The International Polar Foundation, which is housed in Brussels, Belgium, founded SciencePoles in 2005 to better communicate the exciting developments of polar research to the wider scientific community and the public at large. The website presents many fascinating findings from the iciest spots on the planet. For example, readers may enjoy an interview with the director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Karin Lochte, as she speaks about EU-PolarNet, an initiative that aims to foster greater synergy between different European polar research institutions. Or they may like to read the words of Professor Michael Tipton from the University of Portsmouth as he discusses how to deal with cold injury and cold immersion in extreme environments. Readers who are interested in the science and logistics of arctic exploration will find much to appreciate on this excellent site.