Bharati (research station)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jump to navigation
Jump to search

Antarctic base in Larsemann Hills, Prydz Bay, India
Bharati Station
Antarctic base
Location of Bharati Station in Antarctica

Location of Bharati Station in Antarctica
Bharati Station
Location of Bharatii Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 69°24′29″S 76°11′14″E / 69.408030°S 76.187361°E / -69.408030; 76.187361 Coordinates : 69°24′29″S 76°11′14″E / 69.408030°S 76.187361°E / -69.408030; 76.187361
Country  India
Location in Antarctica Larsemann Hills
Prydz Bay
Administered by National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research
Established18 March 2012 (2012-03-18)
Population
 • Total
  • 47
  • summer up to: 72
TypeAll-year round
PeriodAnnual
StatusOperational
Website National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research
Bharati Heliport
  • IATA : none
  • ICAO : none
Summary
Airport typePrivate
Owner/OperatorNational Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research
LocationBharati Station
Larsemann Hills
Coordinates 69°24′24″S 76°11′36″E / 69.406744°S 76.193330°E / -69.406744; 76.193330
Map
Bharati Heliport is located in Antarctica

Bharati Heliport
Bharati Heliport
Location of airfield in Antarctica
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
ftm
Concrete
[1]

Bharati ( Hindi : भारती) is an Antarctic research station commissioned by India . It is India’s third Antarctic research facility and one of two active Indian research stations, alongside Maitri . India’s first committed research facility, Dakshin Gangotri , is being used as a supply base. India has demarcated an area beside Larsemann Hills at 69°S, 76°E for construction. The research station has been operational since 18 March 2012, though it is still being run on trial basis and formal launch is awaited. [2] [3] Since its completion, India has become one of nine nations to have multiple stations within the Antarctic Circle . Bharati’s research mandate focuses on oceanographic studies and the phenomenon of continental breakup. It also facilitates research to refine the current understanding of the Indian subcontinent’s geological history. News sources have referred to the station variously as “Bharathi”, [4] “Bharti” [5] and “Bharati”. [6] [7]

Contents

  • 1 Facilities
  • 2 See also
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Facilities[ edit ]

The project for setting up of the ground is undertaken by the Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) from the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) for a contract value of ₹ 50 crore (₹ 500 million).[ citation needed ]

High-speed satellite raw data would be beamed in real time from Bharati Station to NRSC (National Remote Sensing Centre) in Hyderabad for processing the images once the project starts functioning.

In 2007, ECIL also established the communication link between Maitri, the second Indian research station in Antarctica and NCAOR. Among others, research on tectonics and geological structures would be undertaken at Bharati Station by Indian scientists. [8]

See also[ edit ]

  • List of Antarctic research stations
  • List of Antarctic field camps

References[ edit ]

  1. ^ “Antarctic Facilities” . COMNAP. Retrieved August 13, 2018. 
  2. ^ Abhai Mishra & Bhagwati Prasad. “Inauguration of India’s new Antarctic Station ‘Bharati” . Stamps of India. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Paul Fernandes (26 June 2012). “India’s station in Antarctic operational” . Times Of India. Delhi, India. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  4. ^ “Third Antarctica research station by 2011” . The Hindu. Chennai, India. 20 February 2009. 
  5. ^ “Bharti to be 3rd Indian station in Antarctica” , The Times of India, 6 August 2009
  6. ^ “Budget boost for gas hydrates, polar sciences research” . The Hindu. Chennai, India. 16 February 2009. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Activities at Maitri & Bharati
  8. ^ Mallikarjun, Y. (2 May 2012). “State of the art Bharati station to come up soon” . The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 

External links[ edit ]

