Peter I Island

What is Peter I Island known for?

national research


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international legal

of the Antarctic region is situated south of 60°S latitude parallel, and is governed in accordance with the international legal regime of the Antarctic Treaty System. Antarctic Treaty The Treaty area covers the continent itself and its immediately adjacent islands, as well as the archipelagos of the South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands, Peter I Island (Peter I Island), Scott Island and Balleny Islands. '''Norway''' on Peter I Island, off the coast of Antarctica. The Kingdom (monarchy) of Norway also includes the Arctic island territories of Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian sovereignty of Svalbard is based upon the Svalbard Treaty, but this does not apply to Jan Mayen. Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic Ocean and claims for Peter I Island and Queen Maud Land in Antarctica are also external dependencies (Dependent area), but these are not part of the Kingdom. #*Norway Antarctic and sub-Antarctic possessions (Dependencies of Norway) (1927 to 1957) The dependencies of Norway are uninhabited, thus as end date is taken the latest date of full Norwegian sovereignty extension to such territory, instead of the date of decolonization or integration in the administrative structures of the mainland. Bouvet Island claimed in 1927, under Norway sovereignty since 1930. Peter I Island claimed in 1929, under Norway sovereignty since 1933. Queen Maud Land claimed in 1938, under Norway sovereignty since 1957. Peter I Island and Queen Maud Land fall under the scope of the Antarctic Treaty System since 1961. #*Norse colonization of the Americas


61ImVYWjk The island is a shield volcano, although it is not known if it is still active, and it has been categorized as either Holocene or historic, based on date samples ranging from wide circular crater.

dark rock

in February 1929. ) is a dark rock promontory separating Norvegia Bay and Sandefjord Cove on the west side of Peter I Island. Discovered in 1927 by a Norwegian expedition under


vegetation consists exclusively of mosses and lichens which have adapted to the extreme Antarctic climate (Climate of Antarctica). The island has a very harsh climate with strong winds and freezing temperatures. The steady snowfall keeps vegetation to a minimum. The island is a breeding ground for a few seabirds, particularly southern fulmars, but also Wilson's storm petrels and Arctic terns. Penguins

; 2 (Svalbard) Antarctica, (Peter I Island) Russia Some locations are also rare due to their extreme inaccessibility - examples include Peter I Island, Clipperton Island, Navassa Island, or Desecheo Island. When amateurs travel to remote locations such as these they must first obtain permission to operate from that location from whatever political jurisdiction rules the area they wish to travel to. Even in countries such as the United States, this permission

date 2008 accessdate 7 February 2009 language Norwegian If included, the Norwegian Antarctic Territory accounts the southern-most, eastern-most, western-most and highest extreme points.


, including Adélie (Adélie penguin) and chinstrap penguins, visit the island infrequently. There are numerous seals (Pinniped), particularly crabeater seals, leopard seals and smaller numbers of southern elephant seals. Politics Peter I Island is one of Norway's two territorial claims in Antarctica, the other being Queen Maud Land. Peter I Island is the only claim within 90°W and 150

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nature treatment

who plan activities on Peter I Island must therefore report to the Norwegian Polar Institute, who may deny any non-conforming activity. All people visiting the island must follow laws regarding protection of nature, treatment of waste, pollution and insurance for search and rescue operations.

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Norwegian administration of the island is handled by the Polar Affairs Department of the Ministry of Justice and the Police (Norway) Ministry of Justice and the Police


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via the natural arch Tsarporten. On the west side is a plateau, while the north and south coasts feature ice shelves. The eastern side is the steepest and features two rock columns with flat tops in the sea.

Peter I Island

'''Peter I Island''' ( tall Lars Christensen Peak. Nearly all of the island is covered by a glacier and it is surrounded most of the year by pack ice, making it inaccessible almost all year round. There is little life on the island apart from seabirds and seals (pinniped).

The island was first sighted by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen on 21 January 1821 and was named for Peter I of Russia. Not until 2 February 1929 did anyone set foot on the island, when Nils Larsen and Ola Olstad's Second ''Norvegia'' Expedition (Second Norvegia expeditions), financed by Lars Christensen, was successful. They claimed it for Norway, who annexed it in 1931 and made it a dependency in 1933. The next landing occurred in 1948 and the island has been subject to some scientific research and a limited amount of tourism. The island became subject to the Antarctic Treaty in 1961. Since 1987, there has been an automated meteorological station on the island. Three amateur radio DX-peditions have visited the island and there are sporadic landings by tourists.

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