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A Container in the Perpetual Ice

German Research Centre, Antarctica

Gondwana is the German polar research centre in the Antarctica, named after the continent Gondwana. In 1983 it was built by SÄBU from mobile room units and is today operated by the Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe BGR (federal institute for geosciences and raw materials). The scientists perform geologic examinations in the Arctic mountains and work in sixteen 20’ containers that are connected to each other, forming a total surface of 200 m².

1988/1989 the container station was extended to a summer station. In 2010 the station was once again used by German and Australian scientists for 2 months.

Since 1983 the SÄBU containers are in use for scientific purposes in the Antarctica. There is no better and more convincing proof for the quality and durability of these living containers.