We are the eyewitnesses to Antarctic environmental change, gathering data on Antarctic penguins and other wildlife, and reporting the facts back to all who care about conserving the Antarctic for future generations. Indeed, our importance to — and influence with — Antarctic Treaty countries has been recognized by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).
Championing science-based conservation. Since 1994, Oceanites has been monitoring and analyzing penguin and seabird population changes across the vast Antarctic Peninsula, where it’s warming faster than anywhere else on Earth except the Arctic. Working with our collaborative partners, The Lynch Lab at Stony Brook University, Black Bawks Data Science (UK) Penguin Lifelines at the University of Oxford (UK), and One Oceans Expeditions (Canada). Oceanites represents the world’s only nonprofit, publicly supported Antarctic research program. We are the only project monitoring the entire Antarctic Peninsula region. We began our 24th consecutive annual Antarctic Site Inventory in November 2017.
How to describe what I’m feeling today … with more than 30 seasons in Antarctica under my belt … having actually witnessed changes firsthand like glaciers receding, ice shelves that have calved off, penguin populations significantly falling (and, in one case, rising)? Climate change is real and undeniable. It is happening now. We humans north […][read more]
Oceanites released the State Of the Antarctic Penguin 2017 report on April 25th, World Penguin Day. The report was picked up all over the world by such notable media outlets as CBS, Time, PBS, USA Today, Scientific American, US News and World Report,[read more]
New research has found lakes, rivers and even waterfalls atop Antarctica. Source: Scientists have discovered vast systems of flowing water in Antarctica. And that worries them. – The Washington Post[read more]
What’s the most common climate-related health risk where you live? A recent report maps how climate change is threatening our health across the United States. Source: Where climate change is making Americans sick – CNN.com[read more]