Antarctic Survey (BAS) is the United Kingdom's
primary Antarctic research organisation. BAS
is based at Cambridge in the UK and
operates four year-round stations
in Antarctica plus summer stations and
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United States of America
By far the
largest programme on the continent, the United
States (USAP) operates a number of stations but
the two most recognised are McMurdo and South Pole.
ANARE uses McMurdo as a transit point for
early season personnel transport to Casey.
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Antarctic Research Expedition (CHINARE) is run by
the Chinese Arctic and Antarctic
Administration. China operates a number of
Antarctic stations but the one of most interest to
Australia is Zhong Shan, with
which Davis Station
has regular contact.
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To quote from
their website, "Antarctica New Zealand is the
Crown Entity responsible for developing,
managing and executing New Zealand Government
activities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, in
particular the Ross Dependency".
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Antarctic Expedition (RAE) is responsible for
Russia's Antarctic programme. RAE operates
three stations with which ANARE has regular contact
(depending on the season and operational
requirements) Vostok, Progress and Mirny. They
also operate other stations that do not have the
same relevance to Australia.
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Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) is
responsible for conducting India's Antarctic
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Antarctic Treaty Secretariat
Treaty Secretariat, Based in Buenos Aires,
administers and manages tasked assigned to it by
Treaty members at annual Antarctic Treaty
Consultative Meetings (ATCM).
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of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP)
is effectively a liaison between the official
government programs that operate in the Antarctic
Treaty Area. Its secretariat is hosted by the
University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New
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on Antarctic Research
Scientific Committee on Scientific Research (SCAR)
coordinates the the conduct of science in the
Antarctic Treaty Area. SCAR also provides
advice to ATCMs (see above).
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