Wikipedia's Antarctic Entry
A great place to start for Antarctic information.

Antarctic Society Conservation Trophy
The Trophy is awarded by the Council of the New Zealand Antarctic Society, if possible on an annual basis, to any person or organisation contributing significantly to any aspect of Antarctic or sub-Antarctic conservation. Conservation shall extend to the preservation of flora and/or fauna, the preservation of any buildings, sites and artifacts of historical significance and the preservation of natural features of Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic area.
New Zealand Antarctic Medal
The New Zealand Antarctic Medal may be awarded to those New Zealanders and other persons who either individually or as members of a New Zealand programme in the Antarctic region have made an outstanding contribution to exploration, scientific research, conservation, environmental protection, or knowledge of the Antarctic region; or in support of New Zealand’s objectives or operations, or both, in the Antarctic region. The Medal will not be awarded for acts of bravery, for short-term acts of extreme endurance, for long service or for service in Antarctica generally.
Antarctica New Zealand
New Zealand's Antarctic support agency.
Scott Base 50 Years
Antarctica New Zealand's Site Dedicated to the 50th Anniversay of Scott Base
Antarctic Policy Unit , Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Find here, New Zealand's official policies on Antarctica including tourism and fishing. Many links to legislation, conventions and treaties relating to Antarctica
Argentine Antarctic Institute
Argentine Antarctic Institute.
Australian Antarctic Division
Australia's Antarctic Programme
Belgian Scientific Research Programme on the Antarctic
Belgium's Antarctic Programme.
British Antarctic Survey
BAS is responsible for almost all of the British Government's scientific research in the Antarctic, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich Islands.
Chilean Antarctic Institute
Chilie's Antarctic Programme.
Chinese Antarctic and Arctic Expedition
China's Antarctic Programme.
French Institute for Polar Research and Technology
France''s Antarctic Programme.
The Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany)
The Alfred Wegener Institute conducts research in the Arctic, the Antarctic
Italian National Research Programme
Italy's Antarctic Programme
National Institute of Polar Research (Japan)
Home of Japan' polar programmes, both Arctic and Antarctic
Norwegian Polar Institute
Home of Norway's polar programmes, both Arctic and Antarctic
South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP)
South Africa's Antarctic Programme.
Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
Home of Sweden's polar programmes, both Arctic and Antarctic
Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (Russia)
Russia's Antarctic Programme.
International Polar Year 2007-2008
Home page for up coming IPY. Links to participating countries home sites.
Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes (COMNAP)
Established in 1988 to bring together those managers of national agencies responsible for the conduct of Antarctic operations in support of science.
Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation
United States of America's Polar Program

Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury
University of Canterbury - Home of the Graduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies.
Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington
The longest running university Antarctic Research programme in New Zealand. Home of VUWAE.
University of Otago - Polar Environments - Research theme
Good summary of current Otago Antarctic work and activities

Scott Polar Research Institute
The home of SPRI, Cambridge University.
Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio Statue University
Named in honour of one of America's most famous explorers, the Byrd Polar Research Center of The Ohio State University is recognized internationally as a leader in polar and alpine research.
Antarctic Co-operative Research Centre
The Antarctic Co-operative Research Centre at the University of Tasmania was established in 1991 and is now one of the largest research organizations in the world concerned with polar regions.
Glacier - At Rice University
A site for teachers and the scientific community.
The Arctic and Antarctic Research Center
The Arctic and Antarctic Research Center (AARC) maintains an archive of more than 175,000 satellite passes of the Earth's polar regions.
Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)
ANSMET has been recovering meteorite specimens from the East Antarctic Icesheet- a total of over 10,000 as of today.
Antarctic Research Facility, Florida State University Department of Geological Sciences
The Antarctic Research Facility, is a US repository for geological materials collected in polar regions. The Facility houses over 25,000 meters of deep-sea geological core samples recovered primarily from the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic continent.

Mt Erebus Volcano Observatory
The geology of Mt Erebus from New Mexico Tech..

