Why 60 South?

The Antarctic Treaty establishes the region south of 60 degrees latitude as Antarctic Territory. The oceans, ice and land within this boundary are not owned by any country, but are set aside as a place for scientific and peaceful purposes. It is truly international territory -- while the treaty is in effect, no single country may control it, no military may possess it or conduct nuclear tests, and no territorial claims are recognized.

60 degrees south is also a natural dividing line where the ocean and air currents circle the planet without any land to disrupt the flow. The encircling ocean separates the Antarctic continent geographically, biologically and politically from the rest of the world. Yet even as it is isolated, the region is also a climactic engine that drives the Earth's weather. And it is here that changes in the global climate are most visible.

The isolation and extreme environment have also shaped a distinct culture, both socially and artistically, as well. This web site provides a glimpse into the artistic talents of the people who live and work on the Ice.


About This Web Site

60South is a internet site for the publication of art, writing, and photography related to Antarctica. It is also a long-term art project in itself, and a vehicle for the exuberant self-promotion of the author's own writing and photography.


Disclaimer And Legal Stuff

Articles and information printed herein represent the opinions of the author(s), not the National Science Foundation, any contractor for USAP, the indigenous fauna of Antarctica, or any other person, agency, company, contractor, organization or government, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

60South does not guarantee the veracity of any material presented on this web site. In fact, some of it is probably just plain wrong.

This web site is for entertainment purposes only. Readers are encouraged to seek differing opinions and corroborating facts from external sources, especially the public relations representatives from the organizations and agencies involved with supporting the United States Antarctic Program and the Antarctic programs of other countries.

60South retains all rights to the material presented on this web site. The exceptions are as follows: 1) Items reprinted herein with the permission of the author/artist/photographer, who retains the copyrights; 2) Items that 60South has explicitly given written permission to be reprinted externally to this web site, and only in the manner specified in that permission.

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