Antarctic Watch Headlines 08/22/2022

‘Boaty McBoatface’ docks in Belfast after Antarctic sea trials
RTE Online, 2022-08-22
A new scientific research vessel which will help to combat climate change has docked in Belfast after sea trials in the Antarctic – complete with its Co Derry captain. The RRS Sir David Attenborough is a £200 million state of the art ship packed with …

Antarctic Ice Melting Could Be 40 Percent Faster Than Thought: Study
Newsweek on, 2022-08-19
Antarctica’s ice shelves could be melting 40 percent faster than feared, according to new research. The floating edges act as a break for glaciers—offering a critical line of defense against rising sea levels.

Antarctic Foundation Set To Launch The Antarctic AAL Token
MarketWatch, 2022-08-18
Aug 18, 2022 (Vehement Media via COMTEX) — Environmental protection-driven institution, the Antarctic (AAL) Foundation, announces plans to launch the sale of the Antarctic AAL token with free allotment in airdrops Panama, Pakistan, 18th Aug 2022 …

New data set release: U.S. National Ice Center Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Charts in SIGRID-3 Format
Arctic Sea Ice, 2022-08-22
NOAA@NSIDC is pleased to announce the release of the U.S. National Ice Center Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Charts in SIGRID-3 Format, Version 1 data set. This data set contains Arctic and Antarctic-wide sea ice charts that have information on sea ice concentration,

‘Boaty McBoatface’ docks in Belfast as part of Antarctic science mission
ITV, 2022-08-22
The landmark Artic and Antarctic exploration vessel that once nearly broke the internet docked in Belfast on Monday as part of preparations for its first scientific voyage. The RSS Sir David Attenborough was once almost named ‘Boaty McBoatface’ after the general public were allowed to vote on the name for the ship.

Pioneering Antarctic expeditioners reflect on what drew them to the frozen continent, what they learnt
The Mercury, 2022-08-20
Mr Betts, 76, said he had been on close to 40 expeditions to Antarctica since the late 1960s, serving as voyage leader on 12 and deputy leader on five. “I got paid for 40 years to have fun,” he said.

Recent studies find previously unknown loss of Antarctic ice, 2022-08-10
New research on Antarctica, including the first map of iceberg calving, doubles the previous estimates of loss from ice shelves and details how the continent is changing.

Expeditioners share tales of adventure ahead of Australian Antarctic Festival in Hobart, 2022-08-19
It’s a wild and wonderful place that few of us will ever be lucky enough to visit. But fortunately, Tasmanians who have been to Antarctica are happy to share their tales of adventure, bringing a taste of the coldest,