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Brazil is to open a new research base in Antarctica

Brazil is to open a new research base in Antarctica

Brazil has announced that it is to open a new research base in Antarctica. 8 years ago Brazil's original scientific outpost was destroyed. 

Key Points:

  • It is expected that Vice President Hamilton Mourao and Science and Technology Minister Marcos Pontes will attend the official opening ceremony.
  • The Brazilian government has financed approximately $100 million in the reconstruction of the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station.
  • It is a 48,500-square-foot complex on King George Island, the largest in the South Shetland archipelago.
  • The base was built in the place of the previous facility, Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station, King George Island, Antarctica.
  • Chinese state-owned company CEIEC built the new centre.
  • The new base consists of 17 laboratories and accommodation for 64 people.

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