The sight of Antarctica’s ice masses is impressive enough when seen from aboard a ship. But the true scale of the ice cover remains hidden to cruise ship tourists. An overflight of the Antarctic continent provides an inkling of how big the world’s coldest desert really is. read more
The Antarctic Peninsula and parts of West Antarctica have a favourable climate by Antarctic standards. This is why many human research and tourist activities take place there. Together with measurable climate change these are the reasons why this region is also especially threatened by the introduction and spread of non-native species. read more
For our environment
The UBA’s motto, For our environment (“Für Mensch und Umwelt”), sums up our mission pretty well, we feel. In this video we give an insight into our work.
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