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Project Name/Number: Activities near Bellingshausen: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2017/18-2
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: O. Mustafa (Think Jena)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Scientific goals / project description: Goal of the project is the development of methods and the obtaining of ground truth data for monitoring penguin colonies by remote sensing methods. For this we do mapping of different penguin colonies, research on spatio-temporal dynamics of penguin colonies and analyze the disturbance potential of new methods like the use of drones. Conducted field work: Fildes Peninsula: 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 and a number of small rocks and Islets at and off the NW-coast of Fildes Peninsula and Nelson Island. These mapping overflights were repeated for Ardley Island in an interval of 7 – 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 2017   To:  31 Jan 2018
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Bellingshausen Station (Russia)
Project Name/Number: AFIN (Antarctic Fast Ice Network)
Discipline: Physics
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stefanie Arndt (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Scientific work / project description 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 03 May 2017. Due to the not fully ice-covered Atka Bay, only between Shelf ice edge and ATKA03. All subsequent measurements were carried out with varying measurement sites, either on every ATKA station or only between Shelf ice edge and ATKA03. In total, 8 series of the entire transect could be done (one per month), while 18 measurements in total were carried out. The last one was conducted on 24 December 2017. From 14 January 2018 onwards, the sea ice was not walkable anymore. Thus, the sea-ice related work was finished for the season. In addition, several electromagnetic sea-ice thickness measurements along the ATKA transect have been performed throughout the season. 2) Weather/ Radiation station: The applied weather and radiation station was not installed during the given period. 3) Snow buoy close to Neumayer Station: 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/ http://data.meereisportal.de/download/buoys/2017S54_TS_addout.png). During this period, the Snow Buoy was twice lifted (11 August 2017 and 24 January 2018) to avoid a complete coverage in the snow. Also, the battery finally run out of power on 12 July 2017. Therefore, a new battery was insert so continue the measurements at the same place (11 August 2017). 4) Snow Buoy and Thermistor chain buoy on sea ice in Atka Bay: A pair of a Snow Buoy and thermistor chain buoy was deployed on 30 May 2017 close to ATKA07. Due to bad luck with an ice berg and snow drift, both buoys were covered with snow very soon. Consequently, the thermistor chain buoy stopped transmitting on 10 October. Here, the case of the buoy could be recovered while the chain itself needed to stay in the ice. The Snow Buoy stopped transmitting on 02 October 2017 but there was no chance to find it again. It therefore stayed on the ice. 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).
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Operating Period: From:  01 Nov 2017   To:  31 Oct 2018
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Project Name/Number: Automatic Weather Station in the vicinity of Neumayer
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: H. Schmithüsen (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: On March, 15th 2017 an automatic weather station (AWS) was installed in the vicinity of Neumayer Station. The purpose of the AWS is to quantify the influence of the station building and the snow accumulated around it on the meteorological measurements at the long-term meteorological site. Data was collected until December, 22nd 2017. The station was removed completely on that day.
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Project Name/Number: Deception Island Expedition
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: PI: O. Mustafa (Think)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The number of breeding pairs and the distribution of nests were mapped at Vapor Col Colony in January. Mapping activity by UAV was done for the Penguin colonies at the southern part of Deception Island. Short UAV overfligths were used to observe and measure the reaction of different bird species to UAVs at Vapor Col colony. Additionally penguin voice recordings were performed at Vapor Col colony and vegetation was mapped near Baily Head peninsula.
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Operating Period: From:  21 Oct 2017   To:  26 Feb 2018
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Project Name/Number: DROMSEIS 2017/2018
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology
Principal Investigator: Dr. A. Eckstaller, J. Asseng (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: DROMSEIS 2017/2018 is the beginning of a long term project called “moving seismic array” in Dronning Maud Land. During December 2017 the first 4 autonomous seismographic stations could be deployed during an oversnow traverse from Aboa Station back to Neumayer-Station after finishing a Finnish supply traverse. Three stations in the Ritscherflya uplands had been installed in snow pits. One station could be installed at Forstefjell Nunatak. All stations are powered by solar panels and should have enough battery capacities to reduce power outage during winter to minimum. Data recorder, batteries and charging electronics are installed in thermally well insulated boxes. Batteries are heated if excess solar power is available. For the first time each recorder is equipped with a state of health (SOH) transmitter for remote monitoring recording performance. The 3-component broadband sensor is also installed inside the snow pit and is thus very well sheltered against heavy storms and strong thermal variations. Station sites were chosen mainly dependent on safe accessibility, however, known tectonic features of the area had also been taken into account. First data retrieval is envisaged during summer season 2018/2019. A further extension to the East with the deployment of 5-6 more seismic stations is planned for season 2019/2020. Our main interests focus on a detailed monitoring of regional seismicity and neotectonics in the Heimefrontfjella as well as the mapping of structural features in the Earth´s crust and upper mantle at selected sites. The existing Stations SVEA and WEI had also been serviced during the traverse. Station WEI at Weigel Nunatak had been completely new installed, because the seismometer inside the pit was completely frozen into meltwater. At station Svea only a short stay for data retrieval had been necessary.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Dec 2017   To:  30 Dec 2017
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Project Name/Number: Ecology and biodiversity of seaweeds in inshore Antarctic benthic communities - highly copper-resist
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: F. Kuepper (Uni Aberdeen)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Based on year-round diving surveys, this project will provide unprecedented, new insight about the ecology and biodiversity of seaweed-dominated benthic communities at Rothera (Adelaide Island, Antarctica). In particular, it will 1. Investigate the physiological mechanisms of overwintering of Antarctic seaweeds (“How do they manage to spend > 6 months a year in darkness?”); 2. Assess biodiversity patterns of both key species and communities with habitat and depth by diving surveys, and also covering the hitherto-unexplored cryptic algal diversity using the Germling Emergence Method; 3. Evaluate the invertebrate communities associated with different macroalgal species and how they vary throughout the year; 4. Assess the energy and/or carbon input to the benthic foodweb from macroalgal communities by assessing grazing rates of the main invertebrates consuming macroalgae in the summer and winter seasons. 5. Re-collect Prasiola sp. from the copper (malachite) seam on Leonie Island and nearby reference sites.
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Operating Period: From:  25 Dec 2017   To:  05 Feb 2018
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Project Name/Number: EDEN ISS
Discipline: Planetary science
Principal Investigator: D. Schubert (DLR)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The EDEN ISS project is a 4.5 M€ European Union Horizon 2020 project (reference number: 636501) supported via the COMPET-07-2014 - Space exploration – Life support subprogramme. The project has developed and has subsequently deployed an advanced plant production system to the Neumayer III Antarctic station in the summer season 2017/18. The EDEN ISS project is now several months into the analogue mission at the Neumayer Station III. Following the successful build-up and test phase in January and February 2018, the Antarctic winter season and the main operations phase started in March. The production of fresh food for the overwintering crew is successful and over 140 kg of lettuce, cucumber, radish, tomatoes, and herbs have been harvested so far. Scientific investigations on microbial behavior within the grow chamber, biomass quality examinations, and operation procedure testing is ongoing.
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Operating Period: From:  03 Jan 2018   To:  31 Oct 2018
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Project Name/Number: HALOGON (Halogen chemistry long-term Observatories at Neumayer)
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: 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, and in particular the coastal areas of Antarctica, represent a global hot spot for reactive halogens. The objective of the proposed project is the experimental investigation of the role of reactive halogen compounds in the chemistry of the polar boundary layer. It will focus on questions that largely arose from previous measurements in the Arctic and Antarctic and in particular, from the successful long-term measurements with a Multi-Axis Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (MAX-DOAS) instrument that is operated continuously on the Air Chemistry Observatory at Neumayer since 1999. Key part of this project 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 gives insight in the complete diurnal and seasonal variations of the halogen chemistry at Neumayer. The operation of the instrument is planned for another year until the end of summer season 2018/19 giving a total operation time of three years since setup in season 2015/16. Due to snow accumulation at Neumayer III, the observatory containers on which the instrument is installed about 1,5 km south of the station, had to be raised. After this, the telescope had to be realigned onto the reflector arrays. After the realignement, all components of the instrument were checked and, if necessary, repaired to prepare the instrument for another year of operation. Test with different parameter settings were performed to improve the spectrometer’s temperature stability. Autonomous operation of the instrument: 21.12. 2017 – ~25.2. 2019
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Operating Period: From:  20 Nov 2017   To:  21 Dec 2017
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Project Name/Number: IMPECCABLE: IMproved gEodetiC glaVier mAss BaLance measuremtns
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology , Glaciology
Principal Investigator: Dr. M. Braun (Uni Erlangen)
Main Activity/ Remarks: On 2018/02/07 we were dropped off by an argentinian Bell 212 helicopter (64.25388°S, 57.34820°W). Due to better conditions for debarking, our camp (four sleeping tents, one kitchen tent, and one toilet tent) was 320 m further to Nord-West on a debris-covered part of the glacier. Sadly, due to bad weather conditions, reading-out the existing ablation stakes from project VELMAP was not possible in this year, but we read-out the time-lapse camera on the southern moraine near to the glacier tongue (64.26232°S, 57.34670°W) and changed the akkumulators. After one day with GPR(30MHz)-measurement flights with an argentinian Bell 212 helicopter on 2018/02/10, the flight back to the basis was with the same helicopter. The constraints from the UBA were forwarded to the argentinian pilots. Profils are shown in the attached map. No animal colonies were seen before, during, and after the flights in the study area. The maintenance of the weather station (new location due to glacier movement: 64.23470°S, 57.37329°W) at Gourdon-Glacier was possible at 2018/02/19 (also with Bell 212 helicopter). In this case we were dropped off and picked up 5 hours later by the helicopter on the same day. Therefore, no camp was necessary.
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Operating Period: From:  31 Jan 2018   To:  28 Feb 2018
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Project Name/Number: Long term monitoring of Antarctic seabirds and seals on Fildes Peninsula
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: H.-U. Peter (University of Jena)
Main Activity/ Remarks: 1. The aim of the project „Long term monitoring of Antarctic seabirds and seals on Fildes Peninsula, King George Island” was the continuation of the standardized assessment of the fauna of Fildes Peninsula, Ardley Island and adjacent islands and ice-free areas within the Maxwell Bay. 2. The Monitoring of penguins (Pygoscelis spec.) with remote sensing methods was continued. 3. Changes in the local distribution of the Antarctic hair grass Deschampsia antarctica on the Fildes Peninsula were studied in with focus on glacier retreat zones. 4. The 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:  26 Oct 2017   To:  28 Feb 2018
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Project Name/Number: Maintenance Airchemistry observatory Neumayer
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rolf Weller (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: During the last summer campaign, we prepared the installation of special scientific equipment concerning the project NPFAnt (Molecular steps of new particle formation at Antarctic coast) of the University of Helsinki and the Finish Meteorological Institute (FMI). This Finnish project (PI: Mikko Sipilä, University of Helsinki) is in cooperation with the AWI. The actual measurement campaign will finally start in December 2018 and end in February 2019. Furthermore the Long-Path Differential Optical Absorption Spectrometer (LP-DOAS) from the IUP Heidelberg (PI: Jan-Marcus Nasse and Udo Frieß), installed in austral summer 2015/16, was maintained for another year-round measuring period to investigate diurnal and seasonal variations in the halogen chemistry. The main objective is to measure bromine oxide (BrO) and iodine oxide (IO) within the atmospheric boundary layer and to complement data from the MAX-DOAS instrument. We successfully operated now the LP-DOAS throughout two years in Antarctica while MAX-DOAS is even in continuous operation since 1999. Apart from these special duties, we conducted the usual routine work, maintenance, and calibration operations at the Air Chemistry Observatory. We sent back a broken aerosol particle sizer (APS 3321) to the manufacturer (TSI), exchanged batteries of the UPS and jacked up the air chemistry observatory. Finally the operation of the observatory was taken over by the new air chemistry over-winterer Helene Hoffmann .
