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Project Name/Number: Activities near Marambio IAA: IMPECCABLE
Discipline: Glaciology
Principal Investigator: M. Braun (Uni Erlangen)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Report about research operations during field campaign Jan – Feb 2017: Stay at base station Marambio (IAA Argentinien): 2017/01/23 – 2017/02/23, except field campaigns at James Ross Island (JRI) Camp Plateau (JRI): 2017/02/03-2017/02/04 (64.19889°S 57.59761°W). We were dropped off by an argentinian DHC6 Twin Otter at 64.19889°S 57.59761° to build an automatic weather station. Directly beside of the weather station a firn hole ( ca. 10 cm diameter, 10 m depth) for a firn compaction measurement unit was drilled and a snow pit (2 m depth, 2 x 2 m area) for isotope measurements was temporally cut. Due to logistical reasons we were picked up the next day noon, so a small camp (two sleeping tents and one kitchen tent) was installed. Camp Gourdon-Gletscher (JRI): 2017/02/09-2017/02/22 (64.25499°S 57.34202°W) We were dropped off by an argentinian MI-171 helicopter at 64.25499°S 57.34202°W. Our camp on a debris covered part of the Gourdon glacier consisted of three sleeping tents, one kitchen tent, and one toilet tent. The ablation stakes from the proper VELMAP project were measured and tumbled stakes were removed: 64.24477°S 57.33952°W (2 stakes with GPS Logger); 64.23971°S 57.35681°W; 64.24567°S 57.3613°W; 64.24271°S 57.38321°W). The other stakes should be measured next year for calculations to surface mass balance and glacier velocity. One automatic weather station (64.23445°S 57.37473°W) was installed in the middle part of the glacier which should be attainable also in the following years. One time lapse camera (Canon EOS 700D with three Boston Swing akkumulators) was installed on the southern moraine near the glacier tongue (64.26232°S 57.34670°W). Moreover, radar (25MHz) flights were done with an argentinian Bell 212 over Gourdon glacier. Profils and ice thickness are shown in the attached map. No animal colonies were seen before, during, and after the flights in the study area. Applied measurements done by our argentinian partners: The maintenance (changing batteries and sd-card) of the time lapse camera at Dinsmoor-Bombardier- Edgeworth-Glacier (64.34522°S 59.71795°W) was done by our argentinian partners due to time constraints during an one hour stay with an argentinian Bell 212 helicopter.
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Operating Period: From:  23 Jan 2017   To:  23 Feb 2017
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Marambio IAA
Project Name/Number: Antarctic Fast Ice Network (AFIN) - Sea ice properties in Atka Bay (near Neumayer Station)
Discipline: Physics
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marcel Nicolaus, AWI
Main Activity/ Remarks: In the framework of the Antarctic Fast Ice Network (AFIN) physical properties, thickness and extend of sea ice and its snow cover are determined over the entire Atka Bay. These measurements are performed each year since 2010. The work will be performed mainly and as a matter of routine by the wintering team of the Neumayer station. The measurements in the Atka Bay provide the German contribution to the international sea ice program AFIN. Extensive reports and results can be found under http://epic.awi.de/ (for example Hoppmann et al., 2012, http://epic.awi.de/30991/). Implemented scientific work/ measurements The planned measurements contain a large variety of methods: 1) Snow and Ice thicknesses: First sea-ice, platelet-ice and snow thickness measurements were carried out on 07 June 2016. Due to the not fully ice-covered Atka Bay, only stations ATKA03, ATKA07 and ATKA11 were served. All subsequent measurements were carried out on every station. In total, 8 series of measurements could be done (one per month). The last one was carried out on 22 December 2016. It was used to introduce the new overwintering team to the sea-ice related work. Thus, only one station (ATKA03) were served. These measurements describe an additional dataset to the previous December measurements. From 11 January 2017 onwards the sea ice was not walkable anymore. Thus, the sea-ice related work was finished for the season. Additional electromagnetic sea-ice thickness measurements could not be carried out, as the system was for repairing reasons in Bremerhaven. 2) Weather/ Radiation station: The applied weather and radiation station was not installed during the given period. 3) Thermistor buoy: The applied thermistor buoy was not installed during the given period. 4) Snow buoys: Snow thickness measurements with the Snow Buoy next to the chemical observatory near Neumayer Station were continued (since January 2013) at the same location (see data: http://data.meereisportal.de/download/buoys/2013S2_TS_addout.png). During this period, the Snow Buoy was once lifted (20 March 2017) to avoid a complete coverage in the snow. 5) Ice cores: In the given time period, no ice coring and further analysis have been performed. 6) Snow pits: In the given time period, no snow profiling and further analysis have been performed. 7) GPS station: The GPS measurements next to the chemical observatory were continued (since January 2015). The data were provided regularly to the GFZ (owner of the device). Area of activity (esp. coordinates) Sea ice in the Atka Bay near Neumayer Station (-70.6752 -8.2744) Research platforms used (stations, ships, aircraft, vehicles, field camp). Neumayer Station Schedule Sea-ice measurements have been performed from 07 June to 22 December 2016 (overwintering team). The Snow Buoy and GPS station are logging regularly data throughout the season.
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Neumayer III
Project Name/Number: Biogeochemical fluxes and dynamics in a changing environment
Discipline: Biochemistry
Principal Investigator: Frank Wenzhöfer (AWI,MPI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The aim of the project was to investigate how melting Antarctic glaciers influence benthic biogeochemical processes and fluxes. Measurements were performed at three different sites with different intensities of disturbance by the melting Fourcade glacier and include in situ diffusive and total oxygen uptake rates derived from microprofiler, benthic chamber and Eddy correlation studies. Furthermore, sediment cores from the three sites were sampled by divers and used for the determination of important background data (e.g. abiotic and biogenic sediment parameters, abundances and biomass of the macrofauna, meiofauna and bacteria community) as well as lab experiments regarding benthic nitrogen fluxes and potential primary production rates. We were able to perform all planned samplings and underwater measurements. An AWI dive team supported by Argentine military divers did the underwater work. In total 72 dives with 27 h of diving were performed.
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Operating Period: From:  31 Oct 2016   To:  31 Dec 2016
Areas of Operation
Dallmann Laboratory
Project Name/Number: CoFi 2016/17
Discipline: Glaciology
Principal Investigator: Sepp Kipfstuhl (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: During the entire 2016/17 field season surface snow samples (maximum depth 2 m) were taken at the Kohnen Station to better understand the evolution of the uppermost snow pack. The snow samples are analysed for specific surface area, snow density, the stable isotopes of water and ions. Furthermore, at the Kohnen Station pRES (phase sensitive) radar measurements were performed. Besides this snow program along the traverse route to the AWI Camp “Oldest Ice Core reconnaissance (OIR)” at 79°S, 30°E surface snow down to depth of 4 m was sampled with a spatial spacing of 30 to 150 km depending on the time available. Shallow ice core (depth 200 m) were drilled at three locations: CoFi5: 79°S; 30°E (OIR-Camp) CoFi6: 79.25°S, 40.5 °E (former US Plateau Station) CoFi7: 79.33°S; 35°E. Main way points of the traverse route were Kohnen Station 75°S, 0°E CoFi2 75.1°S, 15.4°E CoFi4 31.9°S 76.8°E CoFi5 79°S; 30°E CoFi6 79.25°S, 40.5 °E: CoFi7 79.33°S, 35°E, Kohnen Station 75°S, 0°E
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Operating Period: From:  08 Nov 2016   To:  11 Feb 2017
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Kohnen Station

Project Name/Number: EDEN ISS
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Principal Investigator: Daniel Schubert (DLR), Dr. Eberhard Kohlberg (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The EDEN ISS project has the goal to provide Neumayer Station III overwinterers with fresh food through the deployment of a closed greenhouse module in the vicinity of the station. This facility called the Mobile Test Facility also serves as a test-bed for a number of controlled environment agriculture technologies that may be used to grow plants on the International Space Station or on future missions to the Moon and Mars. First commissioning is planned in season 2017/18. Last season the deployment of the EDEN ISS Mobile Test Facility an elevated platform constructed out of steel was shipped to Neumayer Station III and set up including power supply and connection to the station’s network.
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Neumayer III
Project Name/Number: GANOVEX XII - REGGAE
Discipline: Geology , Geophysics and seismology
Principal Investigator: Andreas Läufer (BGR)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The project involves the cooperation of several international research units. These units are: RU 1: University of Genova, Italy, Prof. L. Crispini (PI, project coordinator); RU 2: University of Pisa, Italy, Dr Gianfranco di Vincenzo (PI); RU 3: BGR, Hannover, Germany, Dr A. Läufer (PI, project coordinator); RU 4: BAS, Cambridge, UK (PI: Dr F. Ferraccioli). The fieldwork was devoted to multi-scale structural analyses, aimed to the reconstruction of the general structure of the study areas and to the identification of small (few km2 large) key-areas for the deciphering of structural evolution and sample collection. The main goals of this phase are geological-structural mapping of shear zones and fault zones, analysis of the fault zones with emphasis on kinematic indicators, syntectonic veining, analysis of synsedimentary tectonic structures and relationships with the intrusive and volcanic rocks of known age, reconstruction of foliations and fracture trajectories and individuation of homogeneous structural domains preserving the different steps of the deformational evolution. Samples (ca. 500 kg) were collected according to the results of structural analyses either for petrographic (quantitative mineral analysis, lithofacies classification; hydrothermal alterations), and microstuctural analyses either to improve our collection of rock sample for the thermochronologic and geochronologic studies. The main goal is to obtain a detailed framework of the main tectonic structures as far as their structural architecture, the types of deformations and the wall rocks vs fault rocks features. The last also to check any change in the physical properties of the rocks hosting the main faults and therefore to evaluate their effect on aeromagnetic and gravity data.
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Operating Period: From:  28 Oct 2016   To:  30 Nov 2016
Areas of Operation
Northern Victoria Land
Project Name/Number: Geophysical Observatory
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alfons Eckstaller, Dr. Tanja Fromm, AWI
Main Activity/ Remarks: PI: Dr. Tanja Fromm (AWI) This includes the projects Neumayer-DI and Seismo2017. Geomagnetism During summer season 2016/2017 we conducted a ground based magnetic survey along the flow line of the magnetic observatory of Neumayer-III. The point of interest is to acquire total field intensity in an 700 x 2200 m area and absolute field components at five locations. Total field intensity was measured with a proton magnetometer (GSM-19) along seven survey lines and five crossing lines. Absolute field components measurements were carried out with a Fluxgate Magnetometer mounted on a non-magnetic Theodolite (Theo 020B) and a proton magnetometer (GSM-19). We measured the DI (declination and inclination) as well as the scalar field intensity of the magnetic field at five locations along the flow line of the magnetic observatory. Furthermore, we determined geographic north in two distinct methods (sun observations and calculation by geodetic coordinates) Magnetotelluric mesurements During summer season 2015/2016 we started a feasibility study of magnetotelluric (MT) measurements in the Antarctic region with standard MT equipment. We continued with these measurements in the summer season 2016/2017. Points of interest are the investigation of electromagnetic source effects in polar regions and the quality of MT recordings on an electrically poorly conducting ice body over or nearby electrically highly conductive layer of sea water. With the MT recordings we can investigate the distribution of electrical conductivity of the subsurface underneath the ice sheet and analyze the magnetic anomaly southwest of Neumayer-Station III. Seismographic registrations During the austral summer 2015/2016 we deployed four passive seismographic stations in the vicinity of Neumayer Station on the Ekström Shelf Ice (EKS11, 12, 13, 14). EKS11 was deployed a few hundred meters South closely to Neumayer Station. The second station (EKS14) was located twenty kilometers South-West of Neumayer Station. EKS12 and EKS13 were deployed at the grounding line of Olymp (Sørasen) and Watzmann (Halvfarryggen). The aim of the project is to enhance the grid of registration units on the Shelf Ice closely to Neumayer Station in order to detect and locate a greater amount and low amplitude seismic events in this region. All stations have been fully recovered in December 2016 and January 2017. A station consists of a seismometer unit, two isolated boxes containing batteries as well as a data logger. These units were buried in a snow pit and covered with wooden panels. Furthermore a solar panel was installed on the surface.
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Neumayer III
Project Name/Number: HALOGON
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: PI: Dr. Udo Frieß (Uni Heidelberg)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Reactive halogen compounds are playing an important role in the chemical balance of the troposphere. The consequences of the presence of these reactive compounds in the troposphere are ranging from the destruction of ozone over changes in the chemical balance and the increased deposition of toxic compounds to a potential impact on global climate. The polar Regions, in particular the coastal areas of Antarctica, represent a global hot spot for reactive halogens. The objective of the proposed project is the experimental investigation of the role of reactive halogen compounds in the chemistry of the polar boundary layer. It will focus on questions that largely arose from previous measurements in the Arctic and Antarctic and from the successful long-term measurements with a Multi-Axis Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (MAX-DOAS) instrument that is operated continuously on the Air Chemistry Observatory at Neumayer since 1999. Key part of this year’s activities was the maintenance of a Long-Path DOAS instrument for continuous autonomous measurements that was installed at Neumayer during the season 2015/16 to investigate diurnal and seasonal variations in the halogen chemistry. While the MAX-DOAS instrument requires sunlight for operation, this new instrument uses an own light source and thus allows continuous measurements during the whole year including Polar winter. This, for the first time, will give insight in the complete diurnal and seasonal variations of the halogen chemistry at Neumayer. The successful operation during the first year (2016/2017) lead to an extension of the measurements for another year (currently planned until summer season 2017/2018) with possible further extensions. Maintenance operations consisted of minor changes to parts of the instrument. The setup and installations (two rods with reflector elements) in the vicinity of Neumayer III station (< 1.5 km) were not altered.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Jan 2016   To:  15 Jan 2018
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Neumayer III

