Antarctic Headlines 01/13/2020

Brazil to reopen Antarctic research station
China Internet Information Center, 2020-01-12
SAO PAULO, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — Brazil is set to reopen its Antarctic research station, which was destroyed by fire in 2012 and rebuilt by the China National Electronics Import and Export Corporation (CEIEC), Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Sunday.

Cruising to the ‘end of the world’ and Earth’s southernmost city: Ushuaia, Argentina
Detroit Free Press, 2020-01-13
Ushuaia, Argentina, may or may not be the southernmost city on the planet, but touring this part of South America by cruise ship is a peak experience.

It’s a colourful life under the Antarctic ice
Scoop, 2020-01-13
The rich diversity of marine life near Scott Base in Antarctica has stunned scientists diving under the ice to set up environmental monitoring sites. The rich diversity of marine life near Scott Base in Antarctica has stunned scientists diving under the …

2019 Was a Record Year for Ocean Temperatures, Data Show
New York Times, 2020-01-13
A new analysis found 2019 was the hottest for the world’s oceans. The five hottest years have also been in the past five years.

Portlander Colin O’Brady and Crew Become First to Cross Treacherous Drake Passage Unassisted
Willamette Week, 2020-01-13
Related: The Portland Man Who Crossed Antarctica Solo Is About to Embark on Another “Impossible” Expedition The 600-mile trip off the southern tip of South America took the crew 13 days to complete, Time reported. The crew had to row non-stop in order to keep from capsizing, so throughout the trek, three rowed for 90 minutes while the other …

Iridium is Now Formally Authorized to Provide GMDSS Service
TMCnet, 2020-01-13
We look forward to continuing to work with Iridium.” Iridium’s GMDSS service is bringing many new capabilities to the maritime industry, including extending this critical service to the growing number of ships in the waters of the Arctic and Antarctica, otherwise known as Sea Area A4. The new Iridium GMDSS terminals will combine the key three …