Since 1988 the Spanish
Antarctic Research is founded by means of public calls for research projects
in the framework of the National R+D Plans. The research includes different
disciplines, mainly related to: Atmosphere studies, Biology, Geology,
Geophysics, Glaciology, Mapping and Geodesy, and Physical Oceanography.
for projects and grants and for Antarctic research are instruments
of the National Program of Polar Research. See last call for projects
A summary of the Spanish Antarctic research projects is included in the
Spanish annual reports to SCAR.
Spain has two stations in Antarctica: Juan
Carlos I Station in Livingston Island, and Gabriel
de Castilla station in Deception Island, both of them located in the
South Shetland Islands. Research
vessel Hesperides participates in the Antarctic campaigns. In the past Las
Palmas vessel provided logistic support.
Data from the Spanish Antarctic research projects and publications about
Antarctica are compiled in the National
Antarctic Data Centre and Polar Archive (CNDP), where they can be
consulted. This centre was promoted by the National SCAR Committee and
is presently connected to Spanish
Polar Committee and is hosted by the Spanish
The CNDA is connected with the SCAR
Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SC-ADM) of
data and metadata are maintained by means of the Antarctic
Data Management System (ADMS),
that includes the Antarctic
Master Directory (AMD).