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2010/2011 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Casey
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Casey   Lat: 66°16´54´´S   Long: 110°31´39´´E  
Maximum Population: 88
Medical Facilities: Doctor and surgery available.
Remarks / Description: Casey is on the west coast of Law Dome, an almost circular ice cap 200 km in diameter rising to a height of 1395 m, 110 km inland. The regularly traversed routes on Law Dome are mostly crevasse-free, the exceptions being the steep regions of the coast eat of Cape Folger; the Peterson Glacier; the inflow into the Vanderford Glacier; and the eastern coast of Sparkes Bay at the end of the Loken Moraine. In summer, melt streams and soft snow in the low areas between Loken Moraine and the coast often form hazards for vehicles. Beyond the moraine the surface is comparatively smooth and featureless, with patchy blue ice and snow for several kilometres, gradually changing to neve upon which small to medium sastrugi are encountered. At the southern (inland) edge of the Law Dome ice cape, the elevation drops to 600 m in a wide valley extending from the Totten Glacier to the Vanderford Glacier. South of this valley the plateau continues to rise gradually, reaching an altitude of some 3650 m as the Russian station Vostok is approached. It is a featureless plateau and navigational competence is essential. Although the average wind speed at Casey is 30 km/h, the weather can be deceptively calm. When the wind direction turns to the east, blizzards can set in with very little warning and rapidly reach wind speeds in excess of 150 km/h. These winds can last for several days. occur at any time of the year and can make travel hazardous. Keep a constant watch to the east; when the horizon becomes fuzzy you have less than 30 minutes to take shelter before a blow arrives. The direction of strong winds over the Law Dome area is usually easterly providing a constant sastrugi direction which is often an aid to navigation in bad weather. The inland plateau is characterised by frequent, persistent strong wind and drift, especially during winter months. Temperatures recorded in the station area range from +9.2°C (January) to -41°C (July). (construction commenced 1978)
Name: Davis
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Davis   Lat: 68°34´36´´S   Long: 77°58´03´´E  
Maximum Population: 91
Medical Facilities: Doctor and surgery available.
Remarks / Description: Davis is on the edge of the Vestfold Hills, a triangular ice-free area approximately 400 km2 located on the coast of Princess Elizabeth Land. The hills are of low relief (maximum height 158 m) and are broken by valleys and penetrated deeply by fjords and lakes. They are bounded on two sides by the ice plateau and the Sorsdal Glacier. Numerous islands fringe the coast around Davis, up to 5 km offshore. Davis mean temperatures range from +2.9°C in January to -20.4°C in August, with recorded extremes of +13°C and -40°C. Long periods of relatively calm, fine conditions occur throughout the year. Winds are generally light; the yearly average is around 20 km/h. Violent winds and blizzards can commence with little warning, and gusts over 200 km/h have been recorded. At Platcha hut and other areas near the continental ice sheet, gale force (katabatic) winds regularly occur, even in otherwise fine weather. The effect diminishes significantly as distances of 5 km or more inland on the ice sheet are reached. Snow fall averages 78 mm/year, with the greater proportion of annual accumulation resulting from wind blown drift. Apart from several permanent ice banks, the hills are virtually snow free in summer and lightly covered in winter.
Name: Mawson
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Mawson   Lat: 67°36´10´´S   Long: 62°52´26´´E  
Maximum Population: 41
Medical Facilities: Doctor and surgery available.
Remarks / Description: Mawson Station is located on an isolated outcrop of rock on the coast, at the edge of the Antarctic plateau in Mac.Robertson Land. The plateau surface in the coastal region is mostly blue ice occasionally covered by light snow in winter and spring. The snow is deepest in valleys or on steep leeward slopes, while the higher ridges are invariably swept clear. Heavy melting occurs during summer and melt-water collects in well-defined streams and lakes. Although not necessarily deep they are a hazard to travellers, especially those in fast-moving transport. Further inland from the coast the surface is mainly snow or white ice with occasional blue ice patches. The mean annual windspeed at Mawson is almost 40 km/h although gusts measure well above 180 km/h. Sixteen kilometres inland the wind is much stronger. The winds usually increase after sunset and fall off around midday. Winds are predominantly south-easterly moving towards the west with the onset of bad weather. Mawson experiences long periods of fine weather broken at intervals by periods of high wind and heavy drifting snow. Temperatures range from 10°C to -36°C.
Name: Beaver Lake
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Beaver Lake   Lat: 70°47´34´´S   Long: 68°17´43´´E  
Maximum Population: 10
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive field medical kit only available during summer occupation.
Remarks / Description: Beaver Lake: established January 1995. Used to support Northern Prince Charles Mountains and Amery Ice Shelf operations. The Prince Charles Mountains (PCMs) includes all the mountain areas around by the Lambert Glacier and the Amery ice Shelf, in Mac. Robertson Land. There are numerous mountain ranges and nunataks varying between 1000 m and 3000 m in height. Beaver Lake Base is on the western side of Beaver Lake by the northern shore of Pagadroma George and was established in 1995. The continental ice sheet is highest in the west and east and falls into the trough of the Lambert. The topography within the northern region is variable. The Aramis and Porthos Ranges consist of sharp peaks, with sheer rock faces and large wind scours. In the area of the Beaver Lake and Mawson Escarpment there are mainly rounded mountains with rubble surfaces.
Operating Period: From: November To: February

