State and trends of historic heritage in Antarctica

The title of this assessment summary has changed for 2016. The original 2011 summary, grade, trend and confidence levels have been replicated here to assist comparison of changes between reporting cycles.

Component
Summary
Grade
Very poor Poor Good Very good
Confidence
In Grade In Trend
Comparability
To previous years

Site subject to ongoing conservation work in accordance with the management plan

Year(s): 
2016
4
Improving
Confidence (in grade): 
Adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Comparable

Site undergoing extensive conservation work in accordance with the management plan

Year(s): 
2011
4
Improving
Confidence (in grade): 
Adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Management plan in place

Year(s): 
2016
3
Improving
Confidence (in grade): 
Adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Comparable

Management plan is being prepared Biscoe hut restoration nearly completed

Year(s): 
2011
3
Improving
Confidence (in grade): 
Adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Ongoing routine maintenance

Year(s): 
2016
3
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Comparable

Donga line removed; a number of buildings currently under repair. Ongoing routine maintenance

Year(s): 
2011
3
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Oil barrels and sealers' graves deteriorating; buildings deteriorating with consequent debris including asbestos; visits are infrequent, making monitoring activities challenging

A management plan is in place with a management strategy, although no active conservation actions are carried out

Year(s): 
2016
2
Deteriorating
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Comparable

Oil barrels and sealers graves deteriorating; visits are infrequent, making monitoring activities challenging

A management plan is in place

Year(s): 
2011
1
Deteriorating
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

A number of old structures removed, but the remains of oiling and sealing works are still on the island

Year(s): 
2016
2
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Comparable

A number of old structures removed, but the remains of oiling and sealing tryworks are still on the island

Year(s): 
2011
2
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Adequate
Confidence (in trend): 
Adequate
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed
Klekociuk A, Wienecke B (2016). Antarctic environment: State and trends of historic heritage in Antarctica . In: Australia state of the environment 2016, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra, https://soe.environment.gov.au/assessment-summary/antarctic-environment/state-and-trends-historic-heritage-antarctica, DOI 10.4226/94/58b65b2b307c0