This page has a number of polar webcam links,  starting with the BAS cameras and then spreading out!

British Antarctic Survey Webcams

The James Clark Ross Webcam.  The webcam on RRS James Clark Ross is situated on the Bridge. It generally looks forward, but if something of particular interest is going on, it may be moved to look aft or to either side. The Radio Officers' onboard usually add a small blurb containing information about where the ship is and what it is doing. This is a particularly interesting webcam as (when not on long sea passages) the scenery changes regularly. Spectacular sunrises/sunsets, stunning Antarctic vistas and the occasional Southern Ocean storm can all be seen from this camera! It updates approximately once every hour during daylight hours.

The Ernest Shackleton Webcam.  The webcam on RRS Ernest Shackleton is situated on the Bridge. It generally looks forward, but if something of particular interest is going on, it may be moved to look aft or to either side.

The Rothera Webcam.  The webcam at Rothera is sited on Rothera Point, looking roughly north towards the main buildings complex. Given good weather, the main buildings of Bransfield House and Admirals House can be seen as can the Operations Tower with the runway and aircraft hangar in the background. This camera updates approximately once every hour.

The Halley Webcam.  The webcam at Halley is known as the pigcam - because it is sited on the Piggot platform. If points north and during daylight hours and good weather, the Laws platform (the main building at Halley) can usually be seen. Bad weather and darkness (particularly during the austral winter) sometimes conspire to produce a rather uninspiring image but spectacular sunrises/sunsets can often be seen. It updates approximately once every hour.

Bird Island Webcam The Bird Island webcam is situated in the office window of Prince House, the living/accomodation building on Bird Island. It usually points South West, towards Molly Hill and Tonk.

 

Other Antarctic Webcams

South Georgia

King Edward Point,  South Georgia.  The webcam at King Edward Point is situated in Larsen House. The view is south east across Cumberland Bay East to the Greene Peninsula and the mountains beyond. Dartmouth Point is in the middle ground and Susa Point in the foreground. The steps on the right lead into Larsen House. Tussac grass is growing immediately in front of the steps. From October to March elephant seals, penguins and fur seals will be on the beach in front of the webcam. This camera updates every 3 minutes. With thanks to the Government of South Georgia for providing this facility.

Another webcam from South Georgia.

German Bases

Neumayer Base

Australian Bases

Mawson Base This picture is usually updated automatically every 10 minutes. The date/time on the picture shows local Mawson time, which is 5 hours behind Australian Eastern Summer Time and 5 hours ahead of UTC (GMT). During winter the daylight hours are very short. At times drifting snow, or equipment malfunction may interrupt the picture.

German Antarctic Receiving Station (GARS) O'Higgins/Antarktis (63,32°Süd - 57,9°West)

There are a number of webcams run by the German Antarctic Receiving Station.  Click on an image below to open the appropriate webcam.

There are two webcams on this page.

There are two webcams on this page.

There are two webcams on this page.

New Zealand

The Scott Base camera is located in the Hillary Field Centre briefing room, looking towards the vehicle hitching rail, the pressure ridges beyond, and White Island in the distance.

Last updated 06/08/2010