The 36th Spanish Antarctic Research Campaign hosts 26 scientific projects. Image: Government of Spain / Science and Innovation.
More than 230 people participate, including scientists, technical and logistical support personnel.
Projects cover disciplines as diverse as glacier dynamics, invasive species, rock bioweathering, volcano geochemistry, ecology and penguin biogeography.
The oceanographic research ship (BIO) Hespérides will develop a project focused on the atmosphere-ocean relationship of aerosols, in addition to providing logistical support to several of the scientific projects that are carried out at the bases, one of them on benthic ecology that includes activities of diving
In addition to the Spanish projects, in which scientists of other nationalities participate, logistical support will be given to projects in Chile, Germany, Portugal, Canada and Colombia.
Currently, the Hespérides provides logistical support to three scientific projects that need to carry out their activities around the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Several projects are expected to carry out their activities in non-permanent camps, mainly in the Byers Peninsula international camp maintained by Spain on the island of Livingston, two hours by boat from the BAE Juan Carlos I.
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