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2008/2009 Annual Information
Forward Plans
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Science Plan/Program/Project: AWI as national coordinator for German Antarctic activities and DROMLAN
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Name: Nixdorf Uwe
Job Title or Position: Head of AWI- Logistik
Phone: +49(471)4831-1160
Email: Uwe.Nixdorf@awi.de
Details/Description: Germany as one of the consultative parties since 1981 maintains its long-term commitment of scientific research in Antarctica. The Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) as the national co-ordinator enables Germany to maintain this role from its research and long-term monitoring and survey activities. In addition to AWI, the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) undertake long-term survey and remote sensing activities in Antarctica. The DFG Priority Program “Antarctic Research with comparative investigations in ice covered Arctic regions” supports Antarctic research projects of German universities. Scientific activities will also be coordinated with other national programs. AWI provides the main infrastructure for polar research, maintains the permanent German presence in Antarctica, and supports international objectives through collaborative scientific and logistic links with many other national programs. AWI will keep mobile and stationary infrastructures not only in top condition but also adapt to ever changing requirements posed by new scientific experiments and field observations. As an important contribution for long-term scientific activities is the replacement of NEUMAYER STATION II by the new permanently occupied NEUMAYER STATION III in February 2009. In parallel efforts will be continued to further develop logistic infrastructure in the frame of international collaboration. As a priority the international project Dronning Maud Land Air Network (DROMLAN) will be supported by AWI in order to maintain and further improve an intercontinental air-link from Cape Town to destinations in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica.
Link (URL): http://www.awi.de/en/infrastructure/stations/neumayer_station/
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Project Name/Number: Adaptive competence of cold-stenothermal fish and cephalopods
Discipline: marine biology, biochemistry, ecology
Principal Investigator: Felix Mark, Magnus Lucassen (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The first aim of the fish project at Jubany was to catch notothenioid fish, namely Notothenia coriiceps and N. rossii, and Antarctic octopods in baited and unbaited traps. In cooperation with Dr. Esteban Barrera-Oro of Instituto Antartico Argentino (IAA), a total of about 120 notothenioid fish, among them mainly N. coriiceps and N. rossii and several Lepidonotothen nudifrons, were successfully trapped and kept in the station’s aquarium. They were at first used in experiments on site. Tissue samples were taken from all specimens for further genomic and physiological studies at the home institute. A second cooperational project with the University of Padova (Dr Chiara Papetti) for the first time successfully investigated the contributions of the individual respiratory complexes of the mitochondrial electron transport system in isolated liver mitochondria. We mainly studied the functional consequences of a gene loss within the NADH dehydrogenase of complex I that is specific to high-Antarctic notothenioids.
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Jubany (Argentina); Dallmann Laboratory
Project Name/Number: Determination of height, height changes and ice-flow velocities along the geodetic-glaciological Hays traverse in the area of the Russian Antarctic station Molodeshnaya
Discipline: glaciology
Principal Investigator: Reinhard Dietrich (Dresden University of Technology, Germany)
Main Activity/ Remarks: 1972 a geodetic-glaciological traverse was established starting at the “Vechernaya” hill near the Russian coastal station Molodezhnaya (67.7°S, 45.85°E) to investigate the topography and the flow velocity of the Hays Glacier. The total length of the traverse amounts to 100km. The traverse ends at a nunatak (68.0°S, 47.35°E) south-east of Molodezhnaya station. During the 54th Russian Antarctic Expedition in a joint German-Russian effort this geodetic-glaciological traverse has been re-observed in order to determine ice-flow velocities and ice- surface height changes on the Hays Glacier over a period of more than 35 years. For that purpose the positions of the original traverse have been set up using handheld GPS instrumentation and marked using aluminium poles with a wooden cross on top. While the repositioning at the locations of the former traverse sites was performed by means of the GPS, the classical trigonometric levelling between the installed signals was repeated in order to keep possible systematic errors small. The heights of the ice surface determined in this way will be compared with the results of the former measurements. The Belorussian station Vechernaya served as a working base for the first part of the traverse (up to km40, 1 week). After that, for about three weeks, a second field camp has been established consisting of a small Russian hut on a sledge and two tents. From there the eastern and southern parts of the traverse have been completed. For operating on the ice surface snow mobiles and sledges were used. After finishing the field work outside Molodezhnaya station some additional tasks remained to be fulfilled in the station area. Within the SCAR project “Geodetic Infrastructure of Antarctica (GIANT) - SCAR 2009 Epoch Crustal Movement Campaign” three further reference stations on bedrock have been observed by GPS for several days.
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surroundings of the Russian station Molodeshnaya
Traverse between the Russian Antarctic stations
Project Name/Number: Foraging ecology of Weddell seals and oceanography
Discipline: biology, ecology
Principal Investigator: Joachim Plötz (AWI), Horst Bornemann (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Our aim of relating behavioural data of top predators to physical and biological features of their marine environment requires a multi-disciplinary and technologically highly sophisticated approach which is based on long-term collaborations with scientists of the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Japan, and the Mammal Research Institute (MRI) at the University of Pretoria, RSA. The field studies reported here are part of the international MEOP project (Marine Mammals Exploring the Oceans Pole to Pole) and were conducted on the sea ice at Atka Bay from mid November to mid December 2008. Some Weddell seals were deployed with a miniaturized Digital Still Picture Logger with pressure sensor and (others) with a mandible accelerometer to measure fine scale movements associated with feeding and also swim activities. Another part of our campaign was the deployment of Satellite-Relayed Dive Loggers combined with CTD’s on Weddell seals. In the present study we successfully obtained a number of temperature, salinity and depth profiles the analysis of which is still in progress.
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Atka Bay, Neumayer Station II
ASPA 132, Potter Peninsula, King George Island
Project Name/Number: Installation of gravimetric observatories at Argentine Antarctic stations as a contribution to the IPY project POLENET
Discipline: geophysics
Principal Investigator: Mirko Scheinert (Dresden University of Technology, Germany)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The aim of this joint German-Argentine cooperation is to carry out gravimetric time series observations for the investigation of Earth tides and the validation of ocean tide models. Since ocean tide models exhibit larger discrepancies at Antarctic seas, additional data is needed to validate and to improve the models, which are then used for further investigations in gravity field modelling and geodynamics. This work is a cooperation to the IPY project “Polar Earth Observatory Network” (POLENET). During 2008, a gravimetric time series was recorded at the Argentine station San Martín. February 2009, the TUD participant joined the Argentine Antarctic Expedition (Campaña Antártica de Verano, CAV 2008/2009) in order to work at the station San Martín (west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula). The recording of the gravimetric time series was finished and the gravimetry observatory was dismantled. The equipment was transferred to the home institutions (TUD and IAA).
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San Martin (Argentina)

