To mark Antarctica Day (1 December), the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) was pleased to launch its free new app Polar Guide: Antarctica. Designed primarily for staff guiding visitors, the app enables them to access essential, publicly available IAATO, Antarctic Treaty System and South Georgia information from a phone or tablet while in the field. No phone signal is required. The app is also intended to be a useful resource for potential Antarctic visitors and guests, who can download it as an educational tool before travel, and for anyone who is keen to learn more about Antarctica, the Antarctic Treaty and the work being done to preserve the continent’s extraordinary landscape and wildlife.
The app will allow users to stay up to speed with the latest IAATO vessel and International Maritime Organisation (IMO) information for effective yacht and ship operations; and enable them to support Antarctic science and conservation while enhancing their experience in Antarctica by checking out selected citizen science projects.
IAATO Polar Guide: Antarctica can be downloaded for iOS and Android. Visit the IAATO website for more details and for links to download the app.