The first international scientific expedition to Antarctica

The Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-1899) is the first international expedition in history to take place during winter in Antarctica. The Romanian scientist Emil RACOVIŢĂ played a significant role in the success of this expedition and its scientific program represents a cornerstone for the National Antarctic Programmes today. The Belgian Antarctic Expedition, regarded as one of… [read more]

Bridge over the year in Punta Arenas!

The ROICE 2015 team has arrived in the place where the renowned JULIUS POPPER, named as “The Romanian Conquistador of Patagonia”, is better known that in Romania. Julius Popper was born in Bucharest in 1857 and studied in Paris, at the National School of Bridges and Roads – mining engineering. He also attended the Sorbona… [read more]