About this event
NOVEMBER 15: 7 PM
NATIONAL MUSEUM of NATURAL SCIENCES, MADRID, SPAIN
Presentation of the Expedition ‘ANTARCTICA UNEXPLORED DOME FUJI 2018-2019’ by the WindSled expeditionary
First Spanish scientific and exploration campaign within the pristine continent with polar eco-vehicle WINDSLED: 2,000 km
There are 11 scientific projects on board, with the European Space Agency (ESA), major USA and other research universities, CSIC affiliates (Higher Council for Scientific Research)…
All the details of the ANTARCTICA UNEXPLORED DOME FUJI 2018-19 expedition, a great scientific exploration adventure that will mark a milestone while covering a route through one of the least known areas of Antarctica’s interior. It will be the world’s first ‘zero emissions’ scientific campaign that will reach Dome Fuji, at almost 4,000 m of altitude. The 11 scientific projects that the expedition members will undertake on board will be presented, under the direction of Mr. Ramón Larramendi: search for extremophile microorganisms, GESTA (Galileo Experimentation & Scientific Tests in Antarctica) on the constellation of ESA’s Galileo satellites, climate change, contaminants, tests for the Mars2020 mission, and so on.
It is sponsored by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Tierras Polares.
The new WindSled convoy with all its equipment will be assembled.
WHEN and WHERE
Next November 15, 7 PM in the National Museum of Natural Sciences (Hall of Acts)
C/. José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2 28006, 28006 Madrid
The WindSled, at the parking entrance
Up to full capacity
-The four expeditionary: Director Ramón Larramendi, Manuel Olivera, Ignacio Oficialdegui and Hilo Moreno
-Dr. Javier Ventura-Traveset, secretary of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Galileo Program at the European Space Agency
-Representative in Spain of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Carol Portabella
-Representatives of the different scientific projects participating in the expedition