Antarctic base, an account of pioneering research

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Exhibitions. A permanent exhibition at the CosmoCaixa features the lab from the Antarctic base on Livingstone Island.

In 1986 four Catalan scientists managed to get to the Antarctic thanks to the help of some Polish colleagues and set up their tent to study a part of Livingstone Island as a possible site for a research base. The site would become the Juan Carlos I Antarctic base, putting pressure on the Spanish government to adhere to the Antarctic Treaty, which it subsequently did in 1988.

That same year, following the stroke suffered by Dr. Antoni Ballester, the prestigious oceanographer and expedition leader, Dr. Josefina Castellví took command and spent six years directing the tiny facility during a very precarious period. She was the first woman to direct a base in the history of international scientific research.

The exhibition offers a historical account of these researchers’ contribution in the Antarctic.

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Laboratori de la Base Antàrtica Espanyola Joan Carles I. El mòdul de la base, que ha estat cedit pel Consell Superior d´Investigacions Científiques (CSIC), quedarà instal·lat al Museu de la Ciència de l´Obra Social "la Caixa" amb la finalitat de donar a conèixer la importància que va suposar que científics espanyols poguessin portar a terme campanyes científiques en aquest lloc extrem, inhòspit però de vital importància per al nostre planeta. La seva situació geogràfica, el clima, i la flora i fauna que l´habiten converteixen aquest continent en un lloc d´especial interès per a la investigació científica.

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