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Operating Period: From:  08 Dec 2017   To:  09 Feb 2018
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Project Name/Number: Maintenance of CTBTO Infrasound Array I27DE
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology
Principal Investigator: M. 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 2018   To:  19 Feb 2018
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Project Name/Number: Maintenance of Geophysics Observatory
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology
Principal Investigator: A. Eckstaller, J. Asseng (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: At Neumayer Station the usual annual maintenance works had been carried out after finishing the oversnow traverse. Both remote stations VNA2 and VNA3 had been serviced and prepared again for the coming winter. At VNA2 only the container with the recording instruments had to be set up again at a higher level some 2 meters above the surrounding snow surface. The seismometer had also been reinstalled in a new snow pit. Station VNA3, which is always completely buried in a deep snow pit had to be dug out and deployed again. New solar panels had been mounted at the antenna mast for an improved solar power supply. The wind generator at this station had been operating since its first installation during season 2011/2012 without any failure. Therefore, seismic recordings at VNA3 showed no major breaks due to power failure even during winter. Because of necessary repairs works of our North seeking gyro Wild GKS-1 we had to recalibrate the inevitable misalignment of the gyro on top the Carl Zeiss 020-B theodolite. This was accomplished by establishing a temporary geodetic reference azimuth by carrying out precise GPS measurements at 2 stakes 3 km apart. A major and very important task has always been the supervision and training of the new wintering team.
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Operating Period: From:  17 Nov 2017   To:  19 Feb 2018
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Project Name/Number: MARE
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: Dr. Céline LE BOHEC & Dr. Daniel ZITTERBART
Main Activity/ Remarks: Set up a second worldwide Emperor Penguin Life Observatory: starting a long-term monitoring of the emperor penguin colony of Atka Bay to evaluate the dynamics and trends of this population, and, ultimately, the amplitude of the adaptive capacities of the species. Despite the pristine appearance of Antarctica, its species and ecosystems are under considerable threat. The main goal of the present project is to assess the vulnerability of Antarctic ecosystems using a sentinel species of polar regions: the Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), which stands at the forefront of the impacts of climate warming. Up to now, the general biology of the entire species (e.g. all the breeding, life-history, and demographic parameters) is based on the monitoring of a single colony: the one of Pointe Géologie in Terre Adélie, located at ca. 20 min walking distance to the research station Dumont D’Urville. Yet, to evaluate the overall trend of a species and the amplitude of its adaptive capacities, it is crucial to monitor over the long-term more than one population breeding in different ecosystems, considering in addition that the species is at a high risk of extinction in a very near future according to climatic scenarios. In that context, we aim to set up a second Life Observatory of emperor penguins. Ultimately, we aim to predict how this species, which spends 90% of its life at sea, will adapt to climate changes and the consequent fluctuations prey availability and abundance. Therefore, it is thus crucial to study its distribution at sea and its foraging strategies. As umbrella species, seabirds can play an important role in determining the size for conservation areas. Thus, gathering knowledge on the distribution at sea of the species will help to define and map marine biological ‘hotspots’ and/or Marine Protected Areas (MPA). Up to know, knowledge of the distribution at sea and of foraging activities and strategies of emperor penguins is scarce and anecdotic, a few individuals from a few (more accessible) populations have been equipped one or couples times. To fill this gap we will equip emperor penguins from Atka Bay colony to understand how this species uses the space at sea during the breeding/wintering season, their migration, and their wintering at-sea habitats through the use of data-loggers at different stages of their life cycle. The proximity of the Neumayer research station to the Atka Bay emperor penguin colony represents a tremendous opportunity to fill this gap. Moreover, the characteristics of both Pointe Géologie and Atka colonies are very different regarding numerous aspects, which make the comparison even more valuable to obtain a realistic picture of the health and potential threats for a species, and its adaptive potentialities while facing environmental changes.
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Operating Period: From:  16 Nov 2017   To:  11 Feb 2018
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Project Name/Number: MICA (Magentic Induction Coil Array)
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tanja Fromm (on behalf of Prof. Dr. Khan-Hyuk Kim)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Installation of search-coil magnetometer for observations of geomagnetic field pulsations on the 24th January 2018. The instrument was installed 250m east of the air chemistry observatory in a snow pit which is covered by wooden planks. The instrument is connected by a cable with the the clean air lab for power supply. The other needed instruments are placed in the clean air lab from where the collected data is synchronized.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Nov 2017   To:  31 Oct 2018
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Project Name/Number: MOGS 5 – Modernization of Gondwana Station
Discipline: Maintenance
Principal Investigator: C. 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 (season 2016/17), all installations and construction work were be completed. The installed facilities were thoroughly tested and the station was re-opened in mid-November 2016. During MOGS 5, the station and the newly installed facilities were thoroughly checked after the Antarctic winter season, and the station was made ready for its next scientific season 2018-19. The systems were put in operation and where necessary optimized. The amount of Jet A1 for the generators was with 2.5 drums for the whole season much lower than the usual 1.25 drums per day before renovation, which was also due to the additional use of solar panels. Transport of building material, construction equipment and personnel was facilitated with the logistical support of the Italian National Antarctic Research Programme.
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Operating Period: From:  25 Oct 2017   To:  15 Nov 2017
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Project Name/Number: Polar 6 science
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology , Glaciology
Principal Investigator: D. Steinhage (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: During the season 2017/18 POLAR 6 made 47 flights in Antarctica and on the ferry in 69 days. In total, 188 h were flown for the season’s scientific projects ANIRES and CAPS. Logistics flights totalled 52 h. There were 4 ferry-only flights within Antarctica. The ferry to and from Antarctica (Rothera) lasted about 90 h. The logistic flights were carried out DROMLAN and AWI’s own programme moving personnel and equipment between Neumayer and Halley. During the course of the austral season 2017/18 7 stations, including Novo runway, were visited, including on the ferry to and from Dronning Maud Land. ANIRES This survey was carried out to accomplish the existing RES data base with dedicated flights across ice rises and ridges in the region of Ekströmisen and adjacent ice sheets, respectively the coastal ice sheet. CAPS For CAPS only one survey flight was carried out, taking aerial photos of the western part of Atka Bay, to obtain a data set for calibrating methods for a census of seals based on optical satellite imagery.
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Operating Period: From:  07 Dec 2018   To:  31 Jan 2019
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Project Name/Number: Salad machine
Discipline: Biological sciences - other, Biophysics
Principal Investigator: D. Schubert (DLR)
Main Activity/ Remarks: To supplement the research and food production activities of the EDEN ISS greenhouse container, a small-scale plant production facility ('salad machine') was built up for operation within the Neumayer Station III. This facility will be used to grow lettuce in semi-closed growth chamber, employing soilless growth techniques and under LED lighting. The plant salad machine is producing approximately 1.2 kg of lettuce (edible biomass) per week, while using only ca. 150 W of power and generating ca. 15 L of wastewater per week. It is a very small plant growth chamber measures 125 x 65 x 120 cm (L x W x H). The greenhouse will be operated by the overwintering team of the NM-III and supported by the EDEN team in Bremen.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Jan 2018   To:  31 Oct 2018
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Project Name/Number: Sub-EIS-Obs - geological short corings
Discipline: Geology
Principal Investigator: F. Wilhelms (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Hot water drilling provided access to the cavern below the Ekström shelf ice at three sites in the greater vicinity of the German Neumayer base. The seafloor was sampled with different tools, e.g. sediment grabber, percussion corer and vibrocorer. In total about 2 m of sediment core were retrieved.
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Operating Period: From:  21 Dec 2017   To:  11 Jan 2018
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Project Name/Number: Sub-EIS-Obs-seis
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology , Glaciology
Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Olaf Eisen (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Overall, about 185 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. About 10 km of profiles were measured with small explosive seismic sources. In addition, autonomous seismological stations were deployed at selected times.
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Operating Period: From:  27 Nov 2017   To:  15 Jan 2018
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Project Name/Number: ThermoAnt
Discipline: Geology
Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. O. Eisen (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: A total of 150 kg of rock samples have been retrieved from Förstefjell on 25 Dec 2017. The samples where shipped back to Germany and are currently being analyzed with thermochronologic and exposure dating techniques. Förstefjellsraven could not be sampled because of time constraints.
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Operating Period: From:  22 Dec 2017   To:  26 Dec 2017
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Project Name/Number: Utpostane
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology
Principal Investigator: J. Asseng (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: At location Utpostane we installed a long term seismic broadband station and a small 3-station mini array with an autonomous power supply. We reached the location by aircraft TwinOtter from Neumayer Station via Aboa Station. The Nunatak Utpostane has rocky outcrops. There had been former Russian activities 30 years ago. The existing concret socket was not usable for us. Thus, the central 3-component broadband seismometer STS-2 was installed on a wind sheltered stone block in a box on the North side. The three outer mini array stations with Mark-L4 short period vertical seismometers were installed in 250 meters distance to the central station in vertical tubes which are buried 1m deep in the snow. This kind of installation is similar to the 15-seismometer array of the local seismographic network on Halvfarryggen near Neumayer Station. The boxes with data recorder and power supply and mast with antennas, wind generator and solar panels are located on the highest point of the Nunatak. Utpostane station is also equipped with a SOH (state of health) transmitter.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Dec 2017   To:  06 Dec 2017
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Project Name/Number: Weak signal propagation reporter beacon
Discipline: Radio technique
Principal Investigator: U. Walter (TU Munich), M. Hartje (Hochschule Bremen)
Main Activity/ Remarks: A High Frequency beacon receiver was installed at the Air Chemistry Observatory. The device is connected to two loop antennas with a circumference of 60 resp. 160 meters. The system’s main purpose is to gain long-term data on radio propagation and spectrum pollution in a very specific radio environment as the station is located within the southern auroral oval. Up to eight frequency bands between 0.4 and 28.1 MHz can be monitored simultaneously. Reception data is being uploaded live to an international database. Additionally, a beacon transmitter has been placed in the main building of Neumayer Station III. It is capable of feeding up to 5 Watts of RF power into a vertical antenna on the station’s roof, and provides a signal to be monitored by other receivers within the WSPR network.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Feb 2018   To:  31 Oct 2018
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Project Name/Number: Yearly maintenance meteorological observatory Neumayer
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. H. Schmithüsen (AWI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The meteorological observatory programme at Neumayer is ongoing. It includes: • 3-hourly synoptic observations, • daily upper-air soundings, • weekly ozone soundings, • continuous surface radiation and mast measurements, • satellite picture reception (HRPT), • training of the over winterer staff, • preparation of the over wintering period 2018. During the summer season 2015/16 an automatic weather station (AWS) was installed around 90 km south-west of the Neumayer Station at 71.216 S, 10.067 W. The operation of the station continues. On-site inspection and maintenance was carried out on January, 10th 2018. 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 2017/2018 several thousand forecasts were issued for field parties, ships, stations and especially aircrafts. It is obvious, that this service increases the safety of the ambiguous projects in the Dronning Maud Land. Furthermore, it helps to reduce weather induced idle times of expensive flight operations to a minimum.
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Operating Period: From:  12 Jan 2018   To:  19 Feb 2018
Areas of Operation

