2022-2023 USAP Field Season
Dr. Douglas John Krause
Supporting Stations: ARSV Laurence M. Gould
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