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2011/2012 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Activities at Neumayer Station III: Antarctic Fast Ice Network in the Atka Bay
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Atka Bay, close to Neumayer Station III   Lat:    Long:   
Maximum Population:
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: The Antarctic Fast Ice Network (AFIN, Marcel Nicolaus/AWI): Starting with the overwintering period from 2011 to 2012, the measurements will include manual and automatic measurements of snow and sea-ice thicknesses, sea-ice temperature and weather data. Finally, the measurement program should lead to establishing a new observatory, the Atka Bay Sea-ice Observatory (ABSO). Data collected under AFIN include ice and snow thicknesses, freeboard, dates of fast-ice formation, and (intermittent and final) breakout. Auxiliary data collected include meteorological, such as air temperature and pressure, and oceanic parameters, such as water temperature and salinity. Data collected under AFIN will be available to members within the AFIN network after quality control. AFIN data will be available to the wider scientific community under the Antarctic Sea Ice Processes & Climate (ASPeCt) data library within the SCAR Physical Sciences program.
Name: Activities at Neumayer Station III: Human Physiology
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer Station III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 16´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: For more than five years the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) has now been closely cooperating with the Center for Space Medicine Berlin (ZWMB). The aim of this partnership is the field based investigation of changes in human physiology under extreme environmental conditions such as altered circadian rhythms, isolation, confinement and cold. These studies are of very remarkable character, because they do not correspond to an artificial laboratory situation, but imply the chance to monitor human performance under real life conditions. In particular, this project is of importance to space medicine because overwintering in the Antartic has various analogies to a long-term space travel such as isolation, confinement and extreme environmental conditions and the derived knowledge from this research could have important implications for space medicine, space physiology and living and travelling in extreme environments. Furthermore, some of this research could also have significant impact for basic research under terrestrial conditions and even the clinical setting and as new mechanisms underlying the regulation of the human body could be detected.
Name: German Antarctic Receiving Station (GARS)
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: German Antarctic Receiving Station (GARS)   Lat: 63º 19´ 00´´ S   Long: 57º 54´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 14
Medical Facilities: none, provided by at O’Higgins Station
Remarks / Description: The station is operated as an annex station to the General Bernardo O’Higgins station (Chile). The location was selected because of its excellent conditions regarding infrastructure, bedrock foundation, and access. The station is in operation 90-120 days throughout the year for data acquisition campaigns. The focus is on Antarctic summertime, when it is possible to obtain ground measurements for reference purposes, as well as to exchange personnel and magnetic tape data carriers, and bring in supplies and replacement parts. Transportation and logistics are coordinated with the Chilean Antarctic Programme using ships and aircraft.
Name: Neumayer Station III
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Ekström Ice Shelf   Lat: 70º 40´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 16´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 40
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: The season ANT-Land 2011/2012 is scheduled for the period from 08 November 2011 until 28 February 2012. Most of personnel will be flown into the Antarctic and back via the air link from Cape Town within the frame of Dronning Maud Land Air Network (DROMLAN). Ship calls are scheduled for RV POLARSTERN end of December 2011, to supply the majority of freight and fuel for NEUMAYER STATION III and aircraft operations, furthermore for SA AGULHAS end of December 2011 and beginning of February 2012, for supply of additional fuel. NEUMAYER STATION III has successfully run its wintering period. The main logistic objectives of the season 2011/2012 on the Ekström Ice Shelf will be the technical operation of NEUMAYER STATION III. Logistics will focus on two periods of lifting of the station. Furthermore a construction team will be onsite for maintenance of the station facilities. In parallel station facilities will be used to support the traverse to KOHNEN STATION, furthermore to operate the Basler BT-67 aircraft POLAR 6. The regular weather forecast service (AWI/DWD) will be provided to all aircraft operations within the Dronning Maud Land region, in particular as a contribution to DROMLAN. In January a national inspection team of the Hemholtz Association (HGF) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will visit Neumayer Station III. Members of the inspection team are Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mlynek (HGF), Dr. Karl-Eugen Huthmacher (BMBF), Prof. Dr. Karin Lochte (AWI), Dr. Uwe Nixdorf (AWI). Prof. Mlynek and Dr. Huthmacher will thus have the opportunity to get a general idea of the scientific and logistic facts in view of decisions to come. During period of operation an automatic measuring of elementary particles (M. Walter, DESY/Zeuthen) will be carried out. The station will be visited by one observer from the German competent authority (Umweltbundesamt/Federal Environment Agency). The aim of the observations will be to foster better understanding of Antarctic specific on-site settings.

