​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Each country that is a signatory to the Antarctic Treaty 1959 normally establishes a National Antarctic Program, which has national responsibility for managing the support of scientific research in the Antarctic Treaty Area on behalf of its government and in the spirit of the Antarctic Treaty. COMNAP currently brings together the National Antarctic Programs of 30 countries from all around the world.


This webpage provides public access to information on the Antarctic facilities operated by those 30 COMNAP Member National Antarctic Programs (below by way of the map) and also on the structure and adminstration of the National Antarctic Programs themselves (right side column).


COMNAP Antarctic Facilities Information and Map

The COMNAP National Antarctic Programs operate a range of facilities in the Antarctic Treaty area in support of their scientific programs. A Web-based map of the main facilities, their locations and related data is available on-line here (or select any area on the map)​:


(Please note this site is available but under development. Data is current as of 20 December 2016).


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Choose any dot on the map above to see information on that particular facility, in many cases the information includes a facility photograph and a link to a facility webcam.  The blue dots indicate year-round facilities.  The red dots indicate seasonal facilities.  

For this COMNAP Antarctic facilities project, COMNAP collaborated with the EU-PolarNet (http://www.eu-polarnet.eu/) on their European Polar Infrastructures Project.  As part of that project, COMNAP worked through Yves Frenot, COMNAP Vice Chairman and co-task leader from IPEV, who worked with Gonçalo Vieira, co-task leader Instituto Geografia e Ordenamento do Territorio (IGOT) at the University of Lisbon. Other contributors to the project from IGOT were Luis Encalada and Carla Mora. Also collaborating was the European INTERACT project (http://www.eu-interact.org/).   COMNAP Member national Antarctic programs provided the information for the infrastructures database for all Antarctic facilities and will continue to provide updates to the information.  Once initial data were collected, COMNAP sent to IGOT the extract of the database related to European Antarctic infrastructures in order to contribute to the European polar infrastructure catalogue.

This project is also related to the Eurofleets project, a Research Infrastructures project under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission (http://www.eurofleets.eu), aimed at consolidating the coordination of a pan-European distributed research fleet infrastructure with a common strategic vision and promoting access to European marine research vessels and equipment. With these objectives, Eurofleets II established very recently a European vessel database (http://www.eurofleets.eu/rvs/).


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​ National Antarctic Programs
Members

Argentina
Direccion Nacional Del Antartico (DNA)

Australia​
Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)

Belarus
National Academy of Sciences

​​ Belgium

Brazil
Programa Antartico Brasileiro  (PROANTAR)

Bulgaria
Bulgarian Antarctic Institute (BAI)​​

Chile
Instituto Antartico Chileno (INACH)

China
Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration (CAA) & Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC)

​ Czech Republic
 Masaryk University​

Ecuador
Instituto Antartico Ecuatoriano (INAE)

Finland
Finnish Antarctic Research Program at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FINNARP)

France
Institut Polaire Francais Paul Emile Victor (IPEV)

Germany
Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)

India
National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research (NCAOR)

Italy
Programma Nazionale Di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA)

Japan
National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR)

Republic of Korea
Korean Polar Research Institute (KOPRI)​

The Netherlands
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)

New Zealand
Antarctica New Zealand

Norway
Norwegian Polar Institute

Peru
Division of Antarctic Affairs​

Poland
Poland Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics PAS​

Russian Federation
The Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI/RAE)

South Africa
South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP)

Spain 
Comite Polar Espanol

Sweden 
Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

United Kingdom
British Antarctic Survey (BAS)

Ukraine 
National Antarctic Scientific Centre of Ukraine (NASC)

Uruguay 
Antartico Uruguayo (IAU)

United States ​
National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs

 

National Antarctic Programs
Observers
Canada ​
Portugal​
​Venezuela
Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC)​