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NM0154 : The Frozen Continent

Vasco port in Goa, The motor ship Thuleland from Sweden has been chartered by the Department of Ocean Development to launch the 8th Antarctica Expedition led by Dr. Amitava Sengupta. Animation explains the technicalities involved in the expedition. The film is a comprehensive demonstration about what goes into taking up such an adventurous expedition. Scientists from the Department of Ocean Development and the National Institute of Oceanography study samples of water. All communications are done via satellite. A new communication centre was set up at the Maitri Station so that members of the Expedition can be in constant touch with India. The team visited the neighbouring Soviet Union and the German Democratic Republic for exchanges of scientific and technical information.