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APECS Webinars

Antarctica Day 2021: Work and life at Antarctic Research Stations #3

The Turkish research base at Horseshoe Island (Turkey), Özgün Oktar, Deputy Director, Tubitak Mam Polar Research Institute

Neumayer Station (Germany), Dr. Tim Heitland, Medical coordinator and overwintering team manager at Germany’s AWI (Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research), Medical Doctor & Lead for the COMNAP COVID-19 ad hoc Subcommittee

Palmer Station (USA), Beth Conners, PhD Student Microbiology

McMurdo Station (USA), Dr. Jennifer Wade, NSF Science Representative at McMurdo Station

Johann Gregor Mendel Station on James Ross Island (The Czech Republic), Filip Hrbá?ek, Czech Antarctic Research Programme, Masaryk University

Concordia Station (France/Italy), Giuditta Celli, University of Venice


Have you been wondering or curious about what it is like to live at the South Pole, walk in a "town" called McMurdo, how Scott Base looks like from the inside, what people do at ZhongShan Station, why one overwinters at King Sejong Station and about many other stations and deep field camps around Antarctica? We bet you have! So, read on.

In three different sessions of this year's Antarctica Day Webinar series, researchers and staff members who worked or are currently working in Antarctica shared their first-hand experiences, personal stories, excitements and challenges they faced in and around Antarctic research stations with us. We were also thrilled to have some speakers speaking live from McMurdo (the US), Davis Station (Australia) and other stations! A Q/A session was held at the end of each of the webinars.

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