Project Name/Number: Heterothermy and torpor as energy saving strategies in Antarctic storm-petrel nestlings
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: Petra Quillfeld
Main Activity/ Remarks: For our project "Heterothermy and torpor as energy saving strategies in Antarctic storm-petrel nestlings" we monitored a colony of Wilson’s storm petrels at the “Tres Hermanos”, a hill close to the Dallmann Laboratory on King George Island between the end of January and the end of March. We daily controlled the nests of 20 breeding pairs and measured the chicks’ body weights, breathing frequencies and body temperatures in the parents’ absence. Additionally blood samples were taken to analyze physiological parameters. With this data we hope to answer questions on the body temperature’s influence on chick development as well as in what situations Antarctic storm petrel nestlings will use torpor during their development.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Feb 2017   To:  01 Apr 2017
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Dallmann Laboratory
Project Name/Number: Hydrology and Glacier Melt on the Potter Peninsula, KGI (HyGlacPot)
Discipline: Biology , Glaciology
Principal Investigator: Ulrike Falk (Uni Bremen/AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The spatial variability of the Antarctic climate and glacier surface mass and energy balance terms still remains largely unknown due to the scarcity of available field data. From field observations, we can see the dramatic differences in the inland ice cap from year to year. This project focused on the study of the quantification and spatial variability of climatological variables and surface properties on the inland ice cap pf King George Island. Field measurements were carried out using the existing infrastructure of the IMCOAST program. The methodology included analysis of climatological data and drivers, optical and radar remote sensing and glaciological surveys of surface elevation changes and mass balance terms of the Fourcade and Polar Club Glacier on KGI. Our research results show that the glacier is still not in equilibrium with climatic conditions and will probably continue to retreat at least few hundred meters, until possible equilibrium will be reached. The adaption of a glaciological melt model allowed for the quantification of melt water discharges into the Potter Cove that in summer months can be as high as 10 hm3 per month. This project thus serves as an interface to biological research disciplines investigating the consequences of climate change on biodiversity.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Jan 2017   To:  01 Mar 2017
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Dallmann Laboratory
Project Name/Number: Ice Pile Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Moritz Kötteritzsch, IgH GmbH
Main Activity/ Remarks: The installation works for this field study were carried out in January and February 2017 at the Neumayer III Polar station. All system parts for the full system implementation of a single ice pile foundation (mono ice piston) were installed and tested (as far as possibly in terms of time and environmental conditions). Besides smaller problems with the electrics and due to high surrounding temperatures of about -5°C the Pile generator was primary filled and put into operation. A remote maintenance system was installed (connection to Station network Infrastructure), to monitor and control the system from remote (Germany). In order to determine ice firn interaction investigate the load bearing capabilities at the ice pile girthed area, ice columns were pulled out of the ground after times of sintering (ice-dowel). The results of this tests showed an unexpected low interaction force between the ice-pile and surrounding firn. Due to first results in the ice-dowel tests it seemed unnecessary to carry out the planned ice nail-nail tests: In ice-dowel testing the breaking forth occurred next to the pile girthed area interface, without any adhering firn, so there were no divergent results expected from ice-nail testing. Smaller tests were carried out, determining the firn densitiy and grain size of the test area.
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Operating Period: From:  12 Jan 2017   To:  09 Feb 2017
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Project Name/Number: IsoAnt
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. Martin Werner, AWI
Main Activity/ Remarks: The overall goal of the project Iso-Ant is a first-time detailed detection and description of the isotopic composition of water vapour transported to the vicinity of AWI’s Neumayer II station in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. Stable isotopes of water (H216O, H218O, H217O, HD16O) are fundamental for the understanding of the modern hydrological cycle and key parameters for the reconstruction of past climate changes, e.g. from Antarctic ice cores. In January/February 2017 a laser-based cavity ring-down spectrometer (CRDS instrument) was successfully installed at the Neumayer III station. This type of instrument is capable of high-precision, high-frequency measurements of the isotopic composition of water vapour, and similar instruments have been deployed at various other locations worldwide during the last years. Since the installation of the instrument, automatic, continuous isotope analyses of the atmospheric water vapour at Neumayer III station in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, are conducted. At the time of writing (May 2015) the first 3 months of vapour isotope measurements have been performed and first analyses of the isotope data looks promising. In combination with simultaneously performed measurements on board of Polarstern and complementing climate simulations enhanced by water isotope diagnostics, a combined analyses of data and model results will allow a first-time quantitative assessment of the Antarctic water cycle and its seasonal isotopic variations.
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Operating Period: From:  10 Jan 2017   To:  15 Sep 2017
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Neumayer III

Project Name/Number: Long term gamma dose rate measurements under extreme conditions
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. Roger Luff (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, Rendsburg)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The probe installed at Neumeyer is the standard BfS probe equipped with 2 Geiger-Müller tubes for high and low count rates. It measures automatically and continuously the environmental gamma dose rate. It registers the radiation to get the terrestrial as well as the cosmic component of the gamma radiation. Moreover the probe measures the temperature and the air pressure in the probe housing for quality insurance. Due to the extreme weather conditions (temperatures below -55°C) one of the goals is to find out, if the hardware developed by BfS can be used under these extreme conditions and to find out what kind of problems occur if it does not work to find new kind of “error responses” from the system. The other goal is the detection of the radioactive flux from the cosmic radiation originating from the sun and from outer space. It is subject to a complex process of interaction with the earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere. Most of this radiation is attenuated and only a small fraction reaches the earth’s surface as ionizing radiation. At ground level, it contributes to the total measured ambient dose rate between 15%-50%. It is modulated by atmospheric pressure, the solar cycle and, occasionally, by solar flare events. Dose rate probes of similar response to cosmic radiation at different latitudes will help to understand the characteristics of the temporal variability of cosmic radiation and to better separate these effects from other environmental parameters.
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Project Name/Number: Maintenance Airchemistry Observatory
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rolf Weller, AWI
Main Activity/ Remarks: Within the project Iso-Ant, funded by the Helmholtz Climate Initiative Regional Climate Change (REKLIM), a cavity-ring-down spectrometers (CRDS) was successfully installed at Neumayer station. This experiment is scheduled for long term observation of specific humidity, H218O and HDO in Antarctic air. In combination with correspondent isotope measurements on board of RV Polarstern and the corresponding well-established long-term isotope measurements of snow samples from Neumayer Station, these new isotope observations will allow a unique simultaneous data set of H218O and HDO directly above the ocean surface and after transport to the Antarctic continent. Furthermore the Long-Path Differential Optical Absorption Spectrometer (LP-DOAS) from the IUP Heidelberg (PIs: Udo Frieß, Jan Nasse), installed last summer campaign, has been serviced and is now well prepared for another year-round measurement period. The main objective of this experiment is to measure reactive trace gases, in particular bromine oxide (BrO) and iodine oxide (IO) within the atmospheric boundary layer and to complement data from the MAX-DOAS instrument, which is up to now in continuous operation since 1999. In addition a new condensation particle counter has been installed, replacing an older irreparably damaged one. The new instrument is now capable to measure particles diameters down to 2.5 nm. The aerosol sampling installation was modified and a repaired high volume vacuum blower was reinstalled. An integrating nephelometer, which broke down in October 2016 could be repaired and was accordingly set into operation in January 2017. Finally the operation of the observatory was taken over by the new air chemistry over-winterer Zsófia Jurányi .
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Project Name/Number: Maintenance of CTBTO Infrasound Array I27DE
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mathias Hoffmann, BGR
Main Activity/ Remarks: According to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), the IS27 infrasound station is operated at the German “Neumayer” Antarctic Research base as one of 60 elements of the infrasound network of the International Monitoring System (IMS). Infrasound stations measure micropressure fluctuations in the atmosphere. Therefore they are mainly focussed on the monitoring of the compliance of the CTBT with respect to atmospheric nuclear explosions. The approximately uniform global distribution of the 60 stations ensures the ability to detect any atmospheric nuclear explosion of 1 kiloton TNT equivalent or more by at least two stations. Besides IS27, three other infrasound stations will be established along the coast of Antarctica. The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) operates the German National Data Center (NDC) for the CTBT and is responsible for the operation of IS27, which will be carried out in close co-operation with the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). IS27 is an infrasound array with nine array stations. Each station is equipped with a microbarometer and a data acquisition system. Meteorological sensors are installed at the central station. A wind-noise reducing pipe array is connected to each microbarometer. The distribution of the inlet ports to the microbarometer in a wide area ensures the suppression of the influence of wind-generated disturbances. The central array control system is installed in the seismo-acoustic observatory to power the stations and retrieve the recorded data. The infrasound data are transmitted continuously in near real time with a maximum delay of 5 minutes to the International Data Center (IDC) in Vienna, Austria, sharing the permanent satellite link between the Neumayer base and AWI. IS27 is to be operated continuously with at least 98 % data availability over a year's time, which is required for an IMS station. Routine maintenance of the array is a prerequisite to ensure the high reliability and is normally carried out every year during the Austral summer between December and February. During this period, the nine array elements have to be recovered from the snow and re-installed on the surface. The condition of the equipment has to be checked and software upgrades have to be installed.
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Operating Period: From:  12 Jan 2017   To:  28 Feb 2017
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Neumayer III
Project Name/Number: MOGS 4 – Modernization of Gondwana Station
Discipline: Moderization
Principal Investigator: Christoph Kasch (BGR)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The German Gondwana Station is a non-permanent facility at Gerlache Inlet of Terra Nova Bay on the Ross Sea, operated by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR). It was erected during the GANOVEX III expedition in 1982/1983 as a bivouac hut and then extended and converted into a summer station during GANOVEX V (1988/1989). Gondwana Station is accessible by ship or an aeroplane capable of landing on the sea ice in Terra Nova Bay. Gondwana Station was used as the main base during numerous BGR expeditions to northern Victoria Land. After more than 30 years of its existence, major renovation and modernization of the station was carried out in the 2015/2016 Antarctic season (MOGS 3). The modernisation of the station will lead to an improvement of working conditions, increase of maintenance feasibility and its operating efficiency, and considerable decrease of the environmental impact and the reduction of human footprint. During MOGS 4, all installations and construction work were completed. The installed facilities were thoroughly tested and the station was officially re-opened in mid-November 2016. The renovation/modernization of the station allows its future operation to continue for at least 25-30 years as a base for scientific research in northern Victoria Land. Transport of building material, construction equipment and personnel was facilitated with the logistical support of the Italian National Antarctic Research Programme. The team was furthermore supported by the staff of Jang Bogo Station (Rep. of Korea).
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Operating Period: From:  25 Oct 2016   To:  08 Nov 2016
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Gondwana Station

