Why Do Science in Antarctica?

Remote, isolated, and frozen all year, Antarctica is arguably the most untouched and undisturbed region on the planet. Science in Antarctica offers many advantages over anywhere else on earth.

For example:

  • Antarctica has the cleanest air in the world allowing air quality monitoring with a reliable baseline.
  • Antarctica is the darkest place on earth, an ideal setting for astronomical research.
  • Studying the bottom of the food chain allows scientists to better understand environmental impacts on humans.
  • Antarctica has no borders, allowing research findings to be freely available to everyone. Also many projects are internationally coordinated and supported without any ‘home turf’ issues.

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