December 20, 2016
The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the photographic exhibition “Our Antarctica – Images from the Great White South”, organized by the Ministry jointly with the “Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs” (COMNAP), “The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research” (SCAR) and “Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Polar Research Centre” (PolReC).
November 16, 2016
Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
October 29, 2016
The creation of a new international marine reserve in the Ross Sea was made possible after Russia dropped objections following lobbying from New Zealand.
The 25 member group that governs the Antarctic agreed to the creation of the Ross Sea Marina Protected Area at a meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, on Friday, in what the World Wildlife Fund called a “turning point” in Antarctic conservation.
September 6, 2016
Scientists and games developers have joined forces to help communicate the impact of climate change on the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
The ice held in the Antarctic Ice Sheet has the potential to cause significant changes in sea level in the future, which will affect many people around the world. As a result, it is important that people have an awareness of the impact of a changing climate on the world’s ice sheets, but this complex system is difficult to understand and predict.
July 29, 2016
Because the Arctic and Antarctic are cold, dark, and remote, we often think these two places are nearly the same. However, they are quite different. One notable difference is that polar bears live only in the Arctic, and penguins live only in the Antarctic. But what about the differences in sea ice between the two regions?
May 25, 2016
The pristine ocean off Antarctica’s coast is being contaminated with raw sewage from research bases and the waste is affecting fish, seals, penguins and other marine creatures, researchers say.
Dr Jonny Stark, an ecologist from the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), said the Antarctic Treaty, designed to regulate pollution in the Antarctic, was not up to the task.
May 23, 2016
The Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) is the primary forum in which the representatives of Parties to the Antarctic Treaty exchange information, formulate measures, decisions and resolutions to comply with the principles and objectives of the Treaty. The resulting outcomes of the meetings are adopted by consensus of all the Consultative Parties.
The ATCM meets annually and it is hosted by the Consultative Parties according to the alphabetical order of their English names. This meeting will be the third Chile hosts since the Antarctic Conference of 1959.
May 16, 2016
“I am a research scientist here at UD since 2001. I have worked with various detectors at South Pole since 1991. In 2005 I was awarded a geographical feature called “Tilav Cirque” in Antarctica for my services to Antarctic science.
April 5, 2016
A crew of Turkish academics and researchers set off on a journey to Antarctica on March 29, for the country’s first scientific mission on the continent.
The 14-person team, which has two female members and includes academics from Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ), Istanbul University, Erciyes University, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Marmara University, Kocaeli University, Çukurova University and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), will conduct research in areas such as climate change and marine pollution for three weeks.
March 3, 2016
Would you like to take part in an online consultation to share your views about Europe’s research priorities for the Polar Regions?
The EU-PolarNet consortium has compiled a set of twelve overarching European research priorities for the Polar Regions, which have been identified based on national polar strategies, international consortia and major scientific clusters. Each topic includes several key-questions, which in turn are linked to the associated societal challenges.