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Seals to act as sentinels of remote Antarctic glacier


A team of over 20 polar scientists from the UK, US and Sweden set sail this week (29 January) on the first ship-based research expedition to Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica as part of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration. This cruise is part of a five-year project to understand the contribution that the glacier will make to global sea level.

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Airlift and overland traverse stage fuel, science gear in West Antarctica


Beginning in late November of 2018, a huge effort started to place fuel and materiel at key locations in West Antarctica and on Thwaites Glacier, in preparation for the main ITGC field science effort set to begin less than a year from now. Exploratory field work and landings at the key research sites have established preliminary field camps and surveyed the ice there.

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Essential cargo delivered for science on Thwaites Glacier

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From the British Antarctic Survey: The British Antractic Survey’s vessel RRS Ernest Shackleton teamed up with the Royal Navy survey ship HMS Protector to help scientists begin a five-year mission  to understand how West Antarctica is contributing to global sea-level rise.

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Ambitious UK-US Antarctic research mission begins


A team of UK and U.S. polar scientists are about to embark on one of the largest joint Antarctic missions for more than 70 years.

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Antarctica Day 2018


Photo by Ted Scambos Registration for Antarctica Day is now closed, and the team is working on pairing schools with experts. We will contact the participating schools with more information the week of 19 November.
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UK and US join forces to understand how quickly a massive Antarctic glacier could collapse


A joint UK-US research programme launched today (Monday 30 April) is one of the most detailed and extensive examinations of a massive Antarctic glacier ever undertaken.

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