The fortieth Antarctic Operation (OPERANTAR XL) marked the return of subject analysis and the total use of the brand new Comandante Ferraz Station’s laboratories for the 2021/2022 Antarctic summer season season
Of the 14 inside models, outfitted with state-of-the-art tools, the chemistry laboratory for terrestrial and oceanographic analysis, the micromolecular biology laboratory, the bioassay laboratory and the microbiology laboratory. Three different laboratories are put in outdoors the primary constructing.
Due to the well being protocols nonetheless in drive as a result of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, OPERANTAR XL was carried out with some restrictions, with the participation of roughly 80 researchers permitting for on-site investigations and guaranteeing the numerous scientific manufacturing.
Brazil is member of the Antarctic Treaty and takes a part of the decision-making processes relating to that continent. In 2012, the bottom was ravaged by a hearth that claimed two lives and affected 70% of the services. After reconstruction and modernization, the Base reopened in 2020.