2022-2023 Science Planning Summary
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2022-2023 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

Cape Shirreff


Photo by Mike Lucibella. Image courtesy of NSF/USAP Photo Library.
X-591-L Research Location(s): Cape Shirreff

Summary

Event Number:
X-591-L
NSF/NOAA-AMLR Agreement

Program Manager:
Mr. Tim McGovern

ASC POC/Implementer:
David Rivera


Principal Investigator(s)

Dr. Douglas John Krause
douglas.krause@noaa.gov
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
AMLR - Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division (SW Fisheries Sci Ctr)


Location

Supporting Stations: ARSV Laurence M. Gould
Research Locations: Cape Shirreff


Description

Cape Shirreff is located on Livingston Island in Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) 149. The facility at this site, also referred to as Cape Shirreff, is owned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is maintained and operated by NOAA with support from the National Science Foundation. Specifically, research is conducted by the Antarctic Marine Living Resource (AMLR) program of NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFC). Cape Shirreff currently supports a NOAA-funded project conducting seabird and marine mammal research. The facility was built in the 1996-97 austral summer at NOAA direction and supported by Antarctic Support Associates, the NSF Antarctic contractor at that time. Since then, it has been NOAA-occupied with U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) support limited to personnel transport and camp openings and closings.


Field Season Overview

Typically, each season the ARSV Laurence M. Gould (LMG) supports Cape Shirreff camp opening and closing. However, there will be no ship-based support for Cape Shirreff in 2022-23 as there has been in the past. The camp is scheduled to open in late-November and close in late-February. NSF approval of these movements will be determined before each season begins. This year USAP support will include lending a suite of shore-based camping and safety gear.


Deploying Team Members

  • Douglas Krause (PI)
  • David Wang