People and Antarctica StoryMap

This Antarctica StoryMap Collection focusses on the different people in Antarctica. We begin by touching on the first arrivals in Antarctica, including those which are often forgotten about, these collections have a strong focus on the geopolitics of Antarctica and how this influences its tourism. These four StoryMaps also introduce the different job roles in Antarctica and what it is like to live and work there.

Click the image below to open the StoryMap (note that the ‘Download as PDF’ button only prints out this webpage, not the StoryMap).

The People and Antartica StoryMap Collection is aimed at 13/14 year olds and upwards, but can also be adapted for different ages. You can find its complimentary Scheme of Work here. There are also some complementary articles on People in Antarctica here.

You can find the scheme of work for the ‘People And Antarctica‘ StoryMap Collection here.

People and Antarctica StoryMap Collection
People and Antarctica StoryMap Collection

People and Antarctica Funding and Contributors

The Antarctica StoryMap Collections were funded by an educational bursary from Antarctic Science Ltd and were supported by the British Antarctic Survey, ESRI, and Geography Southwest! We also thank numerous scientific advisors and contributors, who have helped to ensure that these resources are accurate, up to date, and unique.


I am Laura Boyall, a PhD student in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway University of London. My PhD research focuses on reconstructing past climate using different statistical methods and computer models to help us understand more about the predictability of the climate system.

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