Antarctic Site Inventory

The ASI is the only non-governmental science project working in Antarctica and the only project monitoring both penguin and seabird population changes throughout the entirety of the vastly warming Antarctic Peninsula. Over 22 seasons, Oceanites’ Antarctic Site Inventory has made 1,713 site visits and collected data at 223 locations. The changes we’ve been tracking are significant — gentoo penguins increasing their numbers and extending their range southward, while Adélie and chinstrap numbers are in decline across the region. The 2016-17 field season, just concluded, was the ASI's 23rd consecutive season tracking these trends.