  • National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research
  • The Earth seen from Apollo 17 with transparent background.png Earth sciences portal
  • ContinentAntarctica.svg Antarctica portal
  • Flag of India.svg India portal
  • v
  • t
  • e
Research stations in Antarctica
Year-round
Argentina
  • Belgrano II
  • Carlini
  • Esperanza
  • Marambio
  • Orcadas
  • San Martín
Australia
  • Casey
  • Davis
  • Mawson
  • Macquarie Island
Chile
  • Captain Prat
  • General O’Higgins
  • Presidente Frei
  • Professor Escudero
Europe
  • Belgium
    • Princess Elisabeth
  • Czech Republic
    • Eco-Nelson
  • France
    • Concordia
    • Dumont d’Urville
  • Italy
    • Concordia
    • Mario Zucchelli
  • Germany
    • Neumayer III
  • Norway
    • Troll
  • Poland
    • Arctowski
  • United Kingdom
    • Halley
    • Rothera
  • Ukraine
    • Vernadsky
Russia
  • Bellingshausen
  • Mirny
  • Novolazarevskaya
  • Progress
  • Vostok
United States
  • Amundsen-Scott
  • McMurdo
  • Palmer
Others
  • Brazil
    • Comandante Ferraz
  • China
    • Great Wall
    • Zhongshan
  • India
    • Bharati
    • Maitri
  • Japan
    • Dome Fuji
    • Showa
  • South Korea
    • Jang Bogo
    • King Sejong
  • New Zealand
    • Scott
  • South Africa
    • SANAE IV
  • Uruguay
    • Artigas
Summer
  • Argentina
    • Almirante Brown
    • Cámara
    • Decepción
    • Matienzo
    • Melchior
    • Petrel
    • Primavera
  • Bulgaria
    • St. Kliment Ohridski
  • Chile
    • Carvajal
    • González Videla
    • Risopatrón
  • China
    • Kunlun
    • Taishan
  • Czech Republic
    • Mendel
  • Ecuador
    • Maldonado
  • Finland
    • Aboa
  • Germany
    • Kohnen
  • Italy
    • Zucchelli
  • Japan
    • Dome Fuji
  • Norway
    • Tor
  • Pakistan
    • Jinnah
  • Peru
    • Machu Picchu
  • Romania
    • Law-Racoviță
  • Russia
    • Molodyozhnaya
  • Spain
    • Gabriel de Castilla
    • Juan Carlos I
  • Sweden
    • Svea
    • Wasa
  • United Kingdom
    • Signy
  • United States
    • Byrd
  • Uruguay
    • Elichiribehety
Closed
  • Argentina
    • Belgrano I
    • Belgrano III
    • Ellsworth
    • Sobral
  • India
    • Dakshin Gangotri
  • Japan
    • Asuka
    • Mizuho
  • New Zealand
    • Hallett
    • Vanda
  • Poland
    • Dobrowolski
  • Soviet Union
    • Komsomolskaya
    • Leningradskaya
    • Russkaya
  • United States
    • East Base
    • Ellsworth
  • Other
    • World Park Base
  • v
  • t
  • e
Airports in Antarctica
  • Bharati
  • Browning Pass
  • Casey
  • Concordia
  • Fossil Bluff
  • Halley
  • King George Island
  • Marambio
  • Marble Point
  • Mawson
  • McMurdo Ice
  • McMurdo Phoenix
  • McMurdo Williams
  • Molodyozhnaya
  • Neumayer
  • Novolazarevskaya
  • Odell Glacier
  • Palmer
  • Patriot Hills
  • Pegasus
  • Petrel
  • Plateau
  • Princess Elisabeth
  • Rothera
  • SANAE IV
  • Showa
  • Sky Blu
  • South Pole
  • Thiel Mountains
  • Troll
  • Union
  • Wilkins
  • Vostok
  • Zucchelli

Stub icon This article about a scientific organization is a stub . You can help Wikipedia by expanding it .

  • v
  • t
  • e
Stub icon This article about an organisation in India is a stub . You can help Wikipedia by expanding it .

  • v
  • t
  • e
Stub icon This Antarctica-related article is a stub . You can help Wikipedia by expanding it .

  • v
  • t
  • e

Retrieved from ” https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bharati_(research_station)&oldid=855063263 ”
Categories :

  • Research stations
  • Outposts of Antarctica
  • Indian Antarctic Program
  • 2012 establishments in Antarctica
  • Scientific organization stubs
  • Indian organisation stubs
  • Antarctica stubs
Hidden categories:

  • Articles with short description
  • Coordinates on Wikidata
  • All articles with unsourced statements
  • Articles with unsourced statements from May 2018
  • All stub articles