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Academia Brasileira de Ciencias [Brazilian Academy of Sciences]

[Brazilian Academy of Sciences]
Website: www.abc.org.br
Address:

Rua Anfilofio de Carvalho 29, Caixa Postal 229, 20000 Rio de Janiero, R

Activities:

Academic body publishing the scientific results of the national Antarctic programme in special issues of Anais.

Publications:

Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias (1929-, 4pa)

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Comite Nacional de Pesquisas Antarticas (CONAPA) [Brazilian National Committee on Antarctic Research]

[Brazilian National Committee on Antarctic Research]
Address:

Ministerio da Ciencia e Tecnologia, Esplanada das Ministerios, Bloco B, 2 Andar, Sala 218, CEP: 70 740-901, Brasilia, D

Telephone: +55-61-317-7530
Fax: +55-61-226-083
Activities:

National Member of <a href="http://www.scar.org/">SCAR</a>. This committee is responsible for promoting the liaison between the Brazilian Antarctic Programme and international Antarctic research, co-ordinated by SCAR, and of following the activities and achievements of the research undertaken by other national Antarctic programmes. CONAPA is also an advisory body to other Brazilian organisms of the Brazilian Antarctic System, concerning scientific Antarctic politics.

Publications:

National Report to SCAR

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Commissao Nacional para Assuntos Antarticos (CONANTAR) [National Commission on Antarctic Matters]

[National Commission on Antarctic Matters]
Address:

Ministerio das Relacoes Exteriores - MRE, Divisao do Mar, Antartica e Espaco - DMAE, Esplanada dos Ministerios - Anexo 1 - sala 736, Brasilia DF, 70170-90

Telephone: 411-6282
Fax: 411-690
Activities:

National advisory board to the President of Brazil in charge of the formulation and implementation of the National Policy for Antarctic Affairs (Politica Nacional para Assuntos Antarticos - POLANTAR).

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Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico - CNPq [National Council of Scientific and Technological Development]

[National Council of Scientific and Technological Development]
Address:

Diretoria de Programas Tematicos e Setoriais - DPT, SEPN 509 A, sala 21, Brasilia, DF 70 750-90

Telephone: +55-61-348-9567
Fax: +55-61-348-9394
Activities:

Scientific branch of the Brazilian Antarctic Programme, responsible for co-ordinating and funding scientific activities in Antarctica.

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Diretoria de Hidrografia e Navagacao

Address:

Rua Barao de Jaceguay, S/N - Ponta de Armacao, 24040 Niteroi - R.J.

Telephone: +55-21-717-0073
Fax: +55-21-719-7921
Year of foundation: 1876
Activities:

Responsible for hydrographic surveys and mapping in the Southern Ocean; also, meteorological forecasts to mariners.

Publications:

nautical charts for South Shetland Islands.

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Grupo de Avaliacao Ambiental [Environment Assessment Group]

[Environment Assessment Group]
Address:

Ministerio do Meio Ambiente, Secretaria de Biodiversidadae e Florestas, Diretoria do Programa Nacional de Areas Protegidas, Esplanada dos Ministerios, Bloco B, 7 andar, 70.068-900 Brasilia, D

Telephone: +55-61-317-1246
Fax: +55-61-323-793
Activities:

Responsible for the evaluation of the potential environmental impact resulting from the development of Brazilian scientific projects / activities in Antarctic area.

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Instituto Nacional de Pesquinas Espaciais (INPE) [National Institute for Space Research]

[National Institute for Space Research]
Website: www.inpe.br
Address:

CP 515, 12200 Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo

Telephone: +55-12-345-6000
Fax: +55-12-322-9285
Year of foundation: 1961
Activities:

Participant in Brazil's Antarctic programme since 1983 carrying out meteorological, upper atmospheric, and geomagnetic studies.

Publications:

Anuario Meteorologico da Estacao Antartica C. Ferraz (1992-, annual); INPE in Antarctica (Pereira and Kirchoff, 1992)

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Programa Antartico Brasiliero (PROANTAR) [Brazilian Antarctic Programme]

[Brazilian Antarctic Programme]
Website: www.mct.gov.br/Temas/Antartica/
Address:

Commissao Interministerial para os Recursos do Mar (CIRM), Esplanada das Ministerios - Bloco N, Anexo B - 3 andar, 70055-900- Brasilia - Distrito Federal

Telephone: +55-61-429-1318
Fax: +55-61-429-1336
Activities:

National agency responsible for the elaboration and implementation of the national research programme, Programa Antartico Brasileiro (PROANTAR), and for maintaining the all-year station Commandante Ferraz (62.05'S; 58.23'W). Library.

Publications:

Informativo (1986-, 4pa); Programa Antartico Brasileiro. Biblioteca. Boletim Bibliografico (1983-)

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Universidade de Sao Paulo - USP, Centro de Pesquisas Antarticas - CPA/USP [Antarctic Research Centre]

[Antarctic Research Centre]
Address:

Instituto de Geociencias, Rua do Lago, 562, Sao Paulo, SP 05508-90

Telephone: +55-11-3818-4125
Fax: +55-11-3818-4129
Activities:

Co-ordination centre for Antarctic scientific activities carried out by researchers of the University of Sao Paulo. Promotes an annual Symposium on Antarctic Research, bringing together the Brazilian researchers working in Antarctic matters.

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Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Website: www.furg.br/furg/unidad/unidad.htm
Address:

Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Su

Activities:

Antarctic Support Station. Logistics centre for the national Antarctic programme.

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Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Laboratorio de Pesquisas Antarticas e Glaciologicas (LAPAG)

Website: www.ufrgs.br/lapag
Address:

Departamento de Geografia, Instituto de Geociencias Avenida Bento Goncalves, 9500 - C.P. 15001, 91541-970-Porto Alegre

Telephone: +55-51-336-9822 ext. 6341
Fax: +55-51-336-5011 or 1762
Year of foundation: 1992
Activities:

Acts as Brazilian centre for geographical information about Antarctic land areas.

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