Antarctica Day 2021: Work and life at Antarctic Research Stations #1
Introduction: Dr. Andrea Colombo, Engagement, Information and Project Manager, Deputy Director of the Secretariat, COMNAP
Scott Base (New Zealand), Ayana Piper-Healion, Antarctica NZ Employee
ZhongShan Station (China), Peng Peng, State Key Laboratory of Geodesy and Earth's Dynamics, Innovation Academy for Precision Measurement Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Casey Station and Mawson Station (Australia), Helen Achurch, Environmental Officer at Davis station
Have you been wondering or curious about what it is like to live at the South Pole, walk in a "town" called McMurdo, how Scott Base looks like from the inside, what people do at ZhongShan Station, why one overwinters at King Sejong Station and about many other stations and deep field camps around Antarctica? We bet you have! So, read on.
In three different sessions of this year's Antarctica Day Webinar series, researchers and staff members who worked or are currently working in Antarctica shared their first-hand experiences, personal stories, excitements and challenges they faced in and around Antarctic research stations with us. We were also thrilled to have some speakers speaking live from McMurdo (the US), Davis Station (Australia) and other stations! A Q/A session was held at the end of each of the webinars.