ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
Electronic Information Exchange System

Party: United States
Permanent Information
Automatic Recording Stations Report
Scientific Information - Automatic Recording Stations / Observatories
Location:
Site Name: Antarctica   Lat: 90°00´S   Long: 0°00´E  
Type: Continent Wide list of AWS and other observatories
Elevation:
Parameters Recorded: The US annually updates its list of weather stations and other observation stations. The full list of approximately 200 stations can be found here: http://www.nsf.gov/od/opp/antarct/treaty/aws_list_022011_aecom.pdf
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Permanent Station Report
Operational Information - Stations
Name: Amundsen-Scott (South Pole)
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station   Lat: 89°59´51´´S   Long: 139°16´22´´E   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 250
Date Established: 1956
Accommodation Facilities: South Pole Station consists of a large elevated structure, of which all wings currently are operational. From November through mid-February, additional seasonal-use buildings and tent structures are available.
Medical Facilities: One civilian doctor and one Physician Assistant are on-station at South Pole year round. There is limited x-ray and medical lab capability on station. Telemedicine capabilities are available with specialist consultation services through the Remote Medical International, hours subject to satellite availability.
Remarks / Description: The new elevated Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station was dedicated in January 2008.
Link (URL): http://www.usap.gov/videoclipsandmaps/spwebcam.cfm
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Name: McMurdo
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: McMurdo   Lat: 77°50´52´´S   Long: 166°40´59´´E   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 1200
Date Established: 1955
Accommodation Facilities: Over 90 covered structures are available at McMurdo Station.
Medical Facilities: During the winter-over period there is a four-bed medical and dental facility with 1 doctor, 1 Physician Assistant, and a Physical Therapist. These personnel are augmented with up to 12 Emergency Medical Technicians assigned to the Fire Department. During the summer this facility is staffed with 2 civilian Physicians, 1 Air Force Flight Surgeon, 1 Air Force Flight Nurse, 1 Air Force Flight Medic, 1 Physicians’ Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, 1 Dentist, 1 Radiographic Technician, 1 Laboratory
Remarks / Description: US research station at Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island, McMurdo Sound, Ross Sea, established 1955.
Link (URL): http://www.usap.gov/videoclipsandmaps/mcmwebcam.cfm
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Name: Palmer
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Palmer Station   Lat: 64°46´30´´S   Long: 64°30´42´´W   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 45
Date Established: 1965
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Medical Facilities: One civilian doctor is assigned to Palmer Station year round. There is limited x-ray and medical lab capability on station. Telemedicine capabilities are available with specialist consultation services through Remote Medical International.
Remarks / Description: US research station on Anvers Island near Bonaparte Point. Opened 1968. Replaced a prefabricated wood structure (Old Palmer, established in 1965) two kilometers away across Arthur Harbour.
Link (URL): http://www.usap.gov/videoclipsandmaps/palwebcam.cfm
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Name: Lake Vida Cache
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Lake Vida   Lat: 77º 23´ 00´´ S   Long: 161º 55´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Accommodation Capacity: 6
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Hut: Full provisions for 6, 30 man/days food. No radio. Cache: Located approximately 183m from lake on southwestern shore.
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Name: Mt Newall Repeater Station
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name: Mt. Newall   Lat: 77º 30´ 16´´ S   Long: 162º 37´ 30´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
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Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 4; Food (survival) cache The site includes both a US and a NZ radio repeater. There are three huts on Mt. Newall, including an 8.9 sq. m. (96 sq. ft.) survival hut, a 22.3 sq. m. (240 sq. ft.) shed encompassing a hybrid power system (both US), and a green equipment shelter 2.2 sq. m. (24 sq. m.) housing the NZ repeater. US repeater equipment contained in two orange plastic cases. There are two antennae (one US, one NZ) and a wind turbine (US) at the site.
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Name: Black Island Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Black Island Camp   Lat: 78º 08´ 00´´ S   Long: 166º 09´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 10; Hut: 1 wood structure with provisions, 1 Modular/Pre-fab. Cache: No cache
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Name: Bull Pass (McM DV)
Type: Field Camp
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Site Name: Bull Pass   Lat: 77º 31´ 01´´ S   Long: 161º 51´ 05´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: none
Remarks / Description: Two shelters located at this site, an equipment shelter and an environmental shelter approximately 28.7 sq. m. (290 sq. ft.) which houses a hybrid power system. And one outhouse adjacent to the equipment building
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Name: Byrd Surface Camp
Type: Field Camp
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Site Name: Byrd Surface Camp   Lat: 80º 01´ 00´´ S   Long: 119º 32´ 00´´ W   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: One Physician’s Assistant maintains a medical tent, outfitted with remote medical care items, such as AED, cardiac monitor, intubation tubing, and a full range of medications.