Project Name/Number: Monitoring of Antarctic seabirds and seals on Fildes Peninsula
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: DR. Hans-Ulrich Peter, Uni Jena
Main Activity/ Remarks: Aim of the project “Monitoring of Antarctic seabirds and seals on Fildes Peninsula ” was the continuation of an updated standardized assessment of fauna and flora of the Fildes Peninsula and Ardley Island with focus on birds and seals. Any considerable environmental changes were analyzed to keep the scientific data base up to date and usable during the process of discussion on international level about protection measures. Within this project the monitoring of Southern Giant Petrels (Macronectes giganteus) and penguins (Pygoscelis spec.) was continued. The project “Monitoring of penguin colonies with remote sensing methods” included a satellite based quantification of changes in penguin colonies including high-quality ground-truthing data. We used UAVs to provide a precise and efficient method to map penguin colonies . The first aim of the project “Population ecology and migration of Antarctic Skuas” on Fildes Peninsula was the continuation of the long-term project on the population ecology of both skua species and hybrid pairs.
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Operating Period: From:  29 Oct 2016   To:  28 Feb 2017
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Fildes Peninsula (including Ardley Island, King George Island, South Shetland Islands)
Project Name/Number: Monitoring of penguin colonies in Antarctica by remote sensing
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: Osama Mustafa (ThINK, Jena, Germany)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Scientific goals / project description: Goal of the project is the development of methods and the obtaining of ground truth data formonitoring penguin colonies by remote sensing methods. For this we do mapping of different penguin colonies, research on spatio-temporal dynamics of penguin colonies and analyze the disturbance potential of new methods like the use of drones. Conducted field work: The breeding phenology of gentoo and Adélie penguins was registred by checking a selected number of nests at Ardley Island colony in an interval of 2-3 days and by the use of permanent cameras. The number of breeding pairs and the distribution of nests were mapped for two times (November + December) for the entire colony. Mapping activity by UAV was done for the Penguin colonies at Ardley Island, Narebski Point and a number of small Island at the NW-coast of Fildes Peninsula and Nelson Island. These mapping overflights were repeated for Ardley Island in an interval of 7 – 10 days. Series of photographs of guano covered ground were taken every 10 days. Short UAV overfligths were used to observe and measure the reaction of different bird species to UAVs.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Nov 2016   To:  31 Dec 2016
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Bellingshausen Station (Russia)
Project Name/Number: Neuromayer
Discipline: Medicine
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alexander Stahn, Charité
Main Activity/ Remarks: Due the extreme conditions of long-duration stay in Antarctica such as isolation, confinement, altered day-and-night cycles, and extreme climates, it can serve as an excellent model for some of the physical and mental challenges associated with spaceflight. The purpose of this study is to examine the time course, magnitude, and individual variability in neurostructural, behavioral, cognitive, physiologic, affective and interpersonal reactions due to a prolonged period of confinement and isolation in the space analog environment of of the Neumayer-III station. The project is funded by the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) complements and extends previous and ongoing research such as the Mars500 study, bed rest studies, and even experiments on the International Space Station (ISS), where similar adaptations are being studied. The overall goal of this part of the study is to (a) investigate systematic changes in cognitive performance related to "time-in-winter-over" in Neumayer-III, (b) investigate differences in cognitive performance between crews over-wintering in the French/Italian Concordia station and in Neumayer-III, and (c) investigate the correlation between changes in hippocampal volume, key neurotrophic factors, sleep and changes in cognitive performance observed during the Antarctic winter-over. It is planned to carry out the investigation over several campaigns to confirm important findings related to health and safety and improve their generalizability.
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Project Name/Number: SPOT (Single Penguin Observation & Tracking)
Discipline: Biophysics
Principal Investigator: Daniel Zitterbart, Ben Fabry (Uni Erlangen)
Main Activity/ Remarks: During the 2016/2017 field season we performed maintenance and upgrades on the SPOT Penguin observatories. The overview camera array was upgraded to a total field of view of 270 degrees and new low-light imaging capabilities, which now allow to monitor the penguins location with as little as starlight. The high-resolution camera system was upgraded from a 11MP to a 29MP camera. This allows to monitor individual penguin behavior in up to 1km distance and penguin counting in up to 4km distance of the observatory. A total of approx 30km^2 are now constantly surveyed by SPOT. We replaced several key parts in the Observatory (PC, chargers, ...) with newer components in its fifth year of operation.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Nov 2016   To:  31 Oct 2017
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Project Name/Number: Sub-EIS-Obs-seis 2016/17
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology
Principal Investigator: Olaf Eisen (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Overall, about 280 km of active seismic profiles were recorded, at various shot point distances. As seismic source AWI’s EnviroVibe seismic vibrator was used, as recording a 1.5 km 60 channel snow streamer. In addition, autonomous seismological stations were deployed at selected times.
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Operating Period: From:  08 Jan 2017   To:  25 Feb 2017
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Ekström Ice Shelf, Neumayer Station II
Project Name/Number: Yearly maintenance meteorological observatory Neumayer
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gert König-Langlo, Dr. Holger Schmithüsen, AWI
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 2017. All mentioned tasks were carried out during the summer season 2016/17. During the summer season 2015/16 an automatic weather station (AWS) was installed around 90 km south-west of the Neumayer Station at 71.216 S, 10.067 W. The operation of the station continues. On-site inspection and maintenance was carried out during the summer season 2016/17. DROMLAN Weather forecast service: Established in season 2002/03, the meteorological observatory of the German Antarctic station Neumayer offered a detailed and individual weather forecast service for all activities in Dronning Maud Land. This service is performed in close cooperation between the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the German Weather Service (DWD). During the summer season 2016/17 daily forecasts were issued for various field parties, ships, stations and especially aircrafts. It is obvious, that this service increases the safety of the ambiguous projects in the Dronning Maud Land. Furthermore, it helps to reduce weather induced idle times of expensive flight operations to a minimum.
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Neumayer III

Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Neumayer III Station
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer III   Lat: 70º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 18´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 50
Medical Facilities: Neumayer III hospital
Remarks / Description: Expedition leader summer: Dr. Eberhard Kohlberg & Dr. Christine Wesche (AWI) The Neumayer Station III is the permanently occupied German research station located at the north-west edge of the Ekström Ice Shelf in Dronning Maud Land. The station is operated by the Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI). The station continuously operates scientific observatories and is the operational base for aircraft missions and deep field traverses during summer season. The wintering staff is one station leader/physician, four scientists, three technicans and one cook. During summer season up to 50 scientists and technicans can be accomodated. Transport of personnel and equipment is performed via the airlink from Cape Town to Antarctica established in the frame of the international cooperation DronningMaud Land Air Network (DROMLAN). Eight to eleven intercontinental flights are performed from October until February every summer season. Regular supply of the station is performed by ship delivering consumables, maintainance material, heavy equipment such as vehicles, sledges etc.. Two to three ship calls are performed every summer season. Permanent projects: Measurements of cosmic particles (PI: Walter (DESY)) Maintenance and operation of an automatic weather station (AWS) on Halvfarryggen (PI: Dr. D. Steinhage (AWI))
Name: Operations of Antarctic research station GARS O'Higgins
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: German Antarctic Receiving Station (GARS)   Lat: 63º 19´ 00´´ S   Long: 57º 54´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 14
Medical Facilities: none, provided at O'Higgins Station
Remarks / Description: • Project “Operations of Antarctic research station GARS O'Higgins”, PI Dr. Erhard Diedrich, DLR: The scientific long-term observations of the last 25 years have been continued. In particular spaceborne SAR data providing insights into ice mass balance, ice dynamics and ice shelf disintegration of the Antarctic has been received by GARS O’Higgins ground station. In general, research related to system Earth has been supported by SAR data reception (e.g. of TanDEM-X mission), by providing TT&C support for scientific satellite missions like TanDEM-X, TerraSAR-X, GRACE, FireBird, Cassiope and NEOSSat, and by VLBI, GNSS, tide gauge and gravimeter observations. In addition, Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) support was provided for Flying Laptop. The main mission running at GARS O’Higgins is DLR’s TanDEM-X mission, which uses two X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites, TSX-1 and TDX-1. The two satellites fly in close formation in orbit around the earth and to do this safely they require TT&C support from GARS O’Higgins. The high resolution SAR images acquired by these satellites, which are received at GARS O’Higgins, are used for a wide range of scientific purposes. One of the primary aims of TanDEM-X is to produce accurate global elevation models with a 12m spatial resolution and a relative vertical accuracy better than two meters, including Antarctica. GARS O’Higgins is one of the two core ground stations around the world used to downlink the huge amount of SAR data being acquired by the TanDEM-X mission. GARS O’Higgins also supports geodetic research, including Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) using the 9-meter antenna as a radio telescope and taking permanent Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) measurements for the German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG). GARS O’Higgins is network station of the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS), of the International GNSS Service (IGS), and of the “Cooperative Network for GIOVE Observations” (CONGO). The data is used to measure the tectonic movement of the Antarctic Peninsula, to realize the International Celestial Reference System (ICRS) and the International Terrestrial Reference System (ITRS), to derive Earth Rotation Parameters (ERP), and to support radio astronomy research like the TANAMI project (Tracking Active Galactic Nuclei with Austral Milliarcsecond Interferometry). As part of this support for the BKG, the station also operated an Automatic Weather Station (AWS) collecting air temperature, pressure, humidity and wind direction and velocity. • Project, “Quadcopter aerial survey GARS O'Higgins”, PI Dr. Erhard Diedrich, DLR: The quadcopter based aerial survey shall be used to support science visualization and to support the census of breeding penguin pairs in colonies on Isla Kopaitic (Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelié penguins). • Project “APHYCA GARS O‘Higgins”, Dr. Bernd Krock, AWI This study is a continuation of the work. The goal of this study is the deveolpment of a long-term monitoring system to detect changes in the phytoplankton communities in Antarctica. To do so, it is planned to define suitable chemotaxonomic markers for different plankton classes. Passive samplers will be developed in the direct vicinity of GARS O'Higgins (max 100m away from the coast) to retrieve samples, which will be packed and shipped to Germany for further investigations.
Name: Dallmann Laboratory at Base Carlini
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Dallmann Laboratory   Lat: 62º 14´ 00´´ S   Long: 58º 14´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 16
Medical Facilities: none, provided by Carlini Base
Remarks / Description: PI: D. Mengedoht (AWI) The Dallmann Laboratory is located at the Argentinean Base Carlini on King George Island. It was established as an international laboratory funded by the Instituto Antartico Argentino (IAA) and AWI in 1994. Access to and supply of the Dallmann Laboratory is coordinated in co-operation between AWI and DNA/IAA. On site support is provided by the technical staff of Carlini station. Research focussed on: marine and terrestrial biological studies, solar UV, ecophysical investigations, geological field works.
Operating Period: From: November To: March
Name: Kohnen Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Kohnen Station   Lat: 75º 00´ 00´´ S   Long: 00º 04´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 20
Medical Facilities: none, hospital at Neumayer III Station
Remarks / Description: PI: S. Hain (AWI), S. Kipfstuhl (AWI) The station is currently used as the logistic base for subglacial studies using the EPICA drilling hole as well as for meteorological, air chemistry and seismic observations and glaciological field investigations. The station will also provide ground service for scientific aircraft mission above the inland ice plateau. The station is located on the inland ice plateau (Amundsenisen, Wegnerisen). The distance along the sledge traverse route to Neumayer Station III is about 750 km. Access to the station is possible by means of sledge traverses starting from NEUMAYER STATION III at the cost or by aircraft support in the frame of Dronning Maud Land Air Network (DROMLAN). The air link is mainly used for the transport of personnel, light weighted scientific cargo and food. The advantage of this aircraft access is that it became possible to start scientific works early in the season or to carry out a short stay for maintenance and service automatic stations. Supply of the station is mainly based on sledge traverses to transport large amount of fuel, consumables and material. To travel from NEUMAYER STATION III to KOHNEN STATION takes 11 days on average. The typical arrangement of a sledge train is 6 towing vehicles (Pistenbulli), 12 sledges carrying piece goods and containers, and 5 sledges with tank containers and accommodation facilities. On average about 180 tons of supply goods are needed to run the station. The fuel consumption is about 400 litres per one ton of payload over a distance of 1,000 km.
Operating Period: From: November To: February

