​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

COMNAP Member National Antarctic Programs

Direccion Nacional Del Antartico (DNA)

Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)

National Academy of Sciences

Programa Antartico Brasileiro  (PROANTAR)

Bulgarian Antarctic Institute (BAI)​​

Instituto Antartico Chileno (INACH)

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

Czech Republic
Masaryk University​

Instituto Antartico Ecuatoriano (INAE)

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

Institut Polaire Francais Paul Emile Victor (IPEV)

Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)

National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research (NCAOR)

Programma Nazionale Di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA)

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

Norwegian Polar Institute

Division of Antarctic Affairs​

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)

Comite Polar Espanol

Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

United Kingdom
British Antarctic Survey (BAS)

National Antarctic Scientific Centre of Ukraine (NASC)

Antartico Uruguayo (IAU)

United States
National Science Foundation Division of Polar Programs


Antarctic Facilities

The COMNAP National Antarctic Programs operate a range of facilities in the Antarctic Treaty area in support of their scientific programs. A list of the main facilities and sites is available as an Excel file here: Antarctic_Facilities_List_24Feb2015.xlsAntarctic_Facilities_List_24Feb2015.xls


 Upcoming Events

ATCM XXXIX (2016) & CEP XIX (2016)
The ATCM XXXIX will be held from 23 May 2016 - 1 June 2016 and the CEP XIX will be held on 23-27 May 2016 in Santiago, Chile. This includes the Symposium to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Environmental Protocol on 30 May 2016.
More Information: http://www.ats.aq
COMNAP Search And Rescue (SAR) Workshop III
DIRECTMAR and INACH will jointly host the COMNAP Search and Rescue (SAR) Workshop III to be held on 1 and 2 June 2016, at DIRECTMAR in Valparaiso, Chile. This is a practical and technical workshop building on the two previous COMNAP SAR Workshops.
More Information: SAR Workshop III
COMNAP Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2016, Goa, India
The National Center for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) will host the COMNAP XXVIII AGM 2016 in Goa India, from 16-18 August 2016. Registration for COMNAP Members NOW OPEN by way of Member's Only webpage (username/password required).
More Information: COMNAP AGM XXVIII (2016)
COMNAP Symposium 2016
The COMNAP Symposium 2016 will be hosted by the National Center for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) in Goa, India, on 19 and 20 August 2016. The theme of this Symposium will be "Wintering-over Challenges". Call for papers has now closed.
More Information: COMNAP Symposium "Winter-over Challenges"
34th SCAR Biennial Meetings
The Biennial Meetings include the SCAR Open Science Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 20-30 August 2016.  Call for abstracts and registration is now open. 
More Information: http://www.scar2016.com