Hristo Pimpirev, Director of the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute, has suggested that in 50 years’ time, the Antarctic will host permanent villages cooperating with scientists and the tourism industry.

Pimpirev gave an interview for the Focus news agency to comment on the latest developments in the sphere discussed at the 24th Annual General Meeting of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) and the 32nd Meeting of the Scientific Committee on Atlantic Research (SCAR).

The director of the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute attended both conferences held in Portland, USA.