Polar Times

Antarctica Day ‘21

December 1, 2021

Welcome back to a special episode of PolarTimes in celebration of Antarctica Day 2021!

Every year on the 1st of December the polar community celebrates the signature of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959. As such, the annual event serves the purpose to increase global awareness about the frozen continent and the establishment of the Antarctic Treaty System, under which Antarctica is designated as a space for science and peaceful purposes.

Under the motto “What we always wanted to know about Antarctica”, Katharina Heinrich is joined by Jack Buckingham and Azamat Tolipov in answering questions that have been submitted by K-12 students. As such, this episode aims to increase the interest, knowledge, and awareness about Antarctica also amongst younger people.

In line with the podcast a FAQ Handbook, soon available as a pdf file with answers to all the questions that have been submitted, will be released. Keep a lookout for the release of the Handbook on the APECS Antarctica Day Website https://apecs.is/upcoming-event-highlights/apecs-antarctica-day-2021.html

If you would like to get in contact with Polar Times to recommend a guest, volunteer to be guest, give us some feedback or just ask a question then you can email us (therearepolartimes@gmail.com) or tweet APECS @Polar_Research any time-we would love to hear from you!

From all of us here at Polar Times and APECS, Happy Antarctica Day!

This episode has been edited by Katharina Heinrich

Cover art by Matthew Nelson

Music: “Scuba” by Metre, Nul Tiel Records, UK (unaltered) CC BY-NC-SA

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