Posted on 12/10/2018 by laylan
The winter-over syndrome
Dr. Carmen Possnig is the ESA-sponsored medical doctor spending 12 months at Concordia research station in Antarctica. She facilitates a number of experiments on the effects of isolation, light deprivation, and extreme temperatures on the human body...
Posted on 24/06/2015 by julien
Post your images on the Flickr page For Concordia to share some summer sunshine with the 13 people living in the most remote, coldest, darkest place on Earth.
Posted on 04/08/2014 by Lisa
As has been the case over the last 10 months, I write this from a remote research Station at the centre of the Antarctic continent. I represent a bold move on behalf of humanity to defy Antarctica’s adverse...
Posted on 05/05/2014 by julien
Today will be the last time the Concordia crew see the Sun for 3.5 months. Adrianos Golemis, ESA-sponsored research doctor tweeted this: Beginning of the long polar night at Concordia Station – last sunrise today and 3.5...
Posted on 25/07/2012 by Daniel
A glow on the horizon
Alex writes: It is -74 Degrees Celsius… Welcome to Planet Concordia Taken today, this photograph shows a brief glow that appeared on the horizon and predicts the return of the sun in the next few weeks, warming our hearts with a New Hope. It was truly a magnificent feeling, but one that should be taken with caution. Concordia has been alone in the darkness for 3 months. It kick-started our memories of daylight. Although the sun itself remains below the horizon, it provides a warming glow that broke the silent darkness over Concordia. And like the journey in Lord of the Rings, we were entering a new chapter in this trilogy, experiencing...
Posted on 17/07/2012 by julien
Midwinter celebrates a midway point of sorts
Alex writes: I will never forget my journey to Concordia. The flight over Antarctica involves a stop between Dumont Duville and Concordia to refuel. The refuelling stops are known as Midpoint A/B/C. You land in a blanket of white – all around you is a flat white horizon. You climb out of the hatch of the ‘Twin Otter’ airplane and stammer around in the relative hypoxia (lack of oxygen). Nothing survives there, it is just featureless ice. In a way it could have been heaven. You know you are half way somewhere, but know you still have a long way to go. Midwinter feels like this. We are half way into our wintering...