The Slovenian flag fluttering at the South Pole

Published: 21.2.2011

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The Slovenian flag fluttering at the South Pole

One of the attempts to prove the impacts on our climate is a device for measuring the concentration of black carbon, which is manufactured by the Slovenian company Aerosol. Aerosol is also responsible for the Slovenian flag flapping at the South Pole in Antarctica.

The Slovenian flag fluttering at the South Pole

For a number of years environmentalists and meteorologists have been warning us that something needs to be done if we want to prevent coastal towns and cities from being flooded in 200 years’ time. One of the attempts to prove the impacts on our climate is a device for measuring the concentration of black carbon, which is manufactured by the Slovenian company Aerosol. Aerosol is also responsible for the Slovenian flag flapping at the South Pole in Antarctica.

The flag was put up by the company’s partner, the American scientist Tony Hansen, the inventor of this unique device known as an aethalometer. The Slovenian flag fluttered up at the end of March right after the Slovenian pilot Matevž Lenarčič was the first person to fly over the southernmost point of the planet in an ultra-light plane manufactured by another Slovenian company, Pipistrel, carrying an instrument for measuring air quality on board.

The flag to honour Roald Amundsen, the world-famous adventurer and explorer who was the first man to reach the South Pole, has got company. Aerosol, however, is proud that its aethalometers can encourage environmental protection all around the world.

Slovenia promotes a friendly attitude towards nature and the environment as the country has committed itself to sustainable development. Green orientation and health rank among the three priority objectives in tourism as well. Only sustainable tourist destinations will be able to retain a healthy and authentic environment for future generations of locals and tourists. More than a half of our country is covered with green forests, which places Slovenia among the most forested countries in Europe. Slovenia is always in touch with nature and is a country of well-being. Welcome to green, active and healthy Slovenia! May you find inspiration in green wellness with nature parks, mountain pastures, Alpine lakes and clear rivers.

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