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: 60
Medical Facilities: hospital
Remarks / Description: Expedition leader summer: Dr. Christine Wesche (AWI) The Neumayer Station III is the permanently occupied German research station located at the north-west edge of the Ekström Ice Shelf in Dronning Maud Land. The station is operated by the Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI). The station continuously operates scientific observatories and is the operational base for aircraft missions and deep field traverses during summer season. The wintering staff is one station leader/physician, four scientists, three technicans and one cook. During summer season up to 60 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 Dronning Maud Land Air Network (DROMLAN). Ten to thirteen intercontinental flights are performed from October until February every summer season. Regular supply of the station is performed by ship delivering consumables, maintainance material, heavy equipment such as vehicles, sledges etc.. Two to three ship calls are performed every summer season. Permanent projects: Measurements of cosmic particles (PI: Walter (DESY)) Maintenance and operation of an automatic weather station (AWS) on Halvfarryggen (PI: Dr. D. Steinhage (AWI)) IsoANT (PI: M. Werner (AWI)) SPOT (D. Zitterbart, Ben Fabry (Uni Erlangen)) Maintenance and operation of an automatic weather station (AWS) on Sorasen (PI: Dr. H. Schmithüsen (AWI))
Name: Operations of Antarctic research station GARS O'Higgins
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: German Antarctic Receiving Station (GARS)   Lat: 63º 19´ 00´´ S   Long: 57º 54´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 14
Medical Facilities: none, provided at O'Higgins Station
Remarks / Description: Project “Operations of Antarctic research station GARS O'Higgins”, PI Dr. Erhard Diedrich, DLR: The scientific long-term observations of the last 26 years 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 Paz. 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 “APHYCA GARS O‘Higgins”, Dr. Bernd Krock, AWI 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: October To: March
Name: Kohnen Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Kohnen Station   Lat: 75º 00´ 00´´ S   Long: 00º 04´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 25
Medical Facilities: none, hospital at Neumayer
Remarks / Description: PI: S. Hain (AWI) The station is currently used as the logistic base for subglacial studies using the EPICA drilling hole as well as for meteorological, air chemistry and seismic observations and glaciological field investigations. The station will also provide ground service for scientific aircraft mission above the inland ice plateau. The station is located on the inland ice plateau (Amundsenisen, Wegnerisen). The distance along the sledge traverse route to Neumayer Station III is about 750 km. Access to the station is possible by means of sledge traverses starting from NEUMAYER STATION III at the cost or by aircraft support in the frame of Dronning Maud Land Air Network (DROMLAN). The air link is mainly used for the transport of personnel, light weighted scientific cargo and food. The advantage of this aircraft access is that it became possible to start scientific works early in the season or to carry out a short stay for maintenance and service automatic stations. Supply of the station is mainly based on sledge traverses to transport large amount of fuel, consumables and material. To travel from NEUMAYER STATION III to KOHNEN STATION takes 11 days on average. The typical arrangement of a sledge train is 6 towing vehicles (Pistenbulli), 12 sledges carrying piece goods and containers, and 5 sledges with tank containers and accommodation facilities. On average about 180 tons of supply goods are needed to run the station. The fuel consumption is about 400 litres per one ton of payload over a distance of 1,000 km. In season 2017/18 Kohnen Station was closed. No activities took place. Nevertheless, gauge stake measurements along the traverse route from Neumayer to Kottas Camp will take place.
Operating Period: From: November To: February

