Indicator: AATH-09 Surveys of impacts of isolation on heritage sites
No data is available.
No data is available. Isolation poses a risk to the preservation of heritage sites in Antarctica. Structures in any environment will deteriorate without regular maintenance. Access is limited to all Antarctic and sub-Antarctic sites, but those that are not associated with stations or are irregularly visited, notably Mawson’s Huts and Heard Island, are particularly vulnerable to neglect as they are only visited as part of dedicated and very expensive expeditions.
More heritage/archaeological surveys are required for a more complete understanding of the impact of isolation on heritage sites and collections.
Australian Antarctic Territory — Cultural heritage aspects - Pressures and risks on heritage sites and collections
This indicator allows an examination of the impact of isolation on the ability to maintain and conserve heritage sites.
Other indicators for this issue:
- AATH-10 Surveys of impacts of tourism on heritage sites
- AATH-11 Survey of impacts of uncontrolled visits on heritage sites
- AATH-12 Survey of impacts of weather on heritage sites
- AATH-14 Survey of impacts of hazardous material on heritage sites
- AATH-15 Survey of impacts of flora and fauna on heritage sites