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Party: New Zealand
Permanent Information
Automatic Recording Stations Report
Scientific Information - Automatic Recording Stations / Observatories
Location:
Site Name: Arrival Heights   Lat: 77°49´S   Long: 166°39´E  
Type: Air sampling - Atmospheric air sampling
Elevation:
Parameters Recorded: Study of trace gas species in the Antarctic troposphere and lower stratosphere. Air samples collecte at Arrival Heights as well as on aircraft and ship movements between New Zealand and Ross Island.
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Location:
Site Name: Arrival Heights   Lat: 77°49´S   Long: 166°39´E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station - Climate Data Acquisition
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Parameters Recorded: Wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, air pressure, global solor radiation
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Site Name: Arrival Heights   Lat: 77°49´S   Long: 166°39´E  
Type: Middle Atmosphere research - Ionisation and Dynamics in the Antarctic middle atmosphere
Elevation:
Parameters Recorded: The experiment utilisers a radar transmitter located at Scott Base and an antenna farm with associated receivers at Arrival Heights
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Location:
Site Name: Arrival Heights   Lat: 77°49´S   Long: 166°39´E  
Type: NO2 ozone research - Atmospheric remote sensing
Elevation:
Parameters Recorded: Dobson spectrophotometer, bruker 120-M, Various spectrophotometers, ground level ozone sampling
Observation Frequency: Daily
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Location:
Site Name: Arrival Heights   Lat: 77°49´S   Long: 166°39´E  
Type: Space weather -Monitoring magnetosphere-Ionosphere coupling and space weather in the polar region
Elevation:
Parameters Recorded: Magnetometer and optical imager (all-sky camera)
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Location:
Site Name: Scott Base   Lat: 77°50´S   Long: 166°45´E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station - Climate Data Acquisition
Elevation: 14
Parameters Recorded: Wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, air pressure, relative humidity, solar radiation (direct, global, diffuse) tide
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Reference Number: WMO 89665
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Location:
Site Name: Scott Base   Lat: 77°50´S   Long: 166°45´E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station - Environmental Protection of Antarctic Soils
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Parameters Recorded: Wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, soil temperature, solar radiation
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Site Name: Scott Base   Lat: 77°50´S   Long: 166°45´E  
Type: Geomagnetic Observatory - Seismological and geomagnetic observations
Elevation:
Parameters Recorded: DI-fluxgate magnetometer, proton precession magnetometer
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Location:
Site Name: Scott Base   Lat: 77°50´S   Long: 166°45´E  
Type: Ionospherics - Dynamics and ionisation in the Antarctic Middle Atmosphere
Elevation:
Parameters Recorded: Model IPS 42, 2.9 HMZ ionosonde with digital recording system
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Location:
Site Name: Scott Base   Lat: 77°50´S   Long: 166°45´E  
Type: Seismic station - Seismological and geomagnetic observations
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Parameters Recorded: IRIS / USGS GSN site, sensor located in seismic vault, instrumentation model: IRIS-2 systemIV
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Permanent Station Report
Operational Information - Stations
Name: Scott Base
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Ross Island   Lat: 77°30´S   Long: 168°00´E   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 85
Date Established: 1957
Accommodation Facilities: Yes. Base personal, Science personal
Medical Facilities: Scott Base has a first aid facility. Advanced medical care is available at McMurdo Station (United States Antarctic Program)
Remarks / Description:
Link (URL): www.antarcticanz.govt.nz
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Bratina Island Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Bratina Island   Lat: 78°01´S   Long: 165°32´E   View in Google Earth Map
Accommodation Capacity: 6
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Near the northern tip of Brown Peninsula. 3 very small huts accommodate 6 persons max
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Cape Bird Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Cape Bird   Lat: 77º 13´ 06´´ S   Long: 166º 26´ 10´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Accommodation Capacity: 8
Medical Facilities: Survival box on beach below hut (77°13'10"S 166°25'48"E)
Remarks / Description:
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Cape Evans Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Cape Evans   Lat: 77º 38´ 18´´ S   Long: 166º 24´ 25´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: none
Remarks / Description: Cape Evans is on the west coast of Ross Island at the northern entrance to Erebus Bay. Accommodation capacity is for 4 people in 2 small huts.
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:

