The Antarctica Overseas Exchange
Office Ltd., of Custer, Washington, has issued a most attractive and
well-designed series of six denominations of souvenir notes of 1,
5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 Antarctican dollars to raise funds for variousscientific
projects that will take place in Antarctica after the year 2001.
Maps, Books and Guides about
Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Antarctica
Polar News Resource
Under contract to the National
Science Foundation (NSF), Raytheon provides a wide range of science
support to the United States Antarctic Program.
The Antarctic Connection
The Antarctic Connection is an
internet based e-tailer and information source for All Things Antarctic!?
Antarctic Sun Index
News published during the
austral summer for the United States Antarctic Program at McMurdo
Links to sites that will give you a better understanding of this geographical
- World Fact Book - Antartica
The World Factbook is
produced by CIA's Directorate of Intelligence. The Factbook is a comprehensive
resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other
Weather - Antarctica
Bancroft and Liv Arnesen South Pole Expedition
Historic Expedition: Join Ann
Bancroft (USA) and Liv Arnesen (Norway) in their quest to be the first
women to ski and sail across Antarctica 2400 miles, 100 days,
250 pound sleds, 30 degrees below zero.
History - Past and Present
Antarctica history is rich in
adventure and science, yet human activity in the region extends back
in time only about 200 years. In fact, most of what is known about
Antarctica has been discovered in the present century.
Information on the poles through
research, adventure & expedition.
Antarctic Division Home page
Administering Australia's wide-ranging
activities in antarctic and subantarctic regions is the responsibility
of the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), a part of the Australian
Government's Department of the Environment and Heritage.
Antarctic Division Library links
Australian Antarctic Division
map of Antarctica
Clickable map of the different
territories of Antarica.
Over the Antarctica.
of the World (FOTW): Antarctica - flag proposals
Different flag proposals. There
is no official flag for Antarctica mostly because there is
no government or other authority to adopt such a flag.
Ole Andersen, 20 Feb. 2000
of the world (FOTW): Antartica - political information
General Information on Flags
,treaties , claims of Antarctica.
Antarctica Home Page
University of Canterbury
Centre for Antarctic Studies and Research
- Other Antarctic Resources on
G's travels - New Year '99.
Science Foundation: Polar Research
Italian Antarctic Research Program.
Scott Polar Research Institute.
Directory of Polar and Cold Regions Organizations.
Pole Live Image (AASTO) - The Automated Astrophysical Site-Testing
Pole Observatory - Antarctica
The CMDL South Pole Observatory
maintains monitoring programs in greenhouse and other trace gases,
atmospheric aerosols, solar radiation variability, stratospheric ozone
and meteorological parameters, and conducts field programs to understand
chemical changes in the Antarctic region that might impact climate
and global change.
South Atlantic and Subantarctic Islands Pages
The South Atlantic and Southern
Ocean contain a number of small islands, almost all of which are volcanic
in origin. These small dots of land in a vast windswept ocean are
remote, and often inhospitable,but represent a valuable resource,
as they are the only places where many rare plant, bird and mammal
species can breed.
The Antarctic Dictionary,
by Canberra based scholar Ms Bernadette Hince. In its more than 500
pages, the book covers the English spoken by Australians, New Zealanders,
US, British (including Falkland Islanders) and others throughout antarctic
and subantarctic regions.
around the world
Local times for Antartica
From the juridical point of view,
the Antarctic territories do not come under the sovereignty of any
state. Although territorial claims exist, they have been suspended
with the ratification of the Antarctic Treaty.
Science Foundation - Office of Polar Programs
OPP shares in the vision and
goals expressed in NSF's strategic plan. Enable world leadership in
science and engineering; promote discovery, dissemination and employment
of new knowledge; and support excellence in science mathematical,
engineering and technology education. Polar research and the associated
logistics activities make a recognized and visible contribution to
On December 10, 1995, TerraQuest's
maiden voyage commenced as the expedition ship Livonia set out from
Ushuaia, Argentina. Over the next two weeks, online adventurers from
around the world followed the guests and crew as they sailed across
Drake's Passage to the continent of Antarctica. With twice daily live
chats and digital dispatches linked via Inmarsat satellite systems,
TerraQuest made history by becoming the first commercial travel expedition
to make live uplinks to the Internet from Antarctica.
Regardless of where you live
or which country you work for, to get to the South Pole, you almost
certainly go through New Zealand and then land at McMurdo on the coast
of Antarctica on your way to the center of the continent and the bottom
of the Earth: the South Pole. (To just get to Antarctica, of course,
you need not go through New Zealand, but to get to the South Pole,
most people do go through NZ.)