Czech Polar Research Infrastructure (CzechPolar2)
- Project Identification
- Project Period
- 1/2016 - 12/2019
- Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR
- Large Infrastructures for Research, Development and Innovation
- MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Science
- doc. Mgr. Daniel Nývlt, Ph.D.
- prof. Ing. Miloš Barták, CSc.
- Mgr. Michaela Bednaříková, Ph.D.
- RNDr. Kristýna Dufková
- doc. Mgr. Josef Hájek, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Filip Hrbáček, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Klára Jeklová, Ph.D.
- Ing. Pavel Kapler, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Jan Kavan, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Michaela Kňažková, Ph.D.
- doc. Mgr. Kamil Láska, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Jana Morkusová
- doc. Mgr. Daniel Nývlt, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Jakub Ondruch
- Mgr. Bc. Zdeněk Stachoň, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Gabriela Suková
- Mgr. Kateřina Trnková, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Peter Váczi, Ph.D.
- Ing. Eva Žufanová
- Project Website
- Antarctica, Arctic, biosciences, geosciences
- Cooperating Organization
University of South Bohemia České Budějovice
- Responsible person doc. Ing. Josef Elster, Ph.D.
- Responsible person doc. RNDr. Oleg Ditrich, CSc.
The primary aim of the "CzechPolar2" Research Infrastructure is to provide background for top scientific research in both Polar regions; the results significantly contribute to the worldwide understanding of the global threats (climate change, ozone anomaly, sea level rise, changes in ocean, carbon and greenhouse gases circulation, biodiversity threat, etc.) and technological advancement. Further aims are represented by a continuation of the Czechoslovak Polar research traditions from the 1950s and 1960s and mainly by a support of the Czech Republic’s position and competitiveness in this field at an international level. Continual and valuable research in Antarctica led to the Consultative status for the Czech Republic within the Antarctic Treaty System since 2013. Continuation of this research is an essential prerequisite for preserving this highly assessed (and not easily acquired) privilege and instrument of the Czech foreign affairs. Arctic activities are much closer interconnected with mid latitudes including Central Europe due to the ongoing climate change. The Infrastructure offers a platform for a collection of relevant data. Besides, the potential of the Arctic exploitation rises recently due to the opening of the Northwest Passage, expanding areas of commercial fishing and mineral resources prospection on the Arctic continental shelf. In response to the scientific research further important aim represents the students’ education and training of young researchers. Both hosting institutions are faculties of science of renowned Czech universities; research results are implemented in tens of taught courses and study programmes. Also the support of clustering and interconnection of a wide scientific community should be mentioned as important output of this project, due to a large amount of organized meetings, seminars, workshops and courses.
Total number of publications: 225
Corynebacterium antarcticum sp. nov., Corynebacterium marambiense sp. nov., Corynebacterium meridianum sp. nov., and Corynebacterium pygosceleis sp. nov., isolated from Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae)
Systematic and Applied Microbiology, year: 2023, volume: 46, edition: 1, DOI
Persistent mass loss of Triangular Glacier, James Ross Island, north-eastern Antarctic Peninsula
Journal of Glaciology, year: 2023, volume: 69, edition: 273, DOI
Proglacial streams runoff dynamics in Devil´s Bay, Vega Island, Antarctica
HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL-JOURNAL DES SCIENCES HYDROLOGIQUES, year: 2023, volume: 68, edition: April, DOI
Pseudomonas petrae sp. nov. isolated from regolith samples in Antarctica
Systematic and Applied Microbiology, year: 2023, volume: 46, edition: 4, DOI
A novel Wim Hof psychophysiological training program to reduce stress responses during an Antarctic expedition
Journal of International Medical Research, year: 2022, volume: 50, edition: 4, DOI
Fluvial transport in the deglaciated Antarctic catchment – Bohemian Stream, James Ross Island
Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography, year: 2022, volume: 104, edition: 1, DOI
Host Species Adaptation of Obligate Gut Anaerobes Is Dependent on Their Environmental Survival
Microorganisms, year: 2022, volume: 10, edition: 6, DOI
Characterisation of Waterborne Psychrophilic Massilia Isolates with Violacein Production and Description of Massilia antarctica sp. nov.
Microorganisms, year: 2022, volume: 10, edition: 4, DOI
Interannual variability of air temperature inversions in ice-free area of northern James Ross Island, Antarctica
Theoretical and Applied Climatology, year: 2022, volume: 148, edition: 3-4, DOI
Multispectral aerial monitoring of a patchy vegetation oasis composed of different vegetation classes. UAV-based study exploiting spectral reflectance indices
Czech Polar Reports, year: 2022, volume: 12, edition: 1, DOI