Name: Observatories at Neumayer Station III: Air chemistry
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Air chemistry observatory at Neumayer Station III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 16´ 00´´ W  
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Remarks / Description: During the forthcoming summer campaign our activities at Neumayer III station will focus on the implementation of a new aerosol particle measuring device in the on-going routine program of the Air Chemistry Observatory at Neumayer Station, a so-called scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS). This instrument will be capable to determine ultra-fine particle size distributions in the range between 2.5 nm and 150 nm to assess the contribution of particle new formation (nucleation) at this site. Furthermore, a broken nephelometer from the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) has to be repaired or, in the worst case, has to be removed and send back to the FMI for overhaul. Finally, there will be the usual maintenance operation at the Air Chemistry Observatory as well as training of the new air chemistry over-winterer Kathrin Höppner.
Name: Observatories at Neumayer Station III: Geophysics
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Geophysical Observatory of Neumayer Station III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 16´ 00´´ W  
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Remarks / Description: Seismology The primary objective of the seismological observatory at Neumayer-III is to complement the worldwide network of seismographic monitoring stations in the southern hemisphere. This contribution is of special importance as this network is rather wide meshed in Antarctica. Local seismographic networks of changing size and shape have been operated at Neumayer stations since the very beginning. In its current design it comprises the seismic station VNA1 in the geophysics observatory and the two remote seismic broadband stations VNA2 and VNA3 on the Ice Rises Halvfar Ryggen and Søråsen. Still unique in Antarctica is the small aperture detection array with 15 vertical seismometers placed on three concentric rings with a total diameter of almost 2 km at station VNA2. This array is a powerful tool for monitoring seismic activities in a local to regional distance range. In addition to this local seismographic network at Neumayer-III we are operating some other seismographic broadband stations which complement our local network. These stations are designed to run autonomously. Because of difficulties to provide continuous 12V DC power at these very remote sites there is the risk of substantial recording gaps during winter when solar energy is not available. However, we are trying to minimize or to eliminate these gaps in the near future by a more sphisticated poewer supply. The additional remote stations are located at the Swedish summer camp SVEA, at Weigel Nunatak cloes to the travese track to Kohnen Station and at Kohnen Station itself. We apply for the permission of another year of operating this broadband station at Novolazarevskaya where continuous mains power from is provided. One of the main tasks in austral season 2011/12 will be to solve the power problems during winter at the array site at station VNA2 on Halvfar Ryggen. For converting solar to electrical energy the container housing all electronics and power supply facilities is equipped with 12 high efficieny solar panels, each with a nominal power of 100 W. These modules alone are sufficient as long as there is enough daylight available. To span the dark austral winter we had installed 2 wind generators with 300 W nominal power each. However, both generators had been destroyed completely during severe storms early before winter 2011. The reason for this failure was that the electrical design of the generator was not sturdy enough for a long term brake operation during storms, when the generator is short-circuited to reduce rotor speed substantially. Thus, the generator overheated and all the windings burnt. In season 2011/2012 we will modify one repaired generated and mount shorter rotor blades to reduce power input from the wind. However, this will also reduce the generated electrical power for charging batteries. To overcome this deficiency we will replace one 300 W generator with a 1000 W generator keeping the original longer rotor blades. Additionally we want to install a simple but efficient battery heating system which will use excess power from solar panels and wind generators to keep the batteries well above colder ambient temperatures. Excess power should also be used to heat the interior of the container itself and thus reducing operation of the wind generators in short circuit brake mode. This should substantially increase the effectice capacity of the batteries which is very important at very low temperatures. Remote station VNA3 on Søråsen ice rise should be serviced in 2011/2012 during the same service trip to station VNA2. Here we probably have only to dig out the electronics and battery boxes and the seismometer and to reinstall them again (annual snow accumulation here is approx. 3 meters). For the first time we want to install a modified 300 Watt windgenerator, eventually on a separate mast beside the antenna mast. This station should also be equipped with a battery heating system. The autonomous seismographic station at Weigel Nunatak will be serviced by members of the traverse team going up to Kohnen Station. It should be prepared for another year of operation. At Kohnen Station the seismographic station should be moved from the former clean air chemistry container inside the science trench at the ice core drilling site. Deep inside the science trench temperatures do not drop that low during winter compared to a site outside the trench and close to the surface. Power supply will come from a wind generator and 2 solar panels mounted on a mast directly above the science trench. Recording boxes and seismometer will be deployed extremely thermally insulated and "cold hardened' to survive -45 C. We also want to installl and test another battery heating system. This service works will eventually be done by members of the Kohnen team and the aero-geophysics team operating from Kohnen Station. The seismic station at Svea can only be serviced if Polar-5 is available for transport. If everything worked without maijor failures it will only be necessary to change the CF cards for data retrieval. This can be accomplished within one day. If members of the Swedish Polar Secretary are working at Svea and the necessary logistics will be available we would like to improve the seismometer vault for better recording conditions. The seismographic station at Troll will be removed by Norwegian colleagues and sent back to Neumayer. We will apply for the permission to operate the seismic station at Novolazarevskaya for another year. No service works should be necessary at the South African base Sanai-IV. The responsibility for the seismographic station there is now at CTBTO. At the base some more software work has to be done due to the installation of new Antelope release 5.1. This will need substantial time because we have just been switsching over from Sun/Sparc - Solaris to MacOS operating system. Still numerous scripts have to be adopted to the new operating system. Geomagnetism The new Geomagnetic Observatory at Neumayer-III was built during January and February 2009. It comprises a rather new 3-component flux gate sensor with a high dynamic range and a new Overhauser proton-magnetometer for recording total intensity. With this instrumentation high quality geomagnetic field data can be sampled at a rate of 1 second. Calibrated recordings from March 2009 to April 2011 had been already transmitted to the World Data Center. We are applying to become a member of Intermagnet, an international geomagnetic cooperation. To fulfill the requirements of Intermagnet we will install a second 3-component fluxgate system. This second system will also raise the redundancy. It will be a Danish FGE magnetometer from DTU, Copenhagen. This new instrument will be installed outside the insulated container but still inside the geomagnetic observarory. It will be mounted on top of a frozen in pillar (polypropylen sewage pipe) and be covered by a polystyrol casing. Orientation of the sensor is parallel to magnetic North, so the second horizontal component will directly measure the declination. On a second frozen in pillar a refurnished Catl Zeiss 020A theodolite will be mounted for manual determination of declination and inclination. Because these pillars are founded directly in the ice no small deflections from horizontal orientation should occur anymore by walking around. This was observed inside the insulated containment because its floor proved not be be stiff enough against minor bending. Thus DI-measurements showed always some small errors resulting from transient deflections from the horizontal. For this reason baseline values for calibrating the fluxgate data showed a higher scatter than expected. Another objective in this context is the calibration of the second theodolite-gyro system. For determination of geographic North we use a Wild GAK-1 gyro which can be mounted on top of the theodolites. We have to determine the small misalignment between the gyro axis and the telescope axis to calibrate the gyro readings. This should also be carried out again for the first theodolite-gyro system.
Name: Observatories at Neumayer Station III: I27DE
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer Station III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 16´ 00´´ W  
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Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: The entire geophysics team will support the annual service works at the infrasound array I27DE. The work to be done is mainly to dig out all 8 wind noise reducing porous hoses and their couplings which are layed out radially at each of the 9 single array array stations. Also the boxes with the sensor and the recording and communication electronics have to be reinstalled at a higher level and therefore assistance is needed. The masts for WLAN communication must also be set up again and new stay wires have to be installed. All other service works will be entirely done by the BGR team.
Name: Activities at Kohnen Station: LIMPICS
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Kohnen Station   Lat: 75º 00´ 00´´ S   Long: 00º 04´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population:
Medical Facilities: from Neumayer Station III
Remarks / Description: The projects aims at obtaining seismic data to deduce the distribution of the crystal orientation fabric (COF) and related acoustic properties in and below the ice sheet at Kohnen station, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. To this end a surface seismic survey will be performed near the EPICA DML borehole. Accompanied by already available airborne profiles, the seismic data allow deducing the state of anisotropy of the ice and sub-ice properties, which in turn will be used in ice-dynamic flow modelling of the ice sheet to improve model results.
Operating Period: From: January To: February

Name: Activities at Neumayer Station III: Coordinated movements in a penguin huddle
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer Station III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 16´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: The Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the only species that breeds during the austral winter. They endure temperatures below -35° C and winds up to 50 m/s. From their arrival at the colony until the eggs hatch, the males, who solely incubate the eggs, fast for about 4 months. To conserve energy and to survive, the penguins form huddles. It is crucial that the huddle structure is continuously reorganized so that time spent at the huddle periphery is limited. Penguins in a huddle are packed so tightly, however, that individual movements become impossible, reminiscent of a jamming transition in compacted colloids. We recently discovered that penguins overcome jamming by moving periodically in large, coordinated clusters. This project aims to understand the reorganization process in penguin huddles and the implications for social thermoregulation. We propose to develop a remote-operated penguin observatory including hard- and software for fast image acquisition and real-time processing. The observatory will be capable of detecting the whole huddle, as well as tracking the movements of thousands of individual penguins throughout the winter. An accurate count of animals within the colony and the size of individual animals will also be recorded, and together our data will help to estimate how the increasing environmental strain such as ongoing climate changes, thinning sea ice and reduced krill availability, is affecting Emperor penguins.
Operating Period: From: February To: February
Name: Activities at other stations: Bellingshausen (Russia)
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Bellingshausen Station (Russia)   Lat: 62º 11´ 46´´ S   Long: 58º 57´ 38´´ W  
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Remarks / Description: Hans-Ulrich Peter, University of Jena, Gerrmany; activities between Nov 2011 and March 2012; aim of the project “Current environmental situation and management proposals for the Fildes Peninsula Region” is the elaboration of an updated standardized assessment of fauna and flora of the Fildes Peninsula and Ardley Island with focus on birds and seals. The reaction of animals and plants on different forms of human impact as well as any considerable environmental changes were analyzed to keep the scientific data base up to date and usable during the process of discussion on international level about an anticipated ASMA. Within this project the monitoring of penguins (Pygoscelis spec.) and Southern Giant Petrels (Macronectes giganteus) was continued. These long-term datasets date back to the 1980ies. The first aim of the project “Population ecology and migration of Antarctic Skuas” on Fildes Peninsula was the continuation of the long-term project on the population ecology of both skua species and hybrid pairs. The distribution of skua nests was mapped, adults and chicks were banded and the breeding success of chicks was determined.
Operating Period: From: November To: February
Name: Activities at other Stations: Princess Elizabeth (Belgium) (BELARE)
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Princess Elizabeth station   Lat: 71º 57´ 00´´ S   Long: 23º 20´ 00´´ E  
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Remarks / Description: In 2011/2012 (mid-December 2011 to early February 2012) BGR will conduct the land expedition “GEA 2“ to Sør Rondane in eastern Dronning Maud Land in cooperation with the Belgium Antarctic Research Expedition (BELARE) and Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI). Main base for both mainly helicopter-supported geological/ground-geophysical investigations and an aerogeophysical survey with the Polar-6 (AWI) will be the Belgium Princess Elisabeth Station (PES) and a temporary field camp at Crown Bay used for annual resupply of PES. An additional small geological project of ca. 1 week is planned at Steingarden located some 200 km south of Novolazarevskaya (RUS). Main aim of GEA is the study of geological and tectonic features of East Antarctica related to the Grenvillian and pan-African orogenic cycles and to break-up and fragmentation of the Gondwana supercontinent as well as the long-term landscape evolution of Dronning Maud Land.
Operating Period: From: December To: February
Name: Dallmann Laboratory at Base Jubany (Argentina) Imcoast
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Dallmann Laboratory   Lat: 62º 14´ 00´´ S   Long: 58º 14´ 00´´ W  
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Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: 1. Dr. Christian Hass (with Dr. S. Lindhorst): Goal of the project is to assess the impact of recent and subrecent climate change on the coastal depositional environment of Potter Cove and Maxwell Bay (King George Island). Specifically, we want to assess the impact of climate-change controlled glacier-melting processes on the near-shore (Potter Cove) and shallow-coastal (Maxwell Bay) marine depositional environments during the Late Holocene (using long sediment cores and shallow seismics), at present (via the compilation of thematic maps on e.g. sediment distribution and bedforms), and in the near future (interpreting the project results). The second goal is to reconstruct the late Holocene climate development of the WAP on the basis of sediment cores obtained from marine areas off King George Island outside the ice scouring zone. 2. Michael Staubwasser / Sabine Kasten: The objective of this study is to reveal sources and mechanisms responsible for high supply of soluble Fe in regions close to ocean islands in the otherwise HPLC Southern Ocean with the common effect of stimulating plankton growth. The focus of this study will be on King George Island (KGI), Western Antarctic Peninsula. Fe isotopes from glacial outwash material, shelf sediments and porewaters, and transects of water column profiles together with full diagenetic inorganic geochemical profiling will be used to fingerprint Fe sources and supply pathways. In the light of rapid glacier retreat on KGI due to global warming and enhanced outwash of glacially eroded material, three possible reaction pathways will be investigated: 1) early diagenetic recycling of Fe and diffusion out of sediments fuelled by high productivity; 2) accumulation and resuspension of solid reactive Fe phases (including diagenetic Fe-oxyhydroxides) in surface sediments; 3) direct dissolution of reactive Fe minerals and Fe-rich silicates from glacial outwash. 3. Dr. Sebastian Lindhorst (with Dr. C. Hass): The potential of polar beach-ridges as archives of climate variations will be tested. The new approach of the planned investigations is to decipher the internal beach-ridge architecture using geophysical and sedimentological data in an integrated approach. Controlling factors on beach-ridge development are waves, sea-level, and sediment supply. As all of these react on climatic changes, the sediments of beach ridges bear the potential to host a valuable record of even short climate changes. Ground-penetrating radar (GPR), sedimentological data, geological mapping, GPS leveling, and radiocarbon dating will provide a solid database for our interpretations, and allow for a sequence-stratigraphic interpretation. A new process-oriented model for the genesis of polar beach ridges will be established that also allows predicting changes under the recent global warming regime. 4. Harald Poigner, Gernot Nehrke, Tom Brey, Doris Abele, Dorothea Wilhelms-Dick: The project focuses on the biogeochemistry of the Antarctic soft-shell clam Laternula elliptica. Investigations of shells, tissues and hemolymph are used to establish biochemical proxies for the application of Laternula elliptica as an environmental archive. Shell samples (expedition 2010) of L. elliptica showed a coexistence of three different calcium carbonate polymorphs (aragonite, calcite, vaterite) which compromises the applicability of the shell as environmental archive. Annual growth layers continue through different polymorphs and trace metal incorporation depends on the polymorph. Different cells of the bivalve mantle tissue seem responsible for the mineralization of different polymorphs in the shell. To verify this hypothesis mantle tissues and shells will be sampled for later genetic and mineralogical analysis (mappings). Live bivalves will further be treated with a fluorescent marker to visualize mineralization of different polymorphs in the shell to check for possible polymorph transitions. Further investigations will address high iron concentrations determined in hem lymph of in situ collected material in 2010. Additional samples will be taken to determine under which biogeochemical conditions of the sedimentary habitat high amounts of iron are assimilated. Comparisons with geochemical data (water, sediment) of Potter Cove will support the interpretation of metal assimilation and chemical pathways in L. elliptica. This study forms part of the project Rapid Climate Change at the Western Antarctic Peninsula: Chemical Flux Change and Environmental Consequences funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG grant AB 124/11-1).It is carried out in close cooperation with the projects The geochemical response of sedimentary archives to rapid recent glacier retreat at the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP): from source to sink by Hans Brumsack (University of Oldenburg) and Sources and reaction pathways of soluble Fe from the Western Antarctic Peninsula to the Southern Ocean by Michael Staubwasser (University of Cologne) and Sabine Kasten (Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven). Further it is associated to the IMCOAST project.
Operating Period: From: November To: February

