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Retrieval of a pluviometer

Posted by Ulrike Falk (ZFL), Germany on 1 March 2013

Last time on the glacier we had to dig a 2 by 3m hole about 4m deep in order to retrieve a plastic container and a steel structure.

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Sampling and lab-work in Carlini base

Posted by Jochen Scheld, Susann Henkel (Cologne University), Jan Hartmann (AWI), Germany on 25 February 2013

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Three weeks are gone, the weather is changing very often and the good periods become rare. Good that we took every chance to go out with the zodiacs, sampled water and stayed up several nights to process the material.

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Acompañando a estos “locos” personajes de la ciencia

Posted by Guillermo Tonelotto, Prefectura Naval Argentina on 17 February 2013

Me encuentro en la base Jubany desde Diciembre 2011 y en el mes de Enero comienzan a llegar a esta, los primeros científicos extranjeros como nacionales y mi actividad comienza a aumentar y compartir con ellos los trabajos en el agua, yo como operador de bote y técnico en el apoyo de sus proyectos, salíamos al agua a realizar filmaciones subacuas, extracción de sedimentos, limos, redes, CTD, Ictiologia, Oceanografia, etc con proyectos Alemanes a través del convenia Argentina-Alemania (AWI) científicos como Anne Wölfl, Susann Henkel, Michael Staubwasser, Jan Hartmann, (con sus idioma alemán, e ingles y algo de castellano), y mi idioma entrerriano...sacábamos algo…jajajaja

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Summer 2013 in Carlini!!!

Posted by Dolores Deregibus, IAA, Argentina on 12 February 2013

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We left from Buenos Aires the 2nd of January 2013 and the same day late at night we arrived at Carlini Station! Since we arrived we have been very busy organizing all the samplings and activities in the labs. Our research is dependent on boats and diving support so weather conditions are extremely important for us. January was a cloudy and cold month but in general in was not too windy allowing us to work a lot with the zodiacs.

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Green Antarctica...and the first day of sampling

Posted by Valeria Bers, AWI, Germany on 7 February 2013

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In the first days here at Carlini station, the weather did not permit us to go out with the zodiacs - the wind was just too strong. But as soon as th the sun came out, I went for a walk around the station and was amazed, how green the island gets in the summer, when the snow had melted away.

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Research Stations at King George Island

Posted by Valeria Bers, AWI, Germany on 3 February 2013


Our trip to Carlini took quite some time. From Buenos Aires via Santiago de Chile and Punta Arenas finally with “Antarctic Airways” to the Chilean station Frei.

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Arrival at Carlini and setup of the labs

Posted by Susann Henkel (University of Cologne), Ulrike Falk (ZFL), Germany on 7 January 2013

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After roundabout ten hours of travelling from Buenos Aires, we arrived at King George Island in the evening of January 2nd. From Frei/Bellingshausen (the Chilean and Russian stations) we were brought to Carlini station by the Argentinian ship Castillo.

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The morning of departure

Posted by Ulrike Falk (ZFL), Germany on 3 November 2012

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There are a lot of unwritten laws in nature and in experimental science. After the one that sais 'what can go wrong, will go wrong' there is the one that sais 'and the probabability that it will happen always is higher towards the end'.

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Work and life

Posted by Ulrike Falk (ZFL), Germany on 2 November 2012


Working in such a fascinating environment is a pleasure despite the harsh conditions, like the cold and the strong winds that can blow you off your feet, but also the isolation of the place and the contraints of moving space. 

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A walk on the ice

Posted by Ulrike Falk (ZFL), Germany on 1 November 2012


In early October, the divers and the overwintering scientist Damián at the Carlini base made an excursion onto the sea ice near the glacier calving front of the Fourcade glacier.

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