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 40; Twelve tent structures comprise the Byrd field camp. Tents are used for science operations, galley, communications, washing, storage, medical, and generator buildings.
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Name: Cape Crozier
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Cape Crozier Camp   Lat: 77º 30´ 00´´ S   Long: 169º 40´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 6; Hut: Wood structure with some provisions. No radio. Cache: Full provisions for 6 located North of the hut.
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Name: Cape Roberts Camp
Type: Field Camp
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Site Name: Cape Roberts Camp   Lat: 77º 02´ 00´´ S   Long: 163º 10´ 45´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: NA
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 4; Two huts (approximately 10 sq m and 19 sq m; Storage rack for drummed fuel
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Name: Cape Royds Camp
Type: Field Camp
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Site Name: Cape Royds Camp   Lat: 77º 33´ 00´´ S   Long: 166º 08´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 4; Hut: RAC Tent – 12 x 16 ft (Summer Season Only), plus one Rac-tent and an outhouse
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Name: Cape Shirreff Field Station
Type: Field Camp
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Site Name: Cape Shirreff Camp   Lat: 62º 28´ 12´´ S   Long: 60º 46´ 17´´ W   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 5; Four small buildings, and one outhouse.
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Name: Copacabana, King George Island
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Copacabana   Lat: 62º 10´ 00´´ S   Long: 58º 28´ 00´´ W   View in Google Earth Map
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Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 5; Facilities: Bunks, Kitchen/meeting, labs, outhouse
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Name: F6 Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: F6 Camp   Lat: 77º 36´ 30´´ S   Long: 163º 15´ 20´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 9; Hut: A 42 sq. m. (448 sq. ft.) main building with outhouse adjacent.; Cache: Located 30 meters from hut, food to supply 6 people/10days, no radio.
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Name: Lake Bonney Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Lake Bonney   Lat: 77º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 162º 27´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 7; Facilities: A 55.7 sq. m. (600 sq. ft.) Jamesway, a 2.2 sq. m. (24 sq. ft.) outhouse, an 8.9 sq. m. (96 sq. ft.) generator building, and three 8.9 sq. m. (96 sq. ft.) laboratories. Two outhouses (5.6 m2) added in 2010.; Cache: Located 30 meters from Jamesway structure uphill.
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Name: Lake Fryxell
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Lake Fryxell   Lat: 77º 36´ 00´´ S   Long: 163º 07´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 6; Facilities: A 62.7 sq. m. (675 sq. ft.) Jamesway (main building), four 13.9 sq. m. (150 sq. ft.) laboratories, and one 13.9 sq. m. (150 sq. ft.) generator building. Wind generator tower and one outhouse.; Cache: Located 30 meters from hut, food, no radio.
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Name: Lake Hoare
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Lake Hoare Camp   Lat: 77º 37´ 22´´ S   Long: 162º 54´ 10´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 21; Faclities: A 55.7 sq. m. (600 sq. ft.) main building, three 13.9 sq. m. (150 sq. ft.) labs, a generator building (96 sq. ft), a tool shed (96 sq. ft.), and three outhouses: two 2.2 sq. m. (24 sq. ft.) and one 1.7 sq. m. (18 sq. ft.). Below the active camp are the old Lake Hoare Camp buildings, which are still in use. These include a 37 sq. m. (400 sq. ft.) Jamesway used primarily for storage, a 6 sq. m. (64 sq. ft.) generator shed, and a 7.5 sq. m. (81 sq. ft.) old laboratory used as a shower room.; Cache: Located 30 meters from hut, food, no radio.
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Name: Lake Vanda Hut
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Lake Vanda Hut   Lat: 77º 31´ 22´´ S   Long: 161º 41´ 20´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: NA
Remarks / Description: Three interconnected huts with a total floor area of 30 sq. m. (323 sq. ft.).
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Name: Lower Erebus Hut and Cache
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Lower Erebus Hut   Lat: 77º 30´ 00´´ S   Long: 167º 10´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: Hut: Partial provisions for 3 (no sleeping bags), oxygen, radio during summer. Cache: Full provisions for 6. Located 50 meters from hut.
