The explorations in Madre de Dios will take place during the months of January and February of 2008. Planning has already begun. We have collected all types of scientific information about the archipelago and will use it to try to understand and preserve this exceptional heritage by continuing the research begun by the Centre Terre team in 2000 and 2006 and compiled in the report of the expedition. This operation brings together a number of public and private organisations who will work within the framework of a Franco-Chilean scientific cooperative effort.
2008 Scientific project
The Madre de Dios archipelago offers an exceptional terrain for scientific research owing to its virgin landscape and its geographical position at the confluence of polar and maritime influences. This hostile, cold, hyper-humid context has allowed the evolution of an aesthetically beautiful karst environment without equal on earth and the development of a biodiversity that only makes us ask ourselves more questions.
Oficial site of the expedition: http://www.centre-terre.fr/
Last report: Ultima Patagonia 2006 Report