1 November 2015:
Contributed by Javier N. Gelfo, División Paleontología Vertebrados, Museo de la Plata. Argentina.
From 8-9 October 2015, in the context of the 30th anniversary of the incorporation of Uruguay as plenary member of the Antarctic Treaty, the VIII Congress of Latin American Antarctic Science (CLCA) was held at the Radisson Victoria Plaza Hotel, in Montevideo, Uruguay. In addition to local researchers, scientific contributions from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Venezuela, Spain, United Kingdom and United States were presented. The thematic areas focused on Atmospheric, Oceanographic and Physical Sciences, Earth Science and Glaciology; Antarctic Microbiology, and Ecology, Biodiversity and the Antarctic Environment. The keynote lectures were given by Antonio Quesada from Spain and Luisa Falcón from Mexico, who introduced the audience in the cyanobacteria research in Antarctica; and Jefferson C. Simões from Brazil, who talked about the Brazilian action plan in Antarctica. The complete book of abstract of the VIII-CLCA could be find here http://www.scribd.com/doc/287755776/Libro-de-Resumenes-CLCA-2015