Mendel Polar Station

Johann Gregor Mendel Czech Antarctic Station (Mendelova polární stanice in Czech) is a Czech research station built in Antarctica, on the coast of James Ross Island. The station, the project of the Masaryk University in Brno, Moravia, was opened in February 2006. It operates seasonally, during Antarctic summers. The station is intended for biological, geological and climatological research. It is named after Moravian[1] botanist Gregor Mendel.


  1. ^ Henig, Robin Marantz (2000). The Monk in the Garden : The Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395-97765-7. "The article, written by an obscure Moravian monk named Gregor Mendel..." 

Coordinates: 63°48.272′S 57°53.147′W / 63.804533°S 57.885783°W / -63.804533; -57.885783