Third Edition of the Compendium can be downloaded in PDF format at no cost from the Oceanites website.

Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP): ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve albatrosses and petrels by coordinating international activity to mitigate threats to their populations. The organization came into force in February 2004 and currently has 13 member countries and covers 30 species of albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters.

The Antarctic Sun: News published during the austral summer for the United States Antarctic Program at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

Raytheon Polar Services: Raytheon Polar Services is under contract to the National Science Foundation to provide science, operations, and maintenance support to sustain year-round research programs at three U.S. locations in Antarctica and two research vessels in the Antarctica region.

Teachers Experiencing Antarctica and the Arctic (TEA): Join teachers as they venture to points north and south and participate in Arctic and Antarctica research expeditions. Follow their adventures through daily electronic field journals and correspond with them while they are in the field.

Rice Glacier: Explore Antarctica! Investigate the weather, oceans, ice, and land of this frozen continent at the bottom of the world. Find out the weather for today at the South Pole, meet the researchers, discover what life is like on the ice, and more!

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South Pole News: A web site maintained by the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station Antarctica.

SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research): SCAR is charged with the initiation, promotion and coordination of scientific research in Antarctica. It also provides scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty System.

American Polar Society: Membership in this organization will bring you their bi-annual magazine, The Polar Times, with articles ranging from science to myth, archaeology to anthropology, hard work to pure adventure and everything in between.