Name: Dallmann Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Dallmann Laboratory   Lat: 62º 14´ 00´´ S   Long: 58º 14´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 14
Medical Facilities: Based at Jubany Station
Remarks / Description: The DALLMANN Laboratory at Base Jubany (Argentina) will be opened at the end of November 2010. It is operated in cooperation with the Instituto Antártico Argentino (IAA) and placed at the Argentinean station Jubany. During the season 2011/12 up to 15 German scientists (6 scientific groups) will work at the Potter Cove and the station area. The planned scientific activities of AWI focus coastal biological projects, furthermore glaciological and sedimentological projects. In order to perform all planned scientific works up to 4.7 tons of cargo have to be shipped by sea. Begin of November MV Polar Pioneer is scheduled to call at King George Island deliver cargo and to drop the first scientists. Station will be closed end of March 2012.
Operating Period: From: November To: March
Name: Kohnen Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Kohnen Station   Lat: 75º 00´ 00´´ S   Long: 00º 04´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 14
Medical Facilities: from Neumayer Station III
Remarks / Description: KOHNEN STATION will be visited (9 technicians) for maintenance work such as lifting up the station. The station will be reached by traverse, including supply goods. Furthermore the station acts as base for scientific field work within the frame of LIMPICS.
Operating Period: From: January To: February