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: RV Polarstern - General Operations
Country of Registry: Germany
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 44
Maximum Passengers: 55
Remarks: The research and supply vessel RV POLARSTERN commissioned in 1982 is a high class ice breaking vessel and the major research tool for the German Antarctic program. The advanced scientific and technical equipment and ability to navigate in heavy ice conditions in almost all regions of the Arctic and Antarctic oceans provide ideal working conditions for almost all compartments of marine sciences, atmospheric as well as glaciological research (modernisation from 1998 till 2001). Since 1982 the ship regularly operates in arctic and antarctic waters with an average of 320 days on sea every year. The supply of NEUMAYER STATION III is a regular task. Lifting gears and scientific winches are designed for launching and recovery of devices and sensors, fishing and deep sea sediment probing. Hydro-acoustic survey systems such as Hydrosweep, Parasound and fishery sounders can be continuously operated. The fibre optic network connects bridge, winch control room, laboratories and all scientific working places with several servers and distributes information of the central data acquisition system. Altogether 24 scientific laboratories, aquarium and refrigerating rooms are placed at disposal. Additionally up to 15 mobile laboratory containers can be installed inside the ship on E-Deck (10) and at F-Deck (5). The weather station records meteorological data and provides forecast information and satellite imagery on sea ice distributions. Recently technical facilities and hydro-acoustic navigation aids have been installed to deploy ROV for deep sea missions. Shipping company: Reederei F. Laeisz Permanent Measurements: PI: H. Schmithüsen (AWI) Meteorological measurements PI: Walter (DESY) Measurements of cosmic particles.
Name: RV Polarstern - PS111
Country of Registry: Germany
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 44
Maximum Passengers: 55
Remarks: Cruise leader: Michael Schröder (AWI) Filchner Ronne Outflow System Tomorrow (FROST) PI. H. Hellmer, M. Schröder (AWI) In total 129 ship-borne CTD profiles were taken during PS111 (Figure 1) using a Seabird 911+ CTD attached to a carousel with 24 Niskin bottles of 12 liter capacity. At 120 stations, a total of 720 samples from the Niskin bottles were filled in 30 ml vials for post-cruise 18O-analysis at the University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan and in 120 ml flasks for oxygen correction. In total 8 moorings have been deployed and 4 recovered. Two deep ocean moorings serve as sound sources for the navigation of ARGO floats in the southern Weddell Sea (RAFOS), additionally equipped with a receiver for whale sounds. The three AWI moorings along 76 °S on the eastern flank of the Filchner Trough (Figure 1) have been replaced the third time with the first launch in 2014 (PS82) and replaced during PS96 in 2016. As part of the cooperation with Uni Research, Bergen (S. Østerhus), three moorings were deployed at roughly 75°S, slightly south of the Filchner Trough sill. Together with a mooring deployed in February 2017, the S2 observatory now consists of four sub-surface instrumented moorings. In addition, two LoTUS buoys were deployed at the Ronne Ice Shelf edge and the eastern flank of the Filchner Trough. A timer is set to release the buoy from the anchor weight on 2 February 2023. The LoTUS system, developed at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, is an expendable, bottom-landing sensor tailored for long-time sampling of bottom temperature. About 500 water samples for noble gases (3He, 4He, and Ne) and CFC-12 plus SF6 have been retrieved with the CTD-water-sampler system on regular hydrographic stations. The noble gas samples are to be analyzed at the IUP Bremen noble gas mass spectrometry lab. The CFC-12/SF6 samples will be analyzed in the CFC-laboratory again at the IUP Bremen. Ocean tracer PI: J. Sültenfuß (Uni Bremen) The major goal of this project was to study the in and out flow of water masses beneath the Ronne and the Filchner Ice Shelf. As we accumulated surface samples of 50 stations just in front of both ice shelfs we are able to study in detail the gas saturation for the transient gases CFC12 and SF6. The ratio of SF6/CFC12 allows to derive the age of young waters formed on the shelfs with a resolution of 2 years or better (atmospheric CFC12 concentration is nearly stable and SF6 is increasing by about 3% per year). Therefore the initial conditions at the surface must be known. For the first time SF6/CFC-samples of ventilated waters in front of the Ronne IS at its western most location have been acquired. Major goal of this project is to study the interaction of the Filchner-Ronne-Ice-Shelf and the ambient Filchner-Ronne-Outflow-System and estimate the amount of basal melting. Therefore the large set of samples will provide reliable information on He and Ne concentrations and He isotope ratios of the ventilated surface waters in front of Ronne IS. This is needed to quantify the input conditions. The achieved set of noble gas samples contains about 50 samples with potential temperature below -2.0°C, indicating a contribution of ISW. It will be interesting to quantify glacial melt water contribution on different sections. The study was conduicted in close co-operation with Hartmut Hellmer from AWI Geotaces PI: C. Hanfland (AWI) Aim 1: elucidating the pathways of deep upwelling in the Weddell Gyre, which is the dominant source of major nutrients and heat to the surface. This was investigated by means of the natural tracer 226Ra (half-life 1600 years). Aim 2: testing the hypothesis that melting fresh water at the shelf ice break or from icebergs rises to the surface, where it may re-freeze at the underside of sea ice (carrying 228Ra, 228Th and iron) and can be drifted to other parts of the Weddell Gyre. In order to address both questions, samples have been taken for analysis of macro nutrients, 223Ra, 224Ra, 226Ra, 228Ra, 228Th, and trace elements. Sample material comprised surface water, water profiles, sea ice, sediment and sediment pore water. Benthic communities in the South Eatern Weddell sea PI: C. Richter (AWI) Video footage and still images were successfully taken as planned via ROV on six locations in the southern and southeastern part of the Weddell Sea (see Table). The footage of organisms living on the seafloor and on the ice shelve edges above will be analysed and compared with existing footage from previous cruises. This will contribute to a quantitative description of the structure, function and dynamic of polar megabenthos and ice shelf edge associated fauna, their interaction with the pelagic and their susceptibility to natural and climatic disturbances as a basis for the modeling of biological variability towards climate change. Atmospheric Boundary Layer PI: G. Heinemann (Uni Trier, Germany) The representation of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) in the Antarctic is a major challenge for numerical weather forecast models and regional climate models. Reference data sets are rare, particularly over the ocean areas in polar regions. In the southern Weddell Sea, the wind field over coastal polynyas is one of the key variables to quantify interactions between the atmosphere and the ocean, resulting in sea ice production and associated formation of High-Salinity Shelf Water (HSSW). The goal of the field measurements was to obtain a data set of wind profiles in the atmospheric boundary layer in the Weddell Sea area. We used a “Halo-Photonics Streamline“wind lidar (wavelength of 1.5 μm, eye-safe class 1M). The lidar is a scanner and has a maximum range of 10 km, but was used only for a range up to 3600 m due to the low aerosol concentration in the Antarctic. The operation principle of the lidar is backscattering at aerosol particles and the use of the Doppler effect. The lidar worked with a pulse rate of 15 kHz. The lidar was operated continuously between 28 January and 2 March 2018. The lidar was installed on the backboard side of the monkey deck of R/V Polarstern at a height of 19m above sea level. Different scan patterns were chosen for different purposes: vertical wind profiles (VAD), cross-sections (RHI) and horizontal wind structure (STARE). The data will be used for process studies, intercomparison with the radiosonde profiles and for the verification of a regional climate model. Pteropods PI: S. Lischka (Geomar) At high latitudes, thecosome pteropods (marine pelagic mollusks) can dominate zooplankton communities and consequently are important food web components. Due to their calcium carbonate shell made of aragonite, they significantly contribute to ocean carbon flux and are particularly vulnerable to ocean acidification. Despite their prominent role in the pelagic ecosystem and biogeochemistry, knowledge on the importance of thecosome pteropods for the Weddell Sea zooplankton community is scarce. Recent studies provide evidence for a significant invasion of anthropogenic CO2 (Cant) into the Weddell Sea gyre between 1973 and 2008 having lead to a decrease in pH and the saturation state of aragonite (Ωar). This potentially perils thecosomes by inducing shell dissolution. The present project aimed at describing the ecological (abundance, biomass, trophic role and position) and biogeochemical (organic and inorganic carbon contribution) role of thecosome pteropods in the Weddell Sea pelagic ecosystem. Furthermore, the current "shell dissolution state" will be investigated in relation to prevailing ocean carbonate chemistry conditions at the depths of pteropod occurrence to enable the assessment of the present condition of pteropods and to serve as a benchmark for possible future monitoring of ongoing ocean change processes. Hydroacoustics PI: B. Dorschel, J-E Arndt (AWI) Swath bathymetric and sediment echosounding data have been acquired during all transits of expedition PS111. 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. Minimum distances to marine mammals during operation 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). Marine Geology PI: J. Müller, H. Grobe (AWI) Sediment cores were obtained using a gravity corer with a selection of locations based on IBCSO bathymetry with data additions of recent cruises. Sediment echosoundings were used to estimate the required core barrel length to be deployed. Data were visualized in the local GIS to select core locations. The corer was deployed in the Filchner-Ronne shelf area (southern Weddell Sea) on 20 stations with a total recovery of 42.8 m. 8 stations had no or few recovery due to hard ground (gravely diamicton). Each sediment sequence was completed by an undisturbed surface profile recovered with a Multicorer. SeaSonS PI: S. Arndt (AWI) The main objective of the SeaSonS project during PS111 (FROST) was to investigate the seasonal variability of sea-ice and snow properties in the Weddell Seaon different spatial scales. Doing so, our done work can be subdivided into 3 different parts; Table 1 and Figure 1 summarize all done work: (1) Deployments of autonomous ice tethered platforms (buoys) In total, we deployed six Snow Depth Buoys, seven Ice Mass Balance Buoys (IMBs), seven Surface Velocity Profilers (SVPs), one Radiation Station, two salt harps, and one opto harp. In three cases, one Snow Depth Buoy and one IMB were deployed as combined sets on one floe (setup A). On one other ice floe, one Snow Depth Buoy was combined with two IMB systems (setup B). These combined sets were deployed in the icecovered south-eastern Weddell Sea. Slightly further north, a super buoy station was built up consisting of one Snow Depth Buoy, two IMBs, one Radiation Station, two salt harps and one opto harp (setup C). In addition, one single Snow Depth Buoy was deployed in the south-western Weddell Sea in front of the Ronne Ice Shelf, close to the Antarctic Peninsula (setup D). Moreover, two so-called drift arrays were deployed on the ice. The first drift array is consisting of 4 SVPs, surrounding setup B. The second one, consisting of 3 SVPs, was deployed independently from other autonomous platforms. The distance between each drifter in the respective drift array was initially between 5 and 10 nm. As part of the outreach project “Adopt a buoy”, all Snow Depth and Ice-Mass balance Buoys were decorated with pictures painted by children from all over Germany. (2) Snow and ice station work In total, seven ice floes have been sampled for snow and sea-ice studies. Therefore, five floes have been similar to the buoy stations. In detail, the following measurements have been carried out: - 5 snow thickness transects - 1 ice thickness transect - 16 snow pits; here we took 6 snow samples for salinity measurements as well as 15 samples for isotope analysis - 404 density profiles with the SnowMicroPen IsoPol PI: M. Werner (AWI) The overall goal of the project IsoPol is a first-time detailed detection and description of the isotopic composition of water vapour evaporated in the vicinity of AWI’s research vessel Polarstern, while it is cruising Antarctic ocean regions. Stable isotopes of water (H216O, H218O, H217O, HD16O) are fundamental for the understanding of the modern hydrological cycle and key parameters for the reconstruction of past climate changes, e.g. from Antarctic ice cores. In 2015, a laser-based cavity ring-down spectrometer (CRDS instrument) has been installed on board of Polarstern. This type of instrument is capable of high-precision, high-frequency measurements of the isotopic composition of water vapour, and similar instruments have been deployed at various other locations worldwide during the last years. The project IsoPol was successfully conducted within the framework of the Polarstern expeditions PS111 and PS112 during the period January 2018 till May 2018. For the third time, the atmospheric water vapour content and its isotopic composition was measured. In addition, daily probes of ocean water were sampled and air-tightly sealed during both cruises. These probes will arrive with Polarstern in Bremerhaven in June 2018, and then they will be analysed regarding their isotopic composition. CombiBac PI: Judith Piontek (GEOMAR) Global warming poses new threats to marine ecosystems since rising seawater temperature potentially induces cascading effects in biogeochemical cycles and food webs. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) identified a better understanding of potential effects of climate change on the physical and biological uptake of CO2 by the Southern Ocean as one of the most pressing tasks in Antarctic research. Heterotrophic bacteria are the main producers of CO2 in the ocean, thereby counteracting the biological drawdown of CO2 by primary production. In Antarctic marine systems, low seawater temperature, and the low availability of labile organic matter are major environmental constraints on bacterial growth and degradation activity. This project aims to test single and combined effects of temperature and organic matter availability on Antarctic marine bacterioplankton. For this purpose, parameters of bacterial activity were examined in bacterial communities of the Weddell Sea. Rate measurements in the Weddell Sea were combined with the analysis of organic matter to estimate temperature effects on fluxes of labile and semi-labile organic carbon. Results will be used to explore the natural range of temperature sensitivity and its modulation by abiotic and biotic factors. On-board experiments investigated combined effects of warming and substrate addition on bacterial community composition, patterns in gene expression and organic matter turnover to link changes in community structure to changes in community functioning. A better determination of bacterial remineralization and its dependence on temperature and substrate concentration will help to parameterize biogeochemical models that aim to project the marine carbon cycle and the ocean-atmosphere CO2 exchange in a changing climate. Mircoplastics PI: J. Michels (Uni Kiel) In the last decades, immense amounts of plastic have accumulated in the marine environment. As a result, plastic particles, especially so-called microplastics with a size of less than 5 mm, are present everywhere in the oceans today, including even very remote ecosystems such as deep-sea sediments and sea ice. Because microplastics very likely pose a massive threat to the health of the marine ecosystems, knowledge of their presence, concentration and distribution is very important. While a recent study revealed the presence of microplastics in the Ross Sea, no information about microplastics in the ecosystems of the Weddell Sea has been published so far. Within the project ‘Microplastics in the Antarctic Seas’, plankton, neuston and pleuston samples were taken from the sea surface layer at twelve locations in the Weddell Sea during the expedition PS111 using a sea surface plankton net (Manta Trawl). These samples will be analysed in the laboratory at the University of Basel to get detailed information about the microplastics situation (presence, concentration and distribution) in the ocean areas where the samples were taken. This information will be used (in combination with information obtained in additional projects) to assess the state of microplastics pollution in the anthropologically nearly uninfluenced Weddell Sea. Recovery of GNSS equipment from Gibbs Island, Antarctic Peninsula PI: M. Scheinert (TU Dresden) In the Antarctic season 2015/2016 GNSS measurements were realized in the region of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, based on the cruise PS97 of R/V “Polarstern”. One of the observation sites was set up at Gibbs Island, about 200 km north of the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. Due to bad weather conditions and the tight time schedule of R/V “Polarstern” it was not possible to recover the equipment from that location. Therefore, it was the aim to reach the location at Gibbs Island, to dismantle the GNSS equipment and to get it back to the ship, and finally to Germany.

