The south polar Gelop Kewat facilities are a collection of terraforming and habitation facilities located on the south pole of Gelop Kewat. They have a total population of 1200 Waterbe, and extract oxygen and other materials from the ice. As they have been in operation for over a century, they have created a thin and as-yet unbreathable atmosphere around Gelop Kewat.
The first of the south polar Gelop Kewat facilities were automated, and set up around 120 years ago. Robotic construction built more facilities, with the first Waterbe living there 109 years ago and slow growth occurring ever since.