Name: Cape Denison
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Cape Denison   Lat: 67º 00´ 00´´ S   Long: 142º 40´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 8
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit during occupation.
Remarks / Description: Historic Site, ASPA 162, ASMA 3 and refuge Used intermittently to support field personnel carrying out repairs to the Mawson's huts over the summer period. Cape Denison juts northward into Commonwealth Bay in George V Land.
Operating Period: From: November To: January
Name: Edgeworth David Base (Bunger hills)
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Edgeworth David Base (Bunger hills)   Lat: 66º 15´ 00´´ S   Long: 100º 36´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 8
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive field medical kit available during summer occupation for emergency use.
Remarks / Description: Approximately 440 km west of Casey and 85 km inland from the Shackleton Ice Shelf in the Bunger Hills region, Wilkes Land. Winds are generally easterly and can be particularly strong on the eastern side of the hills. The Denman and Scott Glaciers both generate strong katabatic winds due to the sharpness of their final descent to the coastal shelf ice. Permanent sea ice exists in many areas. However, the ice in tidal passages in the Thomas and Charnockite Island areas and in the north near the Highjump Archipelago are particularly liable to break up in late January and February. An area of permanent sea ice, 4000 m long and 2 m thick, suitable as a runway for large aircraft, can be found on the western side of the Bunger Hills beside Edgeworth David. A glacier blue ice runway area is located to the south at Grace Rocks on the Apfel Glacier. Established 1986.
Operating Period: From: November To: February
Name: Law Racovita Base
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Law Racovita Base   Lat: 69º 23´ 00´´ S   Long: 76º 23´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 11
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive field medical kit available during summer occupation for emergency use.
Remarks / Description: In 2005 a 10 year Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Australia and Romania for joint use of this base. Used in summer by field personnel in support of scientists studying the formation of the Larsemanns and the lakes there. The Larsemann Hills are an ice-free area 110 km southwest of Davis in Princess Elizabeth Land. The hills are bounded in the east by the Dalk Glacier and in the west by the Polararboken Glacier. Numerous lakes and fjords and peninsulas dominate the area. Due to its proximity to the plateau, the area is subject to katabatic winds early in the day but has reliably fine afternoon weather. Law Base is walking distance to the Chinese station of Zhongshan and the Russian station of Progress. Australia has worked with China and the Russian Federation to draft a management plan, which would declare the region an ASMA.
Operating Period: From: November To: February
Name: Wilkins Camp
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Wilkins Runway   Lat: 66°41´27.0´´S   Long: 11°31´43.6´´E  
Maximum Population: 8
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive field medical kit on site during summer occupation. Staff members are trained in first aid and crash rescue operations. A doctor is located at Casey.
Remarks / Description: Camp position will be within 2000m of this point. established Jan 2003 Upper Peterson Glacier, Wilkes Land. The camp (and Wilkins runway) is located on an ablation zone, 65km SE of Casey Station. Plant: dozers D7R & D7H; motor grader 14H; snow blowers x2; tracked tractors MT865B & 65B; loader 966G. Vehicles: Hagglunds BV-206, Skidoo, 4x4 utility. Wilkins Runways is Secondary Air Information Station (SAIS). Callsign: 'Wilkins Runway' International Marine VHF: Ch 10- aircraft operations Ch 8- aircraft alternate and camp operations HF, Airband VHF and Iridium available. Note: Casey Station, call sign 'VNJ Casey', is the Primary Air Information Station (PAIS) and monitors Airband 129.7 Mhz and 121.1 Mhz during periods of operation.
Operating Period: From: October To: March

Name: Ace Lake Refuge
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Ace Lake   Lat: 68°28´18´´S   Long: 78°11´16´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 2
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit.
Remarks / Description: The hut is temporarily moved to the sea ice near the Plough Is skiway for up to 2 months in summer, then returned to Ace lake. This refuge consists of 1 Apple type hut, and provides accommodation for 2 people. The hut is equipped with food, fuel and cooking facilities and has a list of instructions peculiar to the hut's fittings and contents. A radio is available at this location. Ace Lake Hut is located near the north-western extremity of Long Fjord, 0.5 hours by quad from Davis. Under normal conditions, no point in the Vestfold Hills is further than 3 hours travel by vehicle from a refuge or the station. Established Summer 2004/05 to support research projects at Ace Lake.
Name: Bandits Refuge
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Bandits Bluff   Lat: 68°25´18´´S   Long: 78°23´05´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit
Remarks / Description: Accommodates 4 people, is equipped with a radio, food, fuel and cooking facilities and has a list of instructions peculiar to the hut's fittings and contents. Bandits Hut is located on a small island at the entrance of Tryne Fjord, 3.5 hours by quad from Davis via Long Fjord and Tryne Fjord. It is located on the north-west side of Tryne Fjord. This hut is the furthest away from Davis (around 29 kilometres to the north-east) and can only be accessed via sea-ice or by helicopter. Under normal conditions, no point in the Vestfold Hills is further than 4 hours travel by vehicle from a refuge or the station. Established in 1983. Used in summer to support seal research field personnel, and for recreation.
Name: Bechervaise Island Huts
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Bechervaise Island Huts   Lat: 67º 35´ 02´´ S   Long: 62º 48´ 04´´ E  
Accommodation Capacity: 5
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit available.
Remarks / Description: Used to support penguin research on Bechervaise Island. Accommodates 5 people (one Apple hut, 2 Googie huts and a storage shed). Contains food, fuel, cooking, heating and laboratory facilities. It is fully fitted out with equipment for five researchers and also has a radio telephone and internet access. Each hut has a list of instructions peculiar to its fittings and contents.
Name: Brookes Refuge
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Brookes Refuge   Lat: 68º 36´ 06´´ S   Long: 78º 11´ 05´´ E  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit.
Remarks / Description: Accommodates 4 people, is equipped with a radio, food, fuel and cooking facilities and has a list of instructions peculiar to the hut's fittings and contents. Brookes Hut is located on the shore of Shirokaya Bay, a 3 hour walk from Davis. Under normal conditions, no point in the Vestfold Hills is further than 3 hours travel by vehicle from a refuge or the station. Established 1972. Used in summer as a depot for seal and lake research, and for recreation.

