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http://www.antarctic-circle.org/

Compilation of Antarctic related articles. Includes information concerning the birthplaces and final resting places of Antarctic personalities as well as monuments and dedications.

http://www.era.gs/

Provides access to information on areas given formal status of special protection. Includes protected areas, management plans, descriptions, location maps, site maps, photographs, and international agreements.

http://www.ats.aq/

The Secretariat, based in Buenos Aires, is the administrative office supporting the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM). Its website contains documents, news and information related to the administration of Antarctica by the Antarctic Treaty countries.

http://www.thistle.org/

Features webcams, photographs and weather reports.

http://www.ccamlr.org/

Manages the marine living resources in waters surrounding Antarctica. The conservation principles were defined in the Convention which was ratified in 1982.

http://www.scar.org/

Developed an international science plan for global change research in the antarctic, under the title; "The Role of the Antarctic in Global Change" and oversee the implementation and coordination of this antarctic research together with the major global programmes.

http://www.asoc.org/

Organization ensuring that environmental issues are given priority when decisions are made under the Antarctic Treaty System, the international treaty governing Antarctica.

http://www.bai-bg.net/

Details on research and presence in Antarctica. Mission statement and program information.

http://www.bancroftarnesen.com/

Detailed information about the first women to cross Antarctica and their subsequent expeditions. Includes photos, videos, e-mails and journals from the journey, and information about the gear and technology they carried.

http://www.figlar.com/

Photos from the South Pole to the Dry Valleys and information on what it's like to live on the highest, driest and coldest continent on Earth.

http://www.southpolestation.com/

Bill spent a year at the South Pole in 1976-77 including 9 months of total dark isolation. A look at the Pole and Antarctica then and now.

http://penguincentral.com/

Personal photos and journals from Ethan Dick's 2 years at McMurdo Station. Includes current updates on the Ice Shelf, and information about life at McMurdo and Amundsen-Scott South Pole stations.

http://www.coolantarctica.com/

Travel information and nature photography, plus information on wildlife and the polar environment.

http://www.escortedantarcticatours.com/

Selection of cruises and trips to Antarctica plus travel tips, and frequently asked questions about the region.

http://www.antarcticaxxi.com/

Features a flight from Punta Arenas to King George Islands and then a cruise around the Antarctic with inland excursions. Page includes itineraries and photos.

http://www.heardisland.aq/

The official website for Heard Island and McDonald Islands, administered by the Australian Antarctic Division of the Department of the Environment and Heritage.

http://www.cordell.org/

Documents the 1997 Cordell Expedition to the island. Includes an overview, route map, basic information, detailed planning documents, and team biographies.

http://www.comnap.aq/

Established in 1988 to bring together managers of national agencies responsible for the conduct of Antarctic operations in support of science. Information on stations and bases, country programs, and links.

http://www.wildisland.gs/

Includes information about the cemeteries on the island, the environmental management plan, and an historic sites forum.

http://www.sght.org/

Raises funds to conserve and protect local wildlife, and to help preserve the historical heritage of the island. Includes history, information about wildlife, and details of specific projects.

http://www.sgmuseum.gs/

Originally a whaling museum, it now embraces all of the island’s history.

http://www.iaato.org/

Promotes safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctic. Includes policies, guidelines, photo gallery, directory of members, travel statistics, and other resources.

http://scottexpedition.com/

Ben Saunders prepares to complete Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition in Antarctica, a return journey from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole.

http://iuch.net/

International nongovernmental group supporting research and knowledge exchange concerning populations living in the Arctic regions. Includes list of members, resources, events and publications.

http://www.uarctic.org/

Coalition of institutions of higher education to overcome barriers to education in the region. Includes an overview of purpose, activities, publications and related organizations.

http://www.arctic-council.org/

An intergovernmental forum for Arctic governments and peoples. Includes information on the Council, member states, working groups, events, documents and reports, official papers, glossary, and links to Arctic data and information.

http://www.extremesteps.com/

Describes the team's race to the magnetic north pole in 2003. Includes help with equipment selection for safe travel in the arctic circle, polar bear advise, photos, and information about clothing to wear in the arctic.

http://www.amap.no/

International organization to implement components of the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy. Provides information on the Arctic environment, and remedial and preventive actions relating to contaminants.

http://www.thearctic.is/

Provides information on the Arctic region and the critical issues, problems and opportunities which face the peoples of the Circumpolar North. Includes the topics of sustainable development and community viability, social and environmental policy and contemporary human and environmental crises.

http://www.inuitcircumpolar.com/

International non-government organization representing approximately 150,000 Inuit of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Chukotka in Russia, holding Consultative Status II at the United Nations.