Project Name/Number: RV Polarstern - Leg ANT XXV/4
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Principal Investigator: Christine Provost (L´ocean, University Paris, France, chief scientist)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The objective of the Drake project is to monitor the transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current through Drake Passage. The heart of the project is an experiment with in situ measurements for 3 years ( it started in January-February 2006) which is coupled with the altimetric satellite Jason. This cruise ANTXXV/4 (21.03.2009-09.04.2009) was the third and last one of the DRAKE project. The work at sea consisted in recovering 5 moorings deployed below Jason ground track 104 during ANTXXIV/3, performing two CTD/LADCP sections with tracers and microprofiler below two adjacent ground tracks of Jason : track 104 and 28 (total of 46 stations). A GPS buoy was deployed during 10 stations. Ancillary objectives were to carry out two coastal ctd sections one in Magellan Strait (9 stations), the other in LeMaire Strait (3 stations), and to gather live antarctic fish in King George Island (KGI) (more than 1000 fish). While the fish traps were deployed, logistics was performed on KGI with helicopters and two CTD stations were performed above and near Orca volcano in the Bransflied Strait in the proximity of King George Island. Although the adverse weather conditions encountered during the first 10 days of the cruise had to be buffered by increased station spacing along parts of the Drake sections, the cruise was highly successful. Scientific projects: a) Tracer measurements: Chlorofluorocarbons and noble gases, Madlen Gebler and Oliver Huhn (IUP, Heidelberg); b) Role of temperature, CO2 and Oxygen in evolution: Integrative ecophysiological studies on fish and cephalopods, Magnus Lucassen and Heidrun Weindish (AWI)
Link (URL): http://www.awi.de/en/infrastructure/ships/polarstern/
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Southern Pacific Ocean
Punta Arenas- Maxwell Bay- Punta Arenas
Project Name/Number: AGAP – Antarctica’s Gamburtsev Province
Discipline: geophysics, glaciology
Principal Investigator: Detlef Damaske (BGR, Germany)
Main Activity/ Remarks: During the 2008-09 field season, a state of the art aerogeophysical survey comprising airborne radar, aerogravity and aeromagnetic measurements was flown to explore the “Gamburtsev Province”. Area: Gamburtsev (subglacial) Mountains in central East Antarctica (field camp). In total 120,000 line km of data were acquired on a detailed flight grid over an area of about 240000 km². The data collected will help to understand the tectonic origin of these enigmatic mountains and to provide crucial new inputs into ice sheet and climate models. AGAP will also provide key site survey support for the ice and bedrock drilling efforts.
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McMurdo Station (USA)
Project Name/Number: Air Chemistry Observatory
Discipline: klimatology, air chemistry
Principal Investigator: Rolf Weller (AWI; scientific leader), Jürgen Nantke (AWI) Station leader until February 2009; Gerhard Weigand (AWI) Station leader from February 2009
Main Activity/ Remarks: The main objective of our air chemistry research activities was to install the new Air Chemisty Observatory about 1.5 km south of the new main station, Neumayer III (http://www.awi.de/en/go/air_chemistry_observatory). Finally all experiments and part of the installation moved in February 2009 from the old to the new observatory, which is in operation since 16th February 2009.In 4th January 2003 we installed an automated aerosol sampler for remote year-round aerosol sampling at Kohnen Station (report of the season 2002/2003). These investigations in continental Antarctica are dedicated to complement and expand the research program already established at the coastal Neumayer Station in order to sustain the interpretation of ionic profiles measured in the EPICA-DML ice core. The focus of our activities during the recent season, which took place in 22nd January, was again confined to maintain the installed equipment, i.e. the electric power supply of the observatory (wind turbine, solar panels and batteries), the automated aerosol sampler and the data acquisition. The filter units were exchanged and the samples will be analysed by ion chromatography after return in our home laboratories. Unfortunately, due to the lack of time and electric power (Kohnen Station was not opened this season!), it was not possible to install new aerosol filters and initialize the sampler again. The project is a close cooperation with the Institute for Environmental Physics, University of Heidelberg (IUP, principal investigator: Dietmar Wagenbach). In addition we visited the new automated weather station AWS 9 from the Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University (IMAU) at Kohnen and retrieved the high resolution meteorological data (wind direction & velocity, relative humidity, temperature, radiation, ultra-sonic snow height sensor; one minute sampling rate).
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Air Chemical Observatory at Neumayer Station III and Kohnen Station
Project Name/Number: Airborne geophysical/glaciological surveys with POLAR 5 and support of ground-based fieldwork
Discipline: geophysics, glaciology
Principal Investigator: Daniel Steinhage (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Scientific activities report: 1. CryoVEx ANT: Aim of CryoVEx ANT (CryoSat Validation Experiment in Antarctica) is to perform radar altimeter measurement using ESA’s ASIRAS instrument in conjunction with laser scanner and altimeter above designated test areas in the vicinity of the Schirmacher Oasis. Parallel to the airborne survey a ground-based survey by the Institute for Planetary Geodesy of the Technical University Dresden was carried out. 2. Reconnaissance Berkner Island: An improved understanding of ice mechanics and interpretation of radio-echo sounding data resulted in a new interpretation of RES data of the Institute of Geophysics of the Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster on Berkner Island. Due to bad weather only very few and short sections could be covered with video, fotos and laser altimeter measurements. This is a joint project of AWI and BAS. 3.WEGAS: WEGAS (West-East Gondwana amalgamation and its separation) was the continuation of the earlier project VISA. The focus of WEGAS is the tectonic structure underneath the ice sheet of Dronning Maud Land (DML).
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Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica

Project Name/Number: Bioacoustic research on seals in Atka Bay
Discipline: biology, ecology
Principal Investigator: Ilse Van Opzeeland (AWI); Lars Kindermann (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: a) Underwater recording of seals in Atka Bay: In this study we used acoustic localization techniques to investigate acoustic behaviour in relation to male reproductive strategies in Weddell, Ross, leopard and crabeater seals. During the 2008/2009 field season we have set up a 3-hydrophone array in Atka Bay, the area where Weddell seals form traditional breeding aggregations during the breeding season. The recordings contained vocalizations of Ross, leopard and Weddell seals and were made over a period of 20 days. Analysis of the data is currently in progress. b) Playback experiments on Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) mother-pup pairs: This study is the first to experimentally investigate if Weddell seal mother-up pairs recognize each other vocally. We conducted playback experiments on Weddell seal mother-pup pairs to investigate whether there is vocal recognition of pup vocalizations by Weddell seal females. The acoustic recordings and the experimental data are currently analysed.
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Atka Bay, Neumayer Station II
Project Name/Number: Consequences of longterm-Confinement and Hypobaric HypOxia on Immunity in the Antarctic Concordia Environment (CHOICE – Study)
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Principal Investigator: Alexander Choukèr (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The vulnerability of totally isolated wintering groups in Antarctica is a concern alike of those needing major consideration when planning health care and health monitoring during long-term space flights, manned lunar exploration and potential future “extraterrestrial” settlement. The recently published medical statistics of Antarctic wintering-over teams in the last decades and new research reports are indicating that the health and the immune system are affected under conditions of confinement in the pole regions. Beside the consequences of confinement on stress-dependent immune-modulation, hypobaric hypoxia may add to alter immunity and potentially aggravate immune suppression. 1.) Goals: In the Antarctic environment of the CONCORDIA station stress-dependent immune-modulation due to both confinement and hypoxia can be investigated at once with the following goals: i) Assessment and understanding of stress-associated immune changes that results from confinement living under moderate hypobaric hypoxia comparable to those possible living situations in future lunar habitats where air pressure and oxygen may be lowered for technical and financial reasons. ii) Work out for the rationale for the development of adequate countermeasures to counterbalance the potential risk of confinement and hypoxia-induced immune and health changes. 2.) Realization: On-site we have further developed, together with the European Space Agency´s science officer Dr. Alex Salam (IPEV, selected and hired by ESA) a functional immune laboratory, and we could install and run a flow cytometer (Partec Cyflow SL, brought in by us) to perform numerical and functional cellular analyses. Also test runs were performed from the blood of the two operators themselves; before starting with the subject analyzes. Moreover, standard incubation device for blood cell components (water bath), as well as other standard lab equipment that arrived with the traverse were installed successfully. 3.) Protocol: The CHOICE study includes baseline data collection in Europe (performed in Paris in October 2008), data collection after adaptation at the base (3-4 weeks upon arrival) as well as monthly during the overwintering and twice afterwards. In early January 09 we performed the full scale panel in six subjects as scheduled, including (cell-) stress responses, their consequences on immunity as well as other haematological parameters assessed from small blood volumes. Moreover, non-invasively taken probes from saliva, urine and breathing air were collected as well as questionnaires were filled in by the expeditioners. Some analyses were run immediately after e.g. blood collection, other samples are now stowed frozen until return to Germany in Jan/Feb 2010 and further to the laboratories of our partners in the United States of America, France, Austria or Italy. 4.) Perspectives: Overall, the CHOICE project on CONCORDIA has been successfully kicked-off and the monthly assessment during the on-going overwintering period, together with the planned next mission will increase knowledge on the physiological adaptation of humans´ health and immunity during long-term confinement and hypobaric hypoxia.
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Concordia Station (Italy / France)
Project Name/Number: CryoVEx 2008/2009
Discipline: geophysics, glaciology
Principal Investigator: Axel Rülke (Dresden University of Technology, Germany)
Main Activity/ Remarks: CryoSat is an ESA space mission to study the global ice coverage. The main purpose of the CryoSat Cal/Val activities in Antarctica is to obtain precise ground data to calibrate and validate the spacecraft measuring devices in terms of their precision and accuracy. The activities of the TU Dresden group are based on surveys of the ice surface using precise kinematic GPS. A geodetic GPS receiver is mounted on a Nansen sledge and pulled over the ice by a snowmobile. This work in the Central Dronning Maud Land was based on two field camps. In November and December 2008 a field camp was established about 85km South-East of Schirmacher Oasis. In January 2009 a second field camp was run about 40km South of Schirmacher Oasis. In total about 1800 km of profiles were surveyed. These activities were closely connected to activities of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute (AWI, Germany) based on the POLAR 5 aircraft. Five more GPS stations on bedrock were installed in the mountain range of the Wohlthat massive. These stations are part of a long term project which aims to study deformations of the Earth crust which may be caused by changing ice loads.
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Area south of Schirmacher Oasis, Central Dronning Maud Land
Project Name/Number: DROMLAN Weather forecast service
Discipline: meteorology
Principal Investigator: Ralf Brauner (DWD), Christian Kreutzmann (DWD), Hans-Arnold Pols (DWD)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Established in season 2002/03 and the meteorological observatory of the German Antarctic station Neumayer offered a detailed and individual weather forecast service for all activities in Dronning Maud Land. During the summer season 2008/2009 several thousand forecasts get performed for field parties, ships, stations and especially aircrafts. It is obvious, that this service increased the safeness 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.
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DROMLAN Weather forecast service at Neumayer Station III

Project Name/Number: Geodesy and Geophysics in Antarctica (CAV)
Discipline: geodetic and oceanographic research
Principal Investigator: Sibylle Vey (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Installation, maintenance and operation of geodetic and oceanographic equipment on permanent tracking stations for geodetic (geoid determination, horizontal and vertical geodetic datum, atmosphere) and geophysical (ice mass balance, plate tectonic) studies. Area of activity: Base Jubany (Argentina) 62° 14’ 16”S / 58° 39’ 52” W; Base San Martín (Argentina) 68° 07’ 47”S / 67° 06’ 12”W; Base Esperanza (Argentina) 63° 23’ 42”S / 56° 59’ 46”W; Base Marambio (Argentina) 64° 14’ 42”S/ 56° 39’ 25”W
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Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula
Project Name/Number: German participation on TAVERN
Discipline: atmospheric physics
Principal Investigator: Andreas Herber (AWI); Manuel Sellmann (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The aim of the project was to install an observatorial dome for a starphotometer on the astronomical sides of Concordia station. The instrument is the german participation on the project TAVERN. Its goals in general and especially the part of the starphotometer in the project were introduced to the station personel during a short presentation. The installation on the construction side took 16 days in mostly good weather conditions.
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Concordia Station (Italy / France)
Project Name/Number: Glaciological investigations on the King George Island ice cap: Airborne and ground based ice thickness measurements with GPR; ice surface velocity measurements with DGPS
Discipline: glaciology, geology
Principal Investigator: Norbert Blindow (Project Leader, University of Münster); Martin Rückamp (Expedition Leader, University of Münster)
Main Activity/ Remarks: During the 8-week field campaign in December 2008 - February 2009 a comprehensive glaciological field programme was carried out: The main objective was to obtain ice thickness distribution at the crevassed areas of the ice cap. Therfore, we used the University of Münster Airborne Ice Radar (UMAIR). For position and elevation measuring a differential GPS in combination with a Laser Altimeter was used. In cooperation with FACH (Fuerza Aerea de Chile) a helicopter flight was done surveying approx. 200km. Data processing is still in progress. Ground based GPR measurements on the Bellingshausen Dome with a 25MHz and 200MHz System has been done on a dense grid (grid spacing approx. 200m). A detailed map of the bedrock topography and internal structures was generated. The bedrock topography shows a rough surface with maximum ice thickness up to 130m. Compared to the main ice cap the internal structures of the small Dome look completely different as e.g. there is no water table present. The field programme was complemented by ground penetrating radar measurements on Arctowski Icefield as well as differential GPS measurements in static and kinematic mode. Several DGPS transects from previous traverses were re-assessed and considerable elevation decrease in lower elevation was found (max. up to 6.5m between 2004/05 and 2008/09). In cooperation with AWI Potsdam (H.Mayer and F. Fernandoy) three firn cores at different altitudes were taken to obtain a density profile with depth, accumulation rates an so on. The extensive dataset will be used as input and validation parameters for diagnostic and prognostic modelling studies.
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Artigas (Uruguay)
Project Name/Number: IceCube Neutrino Telescope
Discipline: physics
Principal Investigator: Christian Spiering (DESY Zeuthen, Germany)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Construction and Operation of the IceCube Neutrino Telescope. Investigation of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, search for dark matter and magnetic monopoles, monitoring of the Galaxy for Supernova bursts. Completion of IceCube: January 2011
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Amundsen Scott Station (USA)

