CEA in Antarctica

Gene A. Giacomelli, Lane Patterson, Jennifer Nelkin, Philip D. Sadler, Stephen Kania

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The Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) technologies are helping in producing vegetables in the icy areas of Antarctica. The CEA-based hydroponic crop production processes used the abundant frozen fresh water, as an alternative food growth chamber to produce vegetables. University of Arizona and Sadler Machine Company, under the Controlled Environment Agriculture Program (UA-CEAC) designed and built the new South Pole Food Growth Chamber (SPFGC) under the direction of the National Science Foundation, which manages the US Antarctic Program. Antarctica provides an unique application for CEA technologies, which can grow plants anywhere, any time, with planning and resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-5
Number of pages3
JournalResource: Engineering and Technology for Sustainable World
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Engineering


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