U.S. A. Department Of State And NOAA Conducts Inspections In Antarctica
A team of US government officials from the US State Department, National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the United States Coast Guard concluded a five-day inspection of foreign supervision research stations equipment installations in Antarctica, Before 11 February 2020. The team inspected three stations Mario Zucchelmi (Italy), Jung Bogo (South Korea), and The Expressive Island (China) by the Coast Guard Polar Star. It was the fifteenth inspection of foreign research stations by the United States in Antarctica, and the first since 2012. The United States praised the assistance provided by professionals at the inspection sites. The United States continues to promote the status of Antarctica as a continent reserved for peace and science in accordance with the provisions of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty. The purpose of the inspection was to verify compliance with the Antarctic Treaty and its environmental protocols, including provisions military prohibition Measures and mining, as well as provisions promoting safe station operations and sound environmental practices. The inspections assert that all of Antarctica's territorial claims are accessible to interested countries and reinforce the importance of compliance with the arms control provisions of the Antarctic Treaty. The United States will present its report on oversight in May 2020 at the next Antarctic Treaty Consultation Meeting in Helsinki, Finland. US Department of State, Bureau of Ocean and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs leads US policy on Antarctica in collaboration with National Science Foundation Is a federal agency that administers the US Antarctic Program (USAP), Which provides logistic support for all US government Research on the Southern Continent and the Southern Ocean and other federal agencies. Through united states Antarctic Program USAP, the United States maintains three-year-round scientific stations over Antarctica and has deployed more personnel in Antarctica than any other country.