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ICEPAC

ICEPAC deployed at Vesleskaervet Nunatak, Antarctica, 2 Feb 2009

ICEPAC IPY station has been deployed at Vesleskaervet Nunatak, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica (71 deg 40.433 S 002 deg 48.700 W), to enable crews of up to six artists, scientists and engineers to conduct remote field research in polar environments. Research projects underway include Catabatic Cell, a blue ice field experiment to test the possibility of creating transient habitable spaces beneath the snow using solar and wind power, and The Polar Project, a series of immersive and sensory environment-based installations. The projects at ICEPAC are part of the 2nd Bienal del Fin del Mundo, an art exhibition focused on weather, climate and Antarctica taking place from 19 Jan-25 May 2009 in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil, the South African Antarctic base SANAE IV and Ushuaia and El Calafate in Argentina.