Antarctic Watch Headlines 09/21/2022

Scientists expose vulnerabilities of critical Antarctic ice shelf, 2022-09-21
Pine Island Ice Shelf in West Antarctica, which holds back enough ice to raise sea levels by 0.5 meters, could be more vulnerable to complete disintegration than previously thought. A new study led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists shows two processes,

University of Texas research into Antarctic ice provides insights into Jupiter moon Europa
YAHOO!News, 2022-09-21
The results of this study can be used to uncover more information about Europa’s habitability and to prepare the Europa Clipper spacecraft.

Antarctic researchers gain insights from on high as they count seals from space
The Guardian, 2022-09-19
Scientists used satellite images and more than 300,000 volunteers to count Weddell seals, a key Southern Ocean indicator species

Polar proof of neXat’s globality at Ukrainian Antarctic base
realwire, 2022-09-21
Scientists monitoring the ozone hole and water ecosystem from a Ukrainian research base in Antarctica will have better access to connectivity options thanks to a cloud-based services platform

Brazil’s Antarctic program to get new research ship in 2025
agenciabrasil.ebc, 2022-09-19
The Antarctic Support Ship, or Napant, is expected to replace Norway-made oceanographic support ship Ary Rongel, operational in the program since 1994.

Aurora Expeditions and ‘Hero of the Planet’ Dr. Sylvia Earle to host an Antarctic Climate Expedition in 2023
Travel Daily Media, 2022-09-20
Aurora Expeditions is offering one final opportunity to join the world-first Antarctic Climate Expedition sailing in February 2023

Utrecht University: 45 million years of Antarctic temperature change- lessons for the future
India Education Diary, 2022-09-19
An international team of scientists used molecular fossils and machine learning to build the first charts of Antarctic Ocean temperatures over the past 45 million years, offering important insights in

Record of Antarctic ice sheet response to climate cycles found in rock samples, 2022-09-17
The East Antarctic Ice Sheet is the world’s largest ice mass. Understanding its sensitivity to climate change is crucial for efforts to project how much sea level will rise as global temperatures …

No, Russia did not exit the Antarctic Treaty or discover a new continent
Politifact, 2022-09-14
Russia is still listed as a member of the Antarctic Treaty, a decades-old agreement that facilitates global cooperation for the purposes of conducting scientific research in and around Antarctica.

Former Director of the Australian Antarctic Division Tony Fleming dies at 64
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2022-09-19
His grandfather survived in the Northern Party in 1912, his mother’s ashes were spread at Mawson’s Hut, and Tony was Director of the AAD between 2011 and 2015.