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: MV Polar Pioneer
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages: 0
Remarks: In the frame of logistic cooperation with Arctowski Station (Poland) - sharing transport of cargo and personnel to King George Island (Dallmann-Laboratory/Jubany). For schedule see Polish report.
Name: RV Polarstern
Country of Registry: Germany
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 44
Maximum Passengers: 60
Remarks: ANT-XXVIII/2: During the Polarstern cruise ANT XXVIII/2, CTD transects with water sampling will be performed from Cape Town to the German Neumayer III base. In addition, zooplankton will be sampled with various nets to study distribution and for experiments (B. Beszteri, Auel). Water samples will be taken to study bacterioplankton and the utilization of dissolved organic matter as well as its chemical composition (Simon). One pressure inverted echo sounders (PIES) will be deployed (HAFOS, A. Macrander) and two PIES and one passive acoustic recorder (MARU) recovered. Argo floats will be launched along the transect to provide profiles and current velocities. During the transit, marine mammal and bird abundances will be monitored using visual and passive acoustic techniques (MAPS, O. Boebel, Siebert). Three days are planned to supply the German Neumayer base. One Observer from the German competent authority (Umweltbundesamt/Federal Environment Agency) joins ANT-XXVIII/2 and visits Neumayer Station III (03.12.2011-05.01.2012). Observation of work routines of crew and scientist onboard the Polarstern and at the research station Neumayer III. The aim of the observations were to foster better understanding of Antarctic specific on-site settings. ANT-XXVIII/4: The main focus of the cruise leg will be the investigation of fish stocks by means of bottom trawls in the framework of the “Commission for the the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)" at Elephant Island, the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula in continuation of earlier surveys. The samples from all bottom trawls will be further processed by a number of projects focusing on population structure, growth and reproduction parameters in several fish groups, fish parasites, the use of fish as bioindicators, and the investigation of molecular physiological mechanisms of cold adaptation in fish (M. Lucassen). Invertebrate indicator taxa will be assessed during the cruise to detect vulnerable marine ecosystems (VME), and the abundance and trophic ecology of cephalopods will be investigated. Another focus will be on the characterisation of the Roseobacter clade, a prominent component of the Antarctic bacterioplankton, in the water column and sediments of the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. The programme will be completed by whale and bird observation projects (MAPS, Burkhardt). During all cruise legs meteorology observatory as well as automatic measuring of elementary particle (M. Walter, DESY/Zeuthen) on RV Polarstern will be operated.

