Institute for Colonization of Hostile Environments







Antarctica is the place on Earth most like other places in the Solar System which are possible future destinations for colonization and resource extraction. Today, while 5.000 or so students and researchers live and go to school on Antarctica, it is not colonized in the traditional sense, as in, barring the UANT University Peak campus, its outreach campuses at the South Pole (Amundsen Scott Station), Magnetic South (Vostok Station), some coastal areas (Halley, McMurdo and Arctowski, for example), among other scattered facilities, along with aboriginal peoples, it is barren of life.

In the 1950s, ideas were thrown out with wonderous visions of Antarctic cities enclosed under glass domes, but power and temperature regulation of the domes would come from nuclear generators outside of these domes. A light source at the top of the central tower had been proposed as an artificial sun during the dark months in Antarctica. This scenario would also include regular trans-antarctic flights as well as mining towns which were dug into Antarctica's ice caps above the shafts down to mineral bearing mountains; however, the ideas were scrapped when Antarctica was declared independent in 1961. A small nuclear reactor at the US McMurdo Station was declared a pollution hazard and closed down.

It is the charge of UANT's Institute for Colonization of Hostile Environments to promote research in Antarctica bases and permenant city sites, oceanic colonization, orbital, Lunar and Martian colonization as well. Please donate here.