Ron Naveen, President of Oceanites, announced that the new compendium, covering 142 different sites on the Antarctic Peninsula, can now be downloaded in PDF format at no cost.
This guide contains information about the main landing sites on the Antarctic Peninsula, many of which had not been previously described. It provides key information that will help visitors avoid adversely impacting the environment as well as describing the different species to be found at each site. It includes numerous maps, historical data and photographs.
All Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) site guidelines have been included, as have many relevant management plans for easy reference in this 360-page document.
For additional details, visit the Oceanites website: http://www.oceanites.org/
Oceanites Inc. was founded in the United States in 1987. Its major scientific project is the Antarctic Site Inventory, which began collecting and compiling baseline biological and physical data and descriptive information in 1994.
Oceanites - pronounced: ocean-eye-tees - is the scientific name for storm-petrels, including the Wilson’s storm-petrel, a bird which breeds in Antarctica and then, when its breeding season concludes, migrates northward to all of the world’s oceans.
“A fitting symbol, it is hoped, for our non-profit, science and educational foundation, which intends to foster the conservation of the world’s oceans, islands, and their wildlife, as well as a better appreciation of the sensitive connections we humans have to our watery globe.”
Since 2006, via its website, Oceanites begun “a long-term, multi language educational effort to disseminate internationally — and to as wide an audience as possible, all that we’ve compiled.”
Finally, the hard copy spiral-bound Oceanites Site Guide to the Antarctic Peninsula by Ron Naveen, is published by Oceanites of Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA.
by Nick Tozer - Buenos Aires