Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Who's Who - Polar Acronyms

Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Polar Sciences
  • Arctic
  • Antarctic
  • Government
Affiliated to the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) of China, Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration (CAA) performs the function of organizing Chinese Arctic and Antarctic expeditions and administering the related Arctic and Antarctic affairs on behalf of SOA.

CAA has been playing an active role in the scientific research and international cooperation activities in the Antarctic continent and the Southern Ocean within the principles and the framework of the Antarctic Treaty System. China has done 31 national Antarctic expeditions until 2015 with the operating of two year-round Stations, namely the Great Wall Station located in King George Island, west Antarctica and the Zhongshan Station located in the Larsemann Hills, east Antarctica, one inner land summer station, namely the Kunlun Station located on “Dome A”, the highest place in Antarctica?and one camp, namely the Taishan Camp located in Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctica .

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