Project Name/Number: Impact of climate change on Antarctic ecosystems –focusing on benthic algae
Discipline: marine biology, biochemistry, ecology
Principal Investigator: Katharina Zacher (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: How does climate change affect the benthic primary producers and consequently the Antarctic ecosystem? The results of our experiments should help to understand more about the trophic links and dynamics of the Antarctic ecosystem under a changing environment. The following experiments were performed during the two month stay: 1. Field-experiments on the succession of macro- and microalgal communities in the Antarctic during summer and winter were started. 2. Field-experiments regarding the UV-susceptibility of different brown algal spores were performed. 3. Laboratory experiments on interactive effects of different environmental factors were performed (UV radiation and salinity) with different macroalgal spores, mainly from the brown alga Adenoscystis utricularis and the red alga Iridaea cordata from the intertidal. This project is a cooperation between Argentina (Instituto Antárctico Argentino) and the AWI and will be continued the next field season 2009/10.
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Jubany (Argentina); Dallmann Laboratory
Project Name/Number: Investigation of blue ice fields in the Wohlthat Massiv/Queen Maud Land
Discipline: glaciology
Principal Investigator: Georg Delisle (Hannover, Germany)
Main Activity/ Remarks: After several days of traversing to the sites of interest under mostly bad weather conditions, several technical problems (failure of one of two Iridium phone, tent damage after strong storm) did occur. It was decided that the safety situation of the project hat early on reached a critical point, where additional incidents would potentially cause a very serious safety situation. It was therefore decided to stop the operation and return to base. The sites of interest were not reached.
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Novolazarevskaya, Wohlthat Massiv
Project Name/Number: LIMNOPOLAR
Discipline: marine biology
Principal Investigator: Daniel Dietrich (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Specific Project: Climate change induced shift in cyanobacterial matt species (psychro-tolerant; thermo-tolerant), associated production of the cyanobacterial toxin Microcystin, and mechanism(s) of resistance to microcystin-induced protein-phosphatase inhibition in Antarctic ciliates, rotifers and tardigrades. Specific project activities: In order to characterize the cyanobacterial mats on Byers Peninsula, the four main mat areas were sampled to: 1.Identification sample location, 2. Characterization of cyanobacterial species, 3. Cyanobacterial Toxin analysis of mat samples. Collection of ciliate, rotifer and tardigrade species on Byers Island, Antarctica collected from individual locations within the mats as well as locations in the direct periphery of cyanobacterial mats. General comments: Due to the rather difficult logistics in getting from Punta Arenas (Chile) to Antarctica, the actual days in the field were cut extremely short. In consequence some of the experiments could not be carried out.
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Byers Peninsula
Project Name/Number: Meteorological Observatory
Discipline: meteorology
Principal Investigator: Gert König-Langlo (AWI, scientific leader), Jürgen Nantke (AWI) Station leader until February 2009; Gerhard Weigand (AWI) Station leader from February 2009
Main Activity/ Remarks: The meteorological observatory programme at Neumayer is ongoing. It includes: • 3-hourly routine 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 2008/2009. During the summer season 2008/09 the observatory was moved from Neumayer II to Neumayer III. The new over winterer team took over the observatory work and are continuing the observatory programs continuously without mayor changes. During the summer season the meteorological observatory of Neumayer was used successfully as the DROMLAN weather forecast centre. The service will start again in November 2009.
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Meteorological Observatory of Neumayer Station III

Project Name/Number: Planning of the new Indian Antarctic research station
Discipline: logistics
Principal Investigator: Andreas Nitschke (Dresden University of Technology, Germany)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Investigations for planning the new Antarctic research station of India
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Larsemann Hills
Project Name/Number: Population ecology and migration of Antarctic Skuas; Monitoring of Antarctic seabirds and seals; GPS-mapping of actual human activities
Discipline: biology, ecology
Principal Investigator: Hans-Ulrich Peter (University of Jena, Germany)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The first aim of the skua project on Fildes Peninsula was the continuation of the long-term project on the population ecology of both skua species and hybrid pairs. The distribution of skua nests was mapped, adults and chicks were banded and the breeding success of chicks was determined. In the season 2007/08 in cooperation with BAS GLS-Loggers were attached on breeding birds to investigate the winter migration of both species. In January and February 2009 these loggers were removed and the data processed. Additionally we were using GPS-Loggers to follow the feeding flights of both skua species. The new project ‘Designation of an Antarctic Specially Managed Areas’ was a continuation of the project “Risk assessment for the Fildes Peninsula and Ardley Island and the development of management plans for designation as Antarctic Specially Protected or Managed Areas”. A complete census of avian and mammal fauna is carried out. Central aim was an area-wide GPS-mapping of actual human activities (research, station constructional and logistic work, air and marine traffic) and their impacts.
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Bellinghausen (Russia)
Bellingshausen Station (Russia)
Project Name/Number: PRE-IPICS GPS 2008/09
Discipline: geophysics
Principal Investigator: Daniel Steinhage (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Geodetetic GPS measurements at 4 sites on at Halfarryggen and Søråsen as well as maintenance of AWS 11 (owner IMAU, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands):The survey has been carried in within four consecutive days from Neumayer station. While at DML96 all six poles could be revisited and the poles in place extended, at all other places at least one pole has been lost. At DML97 only one pole was buried since its set-up in January 2007 under snow, three poles were lost at DML94 und five at DML95. A first check of the data revealed a displacement of about 2 m of the poles at DML94, DML96, and DML97. The only pole found at DML95 moved about 50 m within the last two years. During the measurements at DML94 the AWS of the University of Utrecht was maintained and its mast extended by personnel of Neumayer station. Each strain net consists of 6 aluminium poles arranged as a pentagon. The diameter of the strain nets varies between 1.5 and 3 km. It is planned to survey all six locations simultaneously for 4 h and to extend the poles for future measurements, because low deformation rates are expected.
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Neumayer Station II; Søråsen and Halvfarryggen
Project Name/Number: Recent climate variability in the region of the Antarctic Peninsula
Discipline: geosciences, glaciology
Principal Investigator: Hanno Meyer (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The Chilean-German expedition „Antarctic Peninsula 2009 – API 2009“ took place from 5 January – 18 February 2009 as a cooperation between the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Potsdam (PI: Dr. H. Meyer); the University of Münster (WWU; PI: Dr. N. Blindow) and the Magallanes-University (UMAG) in Punta Arenas, Chile (PI: Dr. C. Cárdenas). Main objective of this field campaign was to select a suitable location for a medium depth ice core of 100-150 m at the Plateau Laclavere, Antarctic Peninsula (A.P.) and to contribute to the understanding of the glaciological system of the A.P and on King George Island, regions highly susceptible to climate change. For this purpose, a consortium with glaciological, geophysical and geochemical expertise has been formed. Two Antarctic scientific bases were visited as logistical starting point for combined glaciological and geophysical field activities: 1. Chilean O’Higgins base, Antarctic Peninsula (API; 63°19`S, 57° 54`W) and 2. Uruguayan Artigas base, King George Island (KGI; 62° 11`04``S,58° 54`09``W).The retrieved material has reached Germany in May and will be subsequently prepared for physical properties (DEP, density) and isotope measurements.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Antarctic Peninsula; King George Island