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: RV Polarstern - General Opertations
Country of Registry: Germany
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 44
Maximum Passengers: 55
Remarks: The research and supply vessel RV POLARSTERN commissioned in 1982 is a high class ice breaking vessel and the major research tool for the German Antarctic program. The advanced scientific and technical equipment and ability to navigate in heavy ice conditions in almost all regions of the Arctic and Antarctic oceans provide ideal working conditions for almost all compartments of marine sciences, atmospheric as well as glaciological research (modernisation from 1998 till 2001). Since 1982 the ship regularly operates in arctic and antarctic waters with an average of 320 days on sea every year. The supply of NEUMAYER STATION III is a regular task. Lifting gears and scientific winches are designed for launching and recovery of devices and sensors, fishing and deep sea sediment probing. Hydro-acoustic survey systems such as Hydrosweep, Parasound and fishery sounders can be continuously operated. The fibre optic network connects bridge, winch control room, laboratories and all scientific working places with several servers and distributes information of the central data acquisition system. Altogether 24 scientific laboratories, aquarium and refrigerating rooms are placed at disposal. Additionally up to 15 mobile laboratory containers can be installed inside the ship on E-Deck (10) and at F-Deck (5). The weather station records meteorological data and provides forecast information and satellite imagery on sea ice distributions. Recently technical facilities and hydro-acoustic navigation aids have been installed to deploy ROV for deep sea missions. Shipping company: Reederei F. Laeisz Permanent Measurements: PI: G. König-Langlo (AWI) Meteorological measurements PI: Walter (DESY) Measurements of cosmic particles.
Name: RV Polarstern - PS 103 HAFOS
Country of Registry: Germany
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 44
Maximum Passengers: 55
Remarks: Cruise leader: Dr. Olaf Boebel (AWI) HAFOS PI: Dr. Olaf Boebel (AWI) At 49°S we took up this expedition proposal’s primary tasks, a comprehensive turn-around of the deep-sea moorings of the oceanographic HAFOS observatory. The first candidate was a PIES deep-sea pressure gauge, which, in spite of its deployment period of 6 years, was retrieved without problems. This year’s extraordinarily low ice cover facilitated our fast progress along the 0°-section towards the South. Even at the southernmost extreme of this section, open waters prevailed, which allowed recovering a mooring, which had failed to surface during previous recovery efforts in 2012 and 2014, by “tucking”. The 0°-section was completed on 31 December 2016, our arrival at Atka Bay however was postponed due to bad weather conditions there, allowing to first retrieve 2 more mooring north of Neumayer Station. On 4 January 2017 early in the morning, Polarstern had docked the Atka Bay’s northeastern berth, ready to resupply Neumayer Station. The loading operations progressed quickly, building on a well-proven collaboration between the ship’s crew and the Neumayer team. Loading was completed by 6 January 2017 18:00, however, the ship was trapped by old, thick fast-ice floes, preventing its departure until 9 January, noon, consuming 2.5 research days. In the central Weddell Sea, deck-bound research had to be interrupted for another 3 days, when small amounts of oil leaked, the source of which had to be investigated. After the leakage was identified and attended to (a small fracture in an overflow pipe from a ballast water tank to the outside, which however, crossed a fuel tank), the research program was resumed on 18 January 2017, 13:00. Throughout the Weddell Sea, ice-resilient Argo floats were deployed to provide year-round profiles of salinity and temperature covering the upper 2000m. To position these whilst under the seasonal sea ice cover, additional moorings were deployed along a zigzag course towards the Antarctic Peninsula. When several moorings (of 4-6 years deployment period) failed to respond to the release commands, our new MicroROV Seabotix vLBV300 was set to mission for the very first time. The ROV was used to attach a recovery rope to the mooring rope. This was executed successfully on all three attempts within short time. Piloting of the ROV thereby is based on data from POSIDONIA and GAPS, as well as sonar and video images provided by the ROV. It should be noted, that throughout the entire expedition, the unrestricted und reliable use of the hull-mounted POSIDONIA and GAPS (in the ship’s well) provided the basis for the successful deployment of the ROV but also for expedient mooring recoveries in general. After crossing of the Weddell Sea, the expedition came to a close with a mooring deployment near Elephant Island, as well as some final sampling of the water column in Drake Passage Recollection of GNSS equipment / Repeated GNSS measurements in the Antarctic Peninsula region for the investigation of neotectonics PI: Dr. Mirko Scheinert (Uni Dresden) cancelled MicroPath PI: Dr. Sonja Endres (GEOMAR) During Polarstern expedition PS103, the project “MicroPath” studied heterotrophic bacterial growth and activity (via extracellular enzymes activities) in the Southern Ocean together with the composition of the organic matter and the concentration of brominated trace gases in the seawater. In total, 19 stations were sampled in the Weddell Sea and along the Greenwich meridian each with seven depths from the surface to 150 m and at 1000m depth. During three incubation studies, seawater was incubated under varied temperature and substrate conditions in order to elucidate the potential for synergistic and antagonistic effects of environmental change on the production of climate-relevant trace gases. INTERPELAGIC PI: Dr. Charlotte Havermanns (Uni Bremen) A permit has been delivered for a total of twenty net hauls (14.05.2016; entered on 26.05.2016), and an additional twenty net hauls was granted after a request for additional sampling, by e-mail from board Polarstern on 08.01.2017 (entered on 09.01.2017, granted on 16.01.2017). Hence, a total of forty net hauls was allowed to be carried out in the zones under protection of the Antarctic Treaty. The zones covered by the expedition were the Antarctic Polar Frontal zone, the Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula region. Zooplankton samples were taken south of 60°S with thirty-five oblique Bongo net hauls to depths from the surface to max. 350 m. Distances covered did not exceed 1 nm and these net hauls have a virtually insignificant spatial and temporal impact on the pelagic fauna. At most of the stations, first a shallow haul was carried out (max. 60 m depth), followed by a deeper haul, to max. 350 m. Feeding and behavioural experiments were carried out with pelagic animals (crustaceans, gelatinous zooplankton) caught with the sampling, such as feeding experiments, temperature experiments and behavioural observations with video recordings. Zooplankton samples were preserved for population genetics, molecular diet analyses and biomarker analyses (stable isotopes, fatty acides). Data on population dynamics and life history characteristics of amphipods, euphausiids and salps were recorded as well. Autonomous measuring systems (Sea ice buoys) on PS103 PI: Dr. Marcel Nicolaus (AWI) The main objective of this project during PS103 was to deploy several sets of autonomous ice tethered platforms (buoys) to investigate the seasonal and interannual variability of sea ice thickness, snow depth, drift and deformation as a continuation of buoy deployments during previous studies on Antarctic sea ice, e.g. ANT-XXX/2 (PS89) and PS96. In total, 8 autonomous ice tethered platforms were deployed on the ice by people from the HAFOS oceanography group (Fig. 1 and Tab.1). Doing so, both deployed snow buoys were combined with an Ice Mass Balance buoy. The first pair was deployed during (un)loading work at Neumayer Station III on fast ice in Atka Bay. In addition, 4 Surface Velocity Buoys in a distance of 5 to 10 nm (so-called SVPs) were deployed in the vicinity. Due to technical issues, one of the SVPs does not send any data; nevertheless we expect it to still drift in the same area as the other SVPs deployed at the same day in the same area. Due to the exceptional low sea-ice situation this summer, both Snow-/Ice Mass Balance Buoy pairs died already and do not send any data anymore. All buoys, were deployed by helicopter (flight altitude: 180 to 600 m) on the ice floes in the surrounding of the ship. During all transfer helicopter flights as well as during the work on the ice, individual animals or small groups of animals were observed at a great distance at times. No animals were crossed by helicopter and the minimum distance to animals were observed according to ‘Leitfaden für Besucher der Antarktis’. ALGENOM PI: Bank Beszteri (AWI) Work on board RV Polarstern during expedition PS103 (16.12.2016 Cape Town -3.02.2017 Punta Arenas) Microalgae form the basis of open ocean food webs and are important drivers of the biological carbon and silicate pump in the Southern Ocean, like in other oceans as well. Our working group collected samples for different research projects addressing the diversity, ecology and evolution of these microscopic organisms in the pelagic of the Southern Ocean. Our work on board consisted of sampling of phytoplankton communities and of seawater, the latter of which is being used to determine contextual parameters (inorganic nutrients, pigments, bacteria etc.). Sampling was mainly performed using hand nets and the CTD rosette. The originally planned Bongo net catches were canceled, i.e., only microbial organisms, no invertebrates, were captured (apart from the rare small individuals caught in the phytoplankton nets and Niskin bottles). Altogether, we sampled at 25 stations south of 60 ° S between 25.12.2017 and 29.01.2017; Figure 1 and Table 1 summarizes. At 18 of these stations, we sampled both using the CTD rosette (mostly from 4 or 5 different depths from surface waters, i.e., up to 150 m) and with a phytoplankton net (20 µm mesh size, 20 m depth). At 5 stations, we sampled only with the hand net. At one station, due to ice covered conditions, we replaced a hand net tow by an “ice fishing” sampling. For this, a metal cage was used to hieve an approximately 0.5 m3 piece of sea ice onto the working deck. The phytoplankton-rich brine (pore liquid) was then collected and subsampled. At one station, during Neumayer supply works at the shelf ice edge, we replaced a CTD cast by sampling of seawater from the on board seawater supply system. Subsamples obtained in the above described ways were subsequently a) filtered and frozen for molecular biological investigations; b) fixed with 2 % formaldehyde for microscopic observation; c) used for the isolation of clonal phytoplankton cultures. Chemicals used, as well as waste containing chemicals produced on board, were stored on board in closed containers in the corresponding dangerous good storage rooms and are being disposed of back in the home laboratory, according to corresponding regulations. During all activities, we observed the rules and obligations laid out in the „Visitor Guidelines for the Antarktic“. topAWI PI: Dr. Volker Strass (AWI) cancelled IsoPol PI: Martin Werner (AWI) The overall goal of the project IsoPol is a first-time detailed detection and description of the isotopic composition of water vapour evaporated in the vicinity of AWI’s research vessel Polarstern, while it is cruising Antarctic ocean regions. Stable isotopes of water (H216O, H218O, H217O, HD16O) are fundamental for the understanding of the modern hydrological cycle and key parameters for the reconstruction of past climate changes, e.g. from Antarctic ice cores. In 2015, a laser-based cavity ring-down spectrometer (CRDS instrument) has been installed on board of Polarstern. This type of instrument is capable of high-precision, high-frequency measurements of the isotopic composition of water vapour, and similar instruments have been deployed at various other locations worldwide during the last years. The project IsoPol was successfully conducted within the framework of the Polarstern expeditions PS103 and PS104 during the period December 2016 till March 2017. For the second time, the atmospheric water vapour content and its isotopic composition (H216O, H218O, H217O, HDO) was measured. In addition, daily probes of ocean water were sampled and air-tightly sealed during both cruises. These probes have arrived with Polarstern in Bremer haven in April 2017, and they are now analysed regarding their isotopic composition. ISOTAM – isotopes of ammonium and ammonia in and over the Atlantic PI: Prof. Dr. Gode Gravenhorst (Uni Göttingen) On PS 103 of RV Polarstern and following legs samples of atmospheric air and of size fractionated air - borne particles were collected and analysed for concentrations gaseous NH3 and for soluble particulate compounds and stable N15/N14 isotopes in ammonia and in ammonium. The size distributions of natrium and nitrate ions are concentrated in the sea-salt fraction, whereas the ones of ammonium and non-sea-salt sulfate are concentrated on particle diameters below 1µm. The ammonia isotope ratos differ from the ammonium ones. Air-mass source regions are related to concentrations of airborne compounds. The chemical analyses are still underway to solidate the first results. For sea-water analyses the NH4+-concentrations seem to be too low for further investigations. Phytooptics PI: A. Bracher (AWI) The executed work program within the project met the conditions of approved proposal. Our work encompassed the sampling of the pigment composition and absorption properties of dissolved and particulate (especially phytoplankton) substances in the surface ocean (down to max. 150m). The later measurements were directly executed on board on the water samples and after finishing their data analysis the data from max of 11 m depth will be used to calibrate the optical measurements of transmission and absorption obtained in a flow-through system of surface water (approx. 11m) and finally derive continuous particulate absorption, chlorophyll-a concentration and phytoplankton composition. All these data will also be used for validating the concentration of chlorophyll, particles and dissolved organic matter derived from the in February 2016 launched Sentinel-3 satellite sensor OLCI. The continuous optical measurements on the surface waters pumped from the keel of the ship by the membrane pump were obtained with the AC-s-instrument in a lab at Polarstern from 16. December 2016 4:24 UTC until 29 January 15:49 UTC. In parallel to that for calibrating the former every three hours water samples were taken from the same water from 16 December 2016 22:00:00 to 29 January 2017 6:00. This samples were filtered in the lab and the particulate, phytoplankton and coloured dissolved organic matter absorption was directly determined on board. While samples to determine pigment composition were shock frozen in liquid nitrogen and then kept at -80 in the freezer until arrival of RV Polarstern in Bremerhaven. The samples pigment concentrations were as proposed then measured back at the AWI. From 25 of December 2016 00:15 UTC until the end of the Phytooptics work at 29 January 2017 21:42 UTC measurements were taken south of 60°S, with 240 direct water samples in total. On top of that also at discrete CTD stations water samples were taken from six depths and the same direct measurements on the water samples were executed. The remaining chemicals not used during the cruise were put into closed boxes and stored on bord and finally according to the rules discharged. At all our work we obeyed to the “rules and tasks for visitors of the Antarctics”.

