What does Santa need after a night of delivering presents in bad weather? An instrument approach
to the North Pole.
The Polar Discovery
team has documented science in action from pole to pole during the historic 2007-2009 International Polar Year, and covered five scientific expeditions
. The science projects explored a range of topics from climate change and glaciers, to Earth’s geology, biology, ocean chemistry, circulation, and technology at the icy ends of the earth. Through photo essays
and other multimedia
, they explain how scientists collected data and what they discovered about the rapidly changing polar regions. From the awesome folks at WHOI
We're on the road to nowhere and when we get to the end of this road, nowhere is exactly where this expedition begins.
Only 22 people have ever skiied unsupported to the North Pole, none of them American. Starting today, John Huston and Tyler Fish hope to become the first. If all goes according to plan, they will reach the North Pole in 55 days. They will be blogging from the ice. [more inside]
Polar Saga. Part One: 1,000 Days in the Ice
"It was an outlandish idea: freeze a ship
in the Arctic Ocean and ride the drifting ice across the North Pole." Part Two: Chasing Nansen's Ghost.
"Two adventurers set out across the Arctic in the footsteps of Norway's pioneering polar explorer."
For the first time in at least 125,000 years, the Arctic ice cap is an island
Russians plant flag on North Pole Sea bed.
Russia has attempted to assert it's sovereignty over the North Pole by planting a Russian flag 4,200 metres under the ice. Norwegians, Danes react with amusement.
The Real North Pole Expedition
is a journey to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, to the actual North Pole, using research submarines
, tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2008. Spots are still available. And if that doesn’t interest you, they have other expeditions
Ever wonder how time zones work at the North and South Poles?
(No, not this
North Pole, the real one
Live tracking Thusday: Where are the interstellar probes
? (and the objects in orbit
?) Where is the lightning in Europe
? Where is the fleet
? Where is my flight
? Where is tomorrow now
? Where is your God now
? Where is the magnetic north pole today
? [J-track prev.]
Voyage to our hollow earth.
"Steve Currey's Expedition Company has chartered the Russian Nuclear IceBreaker YAMAL, to take 100 adventurers to the North Pole for an expedition to conduct scientific observations that could resolve once and for all whether the Hollow Earth theories have any validity!"
The Serco Transarctic Expedition:
Ben Saunders is attempting the first ever solo ski crossing of the Arctic Ocean -- from Russia to Canada via the geographic North Pole without kites or dogs and without replenishing supplies. He's now about 160 nautical miles into the trek, and making daily posts about the experience.
It's not often a weblog has you on the edge of your seat
, but Dave Mill's email-posted accounts of his solo attempt to reach the true North Pole are gripping. Stalked by a Polar bear, 6 days to build a runway for his rescue plane before the full moon rips the floes to shreds - this one has it all. I guess he is a live ass