Title History of the Argentine scientific research in Antarctica
Author Genest, E.A.
Author Affil Genest, E.A., Dirección Nacional del Antártico, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Source Boletín Antártico Chileno, Vol.(Special issue), p.7-10, ; Second SCAR workshop on the History of Antarctic research, Santiago, Chile, Sept. 21-22, 2006, chaired by C. Lüdecke. Publisher: Instituto Antártico Chileno, Santiago de Chile, Chile. ISSN: 0716-0763
Publication Date 2009
Notes In English. 14 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 87211. CRREL Acc. No: 64001369
Index Terms history; Antarctica; Southern Ocean; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Education, Outreach and Communication Publications; research
Abstract This paper recollects the significant contribution made by Argentinean Antarctic scientific research since the early years of the nineteenth century. The role of learned societies such as the Instituto Geografico Argentino, outstanding individuals and academic and scientific institutions is also recalled, as well as the support provided by Argentina to some of the first Antarctic expeditions. The importance of Argentinean participation in the International Polar Years and in the International Geophysical Year (IGY) is underlined an the role played nowadays by the Instituto Antartico Argentino in preserving the Argentinean polar tradition is stressed by the author.
Publication Type conference paper or compendium article
Record ID 296137