Research Institutions

International Polar Foundation

International Polar Foundation has accounts of modern polar expeditions on their website: http://www.explorapoles.org/   Includes information about Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station: http://www.antarcticstation.org/  

National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA)

National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration – Arctic Research http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/ Provides wide range of material on both current research and historical exploration. Includes a photolibrary: http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/gallery.html Has a fascinating section on the First International Polar Year 1881-1884 at http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/aro/ipy-1/