The French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF) are an overseas territory which has been created in 1955 and which comprises the Crozet and Kerguelen archipelagos, the islands of Saint-Paul and Amsterdam, the Adélie Land on the Antarctic continent, and, since 2007, the îles Eparses – Scattered Islands (Europa, Glorieuses, Juan de Nova, Bassas da India and Tromelin). The TAAF are under the authority of the Prefect who at the same time is the High Commissioner of the territory. He thus, not only represents the French State but is also directly in charge of the collectivity.
In WAP-WADA Directory all this area is listed separately and each of the sites hold a specific WAP Reference. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the TAAF, François Bergez F8DVD will sign TM7ØTAAF (WAP-301). QSL via F8DVD
The TAAF(Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises) are spread out between the 11th and 90th parallel South and therefore comprise a territory stretching from the tropics to the South Pole. Owing to its geographic isolation and historically limited human settlement, these territories are of great scientific and environmental value.
Over several decades the TAAF have hosted many research projects on all of its five districts. Research activities range from life to space sciences. In the southern islands and Adélie Land, these studies are performed by the IPEV (French Polar Institute) in close collaboration with the TAAF.
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