Record length of sediment core still beaten

The MD19-3581 core – 69.73 m long – sets the world record for core length on board the Marion Dufresne, a ship of the French Oceanographic Fleet operated by Ifremer. This result obtained with the giant corer Calypso is the result of a collaboration between Ifremer, CNRS and the French Polar Institute. On Tuesday, March… Lire la suite

Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund: Call for Proposals

AWR wishes to contribute to and support the work of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) so that the Antarctic krill fishery is managed in a manner consistent with the precautionary approach detailed in the Convention text. The aims of the AWR have therefore been developed to be consistent with… Lire la suite

Live from Crozet

Discover every month panoramic photo of the penguin colony of the Bay of Marin in Crozet taken by the voluntary civic service program 137 ECOPHY Mission 53 in Crozet. Photo du mois de mars 2019 Photo du mois de février 2019 Photo du mois de janvier 2019 Photo du mois de décembre 2018 Photo du… Lire la suite

Scholarship offer for scientists at the beginning of their careers

Antarctic organisations have today announced opportunities for early-career professionals. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) have been working together for many years to support talented early-career (researchers, scientists, engineers, environmental managers, and other… Lire la suite

COMNAP SAR Workshop IV : Registration

Plans are well-advanced for COMNAP Search & Rescue Workshop IV to be co-hosted by Antarctica New Zealand and New Zealand Rescue Co-ordination Centre New Zealand-Maritime New Zealand, on 14-17 May 2019. Full information is available here: On-line Registration is now open. We ask those planning to participate to register by way of the COMNAP… Lire la suite

SPARC newsletter

A new issue of the SPARC newsletter is available for download on our webpage. Enjoy reading through an interesting collection of workshop reports and SPARC science descriptions. Click here to find the newest issue:

XIII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences

Abstract submission for the XIII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES 2019) is open on the Symposium website until 31 March 2019. XIII ISAES 2019 will be held from 22-26 July 2019, at the Songdo Convensia in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The symposium aims to bring together Antarctic earth scientists from different areas in… Lire la suite

A photo exhibition in Washington

Yves Frenot, former Director of the French Polar Institute, is now Councelor for Science and Technology at the French Embassy in the United States. He has created an exhibition presenting beautiful photos of Antarctica, Arctic and  Subantarctic Islands at “la maison française”. These photos illustrate the theme of biodiversity, a theme that Yves Frenot intends… Lire la suite

News from COMNAP

The Council of Managers of National Antarctic Program’s newsletter is available To read it here or on the COMNAP website

New Director of Australian Antarctic Division

the 4th of December 2018, a new Director of the Australian Antarctic Division has been announced by the Federal Minister for the Environment. Kim Ellis, who is currently the Executive Director of Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands in New South Wales, will take over the top job in February. Having led a diverse range of… Lire la suite