Name: RV Polarstern - PS 104
Country of Registry: Germany
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 44
Maximum Passengers: 55
Remarks: Cruise leader Dr. Karsten Gohl (AWI) Seismic surveying for quantification of glacial sediment sequences PI: Dr. Karsten Gohl (AWI) The main aim of seismic surveys during this expedition was to link the MeBo seabed drill sites of this expedition with the existing seismic network on the shelf in order to establish a stratigraphic model that is age- and process-constrained using results from the drill records. Cross-lines across the drill sites were recorded to enable three-dimensional images of the subsurface to better place the drill records into a regional deposition pattern. Seismic reflection profiling made use of a 100 m and a 600 m long streamer and a small GI-Gun cluster. A total of 397.7 km of seismic profiles were collected. Temperature measurements to determine geothermal heat flux PI: Dr. Karsten Gohl (AWI) Geothermal heat flow measurements were conducted at various locations on the shelf of the Amundsen Sea Embayment, in particular in the inner Pine Island Bay close to the volcanic Hudson Mountains, using a 4-m or a 6-m long temperature gradient probe of the University of Bremen. The data will be used to generate a pattern of geothermal heat-flux distribution in order to evaluate its effects on past and present subglacial warming in an area which is known for its present rapid ice sheet retreat. Geothermal temperature measurements were conducted at 28 stations. Helimag - Mapping of magnetic field anomalies in the southern Amundsen Sea PI: Dr. Karsten Gohl (AWI) Magnetic surveys in the Pine Island Bay area provide the necessary database to map tectonic boundaries and to derive models that link tectonic lineaments to preferential sedimentary and ice stream transport paths. Helicopter-magnetic data were collected using a helicopter-towed caesium-vapour aeromagnetic sensor system. The surveys were performed by starting helicopter flights at selected locations along the ship-track on the shelf of the Amundsen Sea Embayment to complement the magnetic survey grids of previous expeditions. A total of 15 flight surveys were flown. Repeated GNSS measurements in the area of Amundsen Sea, West Antarctica, for the investigation of glacial-isostatic adjustment, ice-shelf dynamics and relative sea-level change PI: Dr. Mirko Scheinert (Uni Dresden) The current Antarctic ice-mass loss in the order of 100 Gt/a is greatly counted for by the mass imbalance of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS). The most sensitive region is the Amundsen Sea Embayment with the large outlet glaciers Pine Island, Thwaites and Smith Glacier. In order to come up with reliable estimates of the ice-mass balance the geodetic methods of satellite gravimetry and satellite altimetry are being utilized. Their results have to be corrected for the effect of glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA). However, the GIA correction still forms a main source of uncertainty and, especially for satellite gravimetry, the largest error contribution. Geodetic GNSS provides the only tool to directly measure the GIA effect. Already in 2006 and 2010 we realized GNSS measurements in the area of investigation. In 2010 it was not possible to realizing measurements at the fourth site MURP, such that for this station a respective result cannot be given yet. However, due to a cooperation with BAS, the site MURP could be measured for about one week in the Antarctic season 2015/2016. Hence, further GNSS measurements are needed to improve the reliability and accuracy of the inferred results. The long time basis of ten years and the technologically identical setup enable us to reaching an accuracy for the inferred linear trend comparable to that gained from continuous observations. Thus, during the cruise PS104 two of the four already existing GNSS stations could be re-occupied and observed (Mt. Manthe [MANT], Backer Islands South [PIG2]). The other two existing sites could not be reached due to weather and logistic conditions. Additionally, two further new GNSS sites were set-up and observed for the first time (Backer Islands [BAC1], Clark Island [CLI1]). According to a further goal of this project subfossil material and lichens were sampled at a number of island in Pine Island Bay, which may, once dated, serve as a proxy for minimum ages of recent deglaciation and for recent sea level curves, respectively. Hydroacoustic measurements of seafloor and upper sediment layers PI: Dr. Catalina Gebhardt, Jan-Erik Arndt (AWI) Swath bathymetric and sediment echosounding data have been acquired during all transits of expedition PS104. These data are essential for various scientific fields, e.g. to improve our knowledge on glacial landform distribution and therefore the past ice sheet evolution. Bathymetry data have been acquired with a hull-mounted Teledyne Hydrosweep DS3 multibeam echosounding system. Sediment echosounding data was acquired with a hull-mounted PARASOUND System DS3 (P70). These data allow us to resolve the upper tens of meters below the seabed and provides insights into geological processes such as erosion, sediment transport, and deposition. Both systems were switched of when marine mammals were approached. Minimum distances were in accordance with regulations from the German Environmental Protection Agency (Umweltbundesamt, UBA). Bathymetric data will be provided for safety of navigation according to ATCM Resolution H (2014). IsoPol PI: Martin Werner (AWI) The overall goal of the project IsoPol is a first-time detailed detection and description of the isotopic composition of water vapour evaporated in the vicinity of AWI’s research vessel Polarstern, while it is cruising Antarctic ocean regions. Stable isotopes of water (H216O, H218O, H217O, HD16O) are fundamental for the understanding of the modern hydrological cycle and key parameters for the reconstruction of past climate changes, e.g. from Antarctic ice cores. In 2015, a laser-based cavity ring-down spectrometer (CRDS instrument) has been installed on board of Polarstern. This type of instrument is capable of high-precision, high-frequency measurements of the isotopic composition of water vapour, and similar instruments have been deployed at various other locations worldwide during the last years. The project IsoPol was successfully conducted within the framework of the Polarstern expeditions PS103 and PS104 during the period December 2016 till March 2017. For the second time, the atmospheric water vapour content and its isotopic composition (H216O, H218O, H217O, HDO) was measured. In addition, daily probes of ocean water were sampled and air-tightly sealed during both cruises. These probes have arrived with Polarstern in Bremer haven in April 2017, and they are now analysed regarding their isotopic composition. Sedimentological and stratigraphic marin geological investigations on Amundsen Sea Embayment (ASE) sediments PI: Gerhard Kuhn (AWI) The RV Polarstern expedition PS104 of the German Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar- and Marine Research, Bremerhaven (in cooperation with MARUM, Bremen, and British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge) in early 2017 to the Amundsen Sea Embayment focused on recovering sedimentary material recording the long-term evolution of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) in order to provide context for the current rapid ice-mass changes in the region. Applying 1) the novel shallow drill rig MeBo70 from the Center for Marine Environmental Science (MARUM) in Bremen, Germany, 2) conventional gravity coring, and 3) operating geophysical techniques (reflection seismics, sediment echography, and multibeam bathymetry) allowed for recovering long-term (early – mid Cenozoic) and rather short-term (late Quaternary) records of WAIS dynamics. In total, 56.91 m of MeBo drill cores from 11 sites, 118.16 m of conventional gravity, giant box, and multiple cores from 30 sites, 397 nm of reflection seismic profiles, and ~2700 nm of sediment echography and multibeam bathymetric data were collected. Dynamics of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet revealed from the sedimentary record PI: Cornelia Spiegel (Uni Bremen) The West Antarctic Ice sheet is currently experiencing dramatic changes. Highest mass losses, surface velocities and rates of grounding line retreat are reported for the glacial systems draining into the Amundsen Sea. A complete collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, as predicted by some researchers, would result in a global sea level rise of 3 to 5 m. For reliably predicting its future behaviour, it is important to understand the past evolution of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Due to lack of onshore exposures and offshore drill holes, even basic question such as when did the West Antarctic Ice Sheet form, how did it respond to earlier periods of global warming and how quickly did it adjust to climate change following the Last Glacial Maximum, are poorly constrained. For this project, we are addressing exactly these questions, making use of the unique opportunity to participate in the first drilling campaign in the Amundsen Sea. This will allow us to directly study the geological record of past glaciation. The basic idea for this proposal is that changes of the glacial configuration, such as km-scale retreat or expansion, will result in shifts of drainage patterns and thus in shifts of sediment provenance. For studying sediment provenance, we will use a combination of Nd isotope signatures and cooling age patterns on single apatite grains contained in the sediment, allowing robust source area discrimination. This way, we will detect potential changes of the ice sheet in response to climate change during the geological past. Furthermore, we will try to further refine the past morphological evolution of West Antarctica, which provides an important boundary condition for onset of continental glaciation. For this we will use thermochronological dating methods on rocks from onshore exposures. Sampling will focus on rock exposures along the Kohler Range, and, if accessible, the hinterland of the Getz Ice Shelf. Finally, we will use 10Be exposure dating for reconstructing rates and timing of glacial retreat following the Last Glacial Maximum. Here our focus is on tracking the retreat of the former Pine Island Glacier along the Pine Island Trough, by sampling rocks from the numerous small islands along and across Pine Island Bay. As a result, we expect to gain a much better understanding on past oscillations of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in interrelation with global climatic changes, which in turn will help to better constrain models for predicting the future. Hydrographic examination of the water column PI: Dr. Oliver Esper (AWI) Sub-project „hydrographic examination of the water column“ aimed to analyze the water structure and water composition in the coastal Amundsen and Bellingshausen seas. Five CTD casts were conducted to measure temperature, salinity and oxygen concentration profiles at selected stations in the working area (Table 1). The analysis of the water column will help to understand sea ice/shelf ice/sea water interactions in the coastal Amundsen Sea Embayment and within the Amundsen Sea Polynya. In addition, sound velocity profiling of the water column conducted at eight stations (Table 2) was used to calibrate the hydroacoustic sea floor scanning device (Hydrosweep). Furthermore, water sampling via the rosette collected water samples at 5 stations in 12 different depth (Table 1) for stable isotope measurements (PI Dr. Lester Lembke-Jene, AWI for ∂18O, ∂13C; PI Dr. Andrea Abelmann, AWI for ∂30Si), biomarker measurements (PI Dr. Juliane Müller, AWI for highly branched isoprenoids, sterols, n-alkanes; PI Dr Erin McClymont, Durham University, UK for GDGTs), radiocarbon analysis of particulate organic matter (PI Dr. Gesine Mollenhauer, AWI), and the determination of nutrient concentrations (PI Dr. Oliver Esper, AWI for nitrate, phosphate, silica) to characterize chemical and biological processes in coastal Antarctic seas.