The International Polar Heritage Committee
International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC) as a resource of information on matters related to the human heritage of Arctic and Antarctic regions.
Heritage Antarctica
Heritage Antarctica is a coalition of national Antarctic Heritage Trusts, which have come together to: Promote the restoration, preservation and protection of the structures, artefacts and records which reflect the history of human endeavour in Antarctica.
UK Antarctic Heritage (UKAHT)
The United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust, maintaining British heritage in the Antarctic Peninsula area
New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust (NZAHT)
New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust, maintaining heritage sites in the Ross Sea area
Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand
One of the most extensive collections of Antarctic material in the world.
South Georgia Heritage Trust
Raises funds to conserve and protect local wildlife, and to help preserve the historical heritage of the island. Includes history, information about wildlife.
James Caird Society
The James Caird Society, established in l994 to preserve the memory, honour the remarkable feats of discovery in the Antarctic and commend the outstanding qualities of leadership associated with the name of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Treaty Secretariat
The Antarctic Treaty System's site.
Treaty Documents
You can search for and browse many documents from Antarctic Treaty meetings here.
The Committee for Environmental Protection
This website provides CEP members and others interested in Antarctic environmental issues with easy access to information relevant to the work of the Committe.

Weather Forecasts from Ohio State
Current conditions, plus forecasts, it is all here for the continent, the Peninsula and the Ross Sea .
Antarctic Meteorology Online from the British Antarctic Survey
If you want a simple, easy-to-use guide to recent Antarctic weather reports, then look no further.
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Antarctic Weather Stations Project and Antarctic Meteorological Research Center offers Antarctic meteorological data in real-time.

National Ice Center - NOAA
New Antarctic Seamless Data service enables you to download data or create charts for portions of the Antarctic or the entire Antarctic region .

Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
The Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources came into force in 1982, as part of the Antarctic Treaty System, in pursuance of the provisions of Article IX of the Treaty.
Sub-Antarctic Foundation for Ecosystems Research (SAFER)
A charitable foundation dedicated to the restoration of islands in the Falklands and elsewhere.
Falklands Conservation
A charity dedicated to the conservation of Falklands wildlife.

SCAR is charged with the initiation, promotion and coordination of scientific research in Antarctica. It also provides scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty System. Lots of great facts.
Coalition of Legal Toothfish Operators (COLTO)
This organisation calls on all legal tooth-fish operators to help stamp out poaching the species.
Antarctic and Southern Oceans Coalition (ASOC)
An assembly of non governmental organisations which lobbies for greater protection of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans.

Visitors Centre, International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
Perhaps the best Antarctic attraction in the world - A must see in Christchurch
Kelly Tarton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World, Auckland, New Zealand
If you are in Auckland, do not miss this.
Antarctic Connection
Commercial site, information and on-line store
The home of the RacTent, an innovative and award winning polar shelter.
Cold climate equipment and adventure.

The Royal Scottish Geographical Society Reports from Antarctic Expeditions
Index to various reports.
Index of Antarctic Expeditions
A huge reference to previous Antarctic expeditions.
Expedition Medicine
Specialising in medical training for those involved in expeditions to polar, jungle and desert regions of the world.

International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators
A coalition of most tourism operators in Antarctica
Southern Heritage Expeditions
Specialising in voyages to new Zealand's Sub-Antarctic Islands and the Ross Sea
Croydon Travel
Overflights of the Antarctic continent from Australia.
Polar Circle
Specialising in expeditions to both the Arctic and Antarctic
Lonely Planet - Antarctica
Lonely Planet's on-line Antarctica entry.

