British Antarctic Survey

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is based in Cambridge, England. It has, for almost 60 years, undertaken the majority of Britain's scientific research on and around the Antarctic continent.

Lots of scientific information, diaries by research scientists living and working in Antarctica and a gallery.

Classroom Antarctica

From the Australian Antarctic Division. Eight units including The Big White, Exploration, Community, On Thin Ice, Southern Life, Deep Freeze, International and Environment. Lots of resources for students and teachers.

Endurance and Shackleton resources

Resources for teachers and students on the Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917 from the American Public Broadcasting Service.

Geography in the News

See the Society's in-depth report on Antarctica for post 16 students.

RGS Picture Library

Browse the Society's picture library to buy prints from the Endurance expedition.

Scott Polar Research Institute

This site is very detailed and comprehensive, and even has versions of its homepage in eight languages other than English. SPRILIB, a searchable database and a Picture Library Database. The Index to Antarctic Expeditions with links, summaries and related literature is also useful.

Visit and learn

Track the passage of HMS Endurance in Antarctica and read factfiles about various aspects of the journey - looking in particular at climates, ecosystems and wildlife at locations along the route, with additional material on the work of HMS Endurance.