Initiative to strengthen links Antarctic cooperation between Uruguay and the United Kingdom.

On August 28 the Defense Attached UK Comodoro Robin Smith, he visited the headquarters of the Uruguayan Antarctic Institute (IAU).

The meeting focused on cooperation in the Antarctic area.
In this regard, the availability of places on the HMS Protector vessel was raised for Uruguayan scientists in coordination with the British Antarctic Survey.

Another topic of interest that was addressed involves the training program provided by the British armed forces for deployment in the Antarctic Treaty area.

Scientific and logistical cooperation between the two countries deepened since 2016, through the participation of scientists and military expeditions Uruguayans in HMS Protector researchers.