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Helicopter service
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 16/12/2016
Period To: 31/03/2017
Remarks: PI: E. Herr (HeliService International) Helicopter service during PS103 and PS104 PS103: Ice survey (ca. 1h), Neumayer logistics (ca. 1.5h), Training (3h), science (ca. 4h), GNSS salvage (ca. 2h), PS104: Ice survey (ca. 40 h), HeliMag (ca. 18h), GPS survey (ca. 40h)
Type: Polar 6 operation
Category: Intercontinental flights
Number Of Flights: 7
Period From: 31/10/2016
Period To: 20/02/2017
Remarks: PI: Dr. D. Steinhage (AWI) Logistics flights: On 39 logistic flights equipment and personnel was moved between FISS/FISP Camp and FISS/FISP field site FNE, Rothera, Halley, Kohnen, Novo, Neumayer, and Princess Elisabeth.
Departure Date Route Purpose
31 Oct 2016 Ferry to Rothera
07 Nov 2016 FISS, Rothera, FISS camp Logistics
19 Nov 2016 DROMLAN Logistics
28 Nov 2016 Novo airfield, Kohnen Survey flights GEA-VI-FMS
20 Dec 2016 Novo airfield, Kohnen, OIR camp, de-configuration, Neumayer Survey flights OIR
29 Jan 2017 Novo airfield, Neumayer, Kohnen Logistics
12 Feb 2017 Ferry to Calgary
Type: Polar 6 science
Category: Intracontinental flights
Period From: 25/11/2016
Period To: 29/01/2017
Remarks: PI: Dr. Tobias Binder & Dr. Graeme Eagles (AWI) During the season 2016/17 POLAR 6 made 111 flights in Antarctica and on the ferry in 113 days. In total, 161 h were flown for the season’s scientific projects GEA-Vb-FMA, OIR, and Jutulstraumen. Logistics flights totalled 86 h. There were 5 ferry-only flights within Antarctica. The ferry to and from Antarctica (Rothera) lasted about 85 h. The logistic flights were carried out for in support of FISS/FISP, flying ice cores from Kohnen to Neumayer, and personnel and equipment between Neumayer, Kohnen, as well as within DROMLAN. During the course of the austral season 2016/17 7 stations and 2 field camps were visited, including on the ferry to and from Dronning Maud Land. For the most part, there were enough days of good flying conditions for the project aims to be met: • 47 survey flights for the three science projects. • 4 test and calibration flights prior to the first survey flights due to changes in configuration of the instrumentation. In detail: GEA-Vb-FMA GEA-Vb-FMA was based out of Kohnen. The survey densified the existing VISA (2002) flight pattern in Dronning Maud Land and was the continuation of last year’s survey. The data contribute to AWI and BGR’s ongoing study of regional tectonics and satellite validation as well as contributing to local ice thickness data, surface and sub-glacial topography data sets. OIR The flights for the Oldest Ice Reconnaissance (OIR) was based out of a camp at W 030° / S 78°30’. Aim of the survey was to obtain more ice thickness data of a larger region around Dome Fuji for the search of a potential deep ice core drill site for retrieving an ice core with ice older than 1.2 million years. Jutulstraumen Main instrument of the Jutulstraumen survey, based out of Neumayer III and Troll, was AWI’s new ultra wide-band multichannel radar. The radar was deployed on Jutulstraumens and other target regions to obtain data for direct comparison with older radar data to check

Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Alfred-Wegener-Institut
Contact Address: Am Handelshafen 12, 27570 Bremerhaven
Email Address:
Website Address: www.awi.de
Name of Vessel: Polarstern
Country of Registry: Germany
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 97
Maximum Passengers: 97
Remarks: Applicant: Stefanie Stoye Journalistic documentary about scientific research activities of AWI in Antarctica during PS 103 (ANT XXXII/2)
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: Hanse Explorer GmbH & Co KG
Contact Address: Hermann-Hollerith-Str. 10, 28355 Bremen
Email Address: HanseExplorer@hp-shipping.de
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: Hanse Explorer
Country of Registry: Antigua and Barbuda
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 28
Maximum Passengers: 12
Remarks: 4 Voyages along the Antarctic Peninsula During the 4th voyage from 30.01.2017 until 06.02.2017 a team from Eyos Expeditions will be aboard to fly a drone (DJI Phantom Professional) for commercial filming.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
17 Dec 2016 Ushuaia, Argentina 01 Jan 2017 King George Island, Antarctica Mick Davidson

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: King George Island Latitude: 62°05´S Longitude: 58°15´W
Visit Date21/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesPassenger Exchange
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay - Deception Island Latitude: 62º 95´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 63´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors6
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing01:25 - 02:30
Site Name: Cierva Cove Latitude: 64º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 07´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Orne Harbour Latitude: 64º 37´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing22:30 - 01:30
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 62º 42´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesSwimming
Duration of landing
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 62º 42´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors3
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date23/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors3
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date23/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors23
ActivitiesIce Walk
Duration of landing10:15 - 12:30
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date23/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors6
ActivitiesKayaking
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:35 - 20:00
Site Name: Penola Strait Latitude: 65º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors2
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors2
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors3
ActivitiesSwimming
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point/Dorian Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:30 - 15:00
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors18
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:00 - 18:25
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date27/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors20
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Foyn Harbour Latitude: 64º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 02´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors3
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 19:50
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors1
ActivitiesSwimming
Duration of landing
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date29/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gourdin Island Latitude: 63°12´S Longitude: 57°18´W
Visit Date30/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesSwimming, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gourdin Island Latitude: 63°12´S Longitude: 57°18´W
Visit Date30/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:40 - 14:45
Site Name: Penguin Island Latitude: 62º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:00 - 16:30
01 Jan 2017 King George Island, Antarctica 18 Jan 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Antarctic Peninsula; King George Island Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date01/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Passenger Exchange
Duration of landing
Site Name: D'Urville Monument Latitude: 62º 25´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 18´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors15
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 20:00
Site Name: Erebus and Terror Gulf Latitude: 63º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors15
Activities: Ice Walk
Duration of landing19:30 - 21:00
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 55º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors21
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 14:30
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 47´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 18´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors16
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 15:00
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:30 - 21:00
Site Name: Cierva Cove Latitude: 64º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors18
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Spert Island Latitude: 63°51´S Longitude: 60°57´W
Visit Date05/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors15
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date06/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors53
Activities: Ice Walk, Kayaking, Swimming, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landingtotal 12:00 - 22:15
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:30 - 14:30
Site Name: Dallmann Bay Latitude: 64°20´S Longitude: 62°55´W
Visit Date07/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date07/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors7
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hanusse Bay Latitude: 66°57´S Longitude: 67°30´W
Visit Date09/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors22
Activities: Ice Walk
Duration of landingtotal 13:30 - 19:00
Site Name: Danco Island Latitude: 64º 44´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 37´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:30 - 19:30
Site Name: French Passage Latitude: 65°11´S Longitude: 64°20´W
Visit Date11/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Station Latitude: 64º 89´ 43´´ S Longitude: 62º 87´ 15´´ W
Visit Date11/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:30 - 15:00
Site Name: Palmer Station Latitude: 64°46´S Longitude: 64°05´W
Visit Date12/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors24
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing13:00 - 15:30
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date12/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors13
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors22
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 20:30
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date13/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors9
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date13/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Orne Harbour Latitude: 64º 37´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:00 - 15:00
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors18
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 14:30
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors14
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing16:15 - 17:00
Site Name: Cape Lookout Latitude: 61º 16´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 12´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors15
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:15 - 12:45
19 Jan 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina 30 Jan 2017 King George Island, Antarctica

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Aitcho Islands - Barrientos Island Latitude: 62º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 78´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing22:00 - 23:00
Site Name: Cierva Cove Latitude: 64º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:30 - 15:15
Site Name: Spert Island Latitude: 63°51´S Longitude: 60°57´W
Visit Date24/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date25/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors22
ActivitiesIce Landing, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landingtotal 12:00 - 15:30
Site Name: Mikkelsen Harbor (D´Hainaut) Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date25/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing00:00 - 01:00
Site Name: Orne Harbour Latitude: 64º 37´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 20:30
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date26/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors26
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:15 - 15:15
Site Name: Yalour Islands Latitude: 65º 14´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:30 - 19:00
Site Name: Vernadsky Station Latitude: 65º 14´ 43´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 24´´ W
Visit Date27/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors17
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing17:30 - 18:45
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:00 - 15:15
Site Name: Winter Island Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors6
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 19:30
Site Name: Booth Island Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 64°01´W
Visit Date28/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors6
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing00:00 - 01:00
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date28/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Danco Island Latitude: 64º 44´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 37´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 20:00
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date28/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors4
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:45 - 16:00
Site Name: King George Island Latitude: 62º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesPassenger Exchange
Duration of landing
30 Jan 2017 King George Island 06 Feb 2017 King George Island Richard White

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors16
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing23:00 - 00:30
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors16
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date01/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors16
Activities: Media, commercial UAV-flight, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Spert Island Latitude: 63°51´S Longitude: 60°57´W
Visit Date02/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors15
Activities: Media, commercial UAV-flight, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Mikkelsen Harbor (D´Hainaut) Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date02/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:00 - 19:00
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date02/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors16
Activities: Media, commercial UAV-flight, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Winter Island Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing15:45 - 16:30
Site Name: Vernadsky Station Latitude: 65º 14´ 43´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 24´´ W
Visit Date03/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors17
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing13:30 - 15:30
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date03/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors27
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Grandidier Channel Latitude: 65°32´S Longitude: 64°39´W
Visit Date03/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors19
Activities: Ice Landing, Media, commercial UAV-flight, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing20:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Penola Strait Latitude: 65°10´S Longitude: 64°07´W
Visit Date03/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors3
Activities: Media, commercial UAV-flight
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ferguson Channel Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors15
Activities: Kayaking, Media, commercial UAV-flight, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Andvord Bay Latitude: 64°50´S Longitude: 62°39´W
Visit Date04/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors15
Activities: Media, commercial UAV-flight and Swimming
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors17
Activities: Media, commercial UAV-flight, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing20:00 - 21:30
Site Name: Lindblad Cove Latitude: 63°51´S Longitude: 59°27´W
Visit Date05/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors21
Activities: Media, commercial UAV-flight, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Astrolabe Island Latitude: 63º 17´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing20:00 - 21:30

Operator:
Name: Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH
Contact Address: Ballindamm 25, D-20095 Hamburg, Germany
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: MS HANSEATIC
Country of Registry: Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 130
Maximum Passengers: 188
Remarks: Four Voyages to Westantarctic Peninsula
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
17 Dec 2016 Puerto Montt, Chile 05 Jan 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina Dr. Arne Kertelhein

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Station Latitude: 60º 73´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 73´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors185
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing12:30 - 16:15
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors288
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cape Lookout Latitude: 61º 16´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 12´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors164
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 22:30
Site Name: Whalers Bay - Deception Island Latitude: 62º 95´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 63´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors190
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:15 - 20:30
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors187
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Kayaking, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 - 14:15
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date01/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors288
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors186
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:00 - 20:15
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date01/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors288
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors188
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Station Latitude: 64º 89´ 43´´ S Longitude: 62º 87´ 15´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors186
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point/Dorian Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors6
ActivitiesCamping, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing03:00 - 10:30
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date02/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors288
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64 º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors200
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing11:30 - 16:00
05 Jan 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina 23 Jan 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina Dr. Arne Kertelhein, Dr. Franz Gingele

