Amundsen party, South Pole (14 December 1911)
© Norwegian Polar Institute
Scott party, South Pole (17 January 1912)
© Scott Polar Research Institute
Flags of original signatories of the Antarctic Treaty at the Ceremonial South Pole.
© Nick Powell, 2008, NSF / USAP
Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station (US)
© Keith Vanderlinde, 2008, NSF / USAP
South Pole Telescope.
© Daniel Luong-Van, 2010, NSF / USAP
The Antarctic Treaty Parties designated the region around the South Pole as Antarctic Specially Managed Area (ASMA) No. 5 in 2007 in order to maximize the valuable scientific opportunities at the Pole, protect the near-pristine environment, and ensure that all activities can be conducted safely, environmentally responsibly and without disruption to scientific programs.
This website provides information about the management measures that have been agreed to help coordinate activities and protect the important values of the South Pole.