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Name: Lower Wright Hut
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Lower Wright Hut   Lat: 77º 26´ 33´´ S   Long: 162º 39´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: none
Remarks / Description: One small hut with accommodation for 2 people with a floor area of 6 m. sq (65 sq. ft.); toilet and cache
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Name: Marble Point Camp
Type: Field Camp
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Site Name: Marble Point   Lat: 77º 24´ 47´´ S   Long: 163º 40´ 45´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 10; Facilities: A 69.7 sq. m. (750 sq. ft.) main building, a 41.8 sq. m. (450 sq. ft.) bunkhouse, a 55.7 sq. m. (600 sq. ft.) bunkhouse, a 7.4 sq. m. (80 sq. ft.) fuel shack, 6 fuel storage tanks (25,000 gallons each), a 2.2 sq. m. (24 sq. ft.) outhouse and incinerator for solid waste, a 1.9 sq. m. (20 sq. ft.) storage shed, a 21 sq. m. (224 sq. ft.) generator shed, a 27 sq. m. (288 sq. ft.) workshop and storage building, and a 7 sq. m. (76 sq. ft.) ASOS weather station. Fuel shed and outhouse at refueling station.; Cache: No cache
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Name: New Harbor Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: New Harbor Camp   Lat: 77º 34´ 40´´ S   Long: 163º 31´ 10´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 6; Facilities: Main building consists of two Jamesways connected by a wooden passageway, one 42 sq. m. (448 sq. ft.) and the other 30 sq. m. (320 sq.ft.). Adjacent to the main building are a 3 sq. m. (32 sq. ft.) storage shed and a 1.5 sq. m. (16 sq. ft.) outhouse. The camp also includes a 21 sq. m. (224 sq. ft.) Jamesway that serves as a laboratory, an 8.9 sq. m. (96 sq. ft.) generator shack, and a 1.5 sq. m. (16 sq. ft.) diving equipment storage box and one wind generator tower.; Cache: Survival cache located 30 meters from hut, food, no radio.
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Name: Pine Island Glacier Helo Facility
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Pine Island Glacier Helo Facility    Lat: 75º 48´ 13´´ S   Long: 100º 16´ 38´´ W   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 40; No items on location. Camp infrastructure will be traversed to site in early December, 2010. This season two tents will be set up for cooking/communications and general operations.
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Name: Siple Dome Camp
Type: Field Camp
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Site Name: Siple Dome Camp   Lat: 81°39´S   Long: 149°04´W   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 18; A Jamesway tent is erected and outfitted for cooking. A PolarHaven is also erected for KBA pilot berthing.
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Name: WAIS Divide Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: WAIS Divide   Lat: 79º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 112º 05´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: One Physician’s Assistant and a Medic maintain a medical tent, outfitted with remote medical care items, such as AED, cardiac monitor, intubation tubing, and a full range of medications.
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 55; Fifteen tent structures and a large metal Drilling Arch building comprise the WAIS Divide field camp. Tents are used for berthing, science operations, galley, communications, washing, storage, medical, and generator buildings.
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Permanent Vessels Report
Operational Information - Vessels
Name: R/V Laurence M. Gould
Flag of State: United States
Ice Strength: ABS A1
Length: 70.1 meters
Beam: 14.02 meters
Gross Tonnage: 3780
Type: Research Vessel
Link to CONNAMP data:
Maximum Crew: 16
Maximum Passengers: 28
Description / Remarks: The R/V Laurence M. Gould first arrived in the Antarctic Peninsula in January 1998. The vessel is owned by Edison Chouest Offshore and is of United States Registry. The vessel is on long-term charte
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Name: R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer
Flag of State: United States
Ice Strength: ABS A2
Length: 93.9 meters
Beam: 18.3 meters
Gross Tonnage: 6800
Type: Research Vessel
Link to CONNAMP data:
Maximum Crew: 26
Maximum Passengers: 39
Description / Remarks: The R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer first arrived in the Antarctic Peninsula area in April 1992. The vessel is owned by Edison Chouest Offshore and is of United States Registry. The R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer
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Aircraft Report
Operational Information - Aircraft
Type: A-319 Airbus
Number: 1
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Type: A-star helicopter
Number: 2
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Type: B-757 (RNZAF)
Number: 1
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Type: Bassler
Number: 1-3
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Type: Bell 212 helicopter
Number: 3
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Type: C-17
Number: 5
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Type: LC-130
Number: 7
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Type: Twin Otter
Number: 3 - 5
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Compliance with the Protocol Report
Environmental Information - Compliance with the Protocol
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Environmental Impact Assessment: Procedures Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (Procedures)
No new procedures were established during this reporting period.

Waste Management Plans Report
Waste Management Inventory of Past Activities Report
Prevention of Marine Pollution: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Prevention of Marine Pollution
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Area Protection and Management: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Measures)
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Contingency Plans Report
Relevant National Legislation Report
Other Information - Relevant National Legislation
No new information have been provided during the reported period.
General Report