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Station Latitude: 60º 73´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 73´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors183
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing12:30 - 16:15
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date16/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors289
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date16/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors289
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay - Deception Island Latitude: 62º 95´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 63´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors186
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 - 14:30
Site Name: Hannah Point Latitude: 62º 39´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 37´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors174
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 - 21:30
Site Name: Maxwell Bay, King George Latitude: 62º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors289
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Yankee Harbour Latitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors180
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:00 - 16:00
Site Name: Baily Head Latitude: 62º 58´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 29´ 47´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors176
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 - 21:15
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date19/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors289
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date19/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors191
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors176
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:30 - 22:00
Site Name: Bismarck Strait Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 63°58´W
Visit Date19/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors289
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date19/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors289
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date19/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors289
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 10´´ S Longitude: 63º 31´ 11´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors6
Activities: Camping, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing01:30 - 10:00
Site Name: Almirante Brown Station Latitude: 64º 89´ 43´´ S Longitude: 62º 87´ 15´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors177
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing12:00 - 14:30
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors195
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 - 15:00
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date20/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors289
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors166
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
23 Jan 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina 10 Feb 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina Dr. Arne Kertelhein, Dr. Franz Gingele

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Station Latitude: 60º 73´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 73´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors171
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing12:30 - 15:45
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors174
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date03/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Erebus and Terror Gulf Latitude: 63º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date04/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors160
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:30 - 21:00
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors180
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 - 14:00
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 56´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors176
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:30 - 13:00
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date05/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay - Deception Island Latitude: 62º 95´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 63´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors174
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 21:15
Site Name: Baily Head Latitude: 62º 58´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 29´ 47´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors137
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing16:00 - 18:20
Site Name: Almirante Brown Station Latitude: 64º 89´ 43´´ S Longitude: 62º 87´ 15´´ W
Visit Date06/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors175
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing13:45 - 15:30
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date06/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors178
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors165
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing20:00 - 22:30
Site Name: French Passage Latitude: 65°11´S Longitude: 64°20´W
Visit Date06/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°04´S Longitude: 63°57´W
Visit Date06/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Andvord Bay Latitude: 64°50´S Longitude: 62°39´W
Visit Date07/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors175
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date07/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors145
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing11:45 - 15:00
10 Feb 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina 28 Feb 2017 Punta Arenas, Chile Dr. Arne Kertelhein, Dr. Franz Gingele

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Penguin Island Latitude: 62º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors164
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 - 22:00
Site Name: Port Foster Latitude: 62º 96´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 65´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors268
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors139
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:30 - 13:30
Site Name: Whalers Bay - Deception Island Latitude: 62º 95´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 63´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors158
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:30 - 20:30
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors157
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 - 21:40
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date14/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors154
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Station Latitude: 64º 89´ 43´´ S Longitude: 62º 87´ 15´´ W
Visit Date14/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors166
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing13:10 - 15:25
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors157
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 - 14:10
Site Name: Erebus and Terror Gulf Latitude: 63º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors268
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors156
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 15:15
Site Name: Admiralty Sound Latitude: 64°20´S Longitude: 57°10´W
Visit Date17/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors172
Activities: Ice Landing, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing14:30 - 17:15
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date18/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors268
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Kinnes Cove/ Madder Cliffs Latitude: 63º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 28´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors144
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
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:
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 100
Maximum Passengers: 140
Remarks: German journalist Bernd Schiller will be aboard MS Hanseatic for a journalistic travel report. Cruise HAN 1702, Duration: 23.01.2017 (Ushuaia) bis 10.02.2017
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH
Contact Address: Ballindamm 25, D-20095 Hamburg, Germany
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: MS BREMEN
Country of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 105
Maximum Passengers: 164
Remarks: Five journeys to the Antarctic Peninsula, the last journey is a semicircumpolar expedtion with visits at landing sites in the Ross sea region.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
17 Nov 2016 Montevideo, Uruguay 06 Dec 2016 Ushuaia, Argentina David Fletcher, Torsten Prietz, Dr. Hans-Joachim Spitzenberger

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Station Latitude: 60º 73´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 73´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/11/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors132
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing12:00 - 15:30
Site Name: Elephant Island Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/11/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors225
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors121
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay, Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors128
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:45 - 21:15
Site Name: Yankee Harbour Latitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors125
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 14:45
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 62º 42´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 23´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors225
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date02/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors225
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date02/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors225
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date02/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors225
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date02/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors225
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date03/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors225
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date03/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors225
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors148
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 - 14:45
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date03/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors225
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
06 Dec 2016 Ushuaia, Argentina 21 Dec 2016 Ushuaia, Argentina David Fletcher, Torsten Prietz, Dr. Hans-Joachim Spitzenberger

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Station Latitude: 60º 73´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 73´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors153
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing11:30 - 14:30
Site Name: Penguin Island Latitude: 62º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors150
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing21:30 - 01:00
Site Name: Whalers Bay - Deception Island Latitude: 62º 95´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 63´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors160
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:30 - 20:00
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors140
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:30 - 13:30
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date18/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors247
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date18/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors247
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date18/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors247
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date18/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors247
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Orne Harbour Latitude: 64º 37´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors163
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:30 - 20:45
21 Dec 2016 Ushuaia, Argentina 08 Jan 2017 Puerto Williams, Chile Dr. Hans-Joachim Spitzenberger

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Station  Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date31/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors152
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing11:30 - 14:00
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors156
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors134
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:00 - 20:00
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors156
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing09:00 - 13:00
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date03/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors256
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date03/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors256
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cierva Cove Latitude: 64º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors156
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point/Dorian Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesCamping, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing23:00 - 08:00
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date04/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors256
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date04/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors256
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors169
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:45 - 13:45
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date04/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors256
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors162
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing21:30 - 00:00
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date05/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors256
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island, Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors135
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 -13:30
Site Name: Whalers Bay - Deception Island Latitude: 62º 95´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 63´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors161
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing16:30 - 19:00
08 Jan 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina 28 Jan 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina David Fletcher, Torsten Prietz, Dr. Hans-Joachim Spitzenberger

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Station Latitude: 60º 73´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 73´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors142
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing12:00 - 15:30
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors139
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors156
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 - 22:00
Site Name: Active Sound Latitude: 63°25´S Longitude: 56°09´W
Visit Date21/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors144
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gourdin Island Latitude: 63°12´S Longitude: 57°18´W
Visit Date21/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors150
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 21:30
Site Name: Penguin Island Latitude: 62º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors146
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 - 15:00
Site Name: Frei Station Latitude: 62º 02´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 09´ 06´´ W
Visit Date22/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors151
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing18:00 - 21:30
Site Name: Whalers Bay - Deception Island Latitude: 62º 95´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 63´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors150
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Deception Island, Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors120
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing16:00 - 18:00
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date24/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors248
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date24/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors248
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors150
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Butler Passage Latitude: 64°58´S Longitude: 63°44´W
Visit Date24/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors248
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date24/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors248
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date24/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors248
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors160
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 20:30
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors143
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 - 14:30
Site Name: Schollaert Channel Latitude: 64°31´S Longitude: 62°50´W
Visit Date25/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors248
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date25/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors248
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
28 Jan 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina 01 Mar 2017 Port Bluff, New Zealand David Fletcher, Torsten Prietz, Dr. Hans-Joachim Spitzenberger

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date30/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Boyd Strait Latitude: 62°50´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date30/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay - Deception Island Latitude: 62º 95´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 63´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors132
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 21:30
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date30/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date31/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Aguirre Passage Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date31/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors129
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ferguson Channel Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Orne Harbour Latitude: 64º 37´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors126
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 - 15:30
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date31/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date01/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors136
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 16:00
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date01/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors137
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 - 22:00
Site Name: Butler Passage Latitude: 64°58´S Longitude: 63°44´W
Visit Date01/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: French Passage Latitude: 65°11´S Longitude: 64°20´W
Visit Date02/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Rothera Station Latitude: 67º 34´ 03´´ S Longitude: 68º 07´ 47´´ W
Visit Date03/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors153
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:00 - 21:30
Site Name: Crystal Sound Latitude: 66°23´S Longitude: 66°30´W
Visit Date03/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hanusse Bay Latitude: 66°57´S Longitude: 67°30´W
Visit Date03/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Horseshoe Island Latitude: 67°51´S Longitude: 67°12´W
Visit Date03/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors119
Activities
Duration of landing11:00 - 14:00
Site Name: Cape Colbeck Latitude: 77º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 158º 02´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors122
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ross Ice Shelf - Bay of Whales Latitude: 78º 30´ 00´´ S Longitude: 164º 20´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Beaufort Island Latitude: 76°55´S Longitude: 166°55´E
Visit Date13/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ross Ice Shelf Latitude: 81º 30´ 00´´ S Longitude: 175º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors231
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Franklin Island Latitude: 76°05´S Longitude: 168°19´E
Visit Date14/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors100
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing21:30 - 01:00
Site Name: Cape Evans Latitude: 77º 38´ 21´´ S Longitude: 166º 24´ 07´´ E
Visit Date15/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors139
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing20:30 - 00:30
Site Name: Cape Royds Latitude: 72º 19´ 13´´ S Longitude: 170º 13´ 34´´ E
Visit Date16/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors37
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing03:30 - 05:00
Site Name: Terra Nova Bay Latitude: 74º 41´ 42´´ S Longitude: 164º 07´ 23´´ E
Visit Date17/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors98
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing21:30 - 01:00
Site Name: Coulman Island Latitude: 73°28´S Longitude: 169°45´E
Visit Date18/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors121
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing

Operator:
Name: Plantours & Partner GmbH
Contact Address: Obernstraße 76, 28195 Bremen
Email Address: info@plantours-partner.de
Website Address: www.plantours-partner.de
Name of Vessel: MS Hamburg
Country of Registry: Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 180
Maximum Passengers: 340
Remarks: MS Hamburg will conduct 3 voyages to the Antarctic Peninsula between December 2016 and January 2017
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
19 Dec 2016 Buenos Aires 02 Jan 2017 Ushuaia Ludger Feldmann

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62°09´45´´S Longitude: 58°28´W
Visit Date27/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors326
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:50 - 23:45
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 58´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors295
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:30 - 14:44
Site Name: Whalers Bay - Deception Island Latitude: 62º 95´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 63´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors247
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing20:20 - 21:30
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors266
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:40 - 15:00
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date29/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors227
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 21:45
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date30/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors326
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors252
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:45 - 17:30
03 Jan 2017 Ushuaia 13 Jan 2017 Ushuaia Ludger Feldmann

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Whalers Bay - Deception Island Latitude: 62º 95´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 63´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors309
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:15 - 21:30
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors333
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 - 17:05
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date08/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors228
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point/Dorian Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors229
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors317
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:15 - 14:15
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date09/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cape Renard Latitude: 65º 01´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 48´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors237
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
14 Jan 2017 Ushuaia 30 Jan 2017 Valparaiso Ludger Feldmann

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors325
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:05 - 21:30
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors337
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:35 - 22:00
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date19/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors334
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors317
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:40 - 13:50
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing

Operator:
Name: Wolf Kloss, Turismo SIM Ltd
Contact Address: Calle Maragaño 168, P.O. Box 6, Puerto Williams, XII Region, Chile
Email Address: base@simexpeditions.com
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: S/Y SANTA MARIA AUSTRALIS
Country of Registry: Berlin, Germany
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 2
Maximum Passengers: 9
Remarks: 3 Voyages along the Antarctic Peninsula
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
28 Nov 2016 Puerto Williams, Chile 19 Dec 2016 Puerto Williams, Chile Daniel Holleis

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Damoy Point/Dorian Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSkiing, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:00 - 20:00
Site Name: Damoy Point/Dorian Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesSkiing, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 16:00
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64 º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 20:00
Site Name: Doumer Island Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 63°35´W
Visit Date07/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors4
ActivitiesSkiing, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing21:00 - 00:00
Site Name: Damoy Point/Dorian Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors7
ActivitiesSkiing, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:00 - 21:00
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date08/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date08/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Waterboat Point/Gonzalez Videla Station Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSkiing, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Ronge Island/Georges Point Latitude: 64º 43´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 41´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesSkiing, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 15:00
Site Name: Lemaire Island Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date10/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSkiing, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 18:00
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date11/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/12/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesSkiing, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 - 16:00
04 Jan 2017 Puerto Williams, Chile 25 Jan 2017 Puerto Williams, Chile Daniel Holleis

