Polar Research at Masaryk University - polar.sci.muni.cz/

The Czech Republic started becoming involved in polar research in the mid–1980s. At that time, the first polar expedition dealing with climatology and geomorphology was carried out in Spitsbergen (Svalbard archipelago). Since 1994, scientists and academics from the Faculty of Science of the Masaryk University have been invited to participate in polar research in the Antarctic. Czech scientists and academic have carried out research at several Antarctic stations – for example, they completed research stays at the Polish Polar Station Henryk Arctowski and at the Machu Picchu Peruvian Station, both located on King George Island. Czech scientists also had the opportunity to conduct research on Galindez Island, where the Ukrainian Antarctic Station Akademik Vernadsky is situated. In 2006, when the Johann Gregor Mendel Station was finally completed, the Czech polar research team moved to the Czech station on James Ross Island.

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