Name: RV Polarstern - PS112
Country of Registry: Germany
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 44
Maximum Passengers: 55
Remarks: Cruise leader: B. Meyer (AWI) POSER PI: B. Meyer (AWI) The expedition PS112 started at the 18th of March and ended at the 5th of May in Punta Arenas, Chile with 50 scientists and technicians on board. Three third-party-funded projects dominated the expedition: The KrillBIS project (Krill abundance research in the Southern Polar Ocean) determined the study region representing the German research contribution to CCAMLR (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Living Resources). This target region, where krill and salp abundances were investigated using net tows and hydro acoustic techniques, was the East and West Bransfield Strait, the area North of the South Shetland Islands, the area around Elephant Island, and the area East of the Antarctic Peninsula, Erebus and Terror Gulf as well as the Antarctic Sound (Figure 5.1). Four process studies in this region (one around Deception Island, two around Elephant Island and one in the Erebus and Terror Gulf) focussing on the other two third-party funded projects, completed the krill/salp directed research programme. One project is the POSER (Population Shift and Ecosystem Response) project funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (MWK). The third project is the PEKRIS (The performance of Krill vs. Salps to withstand in a warming ocean) project supported by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). POSER deals with the interaction between salps and krill and their influence on the biological carbon pump, as well as the phytoplankton community and the recycling of the trace metal iron, which is essential for phytoplankton growth. The PEKRIS project on the other hand investigates the plasticity of krill and salps under increasing ocean temperatures. Our work started in Admiralty Bay, King George Island, with the calibration of the EK60 echo sounder, as this instrument was used for abundance estimates of krill and salps along the CCAMLR transect. The calibration was followed by the first leg of the transect in the Bransfield Strait, intersected by three days of process studies around Deception Island. At the CCAMLR stations the IKMT net was used according to the CCAMLR protocol and Chl a and POC samples were taken in the upper 200 m of the water column. The transect work continued on the second leg North of the South Shetland Islands to North of Elephant Island, where the second set of process studies was carried out. Subsequently we headed South along the CCAMLR transect to the Erebus and Terror Gulf to carry out the third set of process studies. This area differed from the previous ones as it is a krill dominated system, where few salps are present. In this area we investigated the influence of the numerous sea mounts present in this area on the ocean currents and the krill biomass. Our last process study took us back to Elephant Island through the Antarctic Sound after the last CCAMLR transect in northerly direction was completed. By conducting a similar set of experiments in an area that we studied earlier we got an insight into the temporal dynamics of the krill and salp abundance around Elephant Island. An acoustic transect, to determine the distribution of the krill and salp abundances together with CTD and ADCP profiling concluded the research program. The PS112 cruise is a vital component in a set of research projects (outlined above) that were conducted to combine the project related scientific tasks and unite them in one overarching, synoptic assessment of the effect of climate change on krill and associated ecosystem processes. The results of all three projects will feed into the development of an “individual based model” (IBM) for Krill, which will provide information how the krill stock might change due to various climate scenarios in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. The itinerary of PS112 consisted of 2 parts: One part was the CCAMLR grid in CCAMLR Subarea 48.1 replicating the US.AMLR (US Antarctic Marine Living Resources, hereafter “AMLR”) survey grid. The AMLR survey grid was originally designed to provide repeated transects over a range of krill habitats and in close proximity to predator colonies. In a collaborative effort between Germany and the US Antarctic program, we replicated the AMLR survey grid in order to compare seasonal differences in krill biomass and population parameters collected during PS112 (autumn) with previous AMLR summer and winter cruises. The research conducted here feeds into KRILBIS. The other part based on four process-oriented studies, outlined above, which will feed into the projects POSER and PEKRIS. In the frame of the sampling program of krill and salps with the outlined Projects above. Subsamples of both samples were taken to investigate the presence of Microplastic in the stomach content of both species. This is part of the third-party project application (SYNEGIA) headed by Prof. Dr. Patricia Holm, University Basel, Switzerland. Citizen Science Project PI: B. Meyer (AWI) No Thaliacea have been found at the sampling sites. PS112-FISH PI: M. Lucassen (AWI) The programme of the cruise aimed at characterizing the benthic fish community along the thermal gradients and continental slopes of Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands by means of bottom trawls. Baited traps were used to catch alive fish in the most pristine condition for physiological performance experiments after transportation to the home institute. The characterisation of colonisation, biomass and distribution pattern of fishes included the analyses of the genetic and population structure of several species, the physiological performance and phenotypic plasticity of selected species towards climate change. From selected species cell cultures of several tissues were isolated to establish permanent cell lines. Studies on reproduction biology and young life stages of fish complemented these analyses. Besides, the by-catch of the bottom trawls was sorted into 32 operational taxonomic units, and colonisation, biomass and distribution pattern was analysed semi-quantitatively. Further PIs : Dr. Chiara Papetti, University of Padova, Italy Fin Whale abundace PI: H. Herr (TiHo Hanover) Over the last few years, re-occurring large feeding aggregations of fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) have been observed along the West Antarctic Penisula, possibly suggesting a starting recovery of the population. In a cooperation between the University of Hamburg and the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover we conducted aerial surveys to estimate fin whale abundance. During Polarstern cruise leg PS112 (cruise leader: Bettina Meyer) we used the on-bard helicopter of RV Polarstern for a distance sampling survey with an ad-hoc survey design. We collected sighting data on fin whales and other cetaceans, together with information on environmental and sighting conditions. These data will be used forabundance estimation as well as distribution models. Furthermore, in co-operation with Bettina Meyer, these data will be used for distributional comparisons between whales and krill. Recovery of GNSS equipment from Gibbs Island, Antarctic Peninsula PI: M. Scheinert (TU Dresden) In the Antarctic season 2015/2016 GNSS measurements were realized in the region of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, based on the cruise PS97 of R/V “Polarstern”. One of the observation sites was set up at Gibbs Island, about 200 km north of the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. Due to bad weather conditions and the tight time schedule of R/V “Polarstern” it was not possible to recover the equipment from that location. Therefore, it was the aim to reach the location at Gibbs Island, to dismantle the GNSS equipment and to get it back to the ship, and finally to Germany.

