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Party: Italy
Permanent Information
Automatic Recording Stations Report
Scientific Information - Automatic Recording Stations / Observatories
Location:
Site Name: Browning Pass   Lat: 74º 37´ 35´´ S   Long: 164º 00´ 40´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Maria"
Elevation: 355
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
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Location:
Site Name: Cape King   Lat: 73º 35´ 09´´ S   Long: 166º 37´ 16´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Alessandra"
Elevation: 160
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, global solar radiation.
Observation Frequency:
Reference Number: 7351
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Location:
Site Name: Cape Phillips   Lat: 73º 31´ 06´´ S   Long: 169º 44´ 55´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Silvia"
Elevation: 536
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
Observation Frequency:
Reference Number: 7379
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Location:
Site Name: Cape Ross   Lat: 76º 42´ 54´´ S   Long: 162º 58´ 12´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Arelis"
Elevation: 150
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
Observation Frequency:
Reference Number: 7357
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Location:
Site Name: Concordia Station   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Concordia"
Elevation: 3233
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction, radio sounding.
Observation Frequency:
Reference Number: 1626
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Location:
Site Name: Concordia Station   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E  
Type: Geomagnetic station
Elevation: 3233
Parameters Recorded: ULF geomagnetic field.
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Location:
Site Name: Concordia Station   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E  
Type: Seismic observatory
Elevation: 3233
Parameters Recorded: Ground velocity motion.
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Location:
Site Name: Concordia Station   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E  
Type: Surface mass balance observatory
Elevation: 3233
Parameters Recorded: Snow accumulation.
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Location:
Site Name: David Glacier   Lat: 75º 36´ 42´´ S   Long: 158º 35´ 26´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Sofia-B"
Elevation: 1552
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
Observation Frequency:
Reference Number: 7350
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Location:
Site Name: Edmonson Point   Lat: 74º 20´ 00´´ S   Long: 165º 08´ 00´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Penguin"
Elevation: 30
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
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Location:
Site Name: Enigma Lake   Lat: 74º 43´ 30´´ S   Long: 164º 01´ 59´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Rita"
Elevation: 268
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
Observation Frequency:
Reference Number: 7354
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Larsen Glacier   Lat: 74º 57´ 02´´ S   Long: 161º 46´ 14´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Lucia"
Elevation: 0
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
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Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Eneide"
Elevation: 92
Parameters Recorded: Atmosheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction, water equivalent precipitation, radio sounding.
Observation Frequency:
Reference Number: 7353
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: GPS permanent Station
Elevation: 73
Parameters Recorded: Longitude, latitude, elevation.
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Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: Ionospheric observatory
Elevation: 20
Parameters Recorded: Ionospheric electron density.
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Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: Magnetic Observatory
Elevation: 10
Parameters Recorded: ULF geomagnetic field.
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Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: Riometric observatory
Elevation: 20
Parameters Recorded: Relative ionosphere opacity.
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Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: Seismic observatory
Elevation: 30
Parameters Recorded: High frequency ground velocity motion.
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Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: Tide observatory
Elevation: 0
Parameters Recorded: Sea level
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Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: Tilt observatory
Elevation: 20
Parameters Recorded: Tilt, temperature.
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Location:
Site Name: Mid Point   Lat: 75º 32´ 10´´ S   Long: 145º 51´ 32´´ E  
Type: Automatic weather station "Giulia"
Elevation: 2509
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction, snow surfaceheight.
Observation Frequency:
Reference Number: 1627
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Location:
Site Name: Priestley Glacier   Lat: 74º 10´ 26´´ S   Long: 162º 53´ 24´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Zoraida"
Elevation: 884
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
Observation Frequency:
Reference Number: 7352
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Location:
Site Name: Priestley Névé   Lat: 73º 38´ 21´´ S   Long: 160º 38´ 44´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Modesta"
Elevation: 1924
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction, snow surface height.
Observation Frequency:
Reference Number: 7355
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Location:
Site Name: Talos Dome   Lat: 72º 46´ 01´´ S   Long: 159º 02´ 20´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Paola"
Elevation: 2385
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
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Location:
Site Name: Tourmaline Plateau   Lat: 74º 08´ 06´´ S   Long: 163º 25´ 50´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Lola"
Elevation: 1621
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
Observation Frequency:
Reference Number: 7356
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Permanent Station Report
Operational Information - Stations
Name: Concordia Station - Winter
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Dome C   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 16
Date Established: 2004
Accommodation Facilities: In the quiet tower, second floor, there are 16 rooms for 16 people during the winter and 32 people during the summer.
Medical Facilities: Surgery, x rays, dentistry, laboratory, pharmacy. One physician during the winter and two physicians and one nurse during the summer.
Remarks / Description: Situated on the Antarctic Plateau at 3233 m a.s.l. It is made of two polygonal buildings (the quiet and the noisy towers) joined by a sheltered passage. The construction started in 1999, and was completed in 2004. The Station is jointly operated by France and Italy.
Link (URL): stationleader@concordiabase.aq
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Concordia Station - Summer
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Dome C   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 78
Medical Facilities: At Concordia Station: full equipped infirmary, operating theater, radiography, pathology laboratory, dentistry, pharmacy, 2 physicians.
Remarks / Description: The whole Station is made up of the winter buildings and a Camp situated at 450 meters on the Antarctic Plateau at 3233 m a.s.l.. The Camp was originally created as support for the building of Concordia Station and for scientific activities, in particular for the EPICA Project. The Station is jointly operated by France and Italy.
Operating Period: From: November To: February
Link (URL): stationleader@concordiabase.aq
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Mario Zucchelli Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Terra Nova Bay   Lat: 74º 41´ 42´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 23´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 130
Medical Facilities: Surgery, X rays, dentistry, pharmacy. Two physicians and one nurse.
Remarks / Description: Situaded along the coast of the Northern Foothills, Northeast of Gerlache Inlet, Victoria Land.
Operating Period: From: November To: February
Link (URL): direzione@mzs.pnra.it
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Robert Guillard Station (ex Cap André Prud'homme)
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Adélie, Terre   Lat: 66º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 139º 54´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 20
Medical Facilities: No medical facilities on site, but 1 hospital and 1 physician at Dumont d'Urville Station, 5 km away, with helicopter support.
Remarks / Description: The Station is operated jointly by France and Italy. It is the starting point of the ground traverses for transport of cargo and fuel to the Concordia Station (on the Antarctic plateau).
Operating Period: From: November To: February
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:

