How come the small Norwegian vessel Fram is considered to be the best Polar research ship ever built? It was used on three important expeditions: with Fridtjof Nansen on a drift over the Arctic Ocean 1893-96, with Otto Sverdrup to the arctic archipelago west of Greenland – now the Nunavut region of Canada – 1898-1902, and with Roald Amundsen to Antarctica for his South Pole expedition 1910-12. The Fram is now housed and exhibited in the Fram Museum at Bygdøynes, Oslo. Join us for the Bulgarian launch of Spanish polar researcher and writer Javier Cacho’s book I, Fram.
Javier Cacho is a physicist, scientist and a writer. In 1976 he joined the National Investigation Commission for Space (CONIE), where he investigated and studied the Ozone Layer. In 1985 he joined the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), where he was in charge of the Research Laboratory for the Atmosphere. The discovery of the hole in the Ozone Layer in the Antarctic made him turn his attention to this continent. In 1986 he became member of the first Spanish Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic, where he returned the following years to continue the investigation on the destruction of the Ozone Layer. He collaborated with the Interdepartmental Commission for Science and Technology and in the Spanish Antarctic Program, Secretary of the Spanish National Investigation Committee for the Antarctic, and alternating delegate of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. Returning to the Antarctic during various campaigns of investigation. He is Head of the Spanish Antarctic Base Juan Carlos I and Director of the Scientific Cultural Unit at INTA. His The adventures of Piti in the Antarctic which was published in Bulgaria by Sofia University. He is also author of Amundsen-Scott: Duel in the Antarctic, also published in Bulgarian (Ciela), the prefaces were written by prof. Christo Pimpirev, director of the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute, and by the Bulgarian writer Emil Andreev.
In Spanish, translation to Bulgarian.
In partnership with the Cervantes Institute and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS).