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2017/2018 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Activities at Neumayer Station: EDEN ISS
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 18´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: hosital
Remarks / Description: PI: D. Schubert (DLR) During the overwintering period, the EDEN ISS consortium will test essential controlled environment agriculture (CEA) technologies using an International Standard Payload Rack (ISPR) cultivation system for potential testing on-board the International Space Station (ISS). Furthermore, the FEG has been designed with respect to future planetary bioregenerative life support system deployments. In addition to technology development and validation, food safety and plant handling procedures will be developed and tested in Antarctica. These are integral aspects of the interaction between the crew and plants within closed environments. Due to the necessity of validating key technologies for space greenhouses under mission relevant conditions and with representative mass flows, the EDEN ISS consortium defined six objectives: 1. Manufacturing a space analogue mobile test facility 2. Integration and test of an International Standard Payload Rack plant cultivation system for future tests on-board ISS and a Future Exploration Greenhouse for planetary habitats 3. Adaptation, integration, fine-tuning and demonstration of key technologies 4. Development and demonstration of operational techniques and processes for higher plant cultivation to achieve safe and high-quality food 5. Study of microbial behaviour and countermeasures within plant cultivation chambers 6. Actively advancing knowledge related to human spaceflight and transformation of research results into terrestrial applications
Name: Activities at Neumayer Station: MICA (Magentic Induction Coil Array)
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 18´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: PI: T. Fromm (AWI) MICA is a project for studying ultra low frequency (ULF) waves in the magnetosphere associated with solar wind coupling to magnetesphere and ionsphere. These studies will help to understand the interactions between the sun and solar activities with the Earth's ionosphere and magnetosphere. In the ULF frequency range from a few mHz to a few Hz induction-coil magnetometers have a much better signal-to-noise-ratio than fluxgate sensors, which are operated in the geomagnetic observatory at Neumayer-III station. ULF Waves are known to play an importatnt role in wave-particle dynamics in space plasmas. In particular, electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves, typically occurring in the upper ULF band (0.1 to 5 Hz) strongly affect the dynmaics of ring currents and radiation belt particles, leading to plasma heating and/or precipitation loss through resonant wave-particle interactions. Neumayer Station is situated in an ideal geomagnetic location (shell number L=4.2) for EMIC wave observations because one of the preferred regions for EMIC wave generations is the plasmapause, which is under moderate geomagnetic conditions typically located at shell number L = ~4-5. Currently, there is only one induction-coil magnetometer which is conjugated to the plasmapause in Antarctica. This system is installed at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) station Halley. Therefore, the new installation at Neumayer Station will provide a wider coverage of EMIC waves generating regions, expanding our observing capability. In coordination with current spacecraft missions (e.g., Cluster, THEMIS, GOES, MMS, and RBSP), the magnetometers will play a crucial role in providing useful data sets for wave generation and propagation studies.
Name: Activities at Neumayer Station: Weak signal propagation reporter beacon
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 18´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: U. Walter (TU Munich) The Institute of Astronautics at Technical University Munich (Prof. Dr. Ulrich Walter) and the University of applied science Bremen (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Hartje) intend to establish a permanent radio beacon at Neumayer, in order to investigate the state of the D- E- and F-layers of the terrestrial ionosphere and their influence on radio wave propagation throughout the communication spectrum.The project is intended to gain more insight into the extent to which Aurora events in the polar regions generate disturbing influences on the reflectivity of the ionosphere layers and on satellite communication, primarily for satellites with polar orbits. Despite many years of empirical observations of the ionosphere, a systematic approach of radio wave propagation research in polar regions has not yet been made due to the lack of observation facilities in these areas.
Name: Activities at O'Higgins Station: Operations of Antarctic research station GARS O'Higgins
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 at O'Higgins Station
Remarks / Description: Project “Operations of Antarctic research station GARS O'Higgins”, PI Dr. Erhard Diedrich, DLR: The scientific long-term observations of the last 26 years shall be continued. In particular spaceborne SAR data providing insights into ice mass balance, ice dynamics and ice shelf disintegration of the Antarctic shall be received by GARS O’Higgins ground station. In general, research related to system Earth shall be supported by SAR data reception (e.g. of TanDEM-X mission), by providing TT&C support for scientific satellite missions like TanDEM-X, TerraSAR-X, GRACE-1, FireBird, Cassiope and NEOSSat, and by VLBI, GNSS, tide gauge and gravimeter observations. In addition, Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) support is planned for Eu:CROPIS. The main mission running at GARS O’Higgins is DLR’s TanDEM-X mission, which uses two X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites, TSX-1 and TDX-1. The two satellites fly in close formation in orbit around the earth and to do this safely they require TT&C support from GARS O’Higgins. The high resolution SAR images acquired by these satellites, which are received at GARS O’Higgins, are used for a wide range of scientific purposes. One of the primary aims of TanDEM-X is to produce accurate global elevation models with a 12m spatial resolution and a relative vertical accuracy better than two meters, including Antarctica. GARS O’Higgins is one of the two core ground stations around the world used to downlink the huge amount of SAR data being acquired by the TanDEM-X mission. GARS O’Higgins also supports geodetic research, including Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) using the 9-meter antenna as a radio telescope and taking permanent Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) measurements for the German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG). GARS O’Higgins is network station of the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS), of the International GNSS Service (IGS), and of the “Cooperative Network for GIOVE Observations” (CONGO). The data is used to measure the tectonic movement of the Antarctic Peninsula, to realize the International Celestial Reference System (ICRS) and the International Terrestrial Reference System (ITRS), to derive Earth Rotation Parameters (ERP), and to support radio astronomy research like the TANAMI project (Tracking Active Galactic Nuclei with Austral Milliarcsecond Interferometry). As part of this support for the BKG, the station also operated an Automatic Weather Station (AWS) collecting air temperature, pressure, humidity and wind direction and velocity. In addition, the census of breeding pairs colonies of penguin on Peninsula Schmidt (Gentoo penguins) and on Isla Kopaitic (Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelié penguins) shall be repeated. Project, “ALICE GARS O'Higgins” / PI Dr. Astrid Lampert / TU Braunschweig, Institute of Flight Guidance: Based on RPAS (quadrocopter) measurements the methane isotopic composition shall be determined and polar meteorological experiments shall be conducted. Project “APHYCA GARS O‘Higgins”, Dr. Bernd Krock, AWI This study is a continuation of the work. The goal of this study is the deveolpment of a long-term monitoring system to detect changes in the phytoplankton communities in Antarctica. To do so, it is planned to define suitable chemotaxonomic markers for different plankton classes. Passive samplers will be developed in the direct vicinity of GARS O'Higgins (max 100m away from the coast) to retrieve samples, which will be packed and shipped to Germany for further investigations.

Name: Activities near Neumayer Station: AFIN (Antarctic Fast Ice Network)
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Atka Bay, close to Neumayer Station III   Lat:    Long:   
Maximum Population:
Medical Facilities: hospital at Neumayer
Remarks / Description: PI: Stefanie Arndt (AWI) In the framework of the Antarctic Fast Ice Network (AFIN) physical properties, thickness and extend of sea ice and its snow cover are determined over the entire Atka Bay. These measurements are performed each year since 2010. The work will be performed mainly and as a matter of routine by the wintering team of the Neumayer station. The measurements in the Atka Bay provide the German contribution to the international sea ice program AFIN. Extensive reports and results can be found under http://epic.awi.de/ (for example Hoppmann et al., 2012, http://epic.awi.de/30991/). The planned measurements contain a large variety of methods: 1) Snow and Ice thicknesses: The thicknesses of snow and ice are measured manually by drillings and with electromagnetic noninvasive methods. For this, repeated measurements are performed at defined stations on the ice as well as along transects over the sea ice. In addition, the thickness of the platelet ice layer (loose ice platelets, accumulating under sea ice) is determined. 2) Weather/ Radiation station: The weather and radiation conditions are registered with an automatic station deployed on the sea ice. These stations are regularly maintained through the season. 3) Thermistor buoy: The mass balance of the sea ice is measured with an autonomous thermistor chain. It records temperature and thermal conductivity from air, snow, sea ice and water. The data are transferred directly to Bremerhaven. When the sea ice breaks out, the buoy will drift from Atka Bay towards the Weddell Sea. 4) Snow buoys: This system measures the development of the snow thickness. Four ultrasonic sensors send in intervals a weak impulse whose echo will be determined. From the elapsed time of the signal the distance to the snow surface will be measured. 5) Ice cores: Temperature, texture and salinity of the sea ice will be determined by drilling ice cores during end of the measurement season. Some measurements will be performed directly on the ice, additional cores will be transported to Bremerhaven for further analysis and for archiving. 6) Snow pits: Snow pits are used to determine the properties of snow at selected stations on the sea ice. 7) GPS station: The movement of the ice shelf and mainly the evolution of the snow thickness and snow properties will be determined with a high-precision GPS receiver (8) Ice Mass-balance Buoy (IMB): Ice Mass-balance Buoys do measure air, snow and sea-ice temperatures along its drift trajectory. The subsequent analysis allows to estimate the sea-ice thickness and snow depth and therefore to quantify the mass and energy budgets along the drifting trajectory throughout the seasonal cycle. (9) Snow Buoys: Snow Buoys do measure the distance between the sensor and the snow surface and quantify therefore the local snow accumulation. Thus, the measurements contribute to an improved understanding of the seasonal mass budget of sea ice. Depending on the prevalent weather and sea-ice conditions the buoys (8) and (9) are planned to be deployed in June/July 2017 on the fast-ice in Atka Bay. After break-up of the fast ice, the ice will drift towards and through the Weddell Sea in the following austral summer 2017/18. Both buoys should send data for a time period of up to 2 years.
Name: Neumayer III Station
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 18´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: Expedition leader summer: Dr. Christine Wesche (AWI) The Neumayer Station III is the permanently occupied German research station located at the north-west edge of the Ekström Ice Shelf in Dronning Maud Land. The station is operated by the Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI). The station continuously operates scientific observatories and is the operational base for aircraft missions and deep field traverses during summer season. The wintering staff is one station leader/physician, four scientists, three technicans and one cook. During summer season up to 50 scientists and technicans can be accomodated. Transport of personnel and equipment is performed via the airlink from Cape Town to Antarctica established in the frame of the international cooperation DronningMaud Land Air Network (DROMLAN). Eight to eleven intercontinental flights are performed from October until February every summer season. Regular supply of the station is performed by ship delivering consumables, maintainance material, heavy equipment such as vehicles, sledges etc.. Two to three ship calls are performed every summer season. Permanent projects: Measurements of cosmic particles (PI: Walter (DESY)) Maintenance and operation of an automatic weather station (AWS) on Halvfarryggen (PI: Dr. D. Steinhage (AWI)) IsoANT (PI: M. Werner (AWI)) SPOT (D. Zitterbart, Ben Fabry (Uni Erlangen)) Maintenance and operation of an automatic weather station (AWS) on Sorasen (PI: Dr. H. Schmithüsen (AWI))
Name: Activities at Gondwana Station: MOGS 5 – Modernization of Gondwana Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Gondwana Station    Lat: 74º 38´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 13´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population:
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: PI: Christoph Kasch (BGR) The German Gondwana Station is a non-permanent facility at Gerlache Inlet of Terra Nova Bay on the Ross Sea, operated by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR). It was erected during the GANOVEX III expedition in 1982/1983 as a bivouac hut and then extended and converted into a summer station during GANOVEX V (1988/1989). Gondwana Station is accessible by ship or an aeroplane capable of landing on the sea ice in Terra Nova Bay. Gondwana Station was used as the main base during numerous BGR expeditions to northern Victoria Land. After more than 30 years of its existence, major renovation and modernization of the station was carried out in the 2015/2016 Antarctic season (MOGS 3). The modernisation of the station will lead to an improvement of working conditions, increase of maintenance feasibility and its operating efficiency, and considerable decrease of the environmental impact and the reduction of human footprint. During MOGS 4 (season 2016/17), all installations and construction work were be completed. The installed facilities were thoroughly tested and the station was re-opened in mid-November 2016. During MOGS 5, the station and the newly installed facilities will be thoroughly checked after the Antarctic winter season, and the station will be made ready for its next scientific season presently planned for 2018-19. Transport of building material, construction equipment and personnel will be facilitated with the logistical support of the Italian National Antarctic Research Programme.
Operating Period: From: October To: December
Name: Activities at Neumayer Station and remote seismographic stations: Geophysics Observatory
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 18´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: PI: A. Eckstaller, J. Asseng (AWI) No major instrument failures or any other disturbances in observatory routine have been reported yet. Minor control works may be necessary by checking or adjusting the charging unit in the battery boxes of all our moving array stations. Major service works are mainly necessary at the remote stations VNA2 and VNA3 of the local seismographic network. At station VNA2 the wind generators must be checked and eventually repaired or replaced. At Station VNA3 the recorder and battery boxes have to be dug out from a depth of approx. 3 meters below surface and installed new. It is intended to improve the solar power supply by mounting new solar panels along the three sides of the antenna mast. Eventual remaining autonomous seismic stations on the Ekström Ice Shelf have to be prepaired for another year of recording, eventaully at another site of interest. Geophysics team members are obliged as usual to help to dig out all infrasound stations and assist at new deplyment. A great part of the remaining time of austral season 2016/2017 will be available for more training oft the new geophysics wintering team members. Data retrieval from our seismic station at Novolazarevskaya (NVL) will probably be retrrieved during a longer stopover at Novo airfield during the travel between NM-III to Cape Town.
Operating Period: From: November To: February

Name: Activities at Neumayer Station: Automatic Weather Station in the vicinity of Neumayer
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 18´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: PI: H. Schmithüsen (AWI) In March 2017 an automatic weather station (AWS) was installed in the vicinity of Neumayer Station. The purpose of the AWS is to quantify the influence of the station building and the snow accumulated around it on the meteorological measurements at the long-term meteorological site. It is expected that the data collected until December 2017 will be sufficient to fulfill the purpose of the setup. Therefore, it is planned to dismount the AWS during the summer season 2017/18.
Operating Period: From: November To: February
Name: Activities at Neumayer Station: HALOGON (Halogen chemistry long-term Observatories at Neumayer)
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 18´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: PI: U. Frieß (Uni Heidelberg) Reactive halogen compounds are playing an important role in the chemical balance of the troposphere. The consequences of the presence of these reactive compounds in the troposphere are ranging from the destruction of ozone over changes in the chemical balance and the increased deposition of toxic compounds to a potential impact on global climate. The Polar Regions, and in particular the coastal areas of Antarctica, represent a global hot spot for reactive halogens. The objective of the proposed project is the experimental investigation of the role of reactive halogen compounds in the chemistry of the polar boundary layer. It will focus on questions that largely arose from previous measurements in the Arctic and Antarctic and in particular, from the successful long-term measurements with a Multi-Axis Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (MAX-DOAS) instrument that is operated continuously on the Air Chemistry Observatory at Neumayer since 1999. Key part of this project is the maintenance of a Long-Path DOAS instrument for continuous autonomous measurements that was installed at Neumayer during the season 2015/16 to investigate diurnal and seasonal variations in the halogen chemistry. While the MAX-DOAS instrument requires sunlight for operation, this new instrument uses a proprietary light source and thus allows continuous measurements during the whole year including Polar winter. This, for the first time, will gives insight in the complete diurnal and seasonal variations of the halogen chemistry at Neumayer. The operation of the instrument is planned for another year giving a total operation time of three years since setup in season 2015/16. To investigate the interaction between the atmosphere and the snow surface close to the measurement path of the instrument, snow samples from snow pits will be taken at various depths up to 4m.
Operating Period: From: November To: January
Name: Activities at Neumayer Station: Maintenance Airchemistry observatory Neumayer
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 18´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: PI: Rolf Weller (AWI) During the forthcoming summer campaign, we will prepare the installation of special scientific equipment concerning the project NPFAnt (Molecular steps of new particle formation at Antarctic coast) of the University of Helsinki and the Finish Meteorological Institute (FMI). This Finnish project is in cooperation with the AWI. The actual measurement campaign will finally start in December 2018 and end in February 2019. Furthermore the Long-Path Differential Optical Absorption Spectrometer (LP-DOAS) from the IUP Heidelberg (PI: Jan-Marcus Nasse and Udo Frieß), installed in austral summer 2015/16, will be maintained for another year-round measuring period to investigate diurnal and seasonal variations in the halogen chemistry. The main objective is to measure bromine oxide (BrO) and iodine oxide (IO) within the atmospheric boundary layer and to complement data from the MAX-DOAS instrument. We successfully operated now the LP-DOAS throughout two years in Antarctica while MAX-DOAS is actually in continuous operation since 1999. Finally, there will be the usual routine work, maintenance, and calibration operations at the Air Chemistry Observatory as well as training of the new air chemistry over-winterer Dr. Helene Hoffmann.
Operating Period: From: January To: February
Name: Activities at Neumayer Station: Maintenance of the CTBTO Infrasound Station I27DE
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 18´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: According to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), the IS27 infrasound station is operated at the German “Neumayer” Antarctic Research base as one of 60 elements of the infrasound network of the International Monitoring System (IMS). Infrasound stations measure micropressure fluctuations in the atmosphere. Therefore they are mainly focussed on the monitoring of the compliance of the CTBT with respect to atmospheric nuclear explosions. The approximately uniform global distribution of the 60 stations ensures the ability to detect any atmospheric nuclear explosion of 1 kiloton TNT equivalent or more by at least two stations. Besides IS27, three other infrasound stations will be established along the coast of Antarctica. The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) operates the German National Data Center (NDC) for the CTBT and is responsible for the operation of IS27, which will be carried out in close co-operation with the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). IS27 is an infrasound array with nine array stations. Each station is equipped with a microbarometer and a data acquisition system. Meteorological sensors are installed at the central station. A wind-noise reducing pipe array is connected to each microbarometer. The distribution of the inlet ports to the microbarometer in a wide area ensures the suppression of the influence of wind-generated disturbances. The central array control system is installed in the seismo-acoustic observatory to power the stations and retrieve the recorded data. The infrasound data are transmitted continuously in near real time with a maximum delay of 5 minutes to the International Data Center (IDC) in Vienna, Austria, sharing the permanent satellite link between the Neumayer base and AWI. IS27 is to be operated continuously with at least 98 % data availability over a year's time, which is required for an IMS station. Routine maintenance of the array is a prerequisite to ensure the high reliability and is normally carried out every year during the Austral summer between December and February. During this period, the nine array elements have to be recovered from the snow and re-installed on the surface. The condition of the equipment has to be checked and software upgrades have to be installed.
Operating Period: From: January To: February

Name: Activities at Neumayer Station: Yearly maintenance meteorological observatory Neumayer
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 18´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: PI: Holger Schmithüsen (AWI) The meteorological observatory programme at Neumayer is ongoing. It includes: • 3-hourly synoptic observations, • daily upper-air soundings, • weekly ozone soundings, • continuous surface radiation and mast measurements, • satellite picture reception (HRPT), • training of the over winterer staff, • preparation of the over wintering period 2018. During the summer season 2015/16 an automatic weather station (AWS) was installed around 90 km south-west of the Neumayer Station at 71.216 S, 10.067 W. The operation of the station continues. On-site inspection and maintenance is planned for the summer season 2017/18. DROMLAN Weather forecast service: Established in season 2002/03, the meteorological observatory of the German Antarctic station Neumayer offered a detailed and individual weather forecast service for all activities in Dronning Maud Land. This service is performed in close cooperation between the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the German Weather Service (DWD). During the summer season 2016/2017 several thousand forecasts were issued for field parties, ships, stations and especially aircrafts. It is obvious, that this service increases the safety of the ambiguous projects in the Dronning Maud Land. Furthermore, it helps to reduce weather induced idle times of expensive flight operations to a minimum. The service will start again in November 2017.
Operating Period: From: January To: February
Name: Activities near Bellingshausen: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2017/18-2
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Bellingshausen Station (Russia)   Lat: 62º 11´ 46´´ S   Long: 58º 57´ 38´´ W  
Maximum Population:
Medical Facilities: hospital at Bellingshausen
Remarks / Description: PI: O. Mustafa (Think Jena) Goal of the project is the development of methods and the obtaining of ground truth data for monitoring penguin colonies by remote sensing methods. For this we do mapping of different penguin colonies, research on spatio-temporal dynamics of penguin colonies and analyze the disturbance potential of new methods like the use of drones.
Operating Period: From: October To: December
Name: Activities near Marambio IAA: IMPECCABLE: IMproved gEodetiC glaVier mAss BaLance measuremtns
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Marambio IAA   Lat:    Long:   
Maximum Population:
Medical Facilities: hosiptal at Marambio
Remarks / Description: PI: Matthias Braun (Uni Erlangen) The aim of this project is an improvement of current estimates of glacier mass loss by a combination of remote sensing derived volume changes, field measurements and a firn compaction model. James Ross island (JRI) on the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula was selected as study site for comparing and improving the geodetic and mass budget approaches. For both methods there are still many uncertainties and challenges e.g. due to neglecting ice loss by calving, unknown climatic mass balance, as well as errors in measured ice-thickness or conversion from volume to mass. Therefore, the differences between different approaches are not negligible and in situ measurements for validation are necessary. This project aims at improving the measurements and estimates by integrating the following measurements: • In situ surface mass balance measurements (Gourdon Glacier, JRI) • Automatic weather stations (Gourdon Glacier, JRI Plateau) • GNSS measurements of surface elevation and ice dynamics (Gourdon Glacier, JRI plateau) • 25 MHz Ground Penetrating Radar surveys by helicopter for ice thickness (JRI) • Ground based Ground Penetrating Radar surveys (400 MHz) firn stratigraphy (JRI plateau) • Time lapse camera on Gourdon (JRI) and Dinsmoor-Bombardier-Edgeworth-Glacier (Antarctic Peninsula due to existing time lapse camera from project VELMAP • Firn compaction measurements and modeling (“coffee can”, snow pits at JRI Plateau) • Elevation and volume change measurements from repeat TanDEM-X and optical satellite imagery as well as airborne datasets • Ice dynamics from repeat TSX and TDX acquisitions
Operating Period: From: January To: February
Name: Activities near Neumayer Station: MARE
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 18´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: PI: D. Zitterbart (AWI/Uni Erlangen/WHIO), C. LeBohec (IPEV/CNRS) Addressing the issue of the effects of human-induced changes on biodiversity is one of the most important scientific challenges we face today, and this is especially true when dealing with marine environments. Oceans play a key-role in the regulation of the world climate (IPCC 2014) and are home to much of the world’s biomass and biodiversity. In this context, the investigation of the effects of environmental perturbations, and especially climatic ones, on marine ecosystems represents a scientific, but also economic and societal, priority (Parmesan & Yohe 2003). Whereas physical parameters can be continuously by remote sensing, monitoring the productivity of higher trophic levels by oceanographic campaigns is logistically difficult due to the huge dimension of this ocean, its heterogeneity, and the severity of its climate. Thus, there is a recognized need to develop an alternative proxy set of studies to monitoring oceanic ecosystem health. An effective approach to investigate the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems is to measure its effects on top-predator populations, such as seabirds or marine mammals. Use of these bio-indicators generally consists of drawing correlations between observed physical changes in given environments and the population dynamics of these top predators, as they are affected by the cascade of changes integrated along the food web (see Le Bohec et al. 2013). The proposed project works in close collaboration (performed by the same PI’s) with the SPOT Observatories at Atka Bay and Geology Cape (Adélie Land). It extends the information gathered by the SPOT at Atka Bay by population dynamics, phenology and habitat use.
Operating Period: From: November To: January

Name: Activities near Neumayer Station: Sub-EIS-Obs - geological short corings
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 18´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: PI: F. Wilhelms (AWI) This project plans a geological pre-site survey with the goal to assess the potential of the sedimentary archive below the Ekström Ice Shelf for reconstructing East-Antarctic paleoclimate and ice history (from warm Greenhouse climates to the latest Ice House era). In the vicinity of Neumayer-Station, recent geophysical surveys identified a succession of sediments below the Ekström Ice Shelf. These sediments overly the “Explora Wedge” outcrop, which is believed to reflect volcanic rocks of an early rift margin separating South Africa from East Antarctica. Accordingly, the sediments may contain a record of Cretaceous-Cenozoic climate, glaciation and tectonics. However, the stratigraphic range of the sediment sequence is unknown and up to now remained speculative. Due to the combination of inclined bedding and glacial erosion, sediments of a wide age range reach close to the sea bed. In those areas, where the the dipping strata is only covered by a horizontal, thin, glacial-deglacial layer (< 5 m thickness), the older sediment layers are accessible through shallow drilling. Hence, our primary target is to deploy a sediment coring system, which is able to penetrate the thin uppermost layer and thus will allow for sampling of the older, dipping sediment sequences in order to identify their age range and quality.
Operating Period: From: December To: January
Name: Activities near Neumayer Station: Sub-EIS-Obs-seis
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Ekström Ice Shelf   Lat: 70º 38´ 11´´ S   Long: 08º 11´ 42´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: hospital at Neumayer
Remarks / Description: PI: Olaf Eisen (AWI) The proposed overarching project “Interdisciplinary process-studies and geoscientific observations below the Ekström Ice Shelf (Sub-EIS-Obs)” aims at a suite of observations to investigate current processes as well as to reveal past evolutions in the Earth System over annual to multi-million year timescales. The here proposed project is a follow-up part to the very successful 2016/17 survey to improve the characterisation of the environment below Ekströmisen with seismic techniques. Goals are the mapping of the Quaternary glacial debris layer thickness where thinner than 5-10 m to suggest future short-coring sites; refining the currently available stratigraphy of geomorphologic features of glacial origin, marine sediments and tectonic structures like the Explora Volcanic Wedge, and mapping of the deep trough discovered in the western part of the ice shelf (>800 m below surface) to indicate the deepest location underneath the shelf where monitoring water mass composition is suitable. Based on experience from previous years we plan to complement seismic measurements with the well-proven vibroseis system with several low-charge high-resolution explosive seismic surveys.
Operating Period: From: November To: December
Name: Dallmann Laboratory at Base Carlini
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Dallmann Laboratory   Lat: 62º 14´ 00´´ S   Long: 58º 14´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 16
Medical Facilities: none, provided by Carlini Base
Remarks / Description: PI: D. Mengedoht (AWI) The Dallmann Laboratory is located at the Argentinean Base Carlini on King George Island. It was established as an international laboratory funded by the Instituto Antartico Argentino (IAA) and AWI in 1994. Access to and supply of the Dallmann Laboratory is coordinated in co-operation between AWI and DNA/IAA. On site support is provided by the technical staff of Carlini station. Research focussed on: marine and terrestrial biological studies, solar UV, ecophysical investigations, geological field works.
Operating Period: From: October To: March
Name: Kohnen Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Kohnen Station   Lat: 75º 00´ 00´´ S   Long: 00º 04´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 25
Medical Facilities: none, hospital at Neumayer
Remarks / Description: PI: S. Hain (AWI) The station is currently used as the logistic base for subglacial studies using the EPICA drilling hole as well as for meteorological, air chemistry and seismic observations and glaciological field investigations. The station will also provide ground service for scientific aircraft mission above the inland ice plateau. The station is located on the inland ice plateau (Amundsenisen, Wegnerisen). The distance along the sledge traverse route to Neumayer Station III is about 750 km. Access to the station is possible by means of sledge traverses starting from NEUMAYER STATION III at the cost or by aircraft support in the frame of Dronning Maud Land Air Network (DROMLAN). The air link is mainly used for the transport of personnel, light weighted scientific cargo and food. The advantage of this aircraft access is that it became possible to start scientific works early in the season or to carry out a short stay for maintenance and service automatic stations. Supply of the station is mainly based on sledge traverses to transport large amount of fuel, consumables and material. To travel from NEUMAYER STATION III to KOHNEN STATION takes 11 days on average. The typical arrangement of a sledge train is 6 towing vehicles (Pistenbulli), 12 sledges carrying piece goods and containers, and 5 sledges with tank containers and accommodation facilities. On average about 180 tons of supply goods are needed to run the station. The fuel consumption is about 400 litres per one ton of payload over a distance of 1,000 km. In season 2017/18 Kohnen Station will be closed. No activities will take place. Nevertheless, gauge stake measurements along the traverse route from Neumayer to Kottas Camp will take place.
Operating Period: From: November To: February

Name: Near Bellingshausen:Long term monitoring of Antarctic seabirds and seals on Fildes Peninsula
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Bellingshausen Station (Russia)   Lat: 62º 11´ 46´´ S   Long: 58º 57´ 38´´ W  
Maximum Population:
Medical Facilities: hospital at Bellingshausen
Remarks / Description: PI: Hans-Ulrich Peter (Uni Jena) 1. The aim of the project „Long term monitoring of Antarctic seabirds and seals on Fildes Peninsula, King George Island” is the continuation of the standardized assessment of the fauna of Fildes Peninsula, Ardley Island and adjacent islands and ice-free areas within the Maxwell Bay. 2. The Monitoring of penguins (Pygoscelis spec.) with remote sensing methods will be continued. 3. Changes in the local distribution of the Antarctic hair grass Deschampsia antarctica on the Fildes Peninsula will be studied in with focus on glacier retreat zones. 4. The aim of the project “Population ecology and migration of Antarctic skuas” on Fildes Peninsula is the continuation of the long-term project on the population ecology of both skua species and hybrid pairs.
Operating Period: From: October To: February
Name: DROMSEIS 2017/2018
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica   Lat:    Long:   
Medical Facilities: none, hospital at Neumayer
Remarks / Description: PI: A. Eckstaller, J. Asseng (AWI) DROMSEIS 2017/2018 is the beginning of a long term project called “moving seismic array” in Dronning Maud Land. The basic idea is to deploy several autonomous seismographic stations within a geographically limited area of Dronning Maud Land (DML) for a recording period 1-3 years. After this period the array will be moved to an adjacent area or an area of special interest. A seismic array is an effective tool for detecting rather weak earthquakes and enables detailed mapping of seismic activities, especially in the area covered by the array stations. Recordings at the contiuously operating stations Troll and Sanae and also at the temporary stations at Weigel Nunatak (WEI) and the Swedish summer base Svea (SVEA) indicate earthquake activities in the mountain ranges of DML. We want to start our moving array project with the deployment of thefirst array in the western part of DML during November and December. This area comprises the northern forelands of Heimefrontfella in the West and Rytscherflya in the East. The number of stations which can be deployed during this campaign is limited to 5-7 stations, even though we would be already able to install up to 13 stations. This is, because the first array deployment is somehow a pilot project and no logistic support by aircraft will be available. Therefore we have yet to refrain from setting up some seismic stations also on the inland plateau which would substantially contribute to station coverage and our research goals. However, together with temporary stations WEI, SVEA and the Finnish summer base Aboa station coverage shoud be sufficient to investigate local seismicity. Additionally, we want to install a long term autonomous seismic station at a location called Udpostane, approx. 200 km Southwest of Aboa station (see later). Knowing local seismicity patterns in this area will allow us to investigate evental neotectonic activies and evebnts caused by postglacial uplift of the lithosphere. Recordings will also provide a large data set for studying numerous aspects of cryogenic seismic events related to the movement of the ice. We will also get a valuable data basis for investigating the thickness of the Earth's crust and principal physical structures of the Earth's upper mantle in this area. Combining obtained results with aeromagnetic and aerogravity surveys we will get new insights in the tectonic characteristics of DML on a regional scale and thus we will learn more about its geological evolution . Each moving array station will be supplied with 2 battery boxes with two 125 Ah AGM batteries. Batteries are charged by solar panels and will be heated as long as batteries can be suffciently charged. If safety problems for transportation of Lithium Thionyl Chloride (LTC) batteries can be solved we would be able to supply some stations with sufficient backup battery capacity (200-400 Ah) to bridge the dark winter time when no solar power isavailable. The electronic control unit for this is will already be installed in the recorder boxes. 5 seismic stations will be eqipped with a Quanterra Q330S+ recorder with 780 mWatt power consumption and a MBB-2 120 sec 3-component broad band sensor which needs only 240 mWatt. Thus, we are close to a 1-Watt low-power station which needs approx. 2 Ah battery capacity per day. We are hopeful that recording breaks due to power off during winter time will be rather short, if there are any at all.Any potential additional station to these will have a Reftek 130-1 data logger and a Guralp CMP-3ESP 120 sec compact broadband seismometer. These stations will need at least twice the power compared to the Q330S+ / MBB-2 stations. So their winter off time will be substantially longer. It is intended to install at all Quanterra stations a XEOS XI-202 remote control monitoring unit to transmit state-of-Health (SOH) informations once a day via Iridium. Stations SVEA and WEI will also be serviced during the moving array traverse. Station WEI at Weigel Nunatak must be completely new installed, because the seismometer had been completely frozen into a massive ice block due to incoming melt water. Station WEI should remain at this site and prepared for recording for at least another year. At station Svea hopefully only a successful data retrieval will be necessary. Array stations will be deployed after the supply traverse from Neumayer-III to Wasa/Abo on the way back. Station sites will be chosen mainly dependent on safe accessibility. Locations on rock outcrops will be preferred to installations on ice. As far as possible, magnetic anomalies of interest from earlier aeromagnetic surveys will also be involved in station planning. For transport we will use Pistenbullies and sledges and for exploratory trips with Ski-Doos. Accomodation is provided by a living container.
Name: Ecology and biodiversity of seaweeds in inshore Antarctic benthic communities - highly copper-resist
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Leonie Island   Lat: 67º 36´ 00´´ S   Long: 68º 21´ 00´´ W  
Medical Facilities: hospital at Rothera
Remarks / Description: PI: F. Kuepper (Uni Aberdeen) Taking additional rock samples of the malachite core and the prasiola population that grows onto them. Goal is to measure the Cu amount and determining the chemical specifications.
Name: ThermoAnt
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Forstefjellsrabben   Lat: 71º 50´ 22´´ S   Long: 5º 43´ 43´´ W  
Medical Facilities: none, provided by Neumayer
Remarks / Description: PI: O. Eisen (AWI) Thermo- and geo-chronologic data are essential for determining the rate and timescale of geologic processes. In the context of glacial settings, these data have proven invaluable for quantifying (1) the timing of ice retreat from a region and the exposure of rocks to cosmic rays, and (2) rates of glacial erosion and sediment production which are critical for understanding the availability of subglacial sediment used to understand ice sheet dynamics. In this sample collection campaign a suite of ~10 samples will be collected from two nunataks Førstefjellsrabben and Førstefjell (roughly at position 71.8°S, 5.8°W) in the vicinity of the Ekströmisen drainage basin in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. Emphasis will be placed on sampling the range of lithologies exposed at each outcrop to identify which units hold promise for future, more detailed, sampling. The samples are intended as a reconnaissance survey of the region and will provide information on if the mineralogical composition of the rocks is suitable to produce (1) cosmogenic exposure ages from measurement of 10Be and 26Al in quartz, and (2) quality apatite and zircon minerals for (U-Th)/He low temperature thermochronology. The campaign is complementary to the activities of the consortium MAGIC.DML.

Name: Utpostane
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Utpostane   Lat: 73º 54´ 58´´ S   Long: 15º 41´ 38´´ W  
Medical Facilities: none, hospital at Neumayer
Remarks / Description: PI: J. Asseng (AWI) At location Udpostane we want to install a long term seismic broadband station and a small 3-station mini array and operate it there for several years. This location can be accessed rather easily by car or snow track mobile from stations Wasa/Aboa (fig.2). So data retrieval and eventual servicing may be accomplished by Finnish or Swedish colleagues working there during austral summer. Udpostane will be the most western station of all or seismic stations. Udpostane has rocky outcrops and is thus ideal for a seismic station. Eventually one of some concret blocks from a former Russian field camp (“Astropoint”) may be used if some suitable wind shelter may be built. A STS-2 120 sec broadband sensor will be the center of the mini-array. At the outer mini array stations we will install Mark-L4 1-sec vertical seismometers in some 250 meters distance. Signals are preamplified and transmitted via cable to the central recorder. The Mark-L4 seismometers will either be installed inside buried tubes in ares where ther is only snow and ice or are installed down inside a hole dug into int the gravel. With this mini-array we will be able to detect and localize also very weak seismic events at that site with sufficient accuracy. We will use a 6-channel Quanterra Q330 recorder and a STS-2 seismometer. Power supply will be accomplished using 2 100 Watt solar panels and a 150 Watt vertical axis wind generator. With a planned total AGM battery capacity of 750 Ah eventual off-times during winter may be only rather short. Batteries will be heated when excess power is available.

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: RV Polarstern - General Operations
Country of Registry: Germany
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 44
Maximum Passengers: 55
Remarks: The research and supply vessel RV POLARSTERN commissioned in 1982 is a high class ice breaking vessel and the major research tool for the German Antarctic program. The advanced scientific and technical equipment and ability to navigate in heavy ice conditions in almost all regions of the Arctic and Antarctic oceans provide ideal working conditions for almost all compartments of marine sciences, atmospheric as well as glaciological research (modernisation from 1998 till 2001). Since 1982 the ship regularly operates in arctic and antarctic waters with an average of 320 days on sea every year. The supply of NEUMAYER STATION III is a regular task. Lifting gears and scientific winches are designed for launching and recovery of devices and sensors, fishing and deep sea sediment probing. Hydro-acoustic survey systems such as Hydrosweep, Parasound and fishery sounders can be continuously operated. The fibre optic network connects bridge, winch control room, laboratories and all scientific working places with several servers and distributes information of the central data acquisition system. Altogether 24 scientific laboratories, aquarium and refrigerating rooms are placed at disposal. Additionally up to 15 mobile laboratory containers can be installed inside the ship on E-Deck (10) and at F-Deck (5). The weather station records meteorological data and provides forecast information and satellite imagery on sea ice distributions. Recently technical facilities and hydro-acoustic navigation aids have been installed to deploy ROV for deep sea missions. Shipping company: Reederei F. Laeisz Permanent Measurements: PI: G. König-Langlo (AWI) Meteorological measurements PI: Walter (DESY) Measurements of cosmic particles.
Name: RV Polarstern - PS111
Country of Registry: Germany
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 44
Maximum Passengers: 55
Remarks: Cruise leader: Michael Schröder (AWI) Filchner Ronne Outflow System Tomorrow (FROST) PI. H. Hellmer, M. Schröder (AWI) The Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf is probably undergoing significant changes during this century in terms of melt rates and ice velocities as recent physical models suggest. Due to the sparse data base in this remote region, a joint project of UK, Norway, and Germany has been installed to monitor the present state of the water mass characteristics and circulation underneath and in front of the second largest Antarctic ice shelf. This cruise is the third (first FOS in 2013/2014) in a row of more cruises planned in the future. The measurements will serve physical and tracer oceanography, sea ice physics, biology, which includes the benthic layer ecosystem, the epibenthic megafauna, plankton ecology, and bathymetry, geology, and seal research. Questions concerning climate change in the southern Weddell Sea require first a comprehensive understanding of today’s coupled sea ice – ocean - ice shelf/ice sheet system. Supported by the results of state-of-the-art numerical models, we expect a more reliable projection of the evolution of the system and its contribution to global sea level rise. Ocean tracer PI: J. Sültenfuß (Uni Bremen) Our approach aims to quantify the basal ice shelf melting in the southern Weddell Sea and to investigate the related WSBW composition, its formation rate and export into the deeper Weddell Basin. It aims to enhance our understanding how basal shelf ice melting and WSBW formation evolve under changing climate conditions. Investigating and quantifying basal glacial melting and the related WSBW formation as close as possible to its sources (Filchner Ice Shelf and Filchner Trench as its outflow area) will help to increase our understanding of the interaction of these unique Antarctic Ocean climate components under changing climate conditions. Tracer observations will help substantially to investigate and quantify basal glacial melting (stable noble gas isotopes [3He, 4He, Ne] to quantify basal glacial melt water inventories), basal melt rates and WSBW formation (transient trace gases [CFCs] to determine transit time scales and formation rates) and their variability. The aims of the proposed project are: • To produce an improved actual estimate of basal glacial melt water inventories and basal melting rates for the ice shelves in the southern Weddell Sea (Filchner Ice Shelf) to be able to address temporal trends in the future • To trace the pathways of the basal melt water, how it contributes to local Antarctic Bottom Water formation, and to quantify the related actual Antarctic Bottom Water formation rates. • To investigate the possible variability or to find evidence for temporal trends in glacial melting processes and related Antarctic Bottom Water formation. Possible variability could be detected by comparison with observations from previous expedition. Geotaces PI: C. Hanfland (AWI) Two main questions are to be addressed during PS 111. First, we aim at elucidating the pathways of deep upwelling in the Weddell Gyre, which is the dominant source of major nutrients and heat to the surface. This will happen by means of the natural tracer 226Ra (half-life 1600 years). Second, we want to test the hypothesis that melting fresh water at the shelf ice break or from icebergs rises to the surface, where it may re-freeze at the underside of sea ice (carrying 228Ra, 228Th and iron) and can be drifted to other parts of the Weddell Gyre. Samples will be taken for analysis of macro nutrients, 223Ra, 224Ra, 226Ra, 228Ra, 228Th, and trace elements. Samples material comprises surface water, water profiles, sea ice, shelf ice and sediment pore water. Benthic communities in the South Eatern Weddell sea PI: C. Richter (AWI) An exploratory remotely operated vehicle (ROV) survey during PS96 led to the discovery of a community of arcturid isopods living on the underside of the 150 m thick shelf-ice in Drescher Inlet (eastern Weddell Sea). It is not known so far how these benthic filter-feeders have populated their peculiar habitat, what role they play in the Antarctic ecosystem and to what extent the measured densities are representative for other parts of the Antarctic. The objectives of our study are to (i) explore if the "hanging gardens" of shelf-ice associated biota extend to other parts of the Weddell Sea and (ii) assess their relation to environmental factors (e.g. platelet ice, food supply, currents). Further goals are to (iii) repeat surveys initiated during the 2003/2004 "BENthic Disturbance Experiment (BENDEX)" to assess the dynamics of Antarctic benthic communities in response to ice-berg scour, and (iv) carry out benthic process studies relating benthic biomass to oxygen uptake and remineralization. Atmospheric Boundary Layer PI: G. Heinemann (Uni Trier, Germany) The representation of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) in the Antarctic is a major challenge for numerical weather forecast models and regional climate models. Reference data sets are rare, particularly over the ocean areas. Standard measurements on research vessels yield near-surface observations and one or two radiosonde launches per day. The group of the University of Trier will perform measurements of vertical and horizontal profiles of wind, turbulence and aerosols. We will use a wind lidar, which is a programmable scanner and can operate with a maximum range of 10km. Radiosondes launched from Polarstern will be used for comparisons of the wind profiles. The data will be used for the verification of simulations using a high-resolution regional climate model and for process studies. The project was endorsed by the Polar Prediction Project (PPP) as a valuable contribution to the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP). Pteropods PI: S. Lischka (Geomar) Despite their prominent role in the pelagic ecosystem, for biogeochemistry and their particular high vulnerability to ocean acidification (OA), knowledge of the importance of thecosome pteropods for the Weddell Sea zooplankton community is scarce. Knowledge on their shell dissolution state accompanying OA is completely lacking. To describe the ecological and biogeochemical importance of thecosome pteropods in the Weddell Sea pelagic community and to study their current shell dissolution state, we will collect zooplankton samples by Multi net and Bongo net hauls on four potential transects in the Filchner Trough area. Concomitantly, we will take water samples to describe the seawater carbonate chemistry conditions at which pteropods live to later relate them to potential dissolution patterns found at the surface of the shells. Hydroacoustics PI: B. Dorschel, J-E Arndt (AWI) We plan to acquire swath bathymetric and sediment echosounding data during all transits of expedition PS111. These data are essential for various scientific fields, e.g. glaciology, oceanography and biology. Bathymetry data will be acquired with a hull-mounted Teledyne Hydrosweep DS3 multibeam echosounding system. Sediment echosounding data will be acquired with a hull-mounted PARASOUND System DS3 (P70). The main purpose of this data will be to better constrain the past extent and retreat behavior of the Ice Sheets which is only poorly constraint in this sector of Antarctica. In addition, bathymetric data will be provided to global and regional mapping programs as GEBCO and IBCSO and will be an important piece for improved safety of navigation according to ATCM Resolution H (2014). Marine Geology PI: J. Müller, H. Grobe (AWI) Geological sampling during PS111 will provide the base for reconstructing and dating changes of the Ronne and Filchner Ice Shelf during past climate fluctuations. These sediments permit the identification of feedbacks between changes in sea ice coverage and the formation of deep-water in the Weddell Sea, which has a significant impact on global ocean circulation patterns. These data help to improve the performance and reliability of climate models. Water column samples and surface sediments will be used for calibration studies, while longer sediment cores will provide paleoceanographic records. SeaSonS PI: S. Arndt (AWI) The SeaSonS project during PS111 (FROST) focuses on the measurements of sea-ice physical properties by deploying autonomous systems (buoys) on several short ice stations in the Weddell Sea. Those buoys will stay on the sea-ice floes and will measure the temporal and spatial evolution of the sea-ice conditions for several months up to years. In order to investigate sea-ice thickness and snow accumulation, it is planned to deploy up to 12 sets of Ice Mass-balance Buoys (IMB) and Snow Buoys. Those buoys will be partly surrounded by drift buoys (so-called Surface Velocity Profiler, SVPs), which aim to relate dynamical processes and the temporal evolution of sea-ice and snow thickness. In addition, autonomous systems measuring the vertical salinity distribution (salt harps) as well as light profile in the sea ice and snow column (light harps) complete the comprehensive description of the sea-ice floes. Complementary, current sea-ice and snow conditions will be measured by various methods at each buoy deployment site and on selected floes in the vicinity. Moreover, in the vicinity of the fast-ice area in the southern Weddell Sea (Ronne/Filchner Trough), sea-ice thickness measurement flights by helicopter will allow to describe sea-ice mass balance processes on a bigger scale. The data gained from this study will help to investigate the seasonal and interannual variability of sea-ice thickness, snow depth, sea-ice drift and deformation in the Weddell Sea close and in the Filchner Outflow System complementary to those done during ANT-XXIX/9 during austral summer 2013/14, ANT-XXX/2 during austral summer 2014/15 and PS96 during austral summer 2015/16. IsoPol PI: M. Werner (AWI) The overall goal of the project IsoPol is a first-time detailed detection and description of the isotopic composition of water vapour evaporated in the vicinity of AWI’s research vessel Polarstern, while it is cruising Antarctic ocean regions. Stable isotopes of water (H216O, H218O, H217O, HD16O) are fundamental for the understanding of the modern hydrological cycle and key parameters for the reconstruction of past climate changes, e.g. from Antarctic ice cores. In 2015, a laser-based cavity ring-down spectrometer (CRDS instrument) has been installed on board of Polarstern. This type of instrument is capable of high-precision, high-frequency measurements of the isotopic composition of water vapour, and similar instruments have been deployed at various other locations worldwide during the last years. Since the installation of the instrument, automatic, continuous isotope analyses of the atmospheric water vapour evaporated near Polarstern have been conducted and revealed first insights into the role of sea ice on isotopic fractionation during evaporation of oceanic water. In combination with simultaneously performed measurements at different land-based stations (e.g., Iceland, Spitsbergen, Samoylov, and Neumayer III) and complementing climate simulations enhanced by water isotope diagnostics, a combined analyses of data and model results will allow a first-time quantitative assessment of evaporative hydrological processes and their impact on the isotopic variations of water vapour transported within the Antarctic realm. CombiBac PI: Judith Piontek (GEOMAR) The overarching goal of this project is to explore the synergistic potential of temperature and the availability of labile organic matter to increase heterotrophic bacterial degradation activity in Antarctic marine systems. Seawater samples will be collected along transects from coastal areas to the open sea and from low to high ice coverage. Bacterial biomass production at different incubation temperature will be measured on board. Samples for bacterial cell numbers, the bacterial community composition and organic matter (dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen, dissolved carbohydrates, dissolved amino acids) will be stored frozen for later analysis. Furthermore, on-board experiments will investigate combined effects of warming and substrate addition in order to link changes in community composition to changes in community function. Mircoplastics PI: J. Michels (Uni Kiel) In the last decades, immense amounts of plastic have accumulated in the marine environment. As a result, plastic particles, especially so-called microplastics with a size of less than 5 mm, are present everywhere in the oceans today, including even very remote ecosystems such as deep-sea sediments and sea ice. Because microplastics very likely pose a massive threat to the health of the marine ecosystems, knowledge of their presence, concentration and distribution is very important. While a recent study revealed the presence of microplastics in the Ross Sea, no information about microplastics in the ecosystems of the Weddell Sea has been published so far. Within the project ‘Microplastics in the Antarctic Seas’, plankton, neuston and pleuston samples will be taken from the sea surface layer of the southern Weddell Sea during the expedition PS111 using a sea surface plankton net (Manta Trawl). The goal will be to get information about the microplastics situation (presence, concentration and distribution) to be able to assess the state of microplastics pollution in this anthropologically nearly uninfluenced ocean area.

Name: RV Polarstern - PS112
Country of Registry: Germany
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 44
Maximum Passengers: 55
Remarks: Cruise leader: B. Meyer (AWI) POSER PI: B. Meyer (AWI) Ihe Overall goal is to understand the population shift in krill versus salps due to anthropogenic warming in the western Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean, and the consequences of such shifts on plankton community structure, biodiversity and biogeochemical cycles. We will investigate on the one hand the role of krill and salps in controlling phytoplankton and microbial food web composition and trophic interactions, productivity (through the (re)cycling of macronutrients), as well as nutrient fluxes and stoichiometry and their impact in the biological pump. On the other hand will study the physiological and genetic traits of both species to undertsand their plasticity to a warming Southern Ocean. PS112-FISH PI: M. Lucassen (AWI) We will sample alive fish and tissue samples for comprehensive physiological and molecular genetic studies of low and high Antarctic species and populations, including red and white-blooded fishes, to decipher common principles of evolutionary cold adaptation and climate sensitivity. 1. Estimate of acclimatory capacities/sensitivity towards combined treatments of warming and hypercapnia in different species (depending on the quality and number of specimens) • Short-term and long-term exposures to single or combined abiotic factors and comprehensive analyses on every level of organisation (molecular to systemic levels, including transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics) will be done at the home institute. 2. Determine the level of cold adaptation: in situ expression of target genes on the background of the population structure (together with samples from former expeditions and other regions): • Score degree of cold adaptation by blood osmolality, thermal hysteresis and levels of common stress response genes and anti-freeze glycoprotein expression. • Sampling of fish for determination of comprehensive in situ mRNA expression profiles from differing thermal habitats to identify critical processes and thresholds in comparison to responses in acclimation experiments (analyses done at the home institute). • Sampling of fish for determination of population structure in specific species in search of genetic variability differences between groups of individuals in relation to environmental parameters, life history traits, species ecology and individual meta data recorded during sampling (ie. total and standard length, weight, sex, etc.) (analyses done at the home institute). 3. Determination of cellular energy budgets and mitochondrial functioning under the acute effects of warming and hypercapnia. 4. Creation of stable cell lines from Antarctic Notothenioids for the study of the oxidative metabolism in icefishes vs. red-blooded fishes. Fin Whale abundace PI: H. Herr (TiHo Hanover) During PS112 of R/V Polarstern, the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover will conduct a helicopter line-transect survey for cetaceans. During a maximum of 80 helicopter hours, pre-designed transect lines will be searched for sightings of whales, applying distance sampling methods. The main focus of the project are fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus), which have recently been encountered along the West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) in increasing numbers. The survey will (1) provide a robust minimum abundance estimate of fin whales, (2) produce a model surface of fin whale distribution and (3) analyse potential drivers for recovering fin whale numbers at the WAP. In addition, estimates of other abundant cetacean species, likely humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae) and Antarctic minke (Balaenoptera bonaerensis) whales will be generated by the project.

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Helicopter service
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 01/01/2018
Period To: 31/03/2018
Remarks: PI: E. Herr (HeliService International) Helicopter service during PS111 and PS112 PS111: 120 h (Ice survey, Neumayer logistics, Mooring search) PS112: 50 h
Type: Polar 6 operation
Category: Intracontinental flights
Period From: 01/11/2017
Period To: 01/02/2018
Remarks: 08/Nov 05/Dec AirLafonia, from Port Stanley 06/Dec 09/Dec Ferry Falkland Islands to Neumayer/Novo via Rothera 09/Dec 21/Dec DROMLAN, Novo airfield 22/Dec 10/Jan ANIRES 11/Jan 14/Jan AWI VIP, Neumayer 15/Jan 31/Jan Logistics, FISS/FISP, DROMLAN, Novo airfield, Neumayer, Halley, Rothera 01/Feb 10/Feb Ferry to Calgary
Type: Polar 6 science
Category: Intracontinental flights
Period From: 01/11/2017
Period To: 01/02/2018
Remarks: ANIRES PI: D. Steinhage, Olaf Eisen (AWI) Target of the aero-geophysical survey flights are selected areas neighboring the Ekströmisen and Nivlisen as well as ice rises in the ice shelves in front of Dronning Maud Land. The instrumentation on the survey flights comprises ice penetrating radar, laser scanner, and optical cameras. CAPS PI: D. Steinhage, H. Bornemann (AWI) Offshore aero-photography survey for obtaining photos for a census on pack ice seal in conjunction with the SOOS project Censusing Animal Populations from Space. Area of interest is the sea-ice north of Halley-Neumayer-Novolazarevskaya.

Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Hanse Explorer GmbH & Co KG
Contact Address: Hermann-Hollerith-Str. 10, 28355 Bremen
Email Address: HanseExplorer@hp-shipping.de
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: Hanse Explorer
Country of Registry: Antigua and Barbuda
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 28
Maximum Passengers: 12
Remarks: 3 Voyages along the Antarctic Peninsula
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
01 Dec 2017 Port Stanley, Falklands 19 Dec 2017 King George Island, Antarctica

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date13/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Weddell sea Latitude: 64º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Trinity Island Latitude: 63°45´S Longitude: 60°44´W
Visit Date15/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesKayaking, Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date16/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wiencke Island/Jougla Point & Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesKayaking, Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cierva Cove Latitude: 64º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date17/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesKayaking, Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: King George Island Latitude: 62º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesPassenger Exchange
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
19 Dec 2017 King George Island, Antarctica 31 Dec 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: King George Island Latitude: 62º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Passenger Exchange
Duration of landing
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date20/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date21/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Weddell sea Latitude: 64º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cierva Cove Latitude: 64º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Kayaking, Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Trinity Island Latitude: 63°45´S Longitude: 60°44´W
Visit Date24/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wiencke Island/Jougla Point & Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: The Gullet Latitude: 67º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 67º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Kayaking, Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date27/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
01 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina 18 Jan 2018 King George Island, Antarctica

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: King George Island Latitude: 62º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesPassenger Exchange
Duration of landing
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date05/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Weddell sea Latitude: 64º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Trinity Island Latitude: 63°45´S Longitude: 60°44´W
Visit Date07/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wiencke Island/Jougla Point & Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Crystal Sound Latitude: 66°23´S Longitude: 66°30´W
Visit Date09/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Marguerite Bay Latitude: 68°30´S Longitude: 68°30´W
Visit Date10/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: The Gullet Latitude: 67º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 67º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Crystal Sound Latitude: 66°23´S Longitude: 66°30´W
Visit Date12/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Yalour Islands Latitude: 65º 14´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesKayaking, Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date14/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cierva Cove Latitude: 64º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesKayaking, Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date16/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesKayaking, Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: King George Island Latitude: 62º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesPassenger Exchange
Duration of landing
18 Jan 2018 King George Island, Antarctica 01 Feb 2018 King George Island, Antarctica

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: King George Island Latitude: 62º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Passenger Exchange
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date19/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Weddell Sea Latitude: 72º 00´ 00´´ S Longitude: 45º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Trinity Island Latitude: 63°45´S Longitude: 60°44´W
Visit Date21/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Kayaking, Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wiencke Island/Jougla Point & Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Crystal Sound Latitude: 66°23´S Longitude: 66°30´W
Visit Date23/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Marguerite Bay Latitude: 68°30´S Longitude: 68°30´W
Visit Date24/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Kayaking, Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: The Gullet Latitude: 67º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 67º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Crystal Sound Latitude: 66°23´S Longitude: 66°30´W
Visit Date26/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Yalour Islands Latitude: 65º 14´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date28/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Kayaking, Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date30/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cierva Cove Latitude: 64º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: King George Island Latitude: 62º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Passenger Exchange
Duration of landing
01 Feb 2018 King George Island, Antarctica 08 Feb 2018 King George Island, Antarctica

