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World’s First Ship Christening in Antarctica

MS Roald Amundsen

Hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen continues to make history as the first ever ship to have its naming ceremony held in Antarctica. Instead of the traditional bottle of champagne, MS Roald Amundsen’s explorer heritage will be honored by naming the vessel with a chunk of ice. The naming ceremony will take place this fall, as the first world’s first

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U.S. Coast Guard Discusses Its Developing Role in the Arctic

SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Pacific Area commander discussed the service’s strategic outlook for the Arctic, its new class of polar security cutters, and its efforts to improve maritime domain awareness in the high latitudes. The keynote speech given by Vice Adm. Linda Fagan was during the Arctic Encounter Symposium in Seattle, Washington. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) recently

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Scientists want to search for life on Jupiter’s moon. They’re starting in Antarctic oceans.

An autonomous robot is practicing to explore Europa. By Justin Lawrence, Planetary Science, Georgia Institute of Technology The harsh and icy ocean surrounding Antarctica may seem like a strange place to be doing research about Jupiter, but since 2014, a team of Georgia Tech engineers and scientists in Britney Schmidt’s Planetary Habitability and Technology Lab, where I’m a graduate student, has been

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USCG Cutter Returns Home after Four Months in the Arctic

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Healy has returned to their home port in Seattle following a four-month deployment in the Arctic. In addition to providing presence and access in the Arctic during the 129-day summer deployment, the Healy crew completed three research missions in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Time-Lapse Video Spies on Penguins to Gauge Foraging Habits

Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have developed a way to help determine the foraging success of Emperor penguins by using time-lapse video observations relayed to scientists thousands of miles away. The new remote sensing method is described in the May 2, 2018, issue of the Journal of Applied Physics. Determining Emperor penguins’ foraging success involves a two-step

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