All scientific data collected by the Australian Antarctic program (AAp) are eventually described in the Catalogue of Australian Antarctic and Subantarctic Metadata (CAASM). CAASM can be used to search through AAp data descriptions, and it also provides links to access publicly available datasets, which can either be immediately downloaded or obtained from the Australian Antarctic Data Centre (AADC).
This record describes GIS polygon data (a shapefile) representing the boundaries of Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (ASPAs) and an Antarctic Specially Managed Area (ASMA) in the Australian Antarctic Territory for which Australia was the proponent or co-proponent. Also included is the boundary of ASPA 168 for which China was the proponent.
The following is a list of the ASPAs and ASMA:
ASPA 101 Taylor Rookery
ASPA 102 Rookery Islands
ASPA 103 Ardery Island and Odbert Island
ASPA 135 North-east Bailey Peninsula
ASPA 136 Clark Peninsula
ASPA 143 Marine Plain
ASPA 160 Frazier Islands
ASPA 162 Mawson's Huts
ASPA 164 Scullin and Murray Monoliths
ASPA 167 Hawker Island
ASPA 168 Mt Harding
ASPA 169 Amanda Bay
ASPA 174 Stornes
ASMA 6 Larsemann Hills
The data is available from a link in this metadata record and also, as a separate shapefile for each ASPA or ASMA, from the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat's Antarctic Protected Areas Database (see related url).
GIS data representing the boundaries of other ASPAs and ASMAs is also available from the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat's Antarctic Protected Areas Database.
Data quality information for each feature in the shapefile can be accessed by entering the Qinfo number for the feature, given in the attribute table, in the 'Search Datasets and Quality' tab at the 'SCAR Feature Catalogue' web page (see related URL).
The dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.
The data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License
The data are available for non-commercial use only and the Australian Antarctic Data Centre should be acknowledged in any publication resulting from use of the data.