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OOEAlong with distinguished government representatives and experts from all key Antarctic constituencies (education, tourism, science, environment, fishing), and with the unflagging support of One Ocean Expeditions, Oceanites is thrilled that the 1st FUTURE OF ANTARCTICA conference will be sailing this Sunday, February 28, from Ushuaia, Argentina, onboard the AKADEMIK IOFFE (ONE OCEAN NAVIGATOR). We return to Ushuaia on March 9.

In addition to visiting and enjoying the glories of the Antarctic Peninsula, our esteemed group of participants will be examining Antarctic governance, science, and media/education, focusing particularly on:

Where the Antarctic Treaty system is now, what’s been achieved, what still needs to be accomplished, going forward and working together, to ensure that Antarctica is conserved as the Antarctic Treaty intended?

Stay tuned for Oceanites Feed blogs, Tweets, and  Facebook posts about our FUTURE OF ANTARCTICA conference in the days ahead!

Antarctica Forever!

 

Source: Polar Conference | One Ocean Expeditions

antarctica-278x225Melting glaciers and warming ocean temperatures are causing sea levels to rise at a rate not seen since at least the founding of Rome.

Source: It’s Been 30 Centuries Since Sea Levels Were Rising This Quickly | VICE News

22BREATHED-master675In letters between the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and the man behind the comic strip “Bloom County,” a mutual admiration was expressed.

Source: When Harper Lee, of ‘Mockingbird,’ Corresponded With Opus the Penguin’s Creator – The New York Times

adelie-penguinThere may be other explanations for 150,000 missing Adélie penguins presumed dead in Antarctica.

Source: Let’s All Chill: Antarctica’s Adélie Penguins Are Probably Fine

stonehenge.0The presidential election matters. Like, a bunch.

Source: The decisions we make about climate change today will reverberate for millennia. No pressure. – Vox