Project Name/Number: RV POLARSTERN - Leg ANT XXV/2
Discipline:
Principal Investigator: Olaf Boebel (Chief scientist); Eberhard Fahrbach (Coordinator)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Leg 2 of the Antarctic expedition ANT-XXV (05.12.2008- 05.01.2009) operated in the western Weddell Sea and served both logistic and a scientific objectives, which can be grouped as station-bound, on-transit and helicopter-borne activities. First station work concerned the deployment of the free fall systems PIES and MARU, which proceeded without difficulties. However, in order to save time, steaming was resumed right after deployment, prohibiting tracking of the Posidonia transponders during their descent to the sea-floor. Our next goal was the recovery of the MABEL laboratory, which succeeded with minimal time effort due to favourable weather and ice conditions at the time. This permitted to immediately proceed to Neumayer Station, allowing logistic operations to commence as scheduled (arrival on 17 Dec. 2008, 08:00 UTC, departure on 20 Dec. 2008, 03:00 UTC). A major task for the return leg to Cape Town was the recovery and redeployment of sound source mooring AWI 240, which had been deployed 6 years earlier. Scientific projects: a) Maps: Marine mammal perimeter surveillance, Olaf Boebel (AWI) & workgroup; b) Composition of the atmosphere and radiation budget at the atmosphere/sea-ice/ocean intersection, Viktoria Mohr and Andreas Macke (IFM- GEOMAR, Kiel); c) Transect-based investigations of polyfluorinated compounds in south Atlantic and Antarctic regions, Annekatrin Dreyer and Armando Caba (GKSS, Gesthacht); d) Dissolved organic matter and trace elements in the surface waters of the southern ocean: a contribution to geotraces, Christa Pohl, Enrique Frenandez-Otero (IOW, Warnemünde), Ruth Flerus, Oliver Lechtenfeld (AWI); e) Mabel recovery mission, Hans Gerber (TFHB, Berlin), Marcantonio Lagalante, Giuditta Marinaro, Haiko de Vries (TUB, Berlin); f) Physical oceanography, Olaf Klatt, Olaf Boebel (AWI)
Link (URL): http://www.awi.de/en/infrastructure/ships/polarstern/
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Cape Town – Neumayer Station – Cape Town
Project Name/Number: The response of Antarctic Laternula elliptica to climate change
Discipline: marine ecology
Principal Investigator: Gunnar Husmann, Doris Abele (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The bivalve Laternula elliptica is a common benthic key species of the Antarctic coastal areas. Due to increasing temperatures and glacier melting on the Western Antarctic Peninsula, L. elliptica populations living at shallow areas are one of the first animals experiencing the impact of climate change related changes in environmental conditions including enhanced scouring of icebergs and increased inflow of melt water with reduced salinity as well as high sediment loads. Increased physical disturbance due to icebergs as well as changing food quality and quantity due to increased sedimentation may influence L. elliptica physiology and affect population dynamics in Antarctic coastal areas. In the present project we investigated the effect of environmental stress on the immune system of L. elliptica. The immune system of L. elliptica or other Antarctic invertebrates has not been investigated to date and a general characterization of immune parameters as well as the immune response towards stressors will be investigated. Under stressful conditions, the maintenance of physiological homeostasis may divert resources away from important processes like immune functions, thus bivalves from stressful environments may be more susceptible to additional environmental stressors, like potential pathogenic bacteria, which are accumulated during filter-feeding and from sediments in large amounts. Starvation and injury experiments were undertaken under field and laboratory conditions and the immune response of L. elliptica was recorded by hemocyte response, tissue apoptosis, proliferation rates and expression of selected genes of young and old Laternula elliptica individuals.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Jubany (Argentina); Dallmann Laboratory

Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Neumayer Station III
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Ekström Ice Shelf   Lat: 70º 40´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 16´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 60
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: In the frame of the old station NEUMAYER STATION II and the construction site NEUMAYER STATION III, up to 100 scientists, experts, pilots and technicians stayed temporarily at the station and the construction camp of Neumayer Station III during summer season. Additionally visitors for opening the new station took short time stays at the station site. Russian and South African fixed wing and rotary aircraft were scheduled to land at Neumayer station for transport of personnel and freight in the frame of scientific and logistic co-operation or refuelling. 121 passengers in total travelled into Antarctica by means of DROMLAN flights, and 122 passengers were brought back. 116 people were taken to Neumayer station, and 117 flew back from Neumayer on a DROMLAN flight. The construction team had to start their works to build the steel frame after the arrival with the DROMLAN flights D1 and D3. Progress was not unduly hampered by bad weather, and thus the above-ground steelworks were finished on 13 December, and the closure of the protective shell of the platform on 14 January. From then on the technical installations inside the building could be continued independent from weather, a welcome change at this advanced moment of the season. Meanwhile also the installation of the hydraulic lifting system had been finished, and for testing purposes the station was twice raised by a few centimetres. Power and heating by the new cogeneration plant of the station was turned on for service on 18 February. On 27 February 2009 the station was handed over to the first team of nine men and women wintering at Neumayer Station III – the 29th wintering in series on the Ekström Ice shelf.
Name: Neumayer Station II
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Ekström Ice Shelf, Neumayer Station II   Lat: 70º 39´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 15´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 60
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: - Permanently occupied. - Maintenance of station facilities, observatories, and infrasound station I27DE - storage of firn cores and snow samples for transport to Germany by RV POLARSTERN - operational Weather Forecast Service for aircraft missions - station will be closed by the end of the summer season in the beginning of March 2009
Name: Closed Facilities
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Lillie Marleen Hut   Lat: 71º 12´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 31´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population:
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: - currently closed - responsibility BGR
Operating Period: From: October To: March
Name: Dallmann Laboratory
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Dallmann Laboratory   Lat: 62º 14´ 00´´ S   Long: 58º 14´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 35
Medical Facilities: none, provided by Jubany station
Remarks / Description: Research on zoological communities (cold-stenothermal fish and cephalopods) and macroalgae around the Potter Cove; scientific SCUBA diving
Operating Period: From: October To: March

Name: German Antarctic Receiving Station (GARS)
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: German Antarctic Receiving Station (GARS)   Lat: 63º 19´ 00´´ S   Long: 57º 54´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 14
Medical Facilities: none, provided by O’Higgins Station
Remarks / Description: Campaigns in saison 2008/2009: Satellite data acquisition, VLBI and GPS measurements
Operating Period: From: October To: March
Name: Gondwana Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Gondwana Station    Lat: 74º 38´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 13´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 20
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: - No activities in saison 2008/2009
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: 20
Medical Facilities: none. provided by Neumayer Station III
Remarks / Description: Inspection and maintenance of the station
Operating Period: From: October To: March

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: MS Ivan Papanin
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages: 2
Remarks: In the frame of the cooperation between Norway, Belgium and Germany (Dronning Maud Land Shipment (DROMSHIP)
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
07 Dec 2008 Cape Town 04 Jan 2009 Atka Bay resupply of construction facilities and containers after the completion of the new German Antarctic research station Neumayer Station III
18 Jan 2009 Cape Town 30 Jan 2009 Atka Bay delivery of fuel and cargo for Neumayer Station
Name: MV SA Agulhas
Country of Registry: South Africa
Number of Voyages: 1
Remarks: In the frame of logistic cooperation with the South African National Antarctic Program (SANAP) - SA Agulhas will carry some cargo from Atka Bay to Cape Town
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
23 Dec 2008 Cape Town 05 Mar 2009 Cape Town transportation of cargo from Neumayer Station

Name: Polarstern
Country of Registry: Germany
Number of Voyages: 2
Maximum Crew: 44
Maximum Passengers: 124
Remarks: - modernisation from 1998 till 2001 - installation of advanced scientific and navigation technology
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
05 Dec 2008 Cape Town 05 Jan 2009 Cape Town Scientific projects, supply Neumayer station II, exchange of personnel
21 Mar 2009 Punta Arenas 09 Apr 2009 Punta Arenas Scientific projects, embarking of personnel and loading of cargo from Dallmann Laboratory