Permanent Vessels Report
Aircraft Report
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
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Waste Management (Waste Management Plans)
Title: Waste Management Handbook (in Italian)
Fixed Site/Field Camp/Ship: Mario Zucchelli Station
Objective: The basic policy has been that nearly all waste from the Italian Antarctic Programme is removed from the Antarctic Treaty area. Main objective in the waste management planning is the Waste Separation (burnable material, recyclable and non-recyclable material) and Waste Disposal (local disposal of burnables, disposal of recyclable and non recyclable waste, local disposal of domestic liquids).
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Carla Ubaldi
Job Title or Position: Environmental Officier
Phone: +39 06 30484802
Email: carla.ubaldi@enea.it
File: Waste Management handbook .pdf

Waste Management Inventory of Past Activities Report
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Management (Inventory of Past Activities)
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Escalade Peak   Lat78°38´S   Long159°22´E  
Description of Activity: No activity because of an aircraft accident.
Period of Activity: Date begin:  09 Dec 2012   Date end:  12 Dec 2012
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: 1 Weatherhaven tent, 8 pyramidal tents, 1 rubber tank.
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Jackman, Mount   Lat72°24´S   Long163°15´E  
Description of Activity: Maintenance of the VLNDEF net
Period of Activity: Date begin:  30 Nov 2012   Date end:  16 Dec 2012
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Mountainer Range   Lat73º 29´ 00´´ S   Long167º 02´ 00´´ E  
Description of Activity: Geology
Period of Activity: Date begin:  23 Dec 1989   Date end:  31 Jan 1994
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Allan Hills   Lat76°43´S   Long159°40´E  
Description of Activity: Climate and tectonic forcings on sediment dispersal in the West Antarctic Rift System of South Victoria Land: a source-to-sink, multi-proxy provenance study.
Period of Activity: Date begin:  12 Dec 2015   Date end:  22 Dec 2015
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil

Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Inexpressible Island   Lat74º 55´ 01´´ S   Long163º 42´ 45´´ E  
Description of Activity: Oceanography
Period of Activity: Date begin:  07 Dec 1999   Date end:  09 Jan 2000
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Ricker Hills   Lat75º 41´ 00´´ S   Long159º 10´ 00´´ E  
Description of Activity: Geology
Period of Activity: Date begin:  02 Jan 1997   Date end:  13 Jan 1997
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Mount Jackman   Lat72º 24´ 00´´ S   Long163º 15´ 00´´ E  
Description of Activity: Glaciology
Period of Activity: Date begin:  24 Jan 2002   Date end:  02 Feb 2002
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Frontier Mountain   Lat72º 57´ 16´´ S   Long160º 28´ 36´´ E  
Description of Activity: Glaciology and geology
Period of Activity: Date begin:  08 Dec 2003   Date end:  07 Jan 2004
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil

Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Andersson Ridge   Lat74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long162º 40´ 00´´ E  
Description of Activity: Geology
Period of Activity: Date begin:  21 Jan 1986   Date end:  25 Jan 1986
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Gondwana Station   Lat74º 37´ 00´´ S   Long164º 12´ 00´´ E  
Description of Activity: Geology
Period of Activity: Date begin:  27 Dec 1985   Date end:  02 Jan 1986
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Cape Roberts   Lat77º 00´ 38´´ S   Long163º 38´ 24´´ E  
Description of Activity: Coring sedimentary strata.
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Nov 1998   Date end:  02 Feb 1999
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Victoria Valley   Lat77º 20´ 03´´ S   Long161º 37´ 23´´ E  
Description of Activity: Geology
Period of Activity: Date begin:  16 Dec 2003   Date end:  24 Dec 2003
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil

Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Crater Cirque   Lat72°38´S   Long169°22´E  
Description of Activity: Geology
Period of Activity: Date begin:  23 Jan 2004   Date end:  03 Feb 2004
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Victoria Land   Lat74°15´S   Long163°00´E  
Description of Activity: To collect Firn Cores for Glacio-Chemical Analysis along the Transect from Talos Dome to a Point named GV7 (coordinates 70°41'S, 158°52E) where a Camp was open from 12 November 2013 to 12 January 2014.
Period of Activity: Date begin:  12 Nov 2013   Date end:  12 Jan 2014
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: The whole Camp was removed.
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: McMurdo Dry Valleys   Lat77°30´S   Long162°00´E  
Description of Activity: Development of a portable fluorosensor for the investigation of terrestrial microbial communities in Polar environments (SFIDA).
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Dec 2015   Date end:  05 Dec 2015
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Litell Rocks   Lat71º 39´ 14´´ S   Long162º 06´ 37´´ E  
Description of Activity: Glaciology
Period of Activity: Date begin:  05 Dec 2005   Date end:  25 Dec 2005
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil

Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Frontier Mountain   Lat72º 57´ 16´´ S   Long160º 28´ 36´´ E  
Description of Activity: Searching for meteorites.
Period of Activity: Date begin:  08 Dec 1996   Date end:  31 Jan 1997
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Talos Dome   Lat72º 49´ 00´´ S   Long159º 11´ 00´´ E  
Description of Activity: To recover an ice core covering the last climatic cycle (120,000 yr) from a near costal site with an accumulation rate which allows for a higher climate resolution study of the Holocene and of the last glacial than provided by the oldest ice core of the inner plateau (EPICA-Dome C and Vostok).
Period of Activity: Date begin:  11 Dec 2003   Date end:  23 Jan 2008
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Drilling system. Two caterpillars, two Kässbohrer 330, all ITASE shelters.
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Cape Hallett   Lat72º 25´ 00´´ S   Long169º 58´ 00´´ E  
Description of Activity: Geodesy
Period of Activity: Date begin:  26 Dec 2005   Date end:  04 Jan 2006
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Two "Apple" shelters
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Capsize Glacier   Lat74°02´S   Long163°20´E  
Description of Activity: Geology
Period of Activity: Date begin:  19 Jan 1987   Date end:  24 Jan 1988
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil

Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Adélie Cove   Lat74º 45´ 47´´ S   Long164º 03´ 34´´ E  
Description of Activity: Oceanography
Period of Activity: Date begin:  07 Dec 1999   Date end:  09 Jan 2000
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Inexpressible Island   Lat74º 55´ 01´´ S   Long163º 42´ 45´´ E  
Description of Activity: Geology
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Dec 2006   Date end:  10 Jan 2007
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Frontier Mountain   Lat72º 57´ 16´´ S   Long160º 28´ 36´´ E  
Description of Activity: Meteorites Search
Period of Activity: Date begin:  08 Jan 2011   Date end:  17 Jan 2011
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Frontier Mountain   Lat72°59´S   Long160°20´E  
Description of Activity: Meteorites collection.
Period of Activity: Date begin:  08 Jan 2011   Date end:  17 Jan 2011
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil

Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Mount Jackman   Lat72º 24´ 00´´ S   Long163º 15´ 00´´ E  
Description of Activity: Maintenance of the VLNDEF net.
Period of Activity: Date begin:  30 Nov 2013   Date end:  16 Dec 2013
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Mount Jackman   Lat72º 24´ 00´´ S   Long163º 15´ 00´´ E  
Description of Activity: Geology and Geodesy
Period of Activity: Date begin:  07 Nov 2003   Date end:  20 Nov 2003
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: McMurdo Dry Valleys   Lat77°30´S   Long162°00´E  
Description of Activity: Glaciology
Period of Activity: Date begin:  21 Nov 2003   Date end:  27 Nov 2003
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Britannia Range   Lat80º 03´ 00´´ S   Long159º 16´ 00´´ E  
Description of Activity: Geology
Period of Activity: Date begin:  16 Jan 2006   Date end:  31 Jan 2006
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil

Activity Type: Logistic Support
Location:
Site Name: Nansen Ice Sheet   Lat74º 48´ 00´´ S   Long163º 19´ 00´´ E  
Description of Activity: Maintenance of the AWS station.
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Nov 1987   Date end:  30 Nov 2002
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Nil
Activity Type: Logistic Support
Location:
Site Name: Talos Dome   Lat72º 49´ 00´´ S   Long159º 11´ 00´´ E  
Description of Activity: Preparation of the traverse to Dome C to be done in November 2016. Aim of the traverse is to determine the suitability of a particular spot on the ice sheet for ice core drilling in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the current glaciological characteristics.
Period of Activity: Date begin:  26 Nov 2015   Date end:  04 Dec 2015
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: All materials already present: one snowmobile, shelter and fuel drums

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
Title: Interministerial (MIUR-MISE) Act
Topic Other
Description: New determination of the Institutions charged with the actuation of the Programme.
Date of Effect: 30 Sep 2010
Link (URL): http://www.gazzettaufficiale.biz/atti/2011/20110027/11A01243.htm
Title: Law n.54
Topic Environmental Protection: General
Description: Ratification of the Madrid Protocol.
Date of Effect: 15 Feb 1995
File: L54_1995.pdf
Title: Law n. 380
Topic Other
Description: Confirms the Italian commitment in Antarctica.
Date of Effect: 27 Nov 1991
Link (URL): http://www.pnra.it/txt/Info_PNRA_norm/Legge380.pdf

Title: Law n. 284
Topic Internal Matters
Description: Sets up the National Program for Scientific Research in Antarctica (PNRA) for the coordination of the Italian activities in Antarctica.
Date of Effect: 10 Jun 1985
Link (URL): http://www.pnra.it/txt/Info_PNRA_norm/Legge284.pdf
Title: Law n. 963
Topic Antarctic Treaty
Description: Ratification Law which states Italy's to access to the Antarctic Treaty.
Date of Effect: 29 Nov 1980
Link (URL): http://www.pnra.it/txt/Info_PNRA_norm/Legge963.pdf
File: legge_963.pdf
General Report