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2012/2013 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: 4
Maximum Crew: 27
Maximum Passengers: 116
Remarks:
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
14 Sep 2012 Hobart 05 Nov 2012 Hobart Marine Science Trials and SIPEX
07 Nov 2012 Hobart 10 Dec 2012 Hobart Davis Resupply
12 Dec 2012 Hobart 07 Jan 2013 Hobart Casey Resupply
09 Jan 2013 Hobart 20 Feb 2013 Hobart Mawson Resupply and Davis personnel changeover
Name: MFV Amaltal Explorer
Country of Registry: New Zealand
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 16
Maximum Passengers: 18
Remarks: Fishing vessel on charter for whale research voyage
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
29 Jan 2013 Nelson, NZ 17 Mar 2013 Nelson, NZ Whale acoustics and tagging off the ice edge of the Ross Sea

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Airbus A319
Category:
Number Of Flights: 14
Period From: 26/10/2012
Period To: 19/02/2013
Remarks:
Departure Date Route Purpose
26 Oct 2012 McMurdo to Hobart McMurdo to Hobart - Return flight from McMurdo to Hobart. FMcM01B
26 Oct 2012 Hobart to McMurdo Hobart to McMurdo - Position expeditioners to McMurdo for transfer to Casey. FMcM01A
11 Dec 2012 Wilkins Aerodrome to Hobart Wilkins Aerodrome to Hobart - Flight to ferry passengers to Hobart. FA01B
11 Dec 2012 Hobart to Wilkins Aerodrome Hobart to Wilkins Aerodrome - Flight to ferry passengers to Casey. FA01A
14 Dec 2012 Wilkins Aerodrome to Hobart Wilkins Aerodrome to Hobart - Flight to ferry passengers to Hobart. FA02B
14 Dec 2012 Hobart to Wilkins Aerodrome Hobart to Wilkins Aerodrome - Flight to ferry passengers to Casey. FA02A
29 Jan 2013 Wilkins Aerodrome to Hobart Wilkins Aerodrome to Hobart - Flight to ferry passengers to Hobart. FA03B
29 Jan 2013 Hobart to Wilkins Aerodrome Hobart to Wilkins Aerodrome - Flight to ferry passengers to Casey. FA03A
05 Feb 2013 Hobart to Wilkins Aerodrome Hobart to Wilkins Aerodrome - Flight to ferry passengers to Casey. FA04A
05 Feb 2013 Wilkins Aerodrome to Hobart Wilkins Aerodrome to Hobart - Flight to ferry passengers to Hobart. FA04B
12 Feb 2013 Wilkins Aerodrome to Hobart Wilkins Aerodrome to Hobart - Collect A319 passengers - return to Hobart. FA05B
12 Feb 2013 Hobart to Wilkins Aerodrome Hobart to Wilkins Aerodrome - Collect A319 passengers - transfer to Davis. FA05A
19 Feb 2013 Hobart to Wilkins Aerodrome Hobart to Wilkins Aerodrome - Retrieval flight for end of season. FA06A
19 Feb 2013 Wilkins Aerodrome to Hobart Wilkins Aerodrome to Hobart - Retrieval flight for end of season. FA06B
Type: Basler Turbine DC3
Category:
Number Of Flights: 8
Period From: 20/10/2012
Period To: 13/02/2013
Remarks:
Departure Date Route Purpose
20 Oct 2012 South Pole to McMurdo South Pole to McMurdo - Ferry flight from South Pole to McMurdo to support AntNZ. FBAAP1
14 Dec 2012 Casey to Davis Casey to Davis - Flight to ferry passengers to Davis off FA01 (A319). FBAAP2
15 Dec 2012 Davis to Casey Davis to Casey - Davis to Casey. FBAAP3
02 Jan 2013 Casey to McMurdo Casey to McMurdo - Flight from Casey to McMurdo. FBAAP4
05 Jan 2013 McMurdo to Casey McMurdo to Casey - Ferry Passengers from McMurdo to Casey. FBAAP5
07 Jan 2013 Casey to McMurdo Casey to McMurdo - Flight from Casey to McMurdo. FBAAP6
24 Jan 2013 McMurdo to Casey McMurdo to Casey. FBAAP7
13 Feb 2013 Casey to South Pole Casey to South Pole - Ferry exit route from Casey to South Pole. FBAAP8
Type: C130 Hercules
Category:
Number Of Flights: 4
Period From: 26/10/2012
Period To: 26/10/2012
Remarks:
Departure Date Route Purpose
26 Oct 2012 McMurdo to Casey McMurdo to