Westarctica is the ONLY nonprofit organization in the world dedicated entirely to Western Antarctica.

Western Antarctica is one of the most fragile ecosystems on the planet, yet there is no single organization dedicated to studying and preserving this vast, magnificent, desolate region.  It falls under the political dominion of no government, thus Western Antarctica has no voice in the international community.

 

Westarctica seeks to change that by acting as Western Antarctica's advocate to the world.  In line with our mission, we have established ourselves as an independent nation with self-granted sovereignty, free from restrictions or obligations imposed by other countries.

OUR CAMPAIGNS

Antarctic Embassy / Museum

$2,000 / month

As part of our mission to educate the public, Westarctica is establishing diplomatic consulates in major cities around the world.  These consulates will also serve as a public meeting place for climate rallies and other ecological protest events.  A portion of each space will be dedicated to showcasing the history of Antarctica with artifacts and engaging science displays that educate visitors about the current environmental crises occurring in Western Antarctica.

The office space for these consulates can either be donated, or rented and paid for through donations.  Currently, Westarctica has two such consulates: one in Nerja, Spain and another outside of Berlin, Germany.  Both of these spaces have been donated by our supporters.

Automatic Weather Station

$15,000 each

Automatic Weather Stations are an automated version of the traditional weather station that enable measurements from remote areas. An AWS will typically consist of a weather-proof enclosure containing the data logger, rechargeable battery, telemetry (optional) and the meteorological sensors with an attached solar panel or wind turbine and mounted upon a mast.

Since 1980, the University of Madison-Wisconsin has operated a series of Automatic Weather Stations throughout Western Antarctica through their Antarctic Automatic Weather Station (AWS) Project.  The government of Westarctica seeks to partner with the University by sponsoring one or more new weather stations to be placed throughout our claimed territory.

The climate and weather information gathered by Westarctica's AWS would be shared with climate scientists and made available to the general public on a near-real-time basis.

Research Station in Westarctica

$3 million - $5 million / year

One of the most important aspects of Westarctica is our existence as a sovereign nation.  In order to better exercise our claim to the territory of Marie Byrd Land, we must establish a permanent presence on the continent.  Fortunately, we have secured permission to utilize the abandoned Russian research station located on the coast of Westarctica, which will significantly reduce the costs of our program.

This is not only the most expensive goal we have, but also the most ambitious and important for the long term sustainability of the Antarctic continent.  The permanent presence of a research station in Western Antarctica will allow continuous monitoring of the climate conditions in the region and provide a base of operations for the scientific programs of all nations.

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A 501c(3) tax-exempt charitable corporation

Westarctica holds non-consultative status with the

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs - NGO Branch

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