Environmental Study of Anthropogenic Pollutants on King George Island – Antarctica
We initiated in November our one year Antarctica research program to investigate the degree of man-made pollution on an Antarctic island, relatively densely populated by research stations from several countries as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Ecuador, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Korea and United States. It is said that King George Island is probably the most polluted place on Antarctica. Ironically, this island was the first place to be visited by man on Antarctica in wintertime. Our study is in collaboration with the University of Jena, Germany, and the Aristotle University, Greece.
Location: S 62°08’- 62°14’, W 59°02’- 58°51’ King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Duration: One year, started 1st December 2014
Partners: AG Polar- & Ornitho-Ecology, Institute of Ecology, University Jena, Germany
Chem. Dept., Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece
Progress: Scientists arrived in Antarctica