Why is scientific research essential in Antarctica?

Discovering the Antarctic continent 1- Geography and climate What is the surface area of Antarctica? More than 98% of this continent is covered with ice. In this area of the globe, different types of ice coexist: the ice cap and sea ice.  The ice cap is a freshwater glacier (resulting from long-term accumulation of continental snow) covering an

Microbiome mission: Tara studies the Brazilian coasts

Ecosystems are rich in biodiversity off the coast of Brazil  The Brazilian coasts are characterized by the presence of strong ocean currents. These currents ensure an extended mixing of the Amazon waters in the Atlantic Ocean that influences marine life. The first stage of the mission was to study the Amazon plume. The Amazon plume: 2