Every austral summer, from 1987-1988, the Spanish Antarctic Campaign has developed uninterruptedly.
The main objective of the campaign is to develop the approved scientific projects within the different scientific, technical and innovation research programs, both state and other scientific programs and other programmed activities.
Scientific research in the polar regions is especially relevant because of the global significance of the processes and discoveries that take place in them. The Spanish Polar Committee (CPE) is the Spanish authority in charge of coordinating Spanish research, development and innovation activities in the polar zones
The Spanish Antarctic bases and oceanographic vessels are the infrastructures that Spain has for the support and development of polar research.
The BAE Juan Carlos I, managed by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), was opened in January 1988. It is located on Livingston Island (South Shetland)
The BAE Juan Carlos I, managed by the CSIC, was opened in January 1988; It is considered a Large Scientific Facility by the Ministry of Science and Technology. It is located on the SE coast of South Bay, on the Hurd Peninsula of Livingston Island (South Shetland archipelago),
In late 1989 and early 1990, the then military refuge, today the Spanish Antarctic Base (BAE) "Gabriel de Castilla", was installed on the island of Deception. It is managed by the Spanish Army and is located about 20 miles of navigation from the BAE Juan Carlos I.
The logistical support has been carried out since 1991 by the oceanographic research vessel Hespérides, initially supported by the Las Palmas, both of the Spanish Navy, until the withdrawal of the latter, a place that has been occupied by the Oceanographic vessel "Sarmiento de Gamboa" of the CSIC.
The Spanish Antarctic campaign is a model of cooperation between different public and private institutions at the service of R&D&I.
The block sheet collects in the background the coordinates of the map that describes Antarctica, the base is the main protagonist of the seal and at its ends appears the oceanographic research vessel Hesperides (A-33) and a group of people in one of the campaigns.