Antarctic Acronyms

AFIM Antarctic Flight Information Manual
ASMA Antarctic Specially Managed Area
ASOC Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition
ASPA Antarctic Specially Protected Area
ATCM Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
ATCP Antarctic Treaty Consultative Party
ATS Antarctic Treaty System
BAS British Antarctic Survey
CCAMLR Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CCAS Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals
CD Cruise Director
CDS Catch Documentation Scheme
CEE Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation
CEMP CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Programme
CEP Committee for Environmental Protection
COMNAP Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
EL Expedition Leader
EMER Emergency Medical Evacuation Response
HSM Historic Sites and Monuments
IAATO International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators
IEE Initial Environmental Evaluation
IHB International Hydrographic Bureau
IHO International Hydrographic Organization
IMO International Maritime Organization
In.Fue.Tur. Instituto Fuegino de Turismo
IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature
IUU Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (fishing)
MARPOL International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
NSF U.S. National Science Foundation
SCALOP Standing Committee on Antarctic Logistic and Operations
SCAR Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SOLAS Safety of Life at Sea
SOP Standard Operating Procedures
SOPEP Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan
SPA Specially Protected Area
SSSI Site of Special Scientific Interest
SPRI Scott Polar Research Institute
TANGO Tourism and Non-Government Organisation Working Group (COMNAP)
TLS Tourist Landing Site
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
WMO World Meteorological Organization


.... *Further Acronyms can be found at the COMNAP website - (Glossary & Links)