ESA-sponsored medical doctor Evangelos Kaimakamis during research at Concordia station.
Concordia research station in Antarctica is a place of extremes. In winter no sunlight is seen for four months and the typical crew of twelve live in complete isolation. In summer the Sun stays above the horizon and over 60 scientists arrive at the base.
ESA sponsors a research medical doctor each year to study the effects of living in isolation. The extreme cold, isolation, sensory deprivation and remoteness make living in Concordia similar to living on another planet.