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Brazil second scientific station in Antarctica, 500 km from the South Pole

Tuesday, July 26th 2011 - 19:13 UTC
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Brazil is planning to set up its second scientific station in Antarctica and its first fully automatic data collecting module close to the Southern pole, revealed Jefferson Simoes coordinator of the country’s National Science and Technology Institute. Read full article


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  • Redhoyt

    Like pieces on a chess board .... getting ready for playtime :-)

    Jul 26th, 2011 - 11:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    Norway? We'll send the Bolivians to keep them out, that should be 'nuff ;D

    Brasil has no territorial right at all, no matter if they have any hegemonial aspirations whatsoever...

    Jul 27th, 2011 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    “Brasil has no territorial right at all, no matter if they have any hegemonial aspirations whatsoever...”

    Oh really? And what are you going or your government going to do about it? We both know the answer: Nothing.

    Jul 27th, 2011 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    “my” government will not require to do anything about it. That's not necessary.
    The international community will know how to avoid it (Especially the US, as they are in a similar situation)
    Brazil may become an economical Powerhouse, but I doubt they would ever become a military one to bring through all their aspirations by force.

    Jul 28th, 2011 - 07:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    A presence on the Continent will be a bargaining tool in the revision of 'ownerships'. If Brasil settles for a largely uncontested area that may well find some accord; whereas the lateer claims of Southern Cone countries on on lands mapped and registered by prior claims will come unstuck.

    And, in the meantime, there is good work to be done by Brasilian met. scientists & technicians filling important gaps in the geography of the met. data sets, in the heartland of Antarctica and in the atmosphere above this heartland.

    Jul 28th, 2011 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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