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Helicopter service
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 01/01/2018
Period To: 31/03/2018
Remarks: PI: E. Herr (HeliService International) Helicopter service during PS111 and PS112 PS111: 63 h (Ice survey, Neumayer logistics, Mooring search) PS112: 55 h
Type: Polar 6 operation
Category: Intracontinental flights
Period From: 01/11/2017
Period To: 01/02/2018
Remarks: Period: 05 December 2017 – 27 January 2018 Calgary: 30 October 2017 Break: 07 Nov – 04 Dec 2017 Rothera: 05 December 2017 Rothera: 27 January 2018 Calgary: 04 February 2018 Subprojects: ANIRES 2017/18, CAPS 2017/18 Scientific Leader: Daniel Steinhage (AWI, CAPS, ANIRES) Area: Dronning Maud Land Logistic support: On 26 logistic flights equipment and personnel was moved for DROMLAN between Halley, Neumayer, Novo runway, Princess Elisabeth, Progress and Vostok.

Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Benon Janos
Contact Address: Lorsbacher Straße 15, 65719 Hofheim
Email Address: benon@janos.de
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: SV Santa Maria Australis
Country of Registry: Germany
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 2
Maximum Passengers: 10
Remarks: SV Santa Maria Australis has been chartered for "Expedition Antarctic Blanc" for a sailing trip to Antarctica from 12.02.2018 until 05.03.2018. They made a landing at Decption Island on 19.02.2018 to perform a ceremony to honour the sailors who went to Antarctica before. The formed a wrath of ice and laid down flags for the ceremony. The whole process was filmed during three drone flights (4min, 5min and 13min). The place was left clean with the ice wrath beying destroyed and the flags being taken away.
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: Four Voyages along the Antarctic Peninsula
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
01 Dec 2017 Port Stanley, Falklands 19 Dec 2017 King George Island, Antarctica Richard White

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/12/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors17
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:30 - 19:30
Site Name: Mikkelsen Harbor (D'Hainaut) Latitude: 63º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 78´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:00 - 15:00
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors16
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 20:30
Site Name: Erebus and Terror Gulf Latitude: 63º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cierva Cove Latitude: 64º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date15/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors17
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:00 - 11:30
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date15/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors28
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors24
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 - 20:30
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors7
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date16/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date16/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Orne Harbour Latitude: 64º 37´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 - 14:00
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date17/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Aitcho Islands - Barrientos Island Latitude: 62º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 78´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing20:00 - 22:30
Site Name: Bellingshausen Station Latitude: 62º 11´ 45´´ S Longitude: 58º 57´ 38´´ W
Visit Date19/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors18
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:00 - 12:00
Site Name: Bellingshausen Station Latitude: 62º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
04 Jan 2018 King George Island, Antarctica 18 Jan 2018 King George Island, Antarctica Richard White

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Turret Point Latitude: 62º 05´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing20:30 - 22:00
Site Name: Erebus and Terror Gulf Latitude: 63º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors14
Activities: UAV-Flight, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 55º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
Activities: UAV-Flight, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:30 - 15:00
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors18
Activities: UAV-Flight, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 21:30
Site Name: Erebus and Terror Gulf Latitude: 63º 46´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 29´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors15
Activities: UAV-Flight, Remote Underwater Vehicle, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cierva Cove Latitude: 64º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 07´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors19
Activities: UAV-Flight, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Mikkelsen Harbor (D'Hainaut) Latitude: 63º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 78´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:30 - 15:00
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date08/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors14
Activities: UAV-Flight, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64º 53´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors15
Activities: Kayaking, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Station Latitude: 64º 89´ 43´´ S Longitude: 62º 87´ 15´´ W
Visit Date09/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing14:30 - 16:00
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors16
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:15 - 21:00
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors14
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors20
Activities: Remote Underwater Vehicle, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 - 20:30
Site Name: Orne Harbour Latitude: 64º 37´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:30 - 14:00
Site Name: Andvord Bay Latitude: 64°50´S Longitude: 62°39´W
Visit Date10/01/2018
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 Date11/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors6
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors15
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 - 20:00
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date11/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors2
Activities: UAV-Flight
Duration of landing
Site Name: Crystal Sound Latitude: 66°23´S Longitude: 66°30´W
Visit Date12/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors13
Activities: UAV-Flight, Remote Underwater Vehicle, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Crystal Sound Latitude: 66°23´S Longitude: 66°30´W
Visit Date13/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors14
Activities: UAV-Flight, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors16
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing20:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors15
Activities: UAV-Flight, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 15:30
Site Name: Useful Island Latitude: 64º 43´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:30 - 15:30
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date15/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors13
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:30 - 14:30
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 98´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 56´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, 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 Date17/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 15:00
Site Name: Aitcho Islands - Barrientos Island Latitude: 62º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 78´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:30 - 19:30
18 Jan 2018 King George Island, Antarctica 01 Feb 2018 King George Island, Antarctica Richard White

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Spert Island Latitude: 63°51´S Longitude: 60°57´W
Visit Date19/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Mikkelsen Harbour Latitude: 63º 45´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:30 - 16:00
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date20/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Orne Harbour Latitude: 64º 37´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:45 - 21:45
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors2
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:30 - 21:00
Site Name: Detaille Island Latitude: 66º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 66º 48´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors16
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 20:30
Site Name: Lallemand Fjord Latitude: 67°05´S Longitude: 66°43´W
Visit Date23/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing00:00 - 01:00
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date24/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors3
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 20:30
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:30 - 16:00
Site Name: Fish Islands Latitude: 66º 02´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 25´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesIce Walk
Duration of landing01:00 - 02:00
Site Name: Palmer Station Latitude: 64°46´S Longitude: 64°05´W
Visit Date25/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors25
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing12:45 - 15:15
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors2
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Leith Cove Latitude: 64°52´S Longitude: 62°50´W
Visit Date26/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesKayaking
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors19
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing20:45 - 22:00
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 21:30
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date27/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing13:00 - 14:30
Site Name: Erebus and Terror Gulf Latitude: 63º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors16
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 20:30
Site Name: Aitcho Islands - Barrientos Island Latitude: 62º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 78´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:30 - 21:30
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:00 - 16:00
01 Feb 2018 King George Island, Antarctica 08 Feb 2018 King George Island, Antarctica

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: D'Urville Monument Latitude: 63º 25´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 18´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing20:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Erebus and Terror Gulf Latitude: 63º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Mikkelsen Harbor (D´Hainaut) Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date03/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:00 - 14:45
Site Name: Cierva Cove Latitude: 64º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 07´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors9
Activities: Kayaking, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:45 - 19:00
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors3
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:30 - 20:30
Site Name: Argentine Islands/Wordie Hut Latitude: 65º 25´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 26´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing14:30 - 15:15
Site Name: Vernadsky Station Latitude: 65º 14´ 43´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 24´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors18
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing13:00 - 14:30
Site Name: Orne Harbour Latitude: 64º 37´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 21:00
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 62º 42´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Aitcho Islands - Barrientos Island Latitude: 62º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 78´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:20 - 12:30

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: Swiss Journalist Manuel Bauer took part in a cruise with MV Hanseatic from 02.12.2017 until 17.12.2017 (HAN1722) for a journalistic research on cruises in Antarctica. He was taking pictures and wrote a blog about his impressions.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

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

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors136
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Fridtjof Sound Latitude: 63°34´S Longitude: 56°43´W
Visit Date11/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors242
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors129
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing09:00 - 11:15
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date11/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors242
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date11/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors242
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Erebus and Terror Gulf Latitude: 63º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors242
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 55º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors131
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing16:30 - 19:15
Site Name: Neptunes Bellows Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 60°34´W
Visit Date12/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors242
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors132
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:30 - 13:30
Site Name: Whalers Bay, Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors145
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:45 - 20:30
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date12/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors242
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Danco Island Latitude: 64º 44´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors130
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 - 14:00
Site Name: Flanders Bay Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date13/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors242
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors137
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date13/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors242
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date13/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors242
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date13/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors242
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbor Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 33´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors128
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:30 - 19:30
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date14/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors242
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gourdier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors142
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:15 - 14:00
Site Name: Andvord Bay Latitude: 64°50´S Longitude: 62°39´W
Visit Date14/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors242
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
17 Dec 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina 05 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors181
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date28/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors293
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Erebus and Terror Gulf Latitude: 63º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors293
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 55º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors170
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:30 - 21:00
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date29/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors293
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors185
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 -13:45
Site Name: Whalers Bay, Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors183
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 21:30
Site Name: Yankee Harbour Latitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors152
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 - 14:00
Site Name: Port Foster Latitude: 62º 96´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 65´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors293
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neptunes Bellows Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 60°34´W
Visit Date30/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors293
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors169
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date31/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors293
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors185
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing11:00 - 14:00
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date31/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors293
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date31/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors293
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date01/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors293
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors185
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:45 - 21:30
Site Name: Dallmann Bay Latitude: 64°20´S Longitude: 62°55´W
Visit Date01/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors293
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors193
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 - 15:00
Site Name: Andvord Bay Latitude: 64°50´S Longitude: 62°39´W
Visit Date01/12/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors293
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
05 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina 22 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors172
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing14:15 - 17:00
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors137
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Erebus and Terror Gulf Latitude: 63º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2018
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 Date16/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date16/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neptunes Bellows Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 60°34´W
Visit Date17/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay, Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors189
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:30 - 21:00
Site Name: Port Foster Latitude: 62º 96´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 65´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Yankee Harbour Latitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors155
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:50 - 13:40
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date18/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date18/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date18/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors166
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 - 21:15
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date18/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors170
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors189
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 - 15:45
Site Name: Dallmann Bay Latitude: 64°20´S Longitude: 62°55´W
Visit Date19/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors285
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
22 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina 09 Feb 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Station Latitude: 60º 73´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 73´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors122
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing12:00 - 15:10
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date01/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors296
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors296
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors175
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 - 14:00
Site Name: Erebus and Terror Gulf Latitude: 63º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors296
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neptunes Bellows Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 60°34´W
Visit Date03/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors296
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors181
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay, Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors195
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:30 - 21:00
Site Name: Port Foster Latitude: 62º 96´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 65´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors296
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date04/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors296
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date04/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors296
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors181
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing09:30 - 12:30
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors180
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 21:00
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date04/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors296
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date04/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors296
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Station Latitude: 64º 53´ 43´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 14´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors180
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:20 - 19:00
Site Name: Damoy Point/Dorian Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Camping, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing01:00 - 10:00
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors203
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:15 - 15:30
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors190
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
09 Feb 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina 28 Feb 2018 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors173
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Kayaking, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:30 - 21:50
Site Name: Robert Point Latitude: 62°27´S Longitude: 59°23´W
Visit Date12/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors164
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 - 14:00
Site Name: Neptunes Bellows Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 60°34´W
Visit Date12/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors283
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Foster Latitude: 62º 96´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 65´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors283
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay, Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors190
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Kayaking, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:55 - 21:00
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date13/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors283
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date13/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors283
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors165
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:50 - 21:30
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors181
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:15 - 14:30
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date13/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors283
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors182
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date14/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors283
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date14/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors283
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Danco Island Latitude: 64º 44´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 37´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors165
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:15 - 14:00
Site Name: Almirante Brown Station Latitude: 64º 89´ 43´´ S Longitude: 62º 87´ 15´´ W
Visit Date14/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors184
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing17:00 19:00
Site Name: Erebus and Terror Gulf Latitude: 63º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors283
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date15/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors283
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date15/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors283
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors283
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cape Lookout Latitude: 61º 16´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 12´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors283
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Orcadas Station Latitude: 60º 73´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 73´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors174
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing16:30 - 20:00

