History: The first "Georg von
Neumayer" Station in the Antarctic was established in 1981 on
the Ekström Shelf Ice as a research observatory for geophysical, meteorological
and air chemistry measurements, as well as a logistics base for summer
expeditions. Georg von Neumayer, whom the station is named after,
was an important promoter of Germany's research activities in Antarctica.
The new station, inaugurated on February 20th, 2009, was built to
modern standards and with state-of-the-art technology, will enable
the continuation of long-term measurements by the scientific observatories
for meteorology, geophysics and atmospheric chemistry, as well as
the establishment of new research projects.