Antarctic Research Vessel- Modifications 2001-2002 Section 8, Transportation and Communications

    
Section VIII of Modifications of Activities Planned for 2002-2003 details additions and deletions to the number and type transportation facilities, and changes to proposed projects that affect communications equipment used within the Antarctic Treaty area.
 


Surface, Marine, and Air Transportation Vehicles

McMurdo Station

Delete

Carrier, Personnel and Cargo (tracked and wheeled)

16

Forklift, warehouse

1

Tractor, crawler

3

Add

Tractor, crawler

6

Personnel Carriers

16

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Add

Wheeled Loader

1

snowmobiles

9

Delete

Personnel Carrier

16

Description of Communications Facilities

McMurdo Station

The Iridium upgrade for the McMurdo/South Pole data link was not completed and has been rescheduled for the 2003-2004 season.

South Pole Station

No significant changes are noted.

Palmer Station

No significant changes are noted.

Description of Airfields

No significant changes are noted.

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