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View Resource Belgian Scientific Research Programme on the Antarctic

The 1959 Antarctic Treaty set out to achieve "demilitarization, the ban on nuclear tests and on the disposal of radioactive waste material - the respect of which is guaranteed by a system of mutual inspection - and the promotion of international scientific cooperation. The approval in 1991 of the 'Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty' (Madrid Protocol), turned the area into...
View Resource Ships Return to the Southern Ocean to Enhance Understanding of Food Chain

This press release from the National Science Foundation describes the voyage of a team of research vessels studying Antarctic marine food chains. The page also links to several daily dispatches from the research team that include photos of research activities and Antarctic scenery. These dispatches describe many aspects of the research ranging from the types of data acquired to the array of...