Name: Cape Hallet
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Seabee Hook   Lat: 72°19´S   Long: 170°13´E   View in Google Earth Map
Accommodation Capacity: 0
Medical Facilities: Survival Box
Remarks / Description: NOTE: all huts were removed during the 2003-04 season.
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Cape Roberts
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Cape Roberts   Lat: 77º 02´ 00´´ S   Long: 163º 12´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: Survival box
Remarks / Description: Situated on promontory on south east edge of Granite Harbour
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Cape Royds Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Cape Royds   Lat: 72º 19´ 13´´ S   Long: 170º 13´ 34´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Accommodation Capacity: 2
Medical Facilities: Survival Box
Remarks / Description:
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Lake Vanda
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Wright Valley   Lat: 77°31´S   Long: 161°50´E   View in Google Earth Map
Accommodation Capacity: 8
Medical Facilities: none
Remarks / Description: Wright Valley, near the mouth of the Onyx River
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:

Name: Lower Wright Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Wright Valley   Lat: 77°31´S   Long: 161°50´E   View in Google Earth Map
Accommodation Capacity: 2
Medical Facilities: Survival box
Remarks / Description: NOTE: this hut's position is incorrect on both USCS 1:250 000 and 1:50 000 maps. It is located on the south side of Wright Valley, approximately 1 mile west of Wright Lower Glacier.
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:

Permanent Vessels Report
Aircraft Report
Operational Information - Aircraft
Type: Bell B3 - Squirrel (A-Star)
Number: Various
Remarks: Purpose: Delivery of personnel and suplies from Scott Base to field camps. Routes: Operations within 100nm of Scott Base.
Search and Rescue Information:
Type: Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Number: Various
Remarks: Purpose: Delivery of personal and supplies from New Zealand to Ross Island. Routes: Christchurch>McMurdo>Christchurch
Search and Rescue Information:
Type: P3K Orion
Number: Various
Remarks:
Search and Rescue Information:

Waste Management Plans Report
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Waste Management (Waste Management Plans)
Title: Antarctica New Zealand Waste Management Handbook
Fixed Site/Field Camp/Ship: Fixed site and field camp
Objective: The purpose of this handbook is to provide Antarctica New Zealand staff with practical procedures for the handling, storage and disposal of waste in Antarctica and Christchurch. The handbook is intended to aid in the planning of Antarctica New Zealand waste management activities and to provide a background to the Antarctica New Zealand waste management system.
Implementation Report: There are a number of actions taken to implement this plan. -Policies and procedure clauses across the organisation ie, purchasing -Training -Distribution of the handbook -Role descriptions, staff responsibilities
File: 2013 AntNZ Waste Manual.pdf

Waste Management Inventory of Past Activities Report
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Management (Inventory of Past Activities)
Activity Type: Weirs and flumes
Location:
Site Name: Miers Stream   Lat: 78°07´S   Long: 164°09´E  
Description of Activity: Lower Miers Stream Weir. Downstream from Lake Miers, Miers Valley. Installed 1988/89. Last flow record 1990/91.
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Removed 2000/01
Activity Type: Huts and camps
Location:
Site Name: Miers Valley   Lat: 78º 15´ 39´´ S   Long: 163º 48´ 36´´ E  
Description of Activity: Miers Valley Hut Pre 1984 - 1994
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Removed
Activity Type: Cache
Location:
Site Name: Labyrinth   Lat: 77°33´S   Long: 160°50´E  
Description of Activity: Cardboard box containing food. Labyrinth. North side of valley on slope above pond. 77°31'19.7"S 160°44'46" Datum NZGD 1949. Victoria University Wellington Antarctic Expedition VIII 1963/64
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Removed
Activity Type: Huts and camps - Cape Chocolate hut
Location:
Site Name: Cape Chocolate   Lat:    Long:   
Description of Activity: Ubspected Nov 1983 and Dec 1987
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Unkown