Operator:
Name: Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH
Contact Address: Ballindamm 25, D-20095 Hamburg, Germany
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: MS BREMEN
Country of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 105
Maximum Passengers: 164
Remarks: German Journalist Dr. Edgar Hasse took part in a cruise with MV Bremen from 12.02.2018 until 02.03.2018 (BRE 1803) to do a journalistic research on cruises in Antarctica.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH
Contact Address: Ballindamm 25, D-20095 Hamburg, Germany
Email Address:
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: MS BREMEN
Country of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 105
Maximum Passengers: 164
Remarks: Five journeys to the Antarctic Peninsula, the last journey is a semicircumpolar expedtion with visits at landing sites in the Ross sea region.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
16 Nov 2017 Montevideo, Uruguay 05 Dec 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Cape Lookout Latitude: 61º 16´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 12´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/11/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors142
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 17:00
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/11/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors151
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:00 - 14:30
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62°09´45´´S Longitude: 58°28´W
Visit Date28/11/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors138
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing18:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Penguin Island Latitude: 62º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/11/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors148
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 - 16:00
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date28/11/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors241
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cierva Cove Latitude: 64º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/11/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors128
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date29/11/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors241
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/11/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors130
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Aguirre Passage Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date30/11/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors241
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/11/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors120
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 - 15:00
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/11/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesCamping, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing00:30 - 10:00
Site Name: Ferguson Channel Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/11/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors241
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Butler Passage Latitude: 64°58´S Longitude: 63°44´W
Visit Date30/11/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors241
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date30/11/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors241
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Butler Passage Latitude: 64°58´S Longitude: 63°44´W
Visit Date01/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors241
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors144
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 - 16:00
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date01/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors241
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date01/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors241
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date01/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors241
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Orne Harbor Latitude: 64º 06´ 01´´ S Longitude: 62º 05´ 03´´ W
Visit Date01/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors128
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 - 22:00
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date01/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors241
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date01/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors241
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
05 Dec 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina 20 Dec 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date13/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors137
Activities: Ice Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 23:00
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors111
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 - 14:30
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors55
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Whalers Bay, Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors114
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date15/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors208
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Yankee Harbour Latitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors108
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:00 - 14:00
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date15/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors208
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date15/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors208
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Butler Passage Latitude: 64°58´S Longitude: 63°44´W
Visit Date16/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors208
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date16/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors208
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Aguirre Passage Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date16/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors208
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date16/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors83
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ferguson Channel Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors208
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Orne Harbour Latitude: 64º 37´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors115
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 23:00
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors208
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Schollaert Channel Latitude: 64°31´S Longitude: 62°50´W
Visit Date17/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors208
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
20 Dec 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina 07 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Herbert Sound Latitude: 63°55´S Longitude: 57°40´W
Visit Date31/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vortex Island Latitude: 63°44´S Longitude: 57°38´W
Visit Date31/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors154
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:30 - 14:00
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date31/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date31/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Fridtjof Sound Latitude: 63°34´S Longitude: 56°43´W
Visit Date31/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors148
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing09:30 - 13:00
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors144
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:00 - 20:30
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date01/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date01/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date02/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date02/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bransfield Strait Latitude: 63°00´S Longitude: 59°00´W
Visit Date02/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors151
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:00 - 21:00
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors148
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing09:30 - 13:00
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors152
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing09:00 - 12:30
Site Name: Gerlache Strait Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date03/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Andvord Bay Latitude: 64°50´S Longitude: 62°39´W
Visit Date03/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ferguson Channel Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Aguirre Passage Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date03/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Butler Passage Latitude: 64°58´S Longitude: 63°44´W
Visit Date03/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date03/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Errera Channel Latitude: 64°42´S Longitude: 62°36´W
Visit Date03/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors240
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
07 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina 25 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Station  Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date17/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors162
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing13:30 - 17:30
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors154
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 - 22:30
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors151
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 - 14:30
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors146
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 - 16:30
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors153
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 - 21:30
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date21/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors245
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors142
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:30 - 14:30
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date21/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors143
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors157
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 -
Site Name: Gourdier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors162
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 15:30
25 Jan 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina 12 Feb 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Orcadas Station Latitude: 60º 73´ 00´´ S Longitude: 44º 73´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Penguin Island Latitude: 62º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors141
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing21:30 - 01:00
Site Name: Whalers Bay, Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors142
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing20:30 - 23:30
Site Name: Pendulum Cove Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors145
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing15:00 - 17:30
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date08/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors246
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date08/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors144
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors155
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors155
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 15:00
Site Name: Wiencke Island/Dorian Bay, Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesCamping, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing00:00 - 10:00
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors168
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:30 - 22:30
12 Feb 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina 02 Mar 2018 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors248
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gourdin Island Latitude: 63°12´S Longitude: 57°18´W
Visit Date23/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors140
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:00 - 15:30
Site Name: Esperanza Station Latitude: 63º 24´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors158
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing20:30 - 23:00
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date23/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors248
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°26´S Longitude: 56°39´W
Visit Date23/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors248
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Erebus and Terror Gulf Latitude: 63º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors153
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Fridtjof Sound Latitude: 63°34´S Longitude: 56°43´W
Visit Date24/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors248
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Antarctic Sound Latitude: 63°20´S Longitude: 56°45´W
Visit Date24/02/2018
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 Date25/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors248
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pendulum Cove Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors153
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 - 21:30
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors155
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 - 14:30
Site Name: Skontorp Cove Latitude: 64º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors154
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date26/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors248
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 83´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors144
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:30 - 21:30
Site Name: Neumayer Channel Latitude: 64°47´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date26/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors248
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Snow Island Latitude: 62°45´S Longitude: 61°20´W
Visit Date27/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors151
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:30 - 16:30

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
18 Dec 2017 Puerto Williams, Chile 08 Jan 2018 Puerto Williams, Chile

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Whalers Bay, Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing17:00 - 20:30
Site Name: Deception Island, Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing11:00 - 14:00
Site Name: Fumarole Bay Latitude: 62°58´S Longitude: 60°42´W
Visit Date26/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing15:00 - 20:00
Site Name: Foyn Harbour Latitude: 64º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 02´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing18:00 - 21:00
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Waterboat Point/Gonzalez Videla Station Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing18:00 - 20:00
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date30/12/2017
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors6
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing23:00 - 24:00
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing20:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing12:00 - 13:00
15 Jan 2018 Puerto Williams, Chile 05 Feb 2018 Puerto Williams, Chile

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Whalers Bay, Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing13:00 - 20:00
Site Name: Whalers Bay, Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors3
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing10:00 - 11:00
Site Name: Foyn Harbour Latitude: 64º 55´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 02´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 13:00
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date24/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing19:00 - 21:00
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 15:00
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date25/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing21:00 - 22:00
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 15:00
Site Name: Argentine Islands Other Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 19:00
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 14´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing24:00 - 02:00
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date28/01/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors4
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date29/01/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 13:00
12 Feb 2018 Puerto Williams, Chile 05 Mar 2018 Puerto Williams, Chile

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Deception Island, Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 -16:00
Site Name: Whalers Bay, Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/02/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing12:00 - 14:00
Site Name: Yankee Harbour Latitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hannah Point Latitude: 62º 39´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 37´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Walker Bay (by Hannah Point) Latitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 42´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/02/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing

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

Expedition Name: Production of video recordings for reporting on research activities about EDEN ISS 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Aircraft (ALCI)
Activities: Media, Station Visit
Number of Participants: 6
Date begin: 01 Dec 2017
Date end: 28 Feb 2019
Number of personnel: 6
Operator:
Name: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.
Contact Address: Robert-Hooke-Str. 7, 28359 Bremen
Email Address: daniel.schubert@dlr.de
Website Address:
Remarks: The EDEN ISS project has the goal to provide the overwinterers at Neumayer-Station III with fresh food through the deployment of a closed greenhouse module in the vicinity of the station. The video material (camera and drone) should be used for reporting about the EDEN ISS project and other scientific activities at Neumayer-Station III.
Location of Activities
Neumayer Station III
Routes:

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

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

Environmental Impact Assessment Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (IEE/CEE List - Annex I)
Type: IEE
Title: Antarctic tourism cruises of the MV Bremen - 2017/2018
Organization(s) responsible: Applicant: Hapag-Lloyd Ltd., IEE carried out by the German Environment Agency
Activity: Tourism cruises (five voyages)
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula Region
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity: 26th Nov 2017 till 28th Feb 2018
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Antarctic tourism cruises of the MV Hanse Explorer - 2017/2018
Organization(s) responsible: Applicant: Hanse Explorer Ltd., IEE carried out by the German Environment Agency
Activity: Tourism cruises (six voyages)
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula Region
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity: 1st Dec 2017 till 31th March 2018
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Antarctic tourism cruises of the MV Hanseatic - 2017/2018
Organization(s) responsible: Applicant: Hapag-Lloyd Ltd., IEE carried out by the German Environment Agency
Activity: Tourism cruises (five voyages)
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula Region
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity: 2nd Dec 2017 till 27th Feb 2018
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Climate sensitivity in various fishes from the Antarctic Peninsula: Molecular ecology and cellular mechanisms (PS112-FISH)
Organization(s) responsible: Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI), Magnus Lucassen
Activity: Fish and benthos fauna survey
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
- Science
Locations: Site name: Filchner Region, Southern Weddell Sea
Latitude: 75º 00´ 00´´ S
Latitude: 40º 00´ 00´´ W
Period/length of the activity: From March 2018 to May 2018
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than minor or transitory impact