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: King George Island Latitude: 62º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesPassenger Exchange
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date02/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Weddell sea Latitude: 64º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Trinity Island Latitude: 63°45´S Longitude: 60°44´W
Visit Date04/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wiencke Island/Jougla Point & Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date06/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cierva Cove Latitude: 64º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesKayaking, Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: King George Island Latitude: 62º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesPassenger Exchange
Duration of landing
27 Feb 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina 13 Mar 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Weddell sea Latitude: 64º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/03/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Trinity Island Latitude: 63°45´S Longitude: 60°44´W
Visit Date03/03/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Kayaking, Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wiencke Island/Jougla Point & Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/03/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Kayaking, Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/03/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Crystal Sound Latitude: 66°23´S Longitude: 66°30´W
Visit Date06/03/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Kayaking, Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Marguerite Bay Latitude: 68°30´S Longitude: 68°30´W
Visit Date07/03/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/03/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date09/03/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/03/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Kayaking, Ship Cruise
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 HANSEATIC
Country of Registry: Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 130
Maximum Passengers: 188
Remarks: Swiss Journalist Manuel Bauer will be aboard MV Bremen from 02.12.2017 until 17.12.2017 (HAN1722) to do a journalistic research on cruises in Antarctica. He will be taking pictures and write a blog about his impressions.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

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: 164
Remarks: German Journalist Dr. Edgar Hasse will be aboard MV Bremen from 12.02.2018 until 02.03.2018 (BRE 1803) to do a journalistic research on cruises in Antarctica.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

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: 130
Maximum Passengers: 188
Remarks: Four Voyages to Westantarctic Peninsula
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
02 Dec 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina 17 Dec 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina
17 Dec 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina 04 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina
04 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina 22 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Station Latitude: 60º 73´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 73´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay - Deception Island Latitude: 62º 95´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 63´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Aitcho Islands - Barrientos Island Latitude: 62º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 78´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay Latitude: 64º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point/Dorian Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2018
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 Date19/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
22 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina 09 Feb 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Station Latitude: 60º 73´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 73´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 41´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay Latitude: 64º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2018
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 Date05/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point/Dorian Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Orne Harbour Latitude: 64º 37´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/02/2018
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 Date06/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
09 Feb 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina 27 Feb 2018 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Whalers Bay - Deception Island Latitude: 62º 95´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 63´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Yankee Harbour Latitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/02/2018
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 Date13/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cierva Cove Latitude: 64º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Orcadas Station Latitude: 60º 73´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 73´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/02/2018
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: 164
Remarks: Five journeys to the Antarctic Peninsula, the last journey is a semicircumpolar expedtion with visits at landing sites in the Ross sea region.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
16 Nov 2017 Montevideo, Uruguay 05 Dec 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/11/2017
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 Date29/11/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
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Duration of landing
Site Name: Cierva Cove Latitude: 64º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/11/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date30/11/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay Latitude: 64º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/11/2017
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 Date01/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
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Duration of landing
Site Name: Danco Island Latitude: 64º 44´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 37´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
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Duration of landing
Site Name: Pendulum Cove Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
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Duration of landing
05 Dec 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina 20 Dec 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Danco Island Latitude: 64º 44´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 37´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date15/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Orne Harbour Latitude: 64º 37´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/12/2017
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 Date16/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pendulum Cove Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
20 Dec 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina 07 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
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Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
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Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay Latitude: 64º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
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Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point/Dorian Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
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Duration of landing
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
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Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
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Duration of landing
07 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina 25 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Station  Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date17/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pendulum Cove Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point/Dorian Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay Latitude: 64º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/01/2018
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 Date22/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
25 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina 12 Feb 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Station Latitude: 60º 73´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 73´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay Latitude: 64º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/02/2018
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 Date09/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
12 Feb 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina 02 Mar 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Station Latitude: 60º 73´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 73´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 47´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 18´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pendulum Cove Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date26/02/2018
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 Date26/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date26/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay Latitude: 64º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing

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. One of the Trips is a charter by "Expedition Antarctic Blanc" where the guests want to honour the early adventurers and sailors in Antarctica. They are going to perform a quiet ceremony and place an ice wrath at one of the sites they visit during their journey.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
18 Dec 2017 Puerto Williams, Chile 08 Jan 2018 Puerto Williams, Chile

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date24/12/2017
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 Date25/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Station Latitude: 64º 89´ 43´´ S Longitude: 62º 87´ 15´´ W
Visit Date27/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Argentine Islands Latitude: 65°15´S Longitude: 64°16´W
Visit Date30/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wiencke Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date02/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
15 Jan 2018 Puerto Williams, Chile 05 Feb 2018 Puerto Williams, Chile

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Deception Island, Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Foyn Harbour Latitude: 64º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 02´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Waterboat Point Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date23/01/2018
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 Date24/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 04´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Galindez Island, Argentine Islands Archipelago, Antarctic Peninsula Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wiencke Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Dallmann Bay Latitude: 64º 20´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
12 Feb 2018 Puerto Williams, Chile 05 Mar 2018 Puerto Williams, Chile

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Deception Island, Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Foyn Harbour Latitude: 64º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 02´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/02/2018
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 Date19/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Waterboat Point Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date20/02/2018
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 Date21/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 04´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Galindez Island, Argentine Islands Archipelago, Antarctic Peninsula Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wiencke Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Dallmann Bay Latitude: 64º 20´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: Accompanying the scientific activities and staying at the Neumayer Station III within an art scholarship 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: aircraft flight
Activities: Aircraft Flight, Art
Number of Participants: 1
Date begin: 15 Nov 2017
Date end: 25 Dec 2017
Number of personnel: 1
Operator:
Name: Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg
Contact Address: Lehmkuhlenbusch 4, 27753 Delmenhorst
Email Address: judith.neun@yahoo.de
Website Address:
Remarks: Ms. Neunhäuserer is an artist and traveled to the Antarctic as part of the cooperation between the Alfred-Wegener-Institute and the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg. She observed the research activities at the Neumayer Station and the surrounding observatories. For the purpose of an artistic production, she recorded the activities in writing and documented them with a camera.
Location of Activities
Neumayer Station III
Routes:
Expedition Name: Documentary of human and animal activities and interactions on King Georg Island  
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: to and from Antarctica by aircraft, within by skidoo and motor boat
Activities: Media, Station Visit
Number of Participants: 4
Date begin: 07 Sep 2017
Date end: 30 Nov 2017
Number of personnel: 4
Operator:
Name: Vision Airways
Contact Address: Friedensallee 26, 22765 Hamburg, Germany
Email Address: lars@visionairways.de
Website Address:
Remarks: The German media team (applicant: Lars Pfeiffer) is based in the Russian station Bellingshausen. Focus of the documentary is life and work of the scientists on site as well as the Antarctic landscape. Visits and filming are plannend in different stations.
Location of Activities
Bellingshausen Station (Russia)
Routes:

Expedition Name: Production of video recordings for reporting on research activities about EDEN ISS 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Aircraft (ALCI)
Activities: Media, Station Visit
Number of Participants: 6
Date begin: 01 Dec 2017
Date end: 28 Feb 2019
Number of personnel: 6
Operator:
Name: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.
Contact Address: Robert-Hooke-Str. 7, 28359 Bremen
Email Address: daniel.schubert@dlr.de
Website Address:
Remarks: The EDEN ISS project has the goal to provide the overwinterers at Neumayer-Station III with fresh food through the deployment of a closed greenhouse module in the vicinity of the station. The video material (camera and drone) should be used for reporting about the EDEN ISS project and other scientific activities at Neumayer-Station III.
Location of Activities
Neumayer Station III
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: II 2.8 - 94033/103
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  25 Nov 2017   To:  28 Feb 2018
Purpose: - Mapping breeding birds and seals - Vegetation mapping
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2017/18-1 by Hans-Ulrich Peter
ASPA: Number:  125    Name:  Fildes Peninsula, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/103
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  15 Oct 2017   To:  28 Feb 2018
Purpose: - Mapping breeding birds by using GPS and drones - mapping the glacier retreat area by using drones
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2017/18-2 by Osama Mustafa
ASPA: Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/103
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  25 Nov 2017   To:  28 Feb 2018
Purpose: - Mapping breeding birds and seals - Vegetation mapping
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2017/18-1 by Hans-Ulrich Peter
ASPA: Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/104
Number of people permitted: 7
Permit Period: From:  22 Sep 2017   To:  28 Feb 2018
Purpose: - Mapping breeding birds by using GPS and drones - Collecting air samples - mapping the glacier retreat area by using drones - maintaining automatic cameras
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2017/18-2 by Osama Mustafa

ASPA: Number:  171    Name:  Narebski Point, Barton Peninsula, King George Island (More Details)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/104
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2017   To:  31 Jan 2018
Purpose: - Mapping breeding birds by using GPS and drones - Collecting air samples
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2017/18-2 by Osama Mustafa
Aircrat Report
General Report