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British Antarctic Survey

Royal Geographical Society

Foreign and Commonwealth Office - British Antarctic TerritoryBritish Antarctic Territory

Antarctica - the world's last great wilderness


Antarctica is a frozen, windswept continent, so hostile and remote that it has no permanent inhabitants.

Scientists working here have made many discoveries from studying Antarctica’s land and atmosphere, and from clues buried beneath the ice. These discoveries also reveal signs of changes in the future that could affect us all.

Take a journey through this site to discover Antarctica for yourself. Each section features activities, images, video clips and fact sheets, to help you learn about this distant, frozen wilderness.

Choose a section from the menu to begin your discovery!

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