Activity Type: Cache
Location:
Site Name: Ross Ice Shelf   Lat: 81°30´S   Long: 175°00´W  
Description of Activity: Ross Ice Shelf 80°25.907'S 171°12.533'E -and 82°09.344'S 173°57.398E - and 78°37.290S 168°23.654'E - and Shackleton Glacier 84°26.953S 176°1.274'E. Depots containing 10kg food fuel, personal effects and human waste marked by 1.5m high snow cairn with a nylon stuff bag on top. 1998/99
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Not able to be relocated 1999/00
Activity Type: Cache
Location:
Site Name: Allan Hills   Lat: 76°43´S   Long: 159°40´E  
Description of Activity: Cache of Jerry cans, woodern boxes, scattered cans. 1972 period of activity
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Last seen 2000
Activity Type: Huts and camps
Location:
Site Name: Lake Fryxell   Lat: 77º 36´ 00´´ S   Long: 163º 07´ 00´´ E  
Description of Activity: Lake Fryxell hut 1978-1994
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Removed
Activity Type: Huts and camps - Camp Herb
Location:
Site Name: Herbertson Glacier   Lat: 77°42´S   Long: 163°48´E  
Description of Activity: Inspected Nov 1988 and January 1992
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Unknown

Activity Type: Weirs and flumes
Location:
Site Name: Meserve Glacier   Lat: 77°31´S   Long: 162°17´E  
Description of Activity: Meserve stream flume. 77.50S 163.62E Wright Valley.
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: most remains removed in 2000/01
Activity Type: Weirs and flumes
Location:
Site Name: Wright Valley   Lat: 77°31´S   Long: 161°50´E  
Description of Activity: Bartley Stream flume. 77.51S 162.01E. Last flow record 1983/84.
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Could not be located in 2000/01. Possibly relocated in 1988/89
Activity Type: Huts and camps - Hallet Station
Location:
Site Name: Seabee Hook   Lat: 72°19´S   Long: 170°13´E  
Description of Activity: Hallett Station was operated jointly by New Zealand and the United States from 1957 to February 1973 on the eastern side of Cape Hallett and was occupied as a year-round research station until 1964 when the main scientific laboratory was destroyed by fire. The station was then used as a summer only research station through until 1973 when it was abandoned. Between 1984 and 1987 various clean up activities were undertaken, including dismantling the bulk of the old station buildings and cleaning up site rubbish. In 1993/94 and 94/95, US teams removed much of the fuel that remained on site in failing containment. A joint NZ-US assessment visit in 2001 identified debris and suspected contamination remaining on site. The few remaining small buidlings were taken down in 2003/04 and only a small amount of waste awaiting removal.
Period of Activity: Date Begin:  01 Jan 1957   Date End:  01 Feb 1973
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Small amount of waste awaiting removal - it is all bundled up and ready to be removed.
Activity Type: Weirs and flumes
Location:
Site Name: Victoria Valley   Lat: 77°23´S   Long: 162°00´E  
Description of Activity: Upper Victoria River Weir. At lake outlet, logitude uncertain. Installed 1988/89, last flow record 1988/89
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: unknown

Activity Type: Weirs and flumes
Location:
Site Name: Colleen, Lake   Lat: 78°02´S   Long: 163°52´E  
Description of Activity: Garwood Stream at Lake Colleen Weir. 500m Downstream of Lake Colleen. Last flow record 1988/89
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Unknown
Activity Type: Huts and camps
Location:
Site Name: Vanda, Lake   Lat: 77°32´S   Long: 161°33´E  
Description of Activity: 1967-1995 Vanda station
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Removed
Activity Type: Huts and camps
Location:
Site Name: New Harbour   Lat: 77°36´S   Long: 163°51´E  
Description of Activity: McGraw's Crate, New Harbour 1960
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Remains, assessment underway in 2005/06. more work required
Activity Type: Weirs and flumes
Location:
Site Name: Wright Valley   Lat: 77°31´S   Long: 161°50´E  
Description of Activity: Bartley West weir. 77.51S 162.15E. Wright Valley. Last flow record 1984/85.
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Could not be located in 2000/01. Possibly relocated in 1988/89

Activity Type: Weirs and flumes
Location:
Site Name: Onyx River   Lat: 77°32´S   Long: 161°45´E  
Description of Activity: Onyz River at Lower Wright Weir. 77.44S 162.65E Coordinates from 1996/97 GPS measurements at centre of weir, Wright Valley.
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Now maintained by LTER
Activity Type: Huts and Camps - Asgard Hut
Location:
Site Name: Asgard Range   Lat: 77°37´S   Long: 161°30´E  
Description of Activity: Hut Inspected Jan 1990
Period of Activity: Date Begin:  01 Oct 1969   Date End:  01 Jan 1990
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Removed
Activity Type: Weirs and flumes
Location:
Site Name: Onyx River   Lat: 77°32´S   Long: 161°45´E  
Description of Activity: Onyx River at Lake Vanda Weir. 77.52S 162.69E. Coordinates taken from 1996/97 GPS measurements at centre of weir. Wright Valley. Installed 1969/70
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Now maintained by LTER
Activity Type: Weirs and flumes
Location:
Site Name: Wright Valley   Lat: 77°31´S   Long: 161°50´E  
Description of Activity: Bartley East Weir, Wright Valley, 77.51S 162.18E. LAst flow record 1984/85.
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Could not be located in 2000/01. Possibly relocated in 1988/89