Polar Circle - Antarctic Books listings
The best source of latest Anatrctic books published in the northern hemisphere and often lists whre they may be obtained.
Innocents in the Dry Valleys: An Account of the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition 1958-1959
In 1958≠59 a physicist, a biologist and two undergraduate geology students from Victoria University of Wellington spent a summer examining the Dry Valleys of Victoria Land, Antarctica. This expedition, known as VUWAE 2, began what was to become an annual and very fruitful Antarctic research programme for the university over the next fifty years. These days such expeditions are coordinated by the internationally respected Victoria University Antarctic Research Centre. They cost many thousands of dollars and involve the use of highly specialised equipment and staff. Colin Bull (the physicist) and his companions, Dick Barwick, Barrie McKelvey, and Peter Webb managed to spend two months doing research in Antarctica for under $1000! With wry humour, Bull recounts the adventures of these four hardy and resourceful scientists, who seemed to thrive on the adverse conditions, lack of funding and battles with bureaucracy. By Colin Bull ISBN: 9780864735942, Victoria Univserity Press, Wellington, 2009
Call of the Ice:Fifty Years of New Zealand in Antarctica
Ffity years of New Zealands involvement with Antactica captured and reviewed. By David Harrowfield. ISBN: 9781869536664, David Bateman, Wellington, 2007 242 pp
Antarctica Cruising Guide
This outstanding Antarctica guide is essential if you are travelling to Antarctica, dreaming of doing so, or just want to learn more about Earth's last great untouched wilderness. Measuring 5 x 7 inches, this beautiful little book fits neatly into a parka pocket and is fully illustrated with over 200 colour photographs, and 7 maps.By Peter Carey and Craig Franklin. ISBN: 9780958262941, Awa Press, Wellington, 2006, 234 pp
Deep Freeze The United States, the International Geophysical Year, and the Origins of Antarctica's Age of Science
In Deep Freeze, Dian Olson Belanger tells the story of the pioneers who built viable communities, made vital scientific discoveries, and established Antarctica as a continent dedicated to peace and the pursuit of science, decades after the first explorers planted flags in the ice.ISBN: 978-0-87081-830-1 Binding: Cloth Pages: 544 Illustrations: 34 photographs, 3 line drawings, 9 maps Published: 2006
The SS TERRA NOVA (1884-1943) Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship
This is the story of one of Britain's most famous expedition ships put together from accounts recorded by men who sailed in her. By: Michael C. Tarver ISBN 0 9552208 0 7, Published 2006 in large format 280 x 210mm, 256 pages with 160 photos and illustrations
The Lost Men
The harrowing story of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party. By: Kelly Tyler-Lewis ISBN: 0-670-03412-6 New York: Viking, 2006 366pp.
Antarctica, a frozen continent where unique wildlife, an extreme climate and amazing adventures are found. A strong New Zealand focus develops throughout coverage of the geography, animal and plant life, scientific research, history and issues of Antarctica. Over 250 colour and black and white photographs, maps and diagrams inspire awe and encourage greater understanding of Antarctica as its story unfolds. By Margaret Andrew ISBN: 1-86963-190-0 (hb) RRP: $34.95
Courage Sacrifice Devotion
The history of the famous United States Navy's Antarctic air squadron VX-6 - 1955-99, with the US Navy's Operation Deep Freeze. By: Noel Gillespie ISBN: 0-7414-2912-8 ©2006
Handbook of Australian, New Zealand Antarctic Birds
The final instalment in the seven-volume account of Australia's and New Zealand's birds. Expensive but complete. Edited by Peter Higgins, John Peter and Sid Cowling Oxford University Press 2006
A Big Dead Place
Inside the Strange and Menacing World of Antarctica by Nicholas Johnson : Feral House Publishing 2005 : ISBN 0-922915-99-7
Due South: An Antarctic Journal
Illustrated with photographs and line drawings, Due South is an evocative and personal account of an individual's encounter with Antarctica. By John Kelly : Signalbooks, 25 March 2004, 64 pages, illustrations ISBN 1-902669-90-8 (paper) £4.99
Frozen Oceans
Pack ice, or sea ice is a layer of frozen seawater on the top of the polar oceans, varying in thickness from a few centimetres to 10s of metres. This gives rise to a spectacular floating world that for a number of months each year becomes home to a wealth of plant and animal life. Colour photographs, Glossary, Bibliography, Index, 224 pages, 195 x 242 mm. By David N Thomas : Publisher: The Natural History Museum, London, August 2004 Signalbooks, 25 March 2004, 64 pages, illustrations. Hardback - ISBN: 0643090878
POLAR CASTAWAYS: The Ross Sea Party (1914-17) of Sir Ernest Shackleton
Richard McElrea & David Harrowfield: Published July 2004: ISBN 1-877257-26-5 Hardback
Ice Island- The Expedition to Antarctica's Largest Iceberg
Gregory S Stone, Photography by: Wes Skiles : Published October 2004 : ISBN: 1-59373-017
Nimrod Ernest Shackleton and the Extraordinary Story of the 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition
By: Beau Riffenburgh : Bloomsbury Publishing 2004 : ISBN: 0747572542

Antarctic Philatlely
Commercial site - contains links to separate Antarctic sections which are continually being added to several times a week.
American Society of Polar Philatelists
The Publishers of Ice Cap news - the best publication on the subject.
An extensive mix of reference material that will be useful to philatelists and students of polar history alike.
New Zealand Covers & Stamps
A huge collection of New Zealand covers from 1957 to the present day plus all the stamps and history as well.

