Antarctic Resources Links
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|Antarctic Treaty Secretariat|
IPY - International Polar Year
United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust
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
| 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.
|Birds Australia - Albatross Conservation: Longline Fishing|
|Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation|
|Antarctica New Zealand International Antarctica Center and New Zealand Antarctic Institute|
|The Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP)|
|Comission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)|
|University of Cambridge: Scott Polar Research Institute|
| British Antarctic Survey (BAS) |
|The Ohio State University - Byrd Polar Research Center: Polar Pointers|
|The Norwegian Polar Institute: Antarctica|
|U.S. State Department: Handbook of the Antarctic Treaty System|
|International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC)|
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!
National Ice Center (NATICE):
National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC):
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.