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Romanian Embassy in Antarctica. Law-Racovita Station
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'Romanian Embassy in Antarctica' is an exciting 'captain's log' and a collection of historical and scientific documents, written with rigor and passion by the man who set up the first Romanian Station of Antarctic Scientific Research 'Law-Racovita', Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica (2006). This historical moment and that Romanian Expedition are described, revealing the 'adventure, research and diplomacy' that led to the inauguration of the Romanian 'Embassy' at the end of the Earth.

Based on Romanian activities within the Antarctic Treaty, after fruitful negotiations between Romania and Australia, the first Romanian station in Antarctica was established (2005) with the special support from Australian Governmental Antarctic Division. Inauguration took place on February 20th, 2006, in the presence of Chinese, Russian, Australian and Romanian scientists from the stations in the area. The station name 'Law-Racovita' honours the two renown Antarctic explorers and scientists, the Australian Phillip Law, the first who studied Larsemann Hills, and the Romanian Emil Racovita, the first biologist in the world who studied Antarctic life.
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Romanian Antarctic Foundation , Romanian Institute of Polar Research
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