Name: Browning Peninsula Refuge
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Browning Peninsula   Lat: 66°28´10´´S   Long: 110°33´00´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit
Remarks / Description: It is a custom-built sled-mounted hut made from AANBUS panel and accommodates 4 people, equipped with a radio, food, fuel and cooking facilities and has a list of instructions peculiar to its fittings and contents. Shelter and a cache of food and fuel is at Ford Island enroute. Used in summer to support field personnel, and for recreation. The Browning Peninsula Refuge is 21 km due south of Casey station. The 69 km inland route for all vehicles is via Lanyon Junction to Haupt Nunatak, then west onto the peninsula. The final approaches from Haupt to the peninsula are prone to severe melting between December and March; beware of deep melt streams and lakes which may have a thin surface layer of ice. Vehicles may become bogged or stuck; deadmen, planks and winches must be carried. Browning Peninsula may be accessible across the sea ice from Robinson's Ridge during winter, and depends upon prior measurement of the ice thickness.
Name: Colbeck Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Colbeck Archipelago   Lat: 67°24´51´´S   Long: 61°00´18´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit.
Remarks / Description: Colbeck Hut is located 100 km west of Mawson and 5 km north-east of Taylor Glacier on an island in the Colbeck Archipelago. Established in 1988. It is used as shelter for visitors to the Taylor Glacier area, including to monitor the Taylor Glacier emperor penguin colony in ASPA 101. It can only be accessed over fast ice or via rotary wing aircraft. Accommodates four persons. It contains food and fuel for heating, lighting, and cooking (either kerosene or LPG).
Name: Crooked Lake Refuge and Boulder Tent Depot
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Crooked Lake   Lat: 68°37´01´´S   Long: 78°22´55´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 2
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit.
Remarks / Description: A refuge is located on the Crooked Lake side of the cross over from Druzhby Lake and a tent depot is situated at the eastern extreme of Crooked Lake at the base of Boulder Hill. Crooked Lake is a 6 hour walk or 2 hour quad journey from Davis. Under normal conditions, no point in the Vestfold Hills is further than 3 hours travel by vehicle from a refuge or the station. An Apple hut (accommodates 2) is located at the crossover. The hut is equipped with food, fuel and cooking facilities. No radio equipment present. A tent depot is located at the base of Boulder Hill. The tent depot accommodates 2 people, is equipped with food, fuel and cooking facilities. Used in summer to support field personnel.
Name: Fang Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Fang Peak   Lat: 67°47´41´´S   Long: 62°35´04´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit.
Remarks / Description: Fank Peak shelter is situated at the eastern foot of Fang Peak at the northern end of the range, approximately 26 km south-west of Mawson. It is used as shelter for visitors to the David Range. Although it has been used by geologists, its main usage is recreational visits and field training. Established 1982 it accommodates four persons. It contains food and fuel for heating, lighting, and cooking (either kerosene or LPG).

Name: Jack´s Donga
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Jack's Donga   Lat: 66º 13´ 07´´ S   Long: 110º 39´ 02´´ E  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit
Remarks / Description: The hut is a decommissioned 'Freighter' sled-mounted traverse van. It accommodates 4 people, equipped with a radio, food, fuel and cooking facilities and has a list of instructions peculiar to its fittings and contents. Jack's Donga is on the northern end of the moraine line 9 km directly north-east from Casey station. The 15 km caned access route for any type of vehicle is along the eastern side of the Loken Moraine. Established 1972. Used throughout the year to support field personnel, and for recreation.
Name: Ledingham Depot
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Ledingham Depot   Lat: 67º 22´ 00´´ S   Long: 59º 27´ 09´´ E  
Accommodation Capacity: 3
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit available during occupation only.
Remarks / Description: Ledingham depot is situated in the Stillwell Hills. Established in 1984 to support science programs. 1 Melon hut and variable fuel depending on programs in the area. Restocked in 2004. ATK
Name: Macey Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Macey Islands   Lat: 67°26´21´´S   Long: 63°49´09´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit.
Remarks / Description: Macey is located 47 km north-east of Mawson in the eastern part of the Robinson Group. It is accessible only when sea ice is present. Accommodates four persons. It contains food and fuel for heating, lighting, and cooking (either kerosene or LPG). Established in 1971. It is a shelter for visitors to the Auster emperor penguin colony, a further 6 to 9 km to the east, on fast ice.
Name: Marine Plain Refuge
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Marine Plain Refuge   Lat: 68º 36´ 09´´ S   Long: 78º 06´ 05´´ E  
Accommodation Capacity: 5
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit.
Remarks / Description: Accommodates 5 people, is equipped with food, fuel and cooking facilities and has a list of instructions peculiar to the hut's fittings and contents. No radio equipment present. Used as an emergency refuge or specifically to support field persons working in the protected site, ASPA 143 (Marine Plain). There are 2 Apples and 1 Melon just outside the boundary of the Marine Plain ASPA. From Davis it takes 1.5 hours on foot (4 hours if Ellis Fjord has melted), or 30 minutes by small vehicle. Under normal conditions, no point in the Vestfold Hills is further than 3 hours travel by vehicle from a refuge or the station.