Activity Type: Huts and camps - Brownworth hut
Location:
Site Name: Taylor Valley   Lat: 77°37´S   Long: 163°00´E  
Description of Activity: Relocated 1983/84
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Removed
Activity Type: Huts and camps - Bull Pass Hut
Location:
Site Name: Wright Valley   Lat: 77°31´S   Long: 161°50´E  
Description of Activity: 1969? to 2003
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Removed (US facilities at site remain)
Activity Type: Huts and camps - Cape Roberts
Location:
Site Name: Cape Roberts   Lat: 77º 02´ 00´´ S   Long: 163º 12´ 00´´ E  
Description of Activity: Cape Roberts Project, facilities storage Cape Roberts Project - 1995-2000
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Two huts dating from 1980s and toilet shelter remain
Activity Type: Weirs and flumes
Location:
Site Name: Adams Glacier   Lat: 78°07´S   Long: 163°38´E  
Description of Activity: Adams Stream weir 150-200m downstream of Adams Glacier, Miers Valley. Installed 1988/89. last flow record 1990/91
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Possibliy washed out in 2001/02

Activity Type: Weirs and flumes
Location:
Site Name: Miers Stream   Lat: 78°07´S   Long: 164°09´E  
Description of Activity: Upper Miers Stream flume 150m down stream from Miers Glacier snout, Miers Valley. Installed 1988/89
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Possibly washed out in 2001/02
Activity Type: Cache
Location:
Site Name: Foggydog Glacier   Lat: 79°47´S   Long: 158°40´E  
Description of Activity: Haskell depot. Woodern box, food and supplies, fuel containers. Scatter of cans, brocken glass and newspaper. Foggydog Glacier, 50-100 m south of base camp. 5m from melt pool. Base camp = 79°48'32.39"S 158°36'11.42"E. 1962
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Last seen 2001
Activity Type: Weirs and flumes
Location:
Site Name: Wright Valley   Lat: 77°31´S   Long: 161°50´E  
Description of Activity: Clark Stream at lower wright weir. 77.44S 163.62E. Wright Valley. Last flow record 1982/83.
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: unknown
Activity Type: Huts and camps
Location:
Site Name: Commonwealth Glacier   Lat: 77°35´S   Long: 163°19´E  
Description of Activity: Commonwealth glacier camp Dry Valleys Drilling project 1975/76
Period of Activity: Date Begin:     Date End: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Removed

Contingency Plans Report
Environmental Information - Contingency Plans
Title: Antarctica New Zealand Incident Management System
Implementation Report: -Training -Role Descriptions -Distribution of publication -Foundation of organisation culture
Objective: This document provides practices, and a management structure needed to run a typical search and rescue, fire, spill or any other emergneyc indicent using the ICS structure. It also assumes a prior working knowledge of ICE and incident response. This is not a complete training document.
Contact Point:
Name: Graeme
Surname: Ayres
Job Title or Position: Manager Operations
Phone: +64 03 38 0204
Email: g.ayres@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Title: Scott Base fuel spill prevention and response plan
Implementation Report: -Training for relevant staff -Distribution of the Plan -Role description -Incorporated into Incident Management System -Equipment is readily available and staff trained
Objective: The primary focus of the plan is prevention of and response to fuel spills which could result from Antarctica New Zealand's operations at Scott Base and in the field.

Relevant National Legislation Report
Other Information - Relevant National Legislation
Title: Antarctica (Environmental Protection) Act 1994
Description: Domestic law enacting the Protocol on Environmental Protection.
Date of Effect: 14 Dec 1994
Link (URL): http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1994/0119/latest/DLM342783.html?search=ts_act_antarctica&sr=1
General Report