Meet the Experts: Isolation in Antarctica


Cold, dark, remote, Antarctica is as close to space as you can get on Earth. Humans conduct research in Antarctic bases on a wide range of topics, from climate studies and astronomy to glaciology and human physiology and psychology. Dr. Stijn Thoolen, the ESA-sponsored research doctor based at the French/Italian Concordia research station in Antarctica, discusses life in isolation in what is often referred to as White Mars.

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  1. Amazing video Esa ☺️👍📸. Greetings to Stijn Thoolem and everyone to Concordia Station and three other stations in Antarctica from Slovakia 👋🇸🇰🏔️🌨️☃️👨🏻‍🔬👩🏻‍🔬🥼🔬👨🏻‍⚕️👩🏻‍⚕️. I love Antarctica 😍. I would like to go there once, sometimes 🚁. It is a dangerous place but also amazing. You see a beautiful night sky there if there is not a big snowstorm. And see the amazing aurora borealis 🤩📸👩🏼‍🚀🔭✨🌌.

  2. Que grande interlocutor de um grande pensamento positivo!! Como conciliar o tempo e o clima …Exploração do ser humano e os seus recursos para empreender da melhor maneira o extremo inóspito atendendo aos limites muito reduzidos…Gostei do nome Concórdia é uma espécie da extensão da palavra na acção humana!!
    A ciência na preparação do Homem… numa futura exploração ainda mais inóspita num outro planeta do Universo!!

  3. No futuro …alguém irá dizer se estou hoje aqui neste lugar Lua ou Marte nestas condições adversas..foram os meus antecessores que estudaram e projectaram a ciência a todos os niveis elevando-a e elevandoa humandade o outro patamar a exploracao fora de casa e isto será um feito incrível!!

  4. Spanish base in Antarctica was evacuate in the Hespérides oceanographic ship in April. It has end the campaign but they closed quickly both bases. If something happen there …
    Good Luck and stay safe. You are doing a great job.

  5. Was about to apply for a network engineer position few years ago. That's inspiring and intimidating at the same time not for the risks about remote and polar location but because of this kind of unique situation. "Am I ready for this kind of journey?" Wonder if I may find the answer.
    Anyway, this is great to see what comes from Concordia on social media. Thanks, and keep being great!

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