26.02.2014

Barañao participated in the celebration for the 110 years of Argentine presence in Antarctica

The Minister participated in the commemoration of the national presence on the Antarctic continent together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship Héctor Timerman and the Defense Minister Agustín Rossi.

Barañao participated in the celebration for the 110 years of Argentine presence in Antarctica

Barañao participated in the celebration for the 110 years of Argentine presence in Antarctica.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Lino Barañao participated today in the events to commemorate 110 years of Argentine presence in Antarctica The meeting was organized by the National Directorate of the Antarctic under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, the Minister Hector Timerman and the Defense Minister Agustín Rossi also attended the event.

"The presence in this continent shows the country as a nation with scientific sovereignty" said Barañao.

During the ceremony, Barañao highlighted “scientific research in Antarctica is unique. On the one hand because its 110 consecutive years make it difficult to find other similar research projects and, on the other, because of the inherent risks and complexity”. The Minister also stated that "the presence in this continent shows the country as a nation with scientific sovereignty".

The event celebrated the founding of the Orcadas base on February 22, 1904, making it the older base operating in Antarctica, located 1,501 km from Ushuaia and operated by the Argentine Navy. The national director of the Antarctic, Mariano Mémoli and rector of the University of San Martín, Carlos Ruta also attended the event.

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