SCALExperiment Spring Cruise 2019 – meet the team leaders

The SCALExperiment Spring Cruise of 2019 has been a successful cruise so far, thanks to the chief...

SANAE IV October 2019 Newsletter now available

In this edition: Meet the Electrical Engineer of SANAE58 Mondays are skivvy days at base Weather...

Gough Island September/October 2019 Newsletter now available

In this edition: Meet the 65th Gough Island Overwintering Team The first birthday party of G65...

Spring Cruise 2019 – onboard the S.A. Agulhas II

On 12 October 2019, the S.A. Agulhas II departed on the first ever cruise to the Marginal Ice Zone...

Want some news from Marion Island and SANAE?

News from Marion Island This month is the kickoff for the Marion Island newsletters - we will...

Marion Island JOBS – Applications OPEN

New job opportunities available on Marion Island. 

SANAE IV August 2019 Newsletter now available

In this edition: Meet the RADAR Engineer from SANSA (South African National Space Agency), Travis...

Attention SCAR scientific community

Ant-ICON Science and Implementation Plan Dear Colleagues, At the end of July, Mecha and I traveled...

4th International sub-Antarctic Forum – registration opening soon

The 4th International sub-Antarctic Forum will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on 29-30...

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SANAE IV

The first South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) departed in 1959.

Gough Island

South Africa has been operating a weather station on Gough Island since 1956.

Marion Island

The Marion base is used mainly for environmental/biological research, and weather data collection.

S.A. Agulhas II

S.A. Agulhas II is a South African ice breaking polar supply and research ship owned by the DEA.

SANAE IV

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Voyages to Antarctica, Marion Island and Gough Island take place annually to replenish supplies and exchange personnel.

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