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Base Gabriel de Castilla

Antarctic Campaing

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Scientific Projects

Isla Decepción

Vista General de la Base Gabriel de Castilla

 

The 2016-2017 Spanish Antarctic Campaign will last about 100 days. During that period, research projects will take place; they will be funded by the Spanish State plan for Technical and Scientific Research and Innovation (PECTI) (2013-2016).

 

The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) contributes to this activity with 8 million euros directed to fund logistics, facilities, and most of the research project that will be developed at the Antarctic campaign. One Spain project will take place aboard the German ship ''Polarstern'', while 2 Portuguese research groups and 1 from Australia will be doing their research at the Spanish Antarctic Stations.

 

The ''Sarmiento de Gamboa'' ship will likely depart from Punta Arena (Chile) earlier in December..........The Campaign will finish around March 10th when the ‘Hespérides’ vessel goes back to Ushaia from the Antarctic.

 

The following are the details of the 12 scientific projects funded by the Spanish State plan for Technical and scientific Research and Innovation 2013-2016. (The Spanish project that will take place aboard the German ship Polarstern is not included here). They will be developed during this campaign at the Spanish Antarctic Stations and the Spanish polar research vessel, BIO “Hespérides.”

 

Maintenance of the geodesic, geometric and oceonagraphic time series in Livingston and Deception Islands during the 2015-2016 Antarctic Campaign.

Hands-on work

Hands-on work

• Main researcher:  Manuel Berrocoso Domínguez.

•    Center: Cadiz University.
•    Workplace: Astronomy, Geodesy, and Cartography Lab. Department of Math of the Science University of Cadiz.   

Content of the project

 

Diversity and Structure of Antarctic Benthic Zone. DISTANTCOM.

Marine invertebrates

Marine invertebrates

•    Main researcher: Conxita Ávila
•    Center: Barcelona University.
•    Workplace: Deception Island and surrounding areas.

 

Content of the project

Mantenimiento y actualización de las estaciones CALM y TSP en las islas Livingston y Decepción.

Medición de temperatura

Medición de temperatura

  • Investigador principal: Miguel Ángel de Pablo.
  • Centro: Universidad de Alcalá.
  • Lugar de trabajo: Isla Decepción, Isla Livingston y otras localidades.

Contenido del proyecto

Ecological and biochemical process related to the seaweed (algae) decomposition in intertidal silts of Foster Port, Deception Island.

Algae study

Algae study

•    Main researcher: Mariano Lastra.
•    Center: Vigo University
•    Workplace: Deception Island

Content of the project

Follow-up of penguin’s community

Pinguin´s followup

Pinguin´s followup

•    Main researcher: Andrés Barbosa.
•    Center: Spain National Natural Science Museum CSIC).
•    Workplace: Deception Island
 

Content of the project

Weather follow-up of the Spanish Antarctic scientific activity

Weather Station

Weather Station

•    Main researcher: Jesús Riesco.
•    Center: AEMET.
•    Workplace: Deception Island, Livingstone Island and other areas.

Content of the project

Follow-up of the seismic activity in Deception Island and the Bransfield Strait, Antarctic.

Moving equipment for seismic measurement

Moving equipment for seismic measurement

•    Main researcher: Javier Almendros.
•    Center: Granada University
•    Workplace: Deception Island

Content of the project

Cyanobacteria covers bio-complexity in Polar atmospheres

Bacteria culture

Bacteria culture

•    Main researcher: Antonio Quesada.
•    Center: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid Autónoma University.
•    Workplace: Deception Island and other places.

Content of the project

 

Prospective of invasive species settlement in a changing Antarctic: A biogeographic and local assessment of the risk of biotic standardization.

Invasive Species

Invasive Species

•    Main researcher: Miguel Ángel Olalla.
•    Center: Rey Juan Carlos University.
•    Workplace: Deception Island and other places.

Content of the project

Antarctic Geomorphology

Glaciers analysis

Glaciers analysis

•    Main researcher: Jerónimo Lopez
•    Center: University Autónoma Madrid (UAM).
•    Workplace: Deception Island and other place

Content of the project

Chemical pollution in the Antarctic, POPs and other pollutants.

Measurements

Measurements

     

    •    Main researcher: Jordi dachs.
    •    Center: Spanish CSIC
    •    Workplace: Deception Island

Content of the project

Galileo System geo-positioning

Measurement devices

Measurement devices

•    Main researcher: Conforto.
•    Center: Marine Hydrographic Institute (IHM, in Spanish).
•    Workplace: Hespérides and Deception Island.

Content of the project