WAP is happy to read that next 3YØJ Expedition to Bouvet Island ( Novem,ber 2022) will be set at Kapp (Cape) Fie, which site will enter for now, into the WAP Directory, as WAP NOR-New
Here is the statement:
After discussing with the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) and other experts the Expeditionners have come to the conclusion that the only possible place to setup a camp SAFELY is at Cape Fie at the South East part of Bouvet. Cape Fie was first roughly charted in 1898 by a German expedition under Carl Chun, and was re-charted and named by the Norwegian expedition under Captain Harald Horntvedt who explored the area in December 1927.
Cape Fie, 54° 27′ South, 3° 28′ East is a rock formation at the South East part of the Island, the only safe place to stay for a longer duration overnight. All other locations have a high risk for rock or icefall or large amounts of seals.
Norwegian Research Station Bouvetoya (aka Nyroysa), WAP NOR-Ø2 is not accessible due to the Bouvet Regulation (that came into force in 2005), which restricts access to only allowed scientific research activity.
As such, and also due to safety issues, the camp will be setup at the rocks above the beach at Cape Fie. The area is roughly estimated to 50x240m (150 ft x 800ft).
Kapp Fie , 54° 27′ South, 3° 28′ East, South East side of Bouvetøya (Bouvet Island), will (provisionally) enter into “Section 2, Sub & Peri-Antarctic Territories” of WAP-WADA Directory as NOR-NEW. Later, when the operation will start, a full Reference number will be given.