Antarctic Convergence

It’s the place where meets the ice cold and less salted water of the Austral ocean that goes north and ...

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Antarctic Treaty

The activities in Antarctica are governed by the “Antarctic Treaty”, signed in Washington on the 1st ...

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Charcot Jean-Baptiste (1867-1936)

French navigator, baptized by Scott the “Gentlemen of the poles”, Jean-Baptiste Charcot carry out two ...

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Dumont-d’Urville, Jules Sébastien (1790–1842)

French navigator, He commands a squadron of two ships “L’Astrolabe” et “La zélée” in order to explore ...

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Eduardo Frei Montalva (62°12S – 58°57’W)

The Chilean base is located west of the King George Island (South Shetland) on an area free of ice, which ...

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IAATO

Founded in 1991 by seven tour operators, the IAATO Association (International Association of Antarctica ...

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Madrid protocol

The Madrid Protocol, ratified in 1991 by the signatory countries, freezes the possibility fo any kind ...

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Scott, Robert Flacon (1868-1912)

British explorer, he is the leader of two polar expeditions that which must allow him to conquer the ...

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Shackleton, Ernest Henry (1874-1922)

British explorer, he takes part with Scott to the raid sleds toward the south pole, then he launch his ...

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Victor, Paul-Emile (1907-1995)

French explorer and ethnologist, Paul-Emile Victor work at the “Musée de l’Homme” where he meets Jean-Baptiste ...

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Erebus Mont (77°32’S – 167°10E)

The mount Erebus is a volcano located on the Ross Island, in the Ross Sea, making it the active volcano ...

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Ice Coring

Technic that is used to withdraw ice coresin the ice sheet in order to analyse its composition.

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