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date11/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors23
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landingtotal 13:30 - 21:00
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date12/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors12
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Foyn Harbour Latitude: 64º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 02´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:00 - 15:00
Site Name: Waterboat Point/Gonzalez Videla Station Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:30 - 19:30
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing16:00 -19:00
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64 º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:00 - 16:00
Site Name: Vernadsky Station Latitude: 65º 14´ 43´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 24´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing23:00 - 00:00
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing16:00 -19:00
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors4
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing22:00 - 00:00
Site Name: Winter Island Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing14:00 - 16:00
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date18/01/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors12
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date19/01/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 - 14:00
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Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landingtotal 13:00 - 23:00
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date08/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Foyn Harbour Latitude: 64º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 02´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 - 13:00
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date09/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date10/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 -16:00
Site Name: Waterboat Point/Gonzalez Videla Station Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing19:00 - 21:00
Site Name: Vernadsky Station Latitude: 65º 14´ 43´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 24´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing20:00 - 23:00
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date11/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peterman Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing20:00 - 21:00
Site Name: Vernadsky Station Latitude: 65º 14´ 43´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 24´´ W
Visit Date12/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors3
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing13:00 - 15:00
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors15
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landingtotal 12:00 - 23:00
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing21:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64 º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing22:00 - 23:00
Site Name: Damoy Point/Dorian Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 15:00
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/02/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: Documentary about Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2016/17 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Aircraft (DAP) or via ship
Activities: Media, Station Visit
Number of Participants: 3
Date begin: 18 Dec 2016
Date end: 25 Mar 2017
Number of personnel:
Operator:
Name: Vision Airways
Contact Address: Friedensallee 26, 22765 Hamburg, Germany
Email Address: lars@visionairways.de
Website Address:
Remarks: The German media team (applicant: Lars Pfeiffer) is based in the Russian station Bellingshausen. They joined the scientists from Jena (Germany) on the Fildes Peninsula. Focus of the documentary is life and work of the scientists on site as well as the Antarctic landscape.
Location of Activities
Routes:
Expedition Name: DYNASTY 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Flights vie DROMLAN
Activities: Media, Station Visit
Number of Participants: 3
Date begin: 01 Dec 2016
Date end: 01 Dec 2017
Number of personnel:
Operator:
Name: Alfred-Wegener-Institut
Contact Address: Am Handelshafen 12, 27570 Bremerhaven
Email Address:
Website Address: www.awi.de
Remarks: Logistically supported and applied by AWI (Sina Löschke) the BBC Natural History Unit (Miles Barton) carried out a TV documentary about the life of Emperor penguins called DYNASTY. The film team was based in Neumayer III station and in a container which was placed near the Atka Bay where the Emperor colony is situated. The documentary work was done in the Atka Bay without disturbing the penguins.
Location of Activities
Atka Bay, close to Neumayer Station III
Routes:

Expedition Name: UAV flights for DYNASTY 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Flights via DROMLAN
Activities: Aircraft Flight, Media, Station Visit
Number of Participants: 3
Date begin: 01 Dec 2016
Date end: 01 Dec 2017
Number of personnel:
Operator:
Name: BBC Natural History Unit
Contact Address: Miles Barton, Stefan Christmann (Georg-Burkhardt-Str.2, 73312 Geislingen/Steige, Germany)
Email Address: stefan.christmann@gmx.de
Website Address: www.bbc.com
Remarks: Within the AWI/BBC project DYNASTY there were carried out UAV flights with a small drone in order to get landscape pictures and films. To avoid any disturbances the flights were not taken place above or near the emperor colony but near the Neumayer III station and alongt the ice shelf edgde.
Location of Activities
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 Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
Environmental Information - Conservation of Fauna and Flora
Permit Number: 94003-3/373
Permit Period: Date begin:  06 Feb 2017   Date end:  19 Feb 2017
Species: Birds and seals
Location:
Site Name: Amundsen Sea Embayment   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Harmful interference
Harmful Interference: Aircraft disturbance to birds and seals
Amount:
Purpose: Carry out magnetic surveys by using helicopter
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: "Mapping of magnetic field anomalies in the Southern Amundsen Sea (Helimag PS 104)"; PI: Karsten Gohl (Alfred-Wegener-Institute)
Event or Project Name/Number: Helimag PS 104
Permit Number: 94003-2/118
Permit Period: Date begin:  31 Dec 2016   Date end:  03 Feb 2017
Species: Birds and seals
Location:
Site Name: Atka Bay, close to Neumayer Station III   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Harmful interference
Harmful Interference: Aircraft disturbance to birds and seals
Amount:
Purpose: Supply of Neumayer III Station by using helicopter
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: PI: Stefan Hain (Alfred-Wegener-Institute)
Event or Project Name/Number: Operation of Neumayer III Station
Permit Number: 94003-3/389
Permit Period: Date begin:  06 Dec 2016   Date end:  03 Feb 2017
Species: Birds and seals
Location:
Site Name: Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Harmful interference
Harmful Interference: Aircraft disturbance to birds and seals
Amount:
Purpose: Carrying out bathymetric surveys by using autonomous measuring buoys
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: PI: Marcel Nicolaus (Alfred-Wegener-Institute)
Event or Project Name/Number: Autonomous measuring systems (Sea ice buoys) on PS 103

Permit Number: 94003-3/384
Permit Period: Date begin:  25 Nov 2016   Date end:  29 Jan 2017
Species: Birds and seals
Location:
Site Name: Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Harmful interference
Harmful Interference: Aircraft disturbance to birds and seals
Amount:
Purpose: Carrying out flight surveys
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Carrying out flight surveys for different projects: GEA-VI-FMA, OIR - Oldest Ice Reconnaissance and Jutulstraumen PI: Daniel Steinhage (Alfred-Wegener-Institute)
Event or Project Name/Number: GEA-VI-FMA, OIR and Jutulstraumen
Permit Number: 94003-3/385
Permit Period: Date begin:  16 Dec 2016   Date end:  03 Feb 2017
Species: Birds and seals
Location:
Site Name: Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Harmful interference
Harmful Interference: Aircraft disturbance to birds and seals
Amount:
Purpose: Carrying out oceanografic surveys
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: "Hybrid Antarctic Float Observing System (HAFOS PS 103)" PI: Ofal Boebel (Alfred-Wegener-Institute)
Event or Project Name/Number: HAFOS PS 103
Permit Number: 94003-3/396
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Jan 2017   Date end:  15 Mar 2017
Species: Birds and seals
Location:
Site Name: James Ross Island   Lat: 64º 11´ 00´´ S   Long: 57º 04´ 00´´ W  
Action: Harmful interference
Harmful Interference: Aircraft disturbance to birds and seals
Amount:
Purpose: Carrying out ice surveys by helicopter and airplane
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: IMProved gEodetiC glaCier mAss BaLancE measurements by integrating remote sens-ing, surface mass balance and firn compaction modelling – a case study from James Ross Island, Antarctica (IMPECCABLE)“; PI: Mathias Braun (Univerity of Erlangen)
Event or Project Name/Number: IMPECCABLE

Permit Number: 94003-3/372
Permit Period: Date begin:  06 Feb 2017   Date end:  19 Mar 2017
Species: Marine mammels
Location:
Site Name: Amundsen Sea Embayment   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Taking
Taking: Injure
Molest
Amount:
Purpose: Carrying out seismic surveys by using airguns
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: PI: Karsten Gohl (Alfred-Wegener-Institute)
Event or Project Name/Number: Seismic surveying for quantification of glacial sediment sequences PS 104
Permit Number: 94003-3/380
Permit Period: Date begin:  06 Feb 2017   Date end:  19 Mar 2017
Species: Marine mammels
Location:
Site Name: Amundsen Sea Embayment   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Taking
Taking: Injure
Molest
Amount:
Purpose: Carrying out bathymetric surveys
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: PI: Catalina Gebhardt (Alfred-Wegener-Institute)
Event or Project Name/Number: Hydroacoustic measurements of seafloor and upper sediment layers PS 104
Permit Number: 94003-3/392
Permit Period: Date begin:  20 Oct 2016   Date end:  28 Feb 2017
Species: Penguins (Pygoscelis spp.), Giant Petrels (Macronectes spp.), Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctoc
Location:
Site Name: Fildes Peninsula (including Ardley Island, King George Island, South Shetland Islands)   Lat: 62º 12´ 00´´ S   Long: 58º 54´ 00´´ W  
Action: Harmful interference
Harmful Interference: Aircraft disturbance to birds and seals
Amount:
Purpose: Carrying out disturbance experiments on birds with drones
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: PI: Osama Mustafa (ThINK Ltd.)
Event or Project Name/Number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2016/17-1

Permit Number: 94003-3/394
Permit Period: Date begin:  25 Nov 2016   Date end:  28 Feb 2017
Species: Penguins (Pygoscelis spp.), skuas (Catharacta spp.)
Location:
Site Name: Fildes Peninsula (including Ardley Island, King George Island, South Shetland Islands)   Lat: 62º 12´ 00´´ S   Long: 58º 54´ 00´´ W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Handle
Injure
Molest
Amount:
Purpose: Counting, capturing, measureing, banding, taking blood samples, using artificial eggs with sensors, mapping by foot and by using micro drone
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Taking blood samples from max. 250 skuas; PI: Hans-Ulrich Peter (University of Jena)
Event or Project Name/Number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2016/17-2
Permit Number: 94003-3/369
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Dec 2016   Date end:  28 Feb 2019
Species: Salad, tomato, cucumber, pepper, spinach, radish, mangold and various herbs
Location:
Site Name: Neumayer Station III   Lat: 70º 40´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 16´ 00´´ W  
Action: Introduction of new species
Amount: 31000
Sex:
Age: Seeds
Purpose: Introduction of plant species for Hydroponic production of food in a closed system
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: "EDEN ISS – Ground demonstration of plant cultivation technologies and operations for use on future space missions" by the German Aerospace Center DLR; PI: Daniel Schubert
Event or Project Name/Number: EDEN ISS

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: II 2.8 - 94003-3/392
Number of people: Permitted to enter  7   That actually entered:  7
Permit Period: From:  20 Oct 2016   To:  28 Feb 2017
Purpose: Counting penguins on foot, flying UAVs for different purpodes by Osama Mustafa (Thuringian Institute for Sustainability and Climate Protection - ThINK)
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2016/17-1
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  125    Name:  Fildes Peninsula, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94003-3/394
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  16 Dec 2016   To:  17 Feb 2017
Purpose: Counting and measuring penguins and skuas on foot by Hans-Ulrich Peter (University of Jena)
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2016/17-2
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 94003-3/394
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  16 Dec 2016   To:  17 Feb 2017
Purpose: Counting and measuring penguins and skuas on foot by Hans-Ulrich Peter (University of Jena)
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2016/17-2
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94003-3/392
Number of people: Permitted to enter  7   That actually entered:  7
Permit Period: From:  20 Oct 2016   To:  28 Feb 2017
Purpose: Counting penguins on foot, flying UAVs for different purpodes by Osama Mustafa (Thuringian Institute for Sustainability and Climate Protection - ThINK)
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2016/17-1

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  163    Name:  Dakshin Gangotri Glacier, Dronning Maud Land (More Details)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94003-3/384
Number of people: Permitted to enter  0   That actually entered:  0
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2016   To:  28 Feb 2017
Purpose: In case of unavoidable or unintentional flying above the ASPA during flight survey via airplane (POLAR 5 or POLAR 6 by Daniel Steinhage, AWI)
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Aerophysical measurements and remote sending 2016/2017
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  171    Name:  Narebski Point, Barton Peninsula, King George Island (More Details)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94003-3/392
Number of people: Permitted to enter  7   That actually entered:  7
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2016   To:  31 Jan 2017
Purpose: Counting penguins on foot, flying UAVs for different purpodes by Osama Mustafa (Thuringian Institute for Sustainability and Climate Protection - ThINK)
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2016/17-1

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.

General Report