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Basler BT-67 (Polar 5)
Category:
Number Of Flights: 6
Period From: 07/11/2008
Period To: 02/03/2009
Remarks: 07 Nov – 20 Nov 2008: positioning, ferry flight from Oshawa to Novo Airfield; 21 Nov 2008 – 23 Feb 2009: logistic operations/ support for scientific projects; 23 Feb 2009 – 02 Mar 2009: repositioning from Novo Airfield to Oshawa
Departure Date Route Purpose
07 Nov 2008 Oshawa to Novo Airfield Postioning, ferry flight, incl. MAMAP (Measuring Methan emissions above the tropical rainforest in South America)
21 Nov 2008 Support of AGAP North (transportation of equipment)
19 Dec 2008 Support of various national programmes (AWI, BELARE, CHINARE) and DROMLAN as well as positioning in DML
05 Feb 2009 AWI field program
23 Feb 2009 Novo Airfield to Oshawa Repositioning
20 Dec 2009 Berkner Island (Reconnaissance ) Scientific operations for *CryoVEx ANT
Type: C-130
Category:
Period From:
Period To:
Remarks: - transport of personnel and cargo to Dallmann-Laboratory/Jubany - by the coordination of the Instituto Antarctico Argentino - operated by the Argentinean air force between Buenos Aires via Ushuaia to the airfield Teniente Marsh - AWI has got a back up function in coordination - 13 persons will be transported in each direction - around 1000 kg cargo will be transported by aircraft to Teniente Marsh - Return of cargo is scheduled to be transported by RV POLARSTERN . For detailed flight schedules see Argentinean report
Type: Iljushin 76TD
Category:
Number Of Flights: 11
Period From: 31/10/2008
Period To: 05/03/2009
Remarks: - Altogether 125 scientists and technicians with about 14 tons of cargo will be carried from Cape Town to NEUMAYER STATION, and 126 persons with about 14 tons of cargo back to Cape Tow in frame of DROMLAN - see flight plan: http://www.alci.info/
Departure Date Route Purpose
01 Nov 2008 CPT - Novo - CPT - transportation of scientists, technicians and cargo in frame of DROMLAN
06 Nov 2008 CPT - Novo - CPT - transportation of scientists, technicians and cargo in frame of DROMLAN
11 Nov 2008 CPT - Novo - CPT - transportation of scientists, technicians and cargo in frame of DROMLAN
22 Nov 2008 CPT - Novo - CPT - transportation of scientists, technicians and cargo in frame of DROMLAN
02 Dec 2008 CPT - Novo - CPT - transportation of scientists, technicians and cargo in frame of DROMLAN
19 Dec 2008 CPT - Novo - CPT - transportation of scientists, technicians and cargo in frame of DROMLAN
08 Jan 2009 CPT - Troll - CPT - transportation of scientists, technicians and cargo in frame of DROMLAN
27 Jan 2009 CPT - Novo - CPT - transportation of scientists, technicians and cargo in frame of DROMLAN
10 Feb 2009 CPT - Novo - CPT - transportation of scientists, technicians and cargo in frame of DROMLAN
20 Feb 2009 CPT - Novo - CPT -transportation of scientists, technicians and cargo in frame of DROMLAN
04 Mar 2009 CPT - Novo - CPT - transportation of scientists, technicians and cargo in frame of DROMLAN

Type: MBB BO105 CBS5
Category:
Period From:
Period To:
Remarks: - Two helicopters operated by Heli Service International, will support the expeditions during legs ANT XXV/2 to ANT XXV/4 - For further information please contact: http://www.heliservice.de

Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Hansa Kreuzfahrten
Contact Address: Conterescarpe 36, 28203 Bremen
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: MV Delphin
Country of Registry: Valetta (Malta)
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 240
Maximum Passengers: 375
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
07 Jan 2009 Buenos Aires (Argentina) 22 Jan 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date15/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date16/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski Peninsula Latitude: 64°44´S Longitude: 62°26´W
Visit Date17/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date17/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
22 Jan 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina) 07 Feb 2009 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date25/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Almirante Brown Latitude: 64°52´59´´S Longitude: 62°52´59´´W
Visit Date26/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date26/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date26/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 58´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date27/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bellingshausen Station (Russia) Latitude: 62º 11´ 46´´ S Longitude: 58º 57´ 38´´ W
Visit Date27/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing

Operator:
Name: Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH
Contact Address: Ballindamm 25, D-20095 Hamburg, Germany
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: MS Hanseatic
Country of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 125
Maximum Passengers: 160
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
21 Dec 2008 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 10 Jan 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Base Orcadas Latitude: 60°44´19´´S Longitude: 44°44´16´´W
Visit Date31/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 48´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bellingshausen Station (Russia) Latitude: 62º 11´ 46´´ S Longitude: 58º 57´ 38´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Penguin Island Latitude: 62º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Almirante Brown Latitude: 64°52´59´´S Longitude: 62°52´59´´W
Visit Date05/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64°54´S Longitude: 62°52´W
Visit Date05/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Turret Point Latitude: 62º 05´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Frei Station Latitude: 62º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Aitcho Islands Latitude: 62º 24´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 46´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/01/2010
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
10 Jan 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina) 28 Jan 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Monroe Island Latitude: 60°36´S Longitude: 46°03´W
Visit Date19/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Orcadas Latitude: 60°44´19´´S Longitude: 44°44´16´´W
Visit Date19/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Snow Hill Island Latitude: 64°25´S Longitude: 57°15´W
Visit Date21/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hannah Point Latitude: 62º 39´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64°54´S Longitude: 62°52´W
Visit Date23/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Almirante Brown Latitude: 64°52´59´´S Longitude: 62°52´59´´W
Visit Date23/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/01/2009
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 Date24/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°15´S Longitude: 62°40´W
Visit Date25/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
28 Jan 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina) 15 Feb 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Base Orcadas Latitude: 60°44´19´´S Longitude: 44°44´16´´W
Visit Date06/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: South Orkney Islands Latitude: 60°35´S Longitude: 45°30´W
Visit Date06/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Monroe Point Latitude: 62°49´S Longitude: 61°30´W
Visit Date06/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Elephant Island Latitude: 61°10´S Longitude: 55°14´W
Visit Date07/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 48´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hannah Point Latitude: 62º 39´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date09/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Almirante Brown Latitude: 64°52´59´´S Longitude: 62°52´59´´W
Visit Date10/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64°54´S Longitude: 62°52´W
Visit Date10/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy (Base A) /Brit./ Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 63°31´W
Visit Date11/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
15 Feb 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina) 03 Mar 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Snow Hill Island Latitude: 64°28´S Longitude: 57°11´W
Visit Date20/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 48´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pendulum Cove Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64°54´S Longitude: 62°52´W
Visit Date22/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Almirante Brown Latitude: 64°52´59´´S Longitude: 62°52´59´´W
Visit Date22/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date23/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Rothera Research Station Latitude: 67º 34´ 00´´ S Longitude: 68º 08´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Horseshoe Island Latitude: 67°51´S Longitude: 67°12´W
Visit Date25/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Stonington Island Latitude: 68º 11´ 00´´ S Longitude: 67º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Detaille Island Latitude: 66º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 66º 48´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Prospect Point Latitude: 66°01´S Longitude: 65°21´W
Visit Date27/02/2009
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 Date28/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing

Operator:
Name: Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH
Contact Address: Ballindamm 25, D-20095 Hamburg, Germany
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: MS Bremen
Country of Registry: Nassau/ Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 100
Maximum Passengers: 141
Remarks: 14/01/09 to 13/02/09 - Trip stopped due to accident of a crew member
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
22 Dec 2008 Lyttleton (New Zealand) 14 Jan 2009 Port Bluff (New Zealand)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Auckland Island Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date27/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Campbell Island Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date28/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Dumont d'Urville Station Latitude: 66º 39´ 46´´ S Longitude: 140º 00´ 05´´ E
Visit Date02/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Commonwealth Bay Latitude: 67°00´00´´S Longitude: 142°30´00´´E
Visit Date03/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Martin /Fr./ Latitude: 66°49´S Longitude: 141°24´E
Visit Date04/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
14 Jan 2009 Port Bluff (New Zealand) 13 Feb 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)
13 Feb 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina) 03 Mar 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 58´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date16/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64°54´S Longitude: 62°52´W
Visit Date16/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Almirante Brown Latitude: 64°52´59´´S Longitude: 62°52´59´´W
Visit Date16/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 14´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Aitcho Islands Latitude: 62º 24´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 46´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Orcadas Station  Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date20/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
03 Mar 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina) 21 Mar 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Penguin Island Latitude: 62º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/03/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Almirante Brown Latitude: 64°52´59´´S Longitude: 62°52´59´´W
Visit Date07/03/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64°54´S Longitude: 62°52´W
Visit Date07/03/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/03/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date08/03/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/03/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 58´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/03/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Orcadas Latitude: 60°44´19´´S Longitude: 44°44´16´´W
Visit Date12/03/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing

Operator:
Name: Henk Boersma
Contact Address: P.O. Box 61, 9410 Ushuaia, Argentina
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: S/Y SARAH W. VORWERK
Country of Registry: Germany
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 2
Maximum Passengers: 8
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
15 Dec 2008 Ushuaia (Argentina) 12 Jan 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Hannah Point Latitude: 62º 39´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Almirante Brown Latitude: 64°52´59´´S Longitude: 62°52´59´´W
Visit Date26/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gonzalez Videla Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date27/12/2008
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 Date28/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Palmer Station Latitude: 64°46´S Longitude: 64°05´W
Visit Date29/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Torgersen Island Latitude: 64º 46´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: New Palmer station Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date29/12/2008
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 Date30/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 14´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65°30´S Longitude: 64°15´W
Visit Date01/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65°30´S Longitude: 64°15´W
Visit Date02/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy (Base A) /Brit./ Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 63°31´W
Visit Date02/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing

Operator:
Name: Oceanstar GmbH
Contact Address: An der Trift 65, D-63303 Dreieich, Germany
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: MS Hanse Explorer
Country of Registry: St. John's/Antigua
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 17
Maximum Passengers: 12
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
26 Dec 2008 King George Island 07 Jan 2009 King George Island

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Bellingshausen Station (Russia) Latitude: 62º 11´ 46´´ S Longitude: 58º 57´ 38´´ W
Visit Date26/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ardley Island Latitude: 62°13´S Longitude: 58°56´W
Visit Date27/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date28/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Palmer Station Latitude: 64°46´S Longitude: 64°05´W
Visit Date29/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Booth Island Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 64°01´W
Visit Date29/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 14´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bennett Islands Latitude: 66°56´S Longitude: 67°42´W
Visit Date30/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bennett Islands Latitude: 66°56´S Longitude: 67°42´W
Visit Date31/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Marguerite Bay Latitude: 68°30´S Longitude: 68°30´W
Visit Date01/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Detaille Island Latitude: 66º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 66º 48´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Fish Islands Latitude: 66°02´S Longitude: 65°25´W
Visit Date02/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Duchaylard Island Latitude: 65°43´S Longitude: 65°08´W
Visit Date02/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hannah Point Latitude: 62º 39´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 48´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ardley Island Latitude: 62°13´S Longitude: 58°56´W
Visit Date07/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
16 Jan 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina) 04 Feb 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Base Orcadas Latitude: 60°44´19´´S Longitude: 44°44´16´´W
Visit Date26/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 48´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pendulum Cove Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date30/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date30/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date31/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date31/01/2009
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 Date31/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
04 Feb 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina) 15 Feb 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Danco Island Latitude: 64º 44´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 37´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date08/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date08/02/2009
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 Date08/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Winter Island Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Argentine Islands/ Wordie Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 14´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Almirante Brown Latitude: 64°52´59´´S Longitude: 62°52´59´´W
Visit Date09/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pendulum Cove Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 48´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
16 Feb 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina) 27 Feb 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Almirante Brown Latitude: 64°52´59´´S Longitude: 62°52´59´´W
Visit Date19/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Winter Island Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date20/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Argentine Islands/ Wordie Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 14´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date20/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pendulum Cove Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 48´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Penguin Island Latitude: 62º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62°09´45´´S Longitude: 58°28´W
Visit Date23/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing

Operator:
Name: Peter Ochs
Contact Address: Hessischer Rundfunk
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: RV Polarstern
Country of Registry: Germany
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew:
Maximum Passengers:
Remarks: Attendance of the journalist Peter Ochs to the expedition ANT-XXV/2 of RV Polarstern for reporting purposes.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
05 Dec 2008 Cape Town (South Africa) 05 Jan 2009 Cape Town (South Africa)

Operator:
Name: Transocean Tours Touristic GmbH
Contact Address: Stavendamm 22, 28195 Bremen
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: MS Marco Polo
Country of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 370
Maximum Passengers: 500
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
29 Nov 2008 Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) 17 Dec 2008 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 58´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62°09´45´´S Longitude: 58°28´W
Visit Date12/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Waterboat Point Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date13/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date14/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jubany Station Latitude: 62º 14´ 16´´ S Longitude: 58º 39´ 52´´ W
Visit Date14/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Yankee Harbour Latitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: King George Island Latitude: 62°00´S Longitude: 58°30´W
Visit Date14/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
17 Dec 2008 Ushuaia (Argentina) 28 Dec 2008 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Cape Lookout Latitude: 61º 16´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 12´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Frei Station Latitude: 62º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date22/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date22/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62°09´45´´S Longitude: 58°28´W
Visit Date23/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Waterboat Point Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date24/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date25/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 14´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
28 Dec 2008 Ushuaia (Argentina) 10 Jan 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date31/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Marguerite Bay Latitude: 68°30´S Longitude: 68°30´W
Visit Date01/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date02/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Waterboat Point Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date03/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date03/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date03/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date03/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jubany Station Latitude: 62º 14´ 16´´ S Longitude: 58º 39´ 52´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date04/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date04/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Baily Head Latitude: 62º 58´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62°09´45´´S Longitude: 58°28´W
Visit Date05/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
10 Jan 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina) 18 Jan 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

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: Chile
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 2
Maximum Passengers: 9
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
20 Dec 2008 Ushuaia (Argentina) 10 Jan 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2008
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Foyn Harbour Latitude: 64°33´S Longitude: 62°01´W
Visit Date02/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Doumer Island Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 63°34´W
Visit Date03/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°15´S Longitude: 62°40´W
Visit Date04/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
17 Jan 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina) 07 Feb 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Foyn Harbour Latitude: 64°33´S Longitude: 62°01´W
Visit Date25/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Doumer Island Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 63°34´W
Visit Date27/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 14´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Doumer Island Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 63°34´W
Visit Date29/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°15´S Longitude: 62°40´W
Visit Date30/01/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
14 Feb 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina) 06 Mar 2009 Ushuaia (Argentina)

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date20/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Murray Island Latitude: 64°22´S Longitude: 61°34´W
Visit Date21/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Foyn Harbour Latitude: 64°33´S Longitude: 62°01´W
Visit Date22/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Doumer Island Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 63°34´W
Visit Date24/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 14´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/02/2009
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 Date26/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Almirante Brown Latitude: 64°52´59´´S Longitude: 62°52´59´´W
Visit Date27/02/2009
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: Transversale 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: airplane/ski/skiing kite
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 31 Oct 2008
Date end: 31 Jan 2009
Number of personnel: 2
Operator:
Name: Armin Wirth, Iceolutions GmbH & Co. KG
Contact Address: Am Heilbrunnen 71-75, 72766 Reutlingen, Germany
Email Address:
Website Address:
Remarks:
Location of Activities
South Pole
Routes:

Denial of Authorizations
Aircrat Report
Compliance with the Protocol Report
Environmental Information - Compliance with the Protocol
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Contingency Plans Report
Environmental Impact Assessment: Procedures Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (Procedures)
No new procedures were established during this reporting period.