Type: IEE
Title: Continued operation of Kohnen station
Organization(s) responsible: Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI), Stefan Hain
Activity: Operation of Kohnen summer station
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
- Science
Locations: Site name: Kohnen Station, Dronning Maud Land
Latitude: 75º 00´ 00´´ S
Latitude: 00º 04´ 00´´ E
Period/length of the activity: From November 2017 to October 2018
Decision/Comment: Proceed -
Type: IEE
Title: Continued operation of Neumayer III station
Organization(s) responsible: Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI), Stefan Hain
Activity: Operation of Neumayer III wintering station
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
- Science
Locations: Site name: Neumayer III: 5 kilometres south of the Neumayer II
Latitude: 70°41´S
Latitude: 8°18´W
Period/length of the activity: From November 2017 to October 2018
Decision/Comment: Proceed -
Type: IEE
Title: Monitor the health of the Antarctic marine ecosystem using emperor penguin as a sentinel (MARE)
Organization(s) responsible: Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI), Daniel Zitterbart
Activity: Bird monitoring and life histoty project
Topics: - Monitoring Programme
- National Antarctic Programme
- Science
Locations: Site name: Ekström Ice Shelf, Atka Bay,
Latitude: 70°39´S
Latitude: 08°15´W
Period/length of the activity: From November 2017 to October 2019
Decision/Comment: Proceed -

Environmental Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
Environmental Information - Conservation of Fauna and Flora
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/104
Permit Period: Date begin:  22 Sep 2017   Date end:  28 Feb 2018
Species: Birds and seals
Location:
Site Name: Fildes Peninsula Region (Fildes Peninsula, Ardley Island and surounding small islands)   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Harmful interference
Harmful Interference: Aircraft disturbance to birds and seals
Amount:
Purpose: Carrying out disturbance experiments and bird mappings by drones
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2017/2018-2 (PI: Osama Mustafa, ThINK GmbH)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/83
Permit Period: Date begin:  19 Jan 2018   Date end:  14 Mar 2018
Species: Birds and seals
Location:
Site Name: Southern Weddell Sea   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Harmful interference
Harmful Interference: Aircraft disturbance to birds and seals
Other activities of distubance to any species
Amount:
Purpose: Carrying out sea ice surveys by helicopter
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Using helicopter for: - sea ice measurements (EM-Bird) - transfer from RV Polarstern to sea ice flows setting buoys adrift
Event or Project Name/Number: Seasonal Snow and sea-ice Studies (SeaSonS, PI: Stefanie Arndt/AWI)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/102
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Nov 2017   Date end:  28 Feb 2018
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 ice flight surveys by airplane
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Flight surveys and logistic support flights for Neumayer III station, for FISP procect and for DROMLAN
Event or Project Name/Number: Aerophysical measurements and remote sensing 2017/2018 (POLAR 5 or POLAR 6 by Daniel Steinhage, AWI

Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/107
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Jan 2018   Date end:  15 Mar 2018
Species: Birds and seals
Location:
Site Name: James Ross Island   Lat: 64°10´S   Long: 57°45´W  
Action: Harmful interference
Harmful Interference: Aircraft disturbance to birds and seals
Amount:
Purpose: Carrying out glacier ice surveys by helicopter and airplane
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: „IMProved gEodetiC glaCier mAss BaLancE measurements by integrating remote sensing, sur-face mass balance and firn compaction modelling – a case study from James Ross Island, Ant-arctica (IMPECCABLE)“
Event or Project Name/Number: IMPECCABLE (PI: Mathias Braun, University of Erlangen)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/92
Permit Period: Date begin:  07 Mar 2018   Date end:  06 May 2018
Species: Birds and seals
Location:
Site Name: Antarctic Peninsula   Lat: 69º 05´ 00´´ S   Long: 65º 00´ 00´´ W  
Action: Harmful interference
Harmful Interference: Aircraft disturbance to birds and seals
Amount:
Purpose: Carrying out whale surveys by helicopter
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Using helicopter and line-transect distance sampling method for whale surveys.
Event or Project Name/Number: Flight-based whale survey (PS112, PI Helena Herr/ITAW)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/93
Permit Period: Date begin:  17 Mar 2018   Date end:  09 May 2018
Species: Birds and seals
Location:
Site Name: Antarctic Peninsula   Lat: 69º 05´ 00´´ S   Long: 65º 00´ 00´´ W  
Action: Harmful interference
Harmful Interference: Aircraft disturbance to birds and seals
Amount:
Purpose: Carrying out sea flight surveys by helicopter
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Using helicopters to check area for leopard seals to ensure diving safety.
Event or Project Name/Number: Population Shift and Ecosystem Response – Krill vs. Salps (POSER PS112, PI: Bettina Meyer/AWI))

Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/89
Permit Period: Date begin:  19 Jan 2018   Date end:  14 Mar 2018
Species: Birds and seals
Location:
Site Name: Southern Weddell Sea   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Harmful interference
Harmful Interference: Aircraft disturbance to birds and seals
Amount:
Purpose: Carrying out sea ice surveys by helicopter
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Using helicopter for transfer from RV Polarstern to sea ice flows to carry out oceanographic measurements (flying up to 120 h)
Event or Project Name/Number: Oceanographic surveys (FROST; PI: Hartmut Hellmer/AWI)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/109
Permit Period: Date begin:  28 Dec 2017   Date end:  05 Feb 2018
Species: Chinstrap penguins
Location:
Site Name: Deception Island   Lat: 62°57´S   Long: 60°38´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Handle
Molest
Amount:
Purpose: Carrying out disturbance experiments and mappings in chinstrap penguin colony by drones
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: - Mapping chinstrap colony Vapor Col by foot and by drone - Disturbance experiments with low altitude overflights by drones - Using artificial eggs with sensors to measure heart rate of the penguins during drone overflight - Recording penguin calls
Event or Project Name/Number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2017/2018-2 (PI: Osama Mustafa, ThINK GmbH)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/100
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Nov 2017   Date end:  31 Oct 2019
Species: Emperor penguin
Location:
Site Name: Atka Bay, Neumayer Station II   Lat: 70º 39´ 00´´ S   Long: 08º 15´ 00´´ W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Handle
Injure
Molest
Amount: 330
Purpose: Counting, capturing, measuring, banding, taking blood and feather samples; fitting 30 adults with TDR datalogger; fitting max. 300 juveniles with PIT tags
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Poject "Monitor the health of the Antarctic marine ecosystems using the Emperor penguin as a sentinel" (MARE) by Alfred-Wegener-Institute in cooperation with Institut Plurdisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC) in Strasbourg (PI: Celine Le Bohec)
Event or Project Name/Number: Life history project MARE (PI: Daniel Zitterbart/AWI)

Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/97
Permit Period: Date begin:  19 Jan 2018   Date end:  14 Mar 2018
Species: Marine mammels
Location:
Site Name: Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Taking
Taking: Injure
Molest
Amount:
Purpose: Carrying out bathymetric surveys
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Hydroacoustic measurements of seafloor using Hydrosweep DS-3
Event or Project Name/Number: Hydroacoustic sea bed surveys (FROST PS111; PI: Jan Arndt/AWI)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/103
Permit Period: Date begin:  25 Nov 2017   Date end:  28 Feb 2018
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, measuring, banding, taking blood samples
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Taking blood samples from max. 250 skuas Counting and mapping by foot: penguins, skuas, Giant petrels and seals
Event or Project Name/Number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2017/2018-1 (PI: Hans-Ulrich Peter, University of Jena)

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 - 94033/103
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  25 Nov 2017   To:  28 Feb 2018
Purpose: - Mapping breeding birds and seals - Vegetation mapping
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2017/18-1 by Hans-Ulrich Peter
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  125    Name:  Fildes Peninsula, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/103
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered:  3
Permit Period: From:  15 Oct 2017   To:  28 Feb 2018
Purpose: - Mapping breeding birds by using GPS and drones - mapping the glacier retreat area by using drones
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2017/18-2 by Osama Mustafa
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/106
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  07 Jan 2018   To:  30 Jan 2018
Purpose: Studying the developement, biological activitiy and biochemical processes of local soils of Deception Island.
Summary of activities: Taking soil (ca. 30 kg), rock (ca. 3 kg) and moss samples (ca. 200 g)
Event or project name/number: Soil survey on Deception Island (PI: Carsten Müller, Technical University of Munich)
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/103
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  25 Nov 2017   To:  28 Feb 2018
Purpose: - Mapping breeding birds and seals - Vegetation mapping
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2017/18-1 by Hans-Ulrich Peter

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/104
Number of people: Permitted to enter  7   That actually entered:  7
Permit Period: From:  22 Sep 2017   To:  28 Feb 2018
Purpose: - Mapping breeding birds by using GPS and drones - Collecting air samples - mapping the glacier retreat area by using drones - maintaining automatic cameras
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2017/18-2 by Osama Mustafa
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  163    Name:  Dakshin Gangotri Glacier, Dronning Maud Land (More Details)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/102
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  0
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2017   To:  28 Feb 2018
Purpose: In case of unavoidable or unintentional flying above the ASPA No. 163 during flight survey via airplane (POLAR 5 or POlAR 6)
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Aerophysical measurements and remote sensing 2017/2018 (PI: Daniel Steinhage, AWI)
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  171    Name:  Narebski Point, Barton Peninsula, King George Island (More Details)
Permit Number: II 2.8 - 94033/104
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered:  3
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2017   To:  31 Jan 2018
Purpose: - Mapping breeding birds by using GPS and drones - Collecting air samples
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Fildes Peninsula Expedition 2017/18-2 by Osama Mustafa

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