​​​​​​​​​​​​​​COMNAP's Members are the government National Antarctic Programs of 30 countries that are Consultative State Parties, or are non-Consultative State Parties and their countries have agreed to the Antarctic Treaty and the Environmental Protocol. There are also six Observer National Antarctic Programs.

This webpage provides several opportunities for public access to information on the Antarctic facilities operated by those 30 COMNAP Member National Antarctic Programs.

- First, by way of the GIS interface below-just select any area of the Antarctic graphic and the GIS will open.  You can then choose any "dot" to get information on that Antarctic facility.

-Second, you can browse the COMNAP_Antarctic_Station_Catalogue.pdf.

-Third, you can access the COMNAP Antarctic Facilities List, which incldes geospatial data for all the facilities, including vessels used by National Antarctic Programs  for science and science support activities.

- Finally, you can find information on the structure and adminstration of the National Antarctic Programs themselves by selecting a National Antarctic Program Member link down the right side column of this page.

Information on Antarctic facilities can also be found on the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat website.  See, for example: Map of Antarctic facilities.​

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)​:

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 yellow 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.  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 the extract of the database related to European Antarctic infrastructures to EU-PolarNet in order to contribute to the European polar infrastructure catalogue.

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​ National Antarctic Programs

Direccion Nacional Del Antartico (DNA)

Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)

National Academy of Sciences

​​ Belgium

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 Polar & Ocean Research (NCPOR)

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)

Uruguayan Antarctic Institute (IAU)

United States ​
National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs


National Antarctic Programs
Canada ​
Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research​
Istanbul Technical University Polar Research Center (PolReC)​
Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC)​