Polar and Cryospheric Research Infrastructures
Automatic monitoring systems with several radiometers.
Isolation and cultivation of Antarctic extremophile microorganisms.
Multi-methodological approach for biological activity assessment of Antarctic autotrophs.
Advanced chlorophyll fluorescence methods for the stress study of Antarctic autotrophic extremophiles.
Automatic micrometeorological station with sub-surface sensors.
Cryoresistance assessment of Antarctic lichen symbiotic algae and cyanobacteria.
Support to users for direct measurements and experiments on infrastructure facilities.
Data processing and supply of meteorological outputs.
UV-B radiation resistance assessment of polar photothrophs.
Accomodation including meals, 2 laboratories, technical workshop, cabotage (rubber boats), support to the field camps.
Data collection of basic meteorological parameters. Automatic weather stations in different locations and altitude.
Mass balance and flow-velocity data of small land-terminating glaciers collection.
Photobioreactor experiments with autotrophic extremophiles.
Taxonomical determination of Antarctic microbial communities.
Differential GPS measurements as the support for precise field position measurements.
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.
Zodiac rubber boats for cabotage (logistic supportto the RI´s users).
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.
Instruments and sensors for year-round measurements of atmospheric pressure, air temperature, relative air humidity, wind speed and direction, and snow depth.
Field fluorometric measurement system of photosynthetic activities of mosses and lichens.
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.
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.
Open-Top Chambers systems for assessing the impact of global warming on Antarctic non-vascular plants installed on three ecologically different types of sites.