Environmental Impact Assessment Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (IEE/CEE List - Annex I)
Type: IEE
Title: Antarctic tourist and training cruises (4) of the MV Hanse Explorer – 2008/2009
Organization(s) responsible: Oceanstar ltd., Dreieich
Activity: Tourist Cruise
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Permit issued under provisos and conditions
Type: IEE
Title: Antarctic tourist cruises (2) of the MV Alexander von Humboldt – 2008/2009
Organization(s) responsible: Phoenix Reisen GmbH, Bonn
Activity: Tourist Cruise
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Permit issued under provisos and conditions
Type: IEE
Title: Antarctic tourist cruises (2) of the MV Delphin – 2008/2009
Organization(s) responsible: Hansa Kreuzfahrten ltd., Bremen
Activity: Tourist Cruise
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Permit issued under provisos and conditions
Type: IEE
Title: Antarctic tourist cruises (4) of the MV Hanseatic – 2008/2009
Organization(s) responsible: Hapag-Lloyd ltd.,
Activity: Tourist Cruise
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Permit issued under provisos and conditions

Type: IEE
Title: Antarctic tourist cruises (4) of the MV Marco Polo – 2008/2009
Organization(s) responsible: Transocean Tours Touristic GmbH, Bremen
Activity: Tourist Cruise
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Permit issued under provisos and conditions

Environmental Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (Monitoring and follow-up Activities)
Name of Activity: Construction of Neumayer III and dismantling of Neumayer II
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer III   70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 18´ 00´´ W  
Procedures put in Place: Construction of Neumayer III and dismantling of Neumayer II occurs in accordance to the conditions of the permit.
Information Obtained:
Actions Taken:
Related EIA:
Year 2005   TitleFinal CEE. Construction of the Neumayer III Station, Operation of the Neumayer III Station, Dismantling of the Existing Neumayer II Station

Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
Environmental Information - Conservation of Fauna and Flora
Permit Number:
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Nov 2008   Date end:  31 Mar 2009
Species: Catharacta spec.
Location:
Site Name: Fildes Peninsula Region (Fildes Peninsula, Ardley Island and surounding small islands)   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Amount: 228
Purpose: catching, ringing, blood and feather sampling, fitting with data loggers
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: The permit was issued for catching, ringing, and blood sampling at Skuas Catharacta ssp. (max. 230 Individuals). It was also issued for fitting up to 40 individuals of Catharacta ssp. with data loggers. Location: Fildes Peninsula and Ardley Island, King
Event or Project Name/Number:

Waste Management Plans Report
Waste Management Inventory of Past Activities Report
Prevention of Marine Pollution: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Prevention of Marine Pollution
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Area Protection and Management: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Measures)
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Area Protection and Management: Permit, Visit and Activities Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Permit, Visit and Activities)
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  125    Name:  Fildes Peninsula, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  15 Nov 2008   To:  31 Mar 2009
Purpose: The permit was issued for catching, ringing, and blood sampling at Skuas Catharacta ssp. (max. 200 Individuals). It was also issued for fitting up to 40 individuals of Catharacta ssp. with data loggers. Topic: Antarctic Skuas (Catharacta spec.) and their life-history parameters (University of Jena)
Summary of activities: longterm projekt about the ecology of skua species and hybrid pairs - distribution of skua nests was mapped - adults and chicks were banded and the breeding success of chicks was determined - in February 2009 the loggers were removed and the data processed - this give adetailed picture of Brown skuas in the overwintering area of the South Atlantic and the migration route of south polar skuas to the Arctic - additionaly GPS-Loggers are used to follow the feeding flights of both species - the study is a combined approach of tracking migrating birds by different data loggers, non-invasive methods for determination of past and present diets by stable isotope analysis and direct food samples, and standardised methods for measuring reproduction performance - part of the international IPY-activity ClicOPEN - will be continued in the following summer season
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  15 Nov 2008   To:  31 Mar 2009
Purpose: The permit was issued for catching, ringing, and blood sampling at Skuas Catharacta ssp. (max. 200 Individuals). It was also issued for fitting up to 40 individuals of Catharacta ssp. with data loggers. Topic: Antarctic Skuas (Catharacta spec.) and their life-history parameters (University of Jena)
Summary of activities: longterm projekt about the ecology of skua species and hybrid pairs - distribution of skua nests was mapped - adults and chicks were banded and the breeding success of chicks was determined - in February 2009 the loggers were removed and the data processed - this give adetailed picture of Brown skuas in the overwintering area of the South Atlantic and the migration route of south polar skuas to the Arctic - additionaly GPS-Loggers are used to follow the feeding flights of both species - the study is a combined approach of tracking migrating birds by different data loggers, non-invasive methods for determination of past and present diets by stable isotope analysis and direct food samples, and standardised methods for measuring reproduction performance - part of the international IPY-activity ClicOPEN - will be continued in the following summer season
Event or project name/number:

Area Protection and Management: Change or Damage Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Change or Damage)
No change or damage was observed during this reporting period.

Activities Undertaken in Cases of Emergencies Report
Other Information - Activities Undertaken in Cases of Emergencies
Emergency Title: Helicopter accident at NEUMAYER STATION
Emergency Description: On 02 March 2008 at 0820 UTC one of the helicopters (BO 105 CBS4) of RV POLARSTERN crashed on the Ekström Ice Shelf (70°38.19’S, 008°11.70’W) about 1.5 nm east of the German Neumayer Station II. The helicopter took off from RV POLARSTERN to fly three passengers of her scientific staff to Neumayer station. The injured helicopter technician managed to activate the emergency call, which was firstly received at Neumayer station. Rescue and recovery were immediately organized by the staff of Neumay
Date of Emergency: 02 Mar 2008
Location:
Site Name: Ekström Ice Shelf   Lat70º 38´ 11´´ S   Long08º 11´ 42´´ W  
Action Undertaken: - rescue and recovery were immediately organized by the staff of Neumayer station and Neumayer station III construction team - first statement was given to RV Polarstern - two pearsons left dead (the pilot and one passenger) - three seriously injured (helicopter technician and two passengers) - all injured persons were transported back to RV Polarstern with the second ship's helicopter - medical treatment started immediately at the ships hospital - the medical status of the patients became
Emergency Title: MedEvac Naja Arctica cook
Emergency Description: On January 22/23, the cook from Naja Arctica had to be evacuated from Antarctica for medical reasons. As the ship had to interrupt discharging operations due to pressing ice and was not positioned at the northern mooring place/shelf ice, the evacuation from board to Neumayer station was executed by a specially ordered South African helicopter from SANAE station.
Date of Emergency: 22 Jan 2008
Location:
Site Name: Naja Arctica   Lat0º 00´ 00´´ S   Long0º 00´ 00´´ W  
Action Undertaken: - evacuation from board of Antarctica to Neumayer station by south African helicopter (BO105) from SANAE station - landed on a hatch on board (wich was covered with flats to enable a secure landing) - patient stayed one night at Neumayer station - next day he was taken from Neumayer Station IIIconstruction via Halley and Rothera to Punta arenas on board of a Basler, accompanied by a doctor - he was taken to a hospital and the Basler flew back to Neumayer station
General Report