Prof Akiho Shibata: How can the Antarctic Treaty System respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine?


Prof Akiho Shibata Professor of International Law and Director, Polar Cooperation Research Centre (PCRC) Kobe University (Japan) Prof Akiho Shibata

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Does the Antarctic Treaty System have a moral duty to respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine


Dr Alan Hemmings Adjunct Professor, Gateway Antarctica Centre for Antarctic Studies and Research University of Canterbury (New Zealand) Russia’s invasion

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Royal Navy shows solidarity with Ukraine at Antarctic research base


The crew of the HMS Protector and the Ukrainian scientists at the Vernadsky polar research station in Antarctica show their

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Now and Never: Banning Hydrocarbon Extraction in Antarctica Forever


Dr Patrick Flamm and Dr Alan Hemmings The Glasgow Climate Pact called the 2020s a “critical decade” for still meeting

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Antarcticness Affects Us All


Prof Ilan Kelman Professor of Disasters and Health, University College London, UK Professor II, University of Agder, Norway Member of

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Coronavirus Observatory: Tracking the Pandemic in the Arctic and the Antarctic


Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg discusses the COVID-19 pandemic at the Norwegian Government’s press conference for children, 16 March 2020.

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The Geopolitics of Rebuilding New Zealand’s Scott Base in Antarctica


(Image: Scott Base in Antarctica © Dr Alan Hemmings) On 20 May 2021, the New Zealand Government announced its 2021

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After the British revival of OneWeb, what next for sat comms in the Arctic?


The collapse of OneWeb in March was just the latest in a string of failures in the satellite sector. The

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Geostrategic Futures in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica


Dr Claire Nettle Rapid political, social and environmental change presents challenges for the management of Arctic and Antarctic regions. Climate

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Antarctica: Measures to Address Coronavirus Pandemic


Joe Godbold Furthering our UK-Arctic Coronavirus Observatory, we are now compiling all of the relevant, up-to-date COVID-19 information pertaining to

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Should We Plan for Polar Humanitarianism?


Dogs to the rescue in a whiteout on Svalbard? By Ilan Kelman Prof Ilan Kelman The polar regions are often

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India’s SaGHAA: Where the Arctic, Antarctic and Himalayas meet


Hriday Sarma Hriday Sarma, India Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI), recently spoke to Dr Sulagna Chattopadhyay, President

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The Need to Consider Chinese Tourism in Antarctica


China’s Great Wall station, Antarctica (Source: Panoramio). Max Daniels Chinese foreign policy is receiving ever more attention in Western policy

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Antarctic Land-Based Tourism: Having One’s Feet on the Ground


Antarctica: Cape Evans. © Eli Duke.  Max Daniels Land-based activities are a specialised and niche part of Antarctic tourism, which

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India as a Polar Stakeholder: Interview with Dr M Ravichandran


India’s new Antarctic research station, Bharati. (Courtesy of Boo Architekten and NCAOR.) Hriday Ch Sarma Hriday Sarma, India Fellow at

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A Krill-iant Idea! – The Powers of Industry for Conservation


Figure 1: Krill, one of the most important species in our oceans (British Antarctic Survey). Micheil Page Introduction Our perception

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India’s Engagement with the Polar Regions


Bharati, India’s Antarctic Research Station ©BOF Architekten Background Introduction to India’s Involvement The signing of the Svalbard Treaty in February

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The Art of a Deal? Reflections on US Withdrawal from the Paris Accord


Trump and the Announcement in the Rose Garden | 1 June 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

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From Shelter to Showpiece: The Evolution of Halley


Photo via British Antarctic Survey Examining the history of UK’s Halley Station reveals much about advances in engineering and architecture.

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#TedXScottBase – Sparking Global Conversations


Photograph by Vatey Uy. TEDxScottBase Creative Commons. How do you celebrate 60 years in Antarctica? If you’re Antarctica New Zealand,

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