Aims of was set up in July 2012. The aim of this website is to promote the science of Antarctic glaciology and to disseminate our findings to the wider community. We write not only about our own research on the Antarctic Peninsula but also about wider discoveries among the Antarctic glaciology community. We focus on published, peer-reviewed literature, and references are included in all posts.

This outreach endeavor, motivated by a desire to publicly communicate the risks that climate change and rising sea levels pose to our world’s glaciers and ice sheets, has evolved into one of the premier sites on this subject. This website aims to inspire young people and school children with geology and geomorphology, and specifically targets teachers to supply them with engaging, original content that they can use in lesson planning.

This website was designed and developed as a collaboration between Bethan Davies from the Department of Geography, Royal Holloway University of London, and Stefan Senk from

Please use the material, images and photographs provided on the website freely for educational purposes only. For other purposes, please contact the team.

As of December 2017, has received 1.9 million page views from visitors located across the globe. The website has been cited by diverse news outlets including The Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post, The Conversation, Sky News, National Geographic, Nature, Huffington Post and The Independent. It has been cited by organisations such as NASA Earth Observatory, National Snow and Ice Data Centre, American Geophysical Union, Royal Geographical Society, Geologists’ Association and The website is also used as a teaching resource by over 20 UK universities, numerous schools and the Geographical Association. Resources from the website have been used in textbooks for GCSE Geography and in several MOOCs. Analysis of Google Analytics data shows that a substantial portion of the website audience are engaged in the education sector


I am a Senior Lecturer at Newcastle Univeristy, specialising in glaciology and glacial geology. I wrote and developed the website as part of an ongoing commitment to outreach, education and research impact. Read more about me at

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