National Academy of Sciences of Belarus


Belarusian Antarctic researchers hold meeting in Beijing

On 29 May 2017, a meeting with the Head of 9 Belarusian Antarctic expeditions Aliaksei A. Haidashou, and the Head of the Republican Center for Polar Research Ihar M. Pilshchykau, participating in the 40th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM), was held at the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the People's Republic of China.

Aliaksei A. Haidashou told about the participation of Belarus in the research of Antarctica, the creation of a Belarusian Antarctic station, as well as about the main directions of scientific work in Antarctica. The audience was shown documentary videos made by A. Haidashou during his Antarctic expeditions.

In an interview with the Xinhua News Agency, A. Haidashou told about the interaction of Belarusian polar scientists with their colleagues from China and other countries.

The meeting was attended by the embassy staff, members of their families, and Beijing and Shanghai university students.

In memory of the meeting, A. Haidashou and I. Pilshchykau donated the book "Belarus in Antarctica", published by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus to the 10th anniversary of the beginning of regular scientific and expeditionary research, to the Ambassador Kiryl Rudy.