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French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor Concordia Station (Concordia)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
French Polar Institute
Address:
Technopôle Brest-Iroise, l'Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer, Plouzané, PO: 29280, Bretagne (France)
Location
Technopôle Brest-Iroise, l'Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer, Plouzané, PO: 29280, Bretagne (France)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
France
Participating Countries
Italy
France
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2005
Scientific Description
Concordia is the 3rd continental permanent station in Antarctica, jointly built and managed by France (IPEV) and Italy (ENEA-PNRA). CONCORDIA station is located on the Antarctic continental plateau (75°06’S – 123°21’E), 1100km away from the French base Dumont d’Urville and 1200km from the Italian Terra Nova Bay Station.The French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research has certified Concordia station as a TGIR (Very Large Research Infrastructure). In the austral summer (November to mid-February), about 50 research personnel, including 25 French scientists, benefit from this infrastructure for their work; in winter (mid-February to October): 4-7 researchers or technicians take charge of the scientific experiments. However, these figures do not reflect the large number of researchers, engineers and technicians working in Metropolitan France for programmes being run at Concordia.

RI Keywords
Polar research station, Antarctica
Classifications
RI Category
Solid Earth Observatories, including Seismological Monitoring Stations
Extreme Conditions Facilities
Telescopes
In situ Earth Observatories
Atmospheric Measurement Facilities
Polar and Cryospheric Research Infrastructures
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Biological and Medical Sciences
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Environment
Services
Logistics

Access to Concordia Station, operation, maintenance and re-supply.

Access to Laboratories for Glaciology, Meteorology, Sismology, Eath Magnetism, Chemistry of Atmosphere, Human Biology
Equipment
Laboratories for Glaciology, Meteorology, Sismology, Eath Magnetism, Chemistry of Atmosphere, Human Biology

Fully equiped laboratories.

Collaborations
Networks
NDACC
Date of last update: 31/05/2018
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