The Chilean Government, through its public services CORFO and PRO-CHILE, have joined several private companies to keep up the continuous growth and developments of the sector and further improve the high quality services and products National Antarctic Programs need.
The “Antarctic*PAL” Association was founded and you will soon see the results of this new initiative, with two programs working in parallel to strengthen the Antarctic sector in Punta Arenas and Puerto Williams.
Many National Antarctic Programs, including those of Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany’s AWI and DLR, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, The Czech Republic, The Netherlands, The Republic of Korea, The United Kingdom, The United States NSF & NOAA, Turkey,
Uruguay, Venezuela, yearly visit the shores of the Straits of Magellan, on their way to Antarctica.
Scientific, touristic, and other Antarctic related organizations also have occasionally required services from this part of the world.