Antarctica Study Centre
An institute to study samples brought back from the South Pole
A laboratory for oceanic studies of the Antarctica region and a logistic base to launch the expeditions to Antarctica. The group of various buildings form an academic campus to create a research environment that respects local building traditions.
National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) is India’s premier R&D institution responsible for the country’s research activities in the polar and Southern Ocean realms.The National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) was established as an autonomous Research and Development Institution of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (formerly Department of Ocean Development), Government of India on the 25th May 1998. With a mission mandate that is quite challenging, the Centre is designated as the nodal rganization for the co-ordination and implementation of the Indian Antarctic Programme, including the maintenance of India’s permanent station in Antarctica. Spread across 147,660 sq. mts sprawling area, set atop a picturesque plateau, NCAOR is located in India’s most seafaring state of Goa.