Name: Mt Henderson Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Henderson, Mount   Lat: 67°42´03´´S   Long: 63°03´23´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit.
Remarks / Description: Mount Henderson hut is located 15 km south of Mawson. It is situated on the western ridge, below the main peak. Accommodates four persons. It contains food and fuel for heating, lighting, and cooking (either kerosene or LPG). Established in 1978. It is a shelter for visitors to the Mount Henderson area and is presently used for recreational visits and field training.
Name: Peterson Island Emergency Shelter
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Peterson Island   Lat: 66°28´00´´S   Long: 110°30´00´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit
Remarks / Description: Used as emergency shelter only. A 'Melon' hut offering spartan accommodation for four, equipped with food, fuel and cooking facilities and has a list of instructions peculiar to its fittings and contents. Petersen Island Emergency Shelter is located on the northern end of Petersen Island, 21 km south of Casey station, Wilkes Land.
Name: Platcha Refuge
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Platcha   Lat: 68°30´42´´S   Long: 78°30´44´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit.
Remarks / Description: This refuge consists of 2 huts. The main hut provides accommodation for 4 people. The hut is equipped with food, fuel and cooking facilities and has a list of instructions peculiar to the hut's fittings and contents. A radio is available at this location. Platcha Hut is located near the eastern extremity of Long Fjord, 12 hours by foot or 1.0-1.5 hours by quad from Davis. At Platcha hut and other areas near the continental ice sheet, gale force (katabatic) winds regularly occur, even in otherwise fine weather. Under normal conditions, no point in the Vestfold Hills is further than 3 hours travel by vehicle from a refuge or the station. First hut established in April-May 1961. Second hut established in 1982. It is used for access to the plateau. Also used as a base for field training, and for recreation.
Name: Rauer Islands Filla Refuge
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Filla Island   Lat: 68°48´29´´S   Long: 77°51´23´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 2
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit available during summer occupation.
Remarks / Description: Rauer Islands Filla Refuge is located on Filla Island. Accommodation for 2 people. Established 1999 to support field personnel in summer

Name: Rauer Islands Hop Refuge
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Hop Island   Lat: 68°49´43´´S   Long: 77°42´08´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 5
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit available during summer occupation.
Remarks / Description: Rauer Islands Hop Refuge is located on Hop Island. Accommodates up to 5 people. This site consists of a Smartie (3 people) and one Apple hut (2 people). The huts are equipped with food, fuel and cooking facilities. ATK Established 1990. Used in summer to support field personnel.
Name: Robinson Ridge Refuge
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Robinson Ridge   Lat: 66°22´08´´S   Long: 110°35´40´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit
Remarks / Description: A rebuilt old-Casey building mounted on skids. It accommodates 4 people, equipped with a radio, food, fuel and cooking facilities and has a list of instructions peculiar to its fittings and contents. Robinson's Ridge Refuge is located 10 km due south of Casey station. The 15 km caned route for any type of vehicle is initially along the western edge of the Loken Moraine for approximately 4 km and then through the gap to the eastern side of the moraine for the last 6 km. Travellers must keep well clear of the dangerously crevassed area at the southern end of the moraine line on the shores of Sparkes Bay, turning west for the final approach from the Kros Moraine. Established 1988. Used in summer to support field personnel, and for recreation.
Name: Rookery Lake Refuge
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Rookery Lake   Lat: 68°29´53´´S   Long: 78°04´23´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 2
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit.
Remarks / Description: Used as an emergency refuge and in summer by field personnel in support of monitoring programs on Adelie penguins. Accommodates 2 people (Apple hut), is equipped with food, fuel and cooking facilities and has a list of instructions peculiar to the hut's fittings and contents. No radio equipment present. Rookery Lake hut is located at the western end of Long Peninsula, Vestfold Hills.
Name: Rumdoodle Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Rumdoodle Lake   Lat: 67°46´08´´S   Long: 62°49´01´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 5
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit.
Remarks / Description: Rumdoodle is located 18.5 km south of Mawson. The shelter is known as 'Maxine's' and is situated at the western foot of the range, approximately 2 km from its northern end. Accommodates five persons. It contains food and fuel for heating, lighting, and cooking (either kerosene or LPG). It is used as shelter for visitors to the North Masson Range. Although it has been used for snow petrel research, its main usage is for recreational visits and field training.

Name: Scullin Monolith Refuge
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Scullin Monolith   Lat: 67°47´00´´S   Long: 66°42´00´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 2
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive field first aid kit during occupation.
Remarks / Description: The Scullin Monolith shelter is located approximately 180 km east of Mawson. It is not usually accessible overland from the station but is resupplied and checked from vessels offshore or by helicopter. Established in 1988. It is used as a depot in support of summer field programs in ASPA 164. Accommodates two persons (Apple hut). It contains food and fuel for heating, lighting, and cooking (either kerosene or LPG). ATK
Name: Trajer Ridge Refuge
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Trajer Ridge   Lat: 68°33´39´´S   Long: 78°30´00´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 3
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit.
Remarks / Description: Accommodates 3 people (Melon hut), is equipped with a radio, food, fuel and cooking facilities and has a list of instructions peculiar to the hut's fittings and contents. Trajer Ridge hut is about 24 kms from Davis Station and is at least a 12 hour walk from Davis or 1.5 - 2 hour quad trip. Under normal conditions, no point in the Vestfold Hills is further than 3 hours travel by vehicle from a refuge or the station. Established 1988. Used as a emergency refuge and due to be replaced.
Name: Watts Lake Refuge
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Watts Lake   Lat: 68°36´12´´S   Long: 78°13´10´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit.
Remarks / Description: Accommodates 4 people, is equipped with a radio, food, fuel and cooking facilities and has a list of instructions peculiar to the hut's fittings and contents. Watt's Lake Hut is located at the eastern end of Ellis Fjord, a 3 hour walk from Davis. Under normal conditions, no point in the Vestfold Hills is further than 3 hours travel by vehicle from a refuge or the station. Used in summer by field personnel in support of biological programs in the Fjord and nearby lakes, and for recreation.
Name: Wilkes 'Hilton' Refuge
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Wilkes   Lat: 66°15´26´´S   Long: 110°31´32´´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 6
Medical Facilities: Comprehensive first aid kit
Remarks / Description: It is a decommissioned Wilkes transmitter building. It accommodates six in bunks, with space for an additional four, equipped with a radio, food, fuel and cooking facilities and has a list of instructions peculiar to its fittings and contents. Wilkes Refuge is located in the old transmitter hut within the Wilkes station complex, on the Clark Peninsula approximately 3 km due north of Casey station. Any form of vehicle may be used to reach Wilkes via the caned overland route (7 km). The route is subject to heavy melting and wash-aways during the summer months and may then be impassable to vehicles. Access to Wilkes by quad, foot or ski in winter requires good sea ice if you intend to cross Newcomb Bay. Established 1962. Used throughout the year to support field personnel, and for recreation.

