The ROICE team is on the road again

The National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences (NIRDBS) is organizing the third Romanian Expedition of Scientific Research in Antarctica – ROICE 2019, at King Sejong Station of the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), King George Island, Barton Peninsula in the Western Antarctic, between January 17 and February 15, 2019.

Based on the agreement between the two institutes, two Romanian Expeditions of Scientific Research in Antarctica ROICE 2015 and ROICE 2016 were organized, with Governmental sport, between 03-23 February 2015 and 03-23 February 2016 respectively.

The results obtained by the ROICE researchers’ teams, at the national and international level, led to the determination of the ROICE 2019 team to continue researches. The team is formed from 3 researchers of the National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences.


The ROICE expeditions have the support of the Ministry of Research and Innovation and the scientific advice of the Romanian Academy, through the National Commission for Antarctic Research, coordinated by the Vice President of this high scientific board, acad. Victor VOICU. At the same time, this action was possible with the support of the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The aim of the expedition is to investigate Antarctic ecosystems and their response to climate change, to correlate the results obtained through similar investigations on other ecological systems from Romania (biodiversity and climate change), and also to study the adaptation of the human body to extreme conditions.

The ROICE 2019 project is carried out under the lead and scientific coordination of Dr. Manuela Elisabeta SIDOROFF – General Director of INCDSB and Vice President of CNCA within the Romanian Academy, as well as of Acad. Dumitru MURARIU – President of CNCA from the Romanian Academy.

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