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: MBB BO105 CBS5
Category:
Period From: 03/12/2011
Period To: 09/04/2012
Remarks: - Two helicopters operated by Heli Service International, will support the expeditions during legs ANT XXVIII/2 and ANT XXVIII/4 - For further information please contact: http://www.heliservice.de
Type: Polar 6
Category:
Number Of Flights: 11
Period From: 03/11/2011
Period To: 19/02/2012
Remarks: CryoVEx ANT: Airborne altimetry for calibration and validation of CryoSat II on blue ice (near Novo), high accumulation areas (near Neumayer (Halvfarryggen) and Casey (Law Dome)) and low accumulation/dry snow zone (near Kohnen). DoCo: Connecting the deep ice core drill sites Dome A and Dome Fuji with high resolution radio-echo sounding profiles and thus connecting to other already existing RES profiles. GEA: Small scale survey mapping magnetic anomalies of the western Sør Rondane mountains in support of geological mapping activities of BGR GEA offshore: Mapping tectonic feature using magnetics and gravity for the reconstruction of the Gondwana break-up north off the coast of Dronning Mad Land. WEGAS: Mapping tectonic feature using magnetics and gravity for the reconstruction of the Gondwana break-up south of Kohnen station. WEGAS offshore: Mapping tectonic feature using magnetics and gravity for the reconstruction of the Gondwana break-up north of Davis. TILTCF: Tiltmeter, GPS and ice penetrating radar measurements at the calving front of Ekströmisen. – Supplemental fieldwork in support of CryoVEx ANT.
Departure Date Route Purpose
03 Nov 2011 Bremerhaven - Novo Ferry
13 Nov 2011 DROMLAN
16 Nov 2011 Novo, Casey Neumayer Cryo VEx
16 Nov 2011 Davis WEGAS
18 Dec 2011 DROMLAN
23 Dec 2011 Neumayer, Progress/Zhongshan, Novo, Princess Elizabeth DoCo
30 Dec 2011 Kohnen Station WEGAS
08 Jan 2012 Princess Elizabeth GEA 2011/12
01 Feb 2012 Novo De-integration & paching
04 Feb 2012 DROMLAN or logistic support NM III observatories
11 Feb 2012 Neumayer III - Calgary Ferry

Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH
Contact Address: Ballindamm 25, D-20095 Hamburg, Germany
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: MS HANSEATIC
Country of Registry: Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 125
Maximum Passengers: 160
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
20 Dec 2011 Cape Town, South Africa 11 Jan 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Latitude: 60º 45´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 44´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/01/2012
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Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/01/2012
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Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/01/2012
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Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/01/2012
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Site Name: Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/01/2012
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Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/01/2012
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11 Jan 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina 29 Jan 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Signy Island Latitude: 60°43´S Longitude: 45°38´W
Visit Date21/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Monroe Island Latitude: 60°36´S Longitude: 46°03´W
Visit Date21/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 55º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 48´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Walker Bay Latitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 42´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hannah Point Latitude: 62°39´S Longitude: 60°37´W
Visit Date24/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Baily Head Latitude: 62º 58´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°04´S Longitude: 63°57´W
Visit Date25/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date26/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date26/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbor Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 33´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
29 Jan 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina 16 Feb 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Bleaker island - Sandy Bay Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date31/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Orcadas Latitude: 60º 45´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 44´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 48´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 55º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°04´S Longitude: 63°57´W
Visit Date11/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Detaille Island Latitude: 66º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 66º 48´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date13/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbor Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 33´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
16 Feb 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina 05 Mar 2012 Puerto Montt, Chile

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Latitude: 60º 45´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 44´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 48´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pléneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 04´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbor Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 33´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°04´S Longitude: 63°57´W
Visit Date28/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date29/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing

Operator:
Name: Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH
Contact Address: Ballindamm 25, D-20095 Hamburg, Germany
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: MS BREMEN
Country of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 105
Maximum Passengers: 130
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
13 Nov 2011 Buenos Aires/Argentina 01 Dec 2011 Ushuaia/Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Cape Lookout Latitude: 61º 16´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 12´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 33´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date27/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°04´S Longitude: 63°57´W
Visit Date27/11/2011
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
01 Dec 2011 Ushuaia/Argentina 19 Dec 2011 Ushuaia/Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Latitude: 60º 45´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 44´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hope Bay Latitude: 63°23´S Longitude: 57°00´W
Visit Date13/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbor Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 33´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Yalour Islands Latitude: 65º 14´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date16/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date16/12/2011
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°04´S Longitude: 63°57´W
Visit Date16/12/2011
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
19 Dec 2011 Ushuaia/Argentina 06 Jan 2012 Ushuaia/Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Latitude: 60º 45´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 44´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°04´S Longitude: 63°57´W
Visit Date01/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date02/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°04´S Longitude: 63°57´W
Visit Date02/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
06 Jan 2012 Ushuaia/Argentina 24 Jan 2012 Ushuaia/Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Latitude: 60º 45´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 44´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 48´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 55º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Walker Bay Latitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 42´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hannah Point Latitude: 62°39´S Longitude: 60°37´W
Visit Date19/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pléneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 04´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°04´S Longitude: 63°57´W
Visit Date20/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date21/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date21/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
24 Jan 2012 Ushuaia/Argentina 11 Feb 2012 Ushuaia/Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Latitude: 60º 45´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 44´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hannah Point Latitude: 62°39´S Longitude: 60°37´W
Visit Date04/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pendulum Cove Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date05/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Rothera Research Station Latitude: 67º 34´ 00´´ S Longitude: 68º 08´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°04´S Longitude: 63°57´W
Visit Date06/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Fish Islands Latitude: 66º 02´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 25´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Prospect Point Latitude: 66°00´S Longitude: 65°21´W
Visit Date07/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°04´S Longitude: 63°57´W
Visit Date08/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
11 Feb 2012 Ushuaia/Argentina 29 Feb 2012 Ushuaia/Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Latitude: 60º 45´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 44´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 48´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 55º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
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Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
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Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°04´S Longitude: 63°57´W
Visit Date24/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
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Duration of landing
Site Name: Waterboat Point/Gonzalez Videla Station Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
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Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°27´W
Visit Date24/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Prospect Point Latitude: 66°01´S Longitude: 65°21´W
Visit Date25/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Fish Islands Latitude: 66º 02´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 25´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing

Operator:
Name: Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH
Contact Address: Ballindamm 25, D-20095 Hamburg, Germany
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: MV Bremen
Country of Registry: Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew:
Maximum Passengers:
Remarks: BRE 1122: TV documentation about the journey BRE 1122: fotografic documentation of the journey BRE 1123: investigation for a journey report for a swiss medical magazine BRE 1202: investigation for a journey report for a swiss travel magazine BRE 1203: TV documentation about the journey
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: Henk Boersma
Contact Address: P.O. Box 61, 9410 Ushuaia, Argentina
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: S/Y Sarah W. Vorwerk
Country of Registry: Hamburg, Germany
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 2
Maximum Passengers: 7
Remarks: One Voyage along the Antarctic Peninsula
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
30 Jan 2012 Ushuaia 24 Feb 2012 Ushuaia

Operator:
Name: Oceanstar GmbH
Contact Address: An der Trift 65, D-63303 Dreieich, Germany
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: MV Hanse Explorer
Country of Registry: Antigua and Barbuda
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 16
Maximum Passengers: 12
Remarks: 3 Voyages along the Antarctic Peninsula
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
03 Dec 2011 Port Stanley 16 Dec 2011 Port Stanley
17 Dec 2011 Port Stanley 04 Jan 2012 Frei Station (KGI)
04 Jan 2012 Frei Station (KGI) 14 Jan 2012 Ushuaia

Operator:
Name: Wolf Kloss, Turismo SIM Ltd
Contact Address: Calle Maragaño 168, P.O. Box 6, Puerto Williams, XII Region, Chile
Email Address: base@simexpeditions.com
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: S/Y SANTA MARIA AUSTRALIS
Country of Registry: Berlin, Germany
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 2
Maximum Passengers: 9
Remarks: 3 Voyages along the Antarctic Peninsula
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
17 Dec 2011 Puerto Williams 06 Jan 2012 Puerto Williams

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date22/12/2011
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date23/12/2011
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64º 53´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/12/2011
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/12/2011
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/12/2011
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/12/2011
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hovgaard Island Latitude: 65°08´S Longitude: 64°08´W
Visit Date28/12/2011
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Island Argentinas Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date29/12/2011
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/12/2011
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2011
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
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Duration of landing
14 Jan 2012 Puerto Williams 04 Feb 2012 Puerto Williams

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date19/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date20/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64º 53´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hovgaard Island Latitude: 65°08´S Longitude: 64°08´W
Visit Date25/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Island Argentinas Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date26/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/01/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
11 Feb 2012 Puerto Williams 03 Mar 2012 Puerto Williams

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date16/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date17/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64º 53´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hovgaard Island Latitude: 65°08´S Longitude: 64°08´W
Visit Date22/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Island Argentinas Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date23/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: Antarktis Transversale 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: airplane/skis/airplane
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 07 Nov 2011
Date end: 15 Feb 2012
Number of personnel: 2
Operator:
Name: Armin Wirth, Iceolutions GmbH & Co. KG
Contact Address: Am Heilbrunnen 71-75, 72766 Reutlingen, Germany
Email Address:
Website Address:
Remarks:
Location of Activities
Geographical South Pole
Routes:
Expedition Name: TV documentation 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: RV Polarstern
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 06 Dec 2011
Date end: 01 Jan 2012
Number of personnel: 3
Operator:
Name:
Contact Address:
Email Address:
Website Address:
Remarks: TV documentation about the logistic and research activities onboard RV Polarstern and on Neumayer Station III
Location of Activities
Routes:

Denial of Authorizations
Area Protection and Management Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management
ASPA: Number:  125    Name:  Fildes Peninsula, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 94003-3/279
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  15 Nov 2011   To:  08 Mar 2012
Purpose: Ringing, measuring, weighing, blood sampling from up to 275 skuas (Brown and South Polar Skuas) and up to 30 storm petrels (Wilson's and Black-bellied Storm Petrel) Taking maximum 20 Egg samples (in each case the the second egg of the clutch)
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Hans-Ulrich Peter, University of Jena
ASPA: Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 94003-3/279
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  15 Nov 2011   To:  08 Mar 2012
Purpose: Ringing, measuring, weighing, blood sampling from up to 275 skuas (Brown and South Polar Skuas) and up to 30 storm petrels (Wilson's and Black-bellied Storm Petrel) Taking maximum 20 Egg samples (in each case the the second egg of the clutch)
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Hans-Ulrich Peter, University of Jena
Aircrat Report
General Report