Here you will find a collection of free resources for performing research, exploration or just traveliing around Antarctica. Enjoy the freebies and with them this fantastic continent.
Satelite images used here were downloaded from NASA's Gallery resource.
Richness of Quantarctica - GIS for Antarctica
This is a fantastic collection of Antarctic geographical datasets. It includes community-contributed, peer-reviewed data from ten different scientific themes and a professionally-designed basemap. Just install free QGIS and explore the richnes of this fantastic continent.
Find out more at Norwegian Polar Institute's website
REMA hillshade viewer - Reference elevation model of Antarctica
Another Brilliant freebie
REMA shows you Antarctic terrain in high resolution (8-meter) and high accuracy. Dataset contain approximately 98% of the continental landmass of Antarctica extending to 88°S. Check it our here or visit this website to find out more about REMA
Antarctic digital database map viewer
This is a compilation of topographic data for Antarctica to 60°S from The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).
Using this database you can explore and download various datasets like the Antarctic coastline, contours or rock outcrop.
Blue ice oases
Explore unique environment of the blue ice areas, enjoy the virtual tour around the Norwegian Research Station and have a look at the first 3D model of the area.
This page is being developed and information will be updated regurarly
Geology of Dronning Maud Land
Another great reseource from Norwegian Polar Institute presenting new geological map of Dronning Maud Land (DML). You can explore there geology, location source maps and satellite images.
This page is being developed and information will be updated
Something sweet for educators
A great introductory resource for educators containing maps, images, videos and well-written articles for general public encompassing a wide variety of topics. It is a great place to start your adventure with Antarctica.
Have a look for yourself at AntarcticGlaciers.org and here for a great website from American Museum of Natural History
Sea ice and icebergs in the Southern Ocean
If you need detailed information about sea ice and icebergs direct to ships operating in the Southern Ocean, have a look here at the Polar View. You will find there several types of satellite imagery that deliver a comprehensive, detailed and up to date information.