Antarctic Headlines 01/20/2020

Intel and partners are using computer vision to help save Antarctica’s penguins from extinction
VentureBeat, 2020-01-20
Antarctica’s emperor penguin population has suffered such severe climate-related breeding issues that it’s at risk of disappearing by the year 2100, according to a 2019 study by the British Antarctic Survey. In search of a solution, a group of tech companies developed a computer vision solution to help ecologists count the remaining …

He left a successful career to scale mountains and he’s never been happier
The Star, 2020-01-20
His trip to Antarctica to climb Mount Vinson cost him about US$45,000 (RM183,000) just for the park fees alone. “It’s not cheap, that’s for sure but thankfully, I managed to build up quite a tidy nest egg before I quit to tap into. Also, I am single …

State Of The Cruise Industry: Smooth Sailing Into The 2020’s
Forbes, 2020-01-20
According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade organization, 32 million passengers are set to travel on cruise ships in 2020, up from 30 million in 2019.

Malaria Eradication: I Will Fumigate The Whole Of Nigeria – Nwoko
LEADERSHIP Newspaper, 2020-01-20
Nwoko made the disclosure on Sunday night at an interactive session with journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja shortly on his arrival from Antarctica, where he had gone …

Kanoo shipping launches operations in Antarctica
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, 2020-01-20
Kanoo shipping, a fully owned business division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo, YBA Kanoo, has launched its Antarctic operations through its office in South Africa by handling the private jet …

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou faces extradition hearing Monday, here’s what led to it
ECNS, 2020-01-20
More than a year has passed since Canadian authorities arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver airport on a request from the United States who charged Meng and Huawei with bank and wire …

Australia Celebrates 65 Years of the Mawson Research Station
Maritime Executive, 2019-09-07
Antarctic veterans celebrated 65 years since the opening of Mawson research station at the Australian Antarctic Division last week. Mawson is one of Australia’s three permanent research stations …