Instituto Antartico Argentino Cryology Studies

Project Description
The Instituto Antartico Argentino Cryology Studies mission is to direct, support and control such activities accordingly to national objectives and strategies and with means assigned by the State.

Its functions are, among others, to counsel the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other National Planning organisms, to plan supplies for the Antarctic activity, to gather, analyze, and coordinate all requirements from executive organisms.

The DNA develops the "Antarctic Annual Plan" project, which has to be submitted together with the resource calculus and the Ministry of Defense is charged of its approval.

The DNA is charged of planning and programming the Antarctic Campaigns together with the Antarctic Commands of Armed Forces dealing with logistic and technical support, and of maintaining links with the corresponding organism from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to harmonize such activities with the Argentina foreign policy.

Logistic support of the Antarctic activity is under the responsibility of the Armed Forces, that provide means annually required.

Through the Instituto Antártico Argentino, Antarctic scientific research and scientific-technical surveys are conducted, controlled, coordinated and carried out. Antarctic expeditions are also performed, and IAA has the role of technical consultative organism on this matter.

http://www.dna.gov.ar/INGLES/DIVULGAC/DNAIAA.HTM