Name: Casey Area emergency depots
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name:    Lat:    Long:   
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: To assist field parties in an emergency or to facilitate long-distance journeys, depots of fuel, food, and equipment have been placed at: - the receive site hut (GR 648.05/477.75 of Casey Station Local Area Map), - Shirley Island at (GR 648.5/477 of Casey Station Local Area Map). Provision caches can also be found at: - Thompson Is in the Balaena group, 40km north of Casey. This cache has not been visited for some time. It is recommended that if and when it is ever visited again, that it should be removed. - Ford Is in Penney Bay, 14km south of Casey.

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Aurora Australis
Country of Registry: Australia
Number of Voyages: 5
Maximum Crew: 27
Maximum Passengers: 116
Remarks: details at http://its-app3.aad.gov.au/proms/public/schedules/voyage.cfm?season=1011
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
21 Oct 2010 Hobart 29 Nov 2010 Hobart Davis Resupply & Changeover
01 Dec 2010 Hobart 27 Dec 2010 Hobart Casey Resupply
29 Dec 2010 Hobart 01 Feb 2011 Hobart Marine Science SR3 Transect and Mertz Glacier
03 Feb 2011 Hobart 11 Mar 2011 Hobart Mawson Resupply, Davis light essential Cargo deployment
13 Mar 2011 Hobart 10 Apr 2011 Hobart Davis & Casey Summer Personnel Retrieval

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Airbus A319
Category:
Period From: 23/09/2010
Period To: 04/03/2011
Remarks: Flight schedule at http://its-app3.aad.gov.au/proms/public/schedules/flight.cfm
Type: CASA 212
Category:
Period From: 20/10/2010
Period To: 15/02/2011
Remarks: Flight schedule at http://its-app3.aad.gov.au/proms/public/schedules/flight.cfm
Type: CASA 212
Category:
Period From: 20/10/2010
Period To: 15/02/2011
Remarks: Flight schedule at http://its-app3.aad.gov.au/proms/public/schedules/flight.cfm

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: Royal Australian Navy • Lt Amy Bulters – Forecaster • 5 x Hydrographers TBA Army • LtCol Dave Buller – Station Leader • Psychologists X 2 – TBA
Number and Type of Armaments possessed by personnel: Station Leaders, psychologists, and forecasters do not carry armaments.
Number and Type of Armaments of ships and aircraft: The Customs and Fisheries Patrol vessel the Ocean Protector, as part of its Heard Island fisheries enforcement patrols, carries personal protection equipment for its officers onboard
Information and Location of Military Equipment in the AT Area: Mawson Station: One pistol in display cabinet (inoperable - bolt welded in place)

Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Aurora Expeditions
Contact Address: level 2, 35 Buckingham Street, Surrey Hills, NSW 2010
Email Address: auroraex@auroraexpeditions.com.au
Website Address: www.auroraexpeditions.com.au
Name of Vessel: Polar Pioneer
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages: 10 
Maximum Crew: 24
Maximum Passengers: 54
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
09 Nov 2010 Ushuaia 25 Nov 2010 Ushuaia
27 Nov 2010 Ushuaia 06 Dec 2010 Ushuaia
07 Dec 2010 Ushuaia 16 Dec 2010 Ushuaia
18 Dec 2010 Ushuaia 26 Dec 2010 Ushuaia
28 Dec 2010 Ushuaia 06 Jan 2011 Ushuaia
07 Jan 2011 Ushuaia 24 Jan 2011 Ushuaia
25 Jan 2011 Ushuaia 04 Feb 2011 Ushuaia
05 Feb 2011 Ushuaia 14 Feb 2011 Ushuaia
16 Feb 2011 Ushuaia 25 Feb 2011 Ushuaia
27 Feb 2011 Ushuaia 17 Mar 2011 Ushuaia

Operator:
Name: Ben Wallis
Contact Address:
Email Address: ben@ocean-expeditions.com
Website Address: www.ocean-expditions.com
Name of Vessel: Australis
Country of Registry: Australia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 2
Maximum Passengers: 9
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
15 Nov 2010 Ushuaia 22 Apr 2011 Ushuaia

Operator:
Name: Darrel Day
Contact Address:
Email Address: darrelday@spiritofsydney.net
Website Address: N/A
Name of Vessel: Spirit of Sydney
Country of Registry: Australia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 2
Maximum Passengers: 7
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
27 Nov 2010 Ushuaia 26 Dec 2010 Ushuaia
01 Jan 2011 Ushuaia 29 Jan 2011 Ushuaia

Operator:
Name: Don McIntyre
Contact Address: PO Box 547, Kingston Tas 7050
Email Address: jkatz@orioncruises.com.au
Website Address: www.orioncruises.com.au
Name of Vessel: Orion
Country of Registry: Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 70
Maximum Passengers: 100
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
28 Dec 2010 Dunedin 15 Jan 2011 Dunedin
27 Jan 2011 Hobart, Australia 17 Feb 2011 Christchurch, NZ

Operator:
Name: Ian Upsall
Contact Address: 161 Tandys Lane, Mullumbimby, NSW
Email Address: ripepersimmon@gmail.com
Website Address: nil
Name of Vessel: Persimmon
Country of Registry: Australia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew:
Maximum Passengers: 4
Remarks: Private yacht trip to the Antarctic
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
02 Jan 2011 Puerto Williams 30 Jan 2011 Puerto Williams

