While the French Minister of Research greets the new coming personnel involved in the new Antarctic season at the French-Italian Station, the winter-over did end at Concordia (WAP MNB-Ø3) with the arrival of the first flight from MZS (WAP ITA-Ø1).
Live from Antarctica, connection with the Concordia Base November 27 at 08,30 UTC
The audience will have the opportunity to make a “Live” visit to the Concordia Base in Antarctica, to interact with the logistic and scientific staff of the 2020/2021 summer campaign and get to know the Chief of the 36th Italian Scientific Expedition.
Located on the Antarctic plateau, at 3,233 m of altitude, in the site called “Dome C“ (75 ° 06 ‘South and 123 ° 21’East), Concordia is one of the three permanent stations currently operating in the Continental Antarctica.
It is managed by two countries, Italy and France, through their respective Antarctic National Programs.
During the Live connection, the public will learn about all the activities that are carried out in such an inhospitable place and understand Italy’s contribution to research in Antarctica.
Moderator: Luca Carra – Journalist
Introduces: Guido Di Donfranceso – Antarctica Technical Unit, ENEA
Speaker: Rocco Ascione – Chief of 36th Italian Scientific Expedition to Concordia
Register yourself for the event at: https://futuroremoto2020.it/contatti/ (Registration code A227)
More at: http://www.uta.enea.it/
Volker, DL8JDX wrote: By the way the name Concordia reminds me that in 2018 the Austrian medical doctor Carmen Possnig did participate at an overwintering expedition on the international Antarctic Research Station Concordia Dome-C (operated by France and Italy).
There was an radio interview by the German broadcast station Bayern 1 with her at Oct.29, 2020.
See and hear: https://www.br.de/mediathek/podcast/blaue-couch/carmen-possnig-medizinerin-und-antarktisforscherin/1808511
She also did write a book “Südlich vom Ende der Welt“ (South from the end of the world) about her impressions on the icy continent.
TNX Volker, DL8JDX