New Zealand Resources
Teaching and other education resources maintained by Antarctica New Zealand.
Classrom Antarctica
Teaching and other education resources maintained by the Australian Antarctic Division.
TEA - Teachers Experiencing the Arctic and Antarctic
Material based on teachers in the USA who have visted polar regions.
Wired Antarctica
Learn about the people doing research in Antarctica, what life is like there and how their research is important.
ZOOM SCHOOL Antarctica by
Offers a look at the geography, climate, people and location of this icy continent. Also includes profiles of Antarctic explorers, information on fossils .

SCAR Composite Gazzetteer
A summary of all national programme's Antarctic place names.
Atlas of Antarctic Research
A fantastic digital atlas from the USGS. Select the layers you want to see and zoom in and out.
SCAR Map Catalogue
A searchable index to many of the maps published. Coverage is whole of Antarctica.
Antarctic Digital Database
The definiative source of mapping data for Antarctica. Coverage is whole of Antarctica.
Access Antarctica
Gateway Antarctic's GIS mapping tool. Coverage is is the Ross Dependency.

Scholarships and Fellowships Offered by (or through) Antarctica New Zealand
Several post graduate scholarships - The Post-Graduate Antarctic Research Scholarship Programme is designed to encourage researchers, enrolled in New Zealand Institutions, to pursue research interests in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
Sir Peter Blake Trust Antarctic Youth Ambassador
The principal aim for this programme is to engage young New Zealanders in Antarctic environmental issues, through the New Zealand Antarctic Programme.
The individual selected each year will contribute to Antarctica New Zealand's environmental programme and be an ambassador helping to educate others through their experiences.
The Antarctic Youth Ambassador will be placed with Antarctica New Zealand for a period during the summer months and will work as part of the environmental team. This may include work based at the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch.
Artists to Antarctica
Currently each year Antarctica New Zealand invites one or two artists and writers to travel to Antarctica for specific projects. The artists become honorary Antarctic Arts Fellows and travel to Antarctica under the Invited Artists Programme.
Trans Antarctic Association
Money remaining from the Trans Antarctic Expedition is used to provide annual scholarships. Applications close 31 January each year.
The Admiral Byrd Education Trust
Grants are available from the Byrd Education Trust for activities including research and study relating to Antarctica..
SCAR Fellowship Scheme
SCAR Fellowship Scheme was launced in 2002. The programme is designed to encourage the active involvement of young scientists and engineers in Antarctic scientific research, and to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in Antarctic research. Applications close 31 May each year.

The Antarctic Sun
Weekly newspaper from USA's McMurdo Station, Antarctica, published during the summer season.
The Polar News
Collection of news feeds covering items of polar interest (Artic and Antarctic).
Penguin News
The Falkland Islands weekly newspaper.
Falkland Islands News Network
The Falkland Islands main news portal.
Big Dead Place
A satirical view of life in Antarctica.

Wikipedia's Antarctica entry
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Ice people
Describes itself as a 'virtual village for the earth's frozen choosen' - mostly McMurdo based.
The Antarctic Circle
The Antarctic Circle is a non-commercial forum and resource on historical, literary, bibliographical, artistic and cultural aspects of Antarctica and the South Polar regions. The breadth and quantity of its content expands periodically.
Polar Worlds
On-line magazine of subjects relating to polar region.
South Pole Station Information & History
Want infoimation on Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, there is no better place than this. A rich collection of material.
Virtual Tour:Anatrctica
A Virtual Tour of Antarctica and South Pole Station.
Antarctica Online
A source of Antarctic images and information.
Cool Antarctica
Pictures, information and travel guide. FIDS focus.
The Polar Circle
The Polar Circle is a group of polar photographers and specialist collections on polar regions offering a one stop source for Polar imagery.
70 South
Commercial site, information and on-line store
Antarctic Connection
Commercial site, information and on-line store

U.S. Antarctic Program Photo Library
Hundreds of photos are available for you to view and use.

Archive New Zealand
Search Archives new Zealand's record holdings online
Excite Search Engine.
The world-famous Google Search Engine.
The MSN Portal/Search Engine.

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