National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, an Earth System Science Organization (ESSO-NCPOR & erstwhile NCAOR), under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India, is the nodal agency for implementation of the Indian Antarctic Programme. Hitherto, thirty-nine scientific expeditions to Antarctica have been successfully completed. The fortieth Antarctic Expedition, scheduled to be launched in October- November 2020 is being initiated through this advertisement.

-NCPOR operate two-year round stations in Antarctica, which are~ 3000 km apart

The 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (40-ISEA) embarks on a new journey of scientific research. ESSO-NCPOR welcomes long-term innovative scientific proposals in thematic areas and its sub-themes in different disciplines. In addition to the ongoing programmes

Bharati Station

of different institutions, ESSO-NCPOR welcomes scientific projects under the following broad areas with area of focus being Amery Ice-Shelf in Prydz Bay region for multi-national, multi-institutional programme with special reference to geoscientific program viz identification of orogenic and cratonic components to arrive at a refined India-Antarctica geological correlation.

Maitri Station

Travel arrangements for all expedition members from Goa to Antarctica and back is taken care of by ESSO-NCPOR. Travel only available in Summer Season


Read more about the Expedition on the NCPOR website and download the Call for Research Proposa

TEL: +27 (0)21 405 9400
Physical Address

East Pier Shed, East Pier Lane,
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town,
South Africa

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