Zucchelli Station

Zucchelli Station is an Italian seasonal research station, located at Terra Nova Bay in Antarctica on a granitic headland along the coast of the Northern Foothills to north-east of Gerlache Inlet. It has been named after Mario Zucchelli, director of the activities, which conducted for sixteen years, for the ENEA-Unità Tecnica Antartide as part of the National Antarctic Research Program (PNRA).[1]

Zucchelli Station
Mario Zucchelli Station
Zucchelli Station at Terra Nova Bay
Zucchelli Station
Location of Zucchelli Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 74°41′39″S 164°06′50″E
Country Italy
Location in AntarcticaTerra Nova Bay
Ross Sea
Administered byNational Antarctic Research Program
Established1985 (1985)
Named forMario Zucchelli
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
  Total
  • Up to 90
TypeSeasonal
PeriodSummer
StatusOperational
Websitewww.italiantartide.it

The main functions carried out by the Station are:

  • logistic support to scientific personnel operating in remote fields
  • logistical and operational support to the oceanographic ship
  • support to research activities with laboratories and instrumentation
  • support to personnel and material in transit for Concordia Station
  • support to air operations