Camp Byers

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Camp Byers
Location of Camp Byers in Antarctica
Location of Camp Byers in Antarctica
Camp Byers
Location of Camp Byers in Antarctica
Coordinates: 62°39′49″S 61°05′58″W / 62.663652°S 61.099339°W / -62.663652; -61.099339Coordinates: 62°39′49″S 61°05′58″W / 62.663652°S 61.099339°W / -62.663652; -61.099339
Country Spain
Location in AntarcticaLivingston Island
South Shetland Islands
Antarctica
Administered bySpanish National Research Council
Established2001 (2001)
Population
 • Total
  • Up to 12
TypeSeasonal
PeriodSummer
StatusOperational
South Beaches on Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, with Camp Byers in the foreground, and left to right Tsamblak Hill, Negro Hill and Dometa Point in the background
Location of Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands
Topographic map of Livingston Island with the bases and base camps on the island including Camp Byers

Camp Byers (Spanish: Campamento Byers) is a Spanish seasonal base camp on Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The locality is also designated for use as an International Field Camp (62°39′49.7″S 61°05′59.8″W / 62.663806°S 61.099944°W / -62.663806; -61.099944). When necessary for scientific research purposes, temporary camping is allowed elsewhere under certain conditions.[1]

The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

Location[edit]

The encampment is located at 62°39′46″S 61°06′00″W / 62.66278°S 61.10000°W / -62.66278; -61.10000 which is 1.2 km north-northwest of Nikopol Point, 1.04 km northeast of Sealer Hill, 3.13 km south by west of Chester Cone and 4.38 km west of Dometa Point (detailed Spanish mapping of the area in 1992, Bulgarian mapping in 2005 and 2009).

See also[edit]

Maps[edit]

  • Península Byers, Isla Livingston. Mapa topográfico a escala 1:25000. Madrid: Servicio Geográfico del Ejército, 1992. (Map image on p. 55 of the linked study)
  • L.L. Ivanov et al. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 2005.
  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly upgraded and updated.
  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Smith Island. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2017. ISBN 978-619-90008-3-0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 126 Byers Peninsula. Measure 4 (2016), ATCM XXXIX Final Report. Santiago, 2016

References[edit]

  • Juan José Durán, Ana Justel Eusebio. La Península Byers: La vida en el Campamento Byers (III). Terralia, Nº 48, 2005, pags. 80-91. ISSN 1138-6223 (in Spanish)
  • Ivanov, L. General Geography and History of Livingston Island. In: Bulgarian Antarctic Research: A Synthesis. Eds. C. Pimpirev and N. Chipev. Sofia: St. Kliment Ohridski University Press, 2015. pp. 17-28. ISBN 978-954-07-3939-7