210 researchers and 50 projects; the new Italian expedition to Antarctica starts now

Mario Zucchelli station

Fifty research projects on ecosystems and climate and 210 national and international technicians and researchers will be the protagonists of the XXXIII Summer Campaign of the  Italian National Research Program in Antarctica (PNRA), which officially starts with the opening of Mario Zucchelli Station, Terranova Bay, Antarctica.


The 2017-18 Campaign, funded with € 23 million from the Ministry of Education, University and Research and implemented by Enea for Logistics and CNR for Scientific Programming and Coordination, will last 4 months and will see the participation of researchers who will also carry out research activities at other Antarctic bases, in the climate of international collaboration that characterizes science in one of the most remote places in the Earth.

More at: https://www.cnr.it/it/comunicato-stampa/7719/ambiente-al-via-la-nuova-spedizione-italiana-in-antartide-210-ricercatori-e-50-progetti-di-ricerca-su-ecosistemi-e-clima and  http://www.italiantartide.it/

See a 7’ video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw8jGKWvxZM