increase the scientific knowledge about the Antarctica, in 2007 the
Chilean Government through the InnovaChile Committee of Corfo and in
the frame of the National Call for Projects of Public Interest and
Precompetitve Innovation, selected this project “Antarctic
Bioresources” to be developed. The project was jointly
formulated by Fundación Biociencia, the Chilean Antarctic
Institute (INACH) and Swissaustral Ltda.
selection as granted project coincides with the celebration of the New
International Polar Year.
January 2008, the project starts. The first activity developed, was a
scientific expedition during January 2008 as part of the Scientific
Campaign ECA-44 organized and coordinated by Chilean Antarctic