Polar and Cryospheric Research Infrastructures
Advanced chlorophyll fluorescence methods for the stress study of Antarctic autotrophic extremophiles.
UV-B radiation resistance assessment of polar photothrophs.
Automatic monitoring systems with several radiometers.
Multi-methodological approach for biological activity assessment of Antarctic autotrophs.
Mass balance and flow-velocity data of small land-terminating glaciers collection.
Cryoresistance assessment of Antarctic lichen symbiotic algae and cyanobacteria.
Photobioreactor experiments with autotrophic extremophiles.
Data collection of basic meteorological parameters. Automatic weather stations in different locations and altitude.
Isolation and cultivation of Antarctic extremophile microorganisms.
Accomodation including meals, 2 laboratories, technical workshop, cabotage (rubber boats), support to the field camps.
Automatic micrometeorological station with sub-surface sensors.
Data processing and supply of meteorological outputs.
Taxonomical determination of Antarctic microbial communities.
Support to users for direct measurements and experiments on infrastructure facilities.
Instruments and sensors for year-round measurements of atmospheric pressure, air temperature, relative air humidity, wind speed and direction, and snow depth.
Zodiac rubber boats for cabotage (logistic supportto the RI´s users).
Instruments and sensors for year-round measurements of the shortwave incoming and outgoing radiation, global UV radiation, UV-A and UV-B radiation, erythemally effective UV radiation.
Field fluorometric measurement system of photosynthetic activities of mosses and lichens.
Open-Top Chambers systems for assessing the impact of global warming on Antarctic non-vascular plants installed on three ecologically different types of sites.
Glacier mass balance and flow velocity monitoring system on three small land-terminating glaciers. System includes automatic weather stations equipped with air temperature, relative air humidity, wind speed and direction, and snow depth sensors.
Binocular stereo microscope for low magnification observation using incident light illumination for sample preparation and fixation located in the J. G. Mendel Station´s laboratory.
Permafrost active layer transect and plots with instruments for year-round measurements of surface temperature, ground heat flux, ground temperature and soil water content in shallow borehole. System includes fully equipped automatic weather stations.
Differential GPS measurements as the support for precise field position measurements.