German geographic names

The National Committee SCAR/IASC decides on the allocation of geographical names in Antarctica. The allocation of new German-language geographical names in Antarctica is done in cooperation between the Standing Committee on Geographical Names (StAGN) and the National Committee.

Name suggestions must be sent to the StAGN at the following address:

Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie
Richard-Strauss-Allee 11
D-60598 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: 069/6333-313
Fax :069/6333-441

The StAGN has an appropriate form ready for this purpose. The StAGN examines the name proposal according to toponymic criteria and forwards it to the National Committee SCAR/IASC for final decision. A list of German-language geographical names in Antarctica is available on the homepage of the StAGN.

International names in Antarctica

The former SCAR Working Group on Geodesy and Geographic Information (see SG Geoscience) published the Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica (SCAR Bulletin 138 October 2000), an index of all geographic names in Antarctica. It is maintained by the Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide.

Further information: Chiara RamorinoE-Mail: