The Estación de Fotobiología Playa Unión (EFPU) was created aiming to investigate the effects of solar radiation on different organisms. EFPU is also carrying out a continuous monitoring of solar radiation; its location near the “ozone hole”, makes this data specially valuable for the photobiological studies of the region. This type of studies is scarce for the Patagonian area, thus making the EFPU one of a kind centre of investigation and specialization in South America.

With an important production in the field of Photobiology and a strong scientific exchange in Argentina and other countries, EFPU is a leader in this scientific area at international level.

EFPU is supported by a non-governmental organization: the Playa Unión Foundation.