POLARCSIC Observatorio de zonas polares: Horizonte 2050
POLARCSIC Newsletter nº 8 - December 2021


* News

* Publications

* Events and exhibitions

* Final Degree, Master and PhD theses

* Books

* POLARCSIC 2022 Calendar



POLARCSIC wants to congratulate Dr. Fernando Boyoho for his recent appointment as new manager of the Spanish Polar Research Programm.

Since early December , three IGME groups coordinated by Dr. Fernando Bohoyo, Dr. Luis Somoza and Dr. Luis Moreno have become members of POLARCSIC. In the next weeks, they will present their research lines to the rest of POLARCSIC members.


Since last October, the research group  Hidrología Ambiental e Interacciones Clima y Actividad Humana from the IPE-CSIC led by Dr. Juan Ignacio López Moreno is part of POLARCSIC. You can watch again their presentation presentation here.



The Centro Nacional de Datos Polares (CNDP), now managed by  UTM-CSIC, has a new webpage:


New POLARCSIC publications


Leukocyte counts in blood smears of Antarctic seals and penguins: a new less time‑consuming method.

MENENDEZ‑BLAZQUEZ, J., SOTO, F., NEGRETE, J., COLOMINAS‑CIURO, R. , MARIN‑SIERRA, A.,  RICCA, M., BARBOSA, A. (2021). Polar Biology  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-021-02950-0


Variability in tissue-specific trophic discrimination factors (Δ13C and Δ15N) between Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) and free-ranging Pygoscelis penguins.

CEIA, F., CHEREL, Y., SECO, J., BARBOSA, A., CHIPEV, N., XAVIER J.C. (2021). Polar Biology  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-021-02889-2


Antarctic ozone hole modifies iodine geochemistry on the Antarctic Plateau.

SPOLAOR, A., BURGAY, F., FERNANDEZ, R. P., TURETTA, C., CUEVAS, C. A., KIM, K., ET AL. (2021). Nature Communications, 12(1), 5836. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-26109-x


Evaluation of PCDD/Fs, PCBs and PBDEs in two penguin species from Antarctica.

MORALES, P., ROSCALES, J. L., MUÑOZ-ARNANZ, J., BARBOSA, A., & JIMÉNEZ, B. (2022). Chemosphere, 286, 131871. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.131871


Mercury Levels in Feathers of Penguins from the Antarctic Peninsula Area: Geographical and Inter-Specific Differences.

MOTAS, M., JEREZ, S., ESTEBAN, M., VALERA, F., CUERVO, J. J., & BARBOSA, A. (2021). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health . https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189918


Using Remotely Sensed Sea Surface Salinity and Colored Detrital Matter to Characterize Freshened Surface Layers in the Kara and Laptev Seas during the Ice-Free Season.

UMBERT, M., GABARRO, C., OLMEDO, E., GONÇALVES-ARAUJO, R., GUIMBARD, S., & MARTINEZ, J. (2021). Remote Sensing . https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13193828

Events and exhibitions

Exhibition: "El Museo en la Antártida"

Commissioner: Andrés Barbosa (MNCN - CSIC)

Venue: Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

Dates: 15/10/2021 - 05/09/2022

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Exhibition: "Una mirada polar: Un viaje visual a los confines de la Tierra"

Venues (2021): Thau Barcelona (Barcelona), CIC Batxillerat (Barcelona), ICM-CSIC (Barcelona), IES Icaria (Barcelona), CEIP Tirso de Molina (Madrid)

Dates: Travelling exhibition

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Final Degree, Master and PhD Theses

Final Degree Theses

Variabilidad climática a Zackenberg (NE Groenlandia) durante el Holoceno superior.

Lydia Arroyo Sierra.

Facultad de Geografia (UB)

September 2021

Supervisors: Santiago Giralt y Marc Oliva.


Impacto de los temporales de nieve en el éxito reproductivo de pingüinos antárticos a través del uso de métodos automáticos de observación.

Jessica Viveros

July 2021

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Supervisor: Andrés Barbosa


Final Master Theses

Estudio de la personalidad animal en el pingüino papua en cautividad.

Irene Gordón Baeza.

Septiembre 2021.

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Supervisor: Andrés Barbosa


Comportamiento de buceo en el pingüino barbijo en relación al ciclo circadiano.

Sergio Hernández Sánchez. 

Septiembre 2021.

Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Supervisor: Andrés Barbosa


Observando los polos

Edited by: Vanessa Balagué, Magda Vila, Clara Cardelús

Illustrated by:  Nia Schamuells

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Una mirada polar:

Un viaje visual a los confines de la Tierra

Exhibition catalogue

Download the exhibition catalogue at high resolution (approx. 120 Mb) here

A version of the catalogue with interactive menus can be also downloaded here

Geyer, A. , Giralt, S. and Madurell, T. (eds) (2021) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas ,  83 pp. eISBN: 978-84-00-10859-5

POLARCSIC 2022 Calendar
POLARCSIC 2022 electronic calendar
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