Operator:
Name: Rodney Russ
Contact Address: 53b Montreal st, Christchurch, NZ
Email Address: info@heritage-expeditions.co.nz
Website Address: www.heritage-expeditions.com
Name of Vessel: Spirit of Enderby
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 30
Maximum Passengers: 50
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
09 Dec 2010 Bluff, NZ 03 Jan 2011 Bluff, NZ

Operator:
Name: Xplore Expeditions
Contact Address: 102 Flinders St, Beauty Point, Tas 7270
Email Address: stephenwilkins@hotmail.com
Website Address: www.xplore-expeditions.com
Name of Vessel: Xplore
Country of Registry: Panama
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 3
Maximum Passengers: 6
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
30 Dec 2010 Ushuaia 24 Jan 2011 Ushuaia
01 Feb 2011 Ushuaia 28 Feb 2011 Ushuaia

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: Croyden Travel 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Plane
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 31 Dec 2010
Date end: 31 Dec 2010
Number of personnel: 450
Operator:
Name: Qantas Airways Limited
Contact Address: 203 Coward Street, Mascot Nsw 2020
Email Address: jbdennis@aapt.net.au
Website Address: http://www.antarcticaflights.com.au/
Remarks:
Location of Activities
Antarctica
Routes:
Expedition Name: Croyden Travel 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Plane
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 23 Jan 2011
Date end: 23 Jan 2011
Number of personnel: 450
Operator:
Name: Qantas Airways Limited
Contact Address: 203 Coward Street, Mascot Nsw 2020
Email Address: jbdennis@aapt.net.au
Website Address: http://www.antarcticaflights.com.au/
Remarks:
Location of Activities
Antarctica
Routes:

Expedition Name: Croyden Travel 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Plane
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 06 Feb 2011
Date end: 06 Feb 2011
Number of personnel: 450
Operator:
Name: Qantas Airways Limited
Contact Address: 203 Coward Street, Mascot Nsw 2020
Email Address: jbdennis@aapt.net.au
Website Address: http://www.antarcticaflights.com.au/
Remarks:
Location of Activities
Antarctica
Routes:
Expedition Name: Pole to Pole Run 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Ship then ski
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 30 Nov 2010
Date end: 10 Jan 2011
Number of personnel: 2
Operator:
Name: Eric Philips
Contact Address: 28B Lalwinya Road, Mt Nelson, Tasmania
Email Address: eric@icetrek.com
Website Address: www.icetrek.com
Remarks:
Location of Activities
Geographical South Pole
Routes:

Denial of Authorizations
Area Protection and Management Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management
ASPA: Number:  101    Name:  Taylor Rookery, Mac. Robertson Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP-10-11-0484-MAWSON
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  23 Jun 2010   To:  10 Dec 2010
Purpose: Science: conduct of a photographic census
Summary of activities: 8. Approved activities include the conduct of a photographic census, installation and maintenance of automated cameras, and entry to the ASPA by foot: a) No greater than 3 census visits to ASPA 101 during the permit period for the purposes of this project; b) A maximum of 4 persons may enter ASPA 101 at one time for the purpose of this project. Multiple entries may be made during a visit to obtain a suitable photograph; c) The number of ASPA entries must be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project. d) If any sign of disturbance to the birds is noted, then all personnel are to move away slowly. e) All activities involving interference with wildlife must be conducted in accordance with an approval issued by the Antarctic Animal Ethics Committee.
Event or project name/number: 484 Population estimates of emperor penguins, Mawson coast, Antarctica
ASPA: Number:  102    Name:  Rookery Islands, Holme Bay, Mac. Robertson Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP10112722
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2010   To:  31 Mar 2011
Purpose: Science: Predator research survey and monitoring in support of CCAMLR's management of the krill fishery
Summary of activities: 6. ASPA activities: Entry to Rookery Islands ASPA 102, Clark Peninsula ASPA 136 and Ardery and Odbert Islands ASPA 103: a. All authorised persons must carry a copy of this permit with them when carrying out activities within the ASPA. The activities must be conducted in accordance with the management plan for the area; b. A maximum of 4 persons may enter the ASPA on foot at one time for the purposes of this project or one aircraft may overfly the area at a time; i. overflight must be at a vertical or horizontal distance of no less than 930 metres (3050 feet) for single-engined aircraft and 1500 metres (5000 feet) for twin-engined aircraft; ii. overflight must be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project. c. Approved activities are those described in the application including surveys and automated camera installation and maintenance. d. Up to 60 snow petrel nests may be marked at ASPA 103 using cattle tags. e. Access to shall be in accordance with the management plans. 7. All activities involving interference with wildlife must be conducted in accordance with the Approvals and Conditions set by the Antarctic Animal Ethics Committee (AAEC) 2010/11 Season for project 2722 signed 8 September 2010. 8. Disturbance must be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project.
Event or project name/number: 2722 Predator research survey and monitoring in support of CCAMLR's management of the krill fishery
ASPA: Number:  103    Name:  Ardery Island and Odbert Island, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP10112722
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2010   To:  31 Mar 2011
Purpose: Science: Predator research survey and monitoring in support of CCAMLR's management of the krill fishery
Summary of activities: 6. ASPA activities: Entry to Rookery Islands ASPA 102, Clark Peninsula ASPA 136 and Ardery and Odbert Islands ASPA 103: a. All authorised persons must carry a copy of this permit with them when carrying out activities within the ASPA. The activities must be conducted in accordance with the management plan for the area; b. A maximum of 4 persons may enter the ASPA on foot at one time for the purposes of this project or one aircraft may overfly the area at a time; i. overflight must be at a vertical or horizontal distance of no less than 930 metres (3050 feet) for single-engined aircraft and 1500 metres (5000 feet) for twin-engined aircraft; ii. overflight must be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project. c. Approved activities are those described in the application including surveys and automated camera installation and maintenance. d. Up to 60 snow petrel nests may be marked at ASPA 103 using cattle tags. e. Access to shall be in accordance with the management plans. 7. All activities involving interference with wildlife must be conducted in accordance with the Approvals and Conditions set by the Antarctic Animal Ethics Committee (AAEC) 2010/11 Season for project 2722 signed 8 September 2010. 8. Disturbance must be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project.
Event or project name/number: 2722 Predator research survey and monitoring in support of CCAMLR's management of the krill fishery
ASPA: Number:  135    Name:  North-east Bailey Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 10-11-1159
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  21 Oct 2010   To:  30 Mar 2011
Purpose: Science: repeat survey
Summary of activities: 12. Survey data collection may be conducted on existing survey sites: a. Survey must be abandoned if stepping on, or other damage to, vegetation cannot be avoided; b. The most direct practical route must be taken to and from the survey site with due regard to moss beds; c. Submit GPS coordinates of survey sites within ASPA 135 to the AAD Data Centre.
Event or project name/number: 1159 Antarctic Geodesy Program

ASPA: Number:  135    Name:  North-east Bailey Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 10-11-3042-3129
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  15 Nov 2010   To:  01 Apr 2011
Purpose: Science. 3042 Understanding the tolerance of Antarctic mosses to climate change, and 3129: Monitoring climate change induced desertification of Antarctica using stable isotopic signatures
Summary of activities: 9. Collection of up to 120 grams of various species of moss by tweezer samples. 10. Collection of up to 50 samples of ice, snow and lake water, where each sample is less than 10 millilitres.
Event or project name/number: 3042 and 3129: Understanding the tolerance of Antarctic mosses to climate change, & Monitoring clim
ASPA: Number:  135    Name:  North-east Bailey Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP10112152
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2010   To:  01 Mar 2011
Purpose: Science: Moss research
Summary of activities: 9. Study of vegetation and collection of samples of various moss species, each sample unit covering not more than 2cm square area at the time of sampling, of no greater than: a. Collection of 30 moss samples; b. Other injury or interference to an area of 80 moss samples. 10. All reasonable steps shall be taken to minimise incidental interference or injury to native flora and fauna in the course of carrying out the authorised activities.
Event or project name/number: 2152 Conservation of plant biodiversity in Antarctica - a genetic approach
ASPA: Number:  135    Name:  North-east Bailey Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP10113130
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  15 Jan 2011   To:  31 Mar 2011
Purpose: Science: vegetation spatial analysis
Summary of activities: 9. Spatial analysis of vegetation and environmental conditions including: a. Flying of an unmanned aerial vehicle within an ASPA; b. Revisiting and measurements of past study transects; c. Collection of data for digital elevation models; d. Use of pole cameras and other measurements. 10. Submit GPS coordinates of any long term survey sites created within ASPAs to the AAD Data Centre.
Event or project name/number: 3130 Spatial analysis of changing terrestrial ecosystems in the Windmill Islands and the sub-Antarct
ASPA: Number:  136    Name:  Clark Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 10-11-3042-3129
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  15 Nov 2010   To:  01 Apr 2011
Purpose: Science. 3042 Understanding the tolerance of Antarctic mosses to climate change, and 3129: Monitoring climate change induced desertification of Antarctica using stable isotopic signatures
Summary of activities: 9. Collection of up to 120 grams of various species of moss by tweezer samples. 10. Collection of up to 50 samples of ice, snow and lake water, where each sample is less than 10 millilitres.
Event or project name/number: 3042 and 3129: Understanding the tolerance of Antarctic mosses to climate change, & Monitoring clim

ASPA: Number:  136    Name:  Clark Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP10112152
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2010   To:  01 Mar 2011
Purpose: Science: Moss research
Summary of activities: 9. Study of vegetation and collection of samples of various moss species, each sample unit covering not more than 2cm square area at the time of sampling, of no greater than: a. Collection of 30 moss samples; b. Other injury or interference to an area of 80 moss samples. 10. All reasonable steps shall be taken to minimise incidental interference or injury to native flora and fauna in the course of carrying out the authorised activities.
Event or project name/number: 2152 Conservation of plant biodiversity in Antarctica - a genetic approach
ASPA: Number:  136    Name:  Clark Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP10112722
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2010   To:  31 Mar 2011
Purpose: Science: Predator research survey and monitoring in support of CCAMLR's management of the krill fishery
Summary of activities: 6. ASPA activities: Entry to Rookery Islands ASPA 102, Clark Peninsula ASPA 136 and Ardery and Odbert Islands ASPA 103: a. All authorised persons must carry a copy of this permit with them when carrying out activities within the ASPA. The activities must be conducted in accordance with the management plan for the area; b. A maximum of 4 persons may enter the ASPA on foot at one time for the purposes of this project or one aircraft may overfly the area at a time; i. overflight must be at a vertical or horizontal distance of no less than 930 metres (3050 feet) for single-engined aircraft and 1500 metres (5000 feet) for twin-engined aircraft; ii. overflight must be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project. c. Approved activities are those described in the application including surveys and automated camera installation and maintenance. d. Up to 60 snow petrel nests may be marked at ASPA 103 using cattle tags. e. Access to shall be in accordance with the management plans. 7. All activities involving interference with wildlife must be conducted in accordance with the Approvals and Conditions set by the Antarctic Animal Ethics Committee (AAEC) 2010/11 Season for project 2722 signed 8 September 2010. 8. Disturbance must be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project.
Event or project name/number: 2722 Predator research survey and monitoring in support of CCAMLR's management of the krill fishery
ASPA: Number:  136    Name:  Clark Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP10113130
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  15 Jan 2011   To:  31 Mar 2011
Purpose: science: spatial analysis of vegetation.
Summary of activities: 9. Spatial analysis of vegetation and environmental conditions including: a. Flying of an unmanned aerial vehicle within an ASPA; b. Revisiting and measurements of past study transects; c. Collection of data for digital elevation models; d. Use of pole cameras and other measurements. 10. Submit GPS coordinates of any long term survey sites created within ASPAs to the AAD Data Centre.
Event or project name/number: 3130 Spatial analysis of changing terrestrial ecosystems in the Windmill Islands and the sub-Antarct
ASPA: Number:  162    Name:  Mawson’s Huts, Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, George V Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 11-12-Aurora
Number of people permitted: 120
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2011   To:  30 Apr 2012
Purpose: To undertake tourism vists to Mawson's huts by Aurora Expeditions.
Summary of activities: Entry to the huts will be in accordance with the management plan for the ASPA so only 3 people and one guide will be inside the huts at any one time.
Event or project name/number:

ASPA: Number:  168    Name:  Mount Harding, Grove Mountains, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 10-11-1159
Number of people permitted: 10
Permit Period: From:  21 Oct 2010   To:  30 Mar 2011
Purpose: Science: To maintain the GPS station
Summary of activities: 9. A temporary field camp is permitted in accordance with the provisions of the Management plan for ASPA 168: the encampment near Mount Harding (No.9) and the encampment near Zakharoff Ridge (No.8) are the preferred camping site, shown in Map B of the management plan. Camping should choose snow or ice surface or rock surface to avoid the remnants of ice sheet. a. Camping shall be conducted in accordance with AAD procedures including use of fuel spill mats and removal of waste. b. All clothing and equipment shall be cleaned of organic matter prior to entry to the area. 10. Access to the area is by aircraft is to be conducted in accordance with the management plan for ASPA 168. 11. Data collection and maintenance may be conducted on the existing GPS base station described in the management plan for ASPA 168.
Event or project name/number: 1159 Antarctic Geodesy Program
ASPA: Number:  169    Name:  Amanda Bay, Ingrid Christensen Coast, Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 10-11-0484-DAVIS
Number of people permitted: 12
Permit Period: From:  23 Jun 2010   To:  10 Dec 2010
Purpose: Science: photographic census
Summary of activities: 8. Entry to ASPA 169 is restricted to: a) No greater than 3 census visits to ASPA 169 during the permit period; b) A maximum of 12 persons may enter ASPA 169 at one time for the purpose of this project during periods 1a) and 1b); c) A maximum of 5 persons may enter ASPA 169 at one time for the purpose of this project during period 1c); d) Multiple entries may be made during a visit to obtain a suitable photograph. The number of ASPA entries must be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project. 9. Approved activities include the conduct of a photographic census, installation and maintenance of automated cameras, and entry to the area by vehicle and helicopter; a) Vehicles must not approach within 500m of the colony; b) Helicopter access must be in accordance with section 7(i) of the Amanda Bay ASPA 169 Management Plan; c) If any sign of disturbance to the birds is noted, then all personnel are to move away slowly; d) All activities involving interference with wildlife must be conducted in accordance with an approval issued by the Antarctic Animal Ethics Committee.
Event or project name/number: 484 Population estimates of emperor penguins, Mawson coast, Antarctica
ASPA: Number:  169    Name:  Amanda Bay, Ingrid Christensen Coast, Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP10110484DavisVar1
Number of people permitted: 12
Permit Period: From:  20 Nov 2010   To:  01 Jan 2011
Purpose: Science: 3 population census visits
Summary of activities: 8. Entry to ASPA 169 is restricted to: a) No greater than 3 census visits to ASPA 169 during the permit period; b) A maximum of 12 persons may enter ASPA 169 at one time for the purpose of this project during periods 1a) and 1b); c) A maximum of 5 persons may enter ASPA 169 at one time for the purpose of this project during period 1c); d) Multiple entries may be made during a visit to obtain a suitable photograph. The number of ASPA entries must be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project. 9. Approved activities include the conduct of a photographic census, installation and maintenance of automated cameras, and entry to the area by vehicle and helicopter; a) Vehicles must not approach within 500m of the colony; b) Helicopter access must be in accordance with section 7(i) of the Amanda Bay ASPA 169 Management Plan; c) If any sign of disturbance to the birds is noted, then all personnel are to move away slowly; d) All activities involving interference with wildlife must be conducted in accordance with an approval issued by the Antarctic Animal Ethics Committee.
Event or project name/number: 484 Population estimates of emperor penguins, Mawson coast, Antarctica
ASPA: Number:  169    Name:  Amanda Bay, Ingrid Christensen Coast, Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP10111252Davis
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  31 Oct 2010   To:  01 Feb 2011
Purpose: Science: Emperor penguin research
Summary of activities: 8. Entry to ASPA 169 is permitted by personnel on foot, vehicle and helicopter: a) A maximum of 6 persons may enter ASPA 169 at one time for the purpose of this project; b) The number of ASPA entries must be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project; c) A temporary camp may be set up on the island adjacent to the colony as requested; d) Helicopters may land on the island adjacent to the colony at the historical landing location when landing is not safe on the sea ice or disturbance would be caused by landing on the sea ice: i. Provided the colony is buffered from direct line of sight behind a ridgeline; ii. The colony must be monitored for signs of disturbance and any disturbance must be reported to the permitting authority and access abandoned if possible; e) Land based vehicles must not approach within 500m of the colony; f) Installation and maintenance of automated cameras may be conducted where disturbance to vegetation and wildlife can be avoided; g) Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) research including; i. Capture weigh and release up to 50 birds; ii. Deploy a tracking device on up to 12 adults and 12 fledglings of these birds; iii. Collection of up to 5 carcases per colony of emperor penguin adults that have died of natural causes; iv. Collection of abandoned eggs and emperor penguin chick carcases that have died of natural causes when the nearest breeding penguin is greater than 50 metres away; 9. All activities involving interference with wildlife must be conducted in accordance with an approval issued by the Antarctic Animal Ethics Committee.
Event or project name/number: 1252 Foraging ecology of emperor penguins in summer and potential overlap with fisheries
Aircrat Report
General Report