Westarctica seeks to engage technology and people in service of the environment while pursuing sovereignty for Western Antarctica.
WESTARCTICA IN THE PRESS
The Japan Times
11 April 2015
As Grand Duke of Westarctica, a triangle-shaped 620,000 frozen square miles of Antarctica that no real country has ever bothered to claim. Although his nation is [larger than] Alaska, none of its 300 citizens actually live there. But then nobody else does, either.
Westarctica is moving steadily to establish a frozen foothold in the large unclaimed portion of the frozen continent. It professes an ambition to actually inhabit the land it's claimed, and then open it up to tourism. Better pack the long johns.
In 2004, Travis exploited a loophole in the Antarctic Treaty to name himself Grand Duke of Westarctica on Marie Byrd Land – but the US Navy, which disapproved of its lieutenant's territorial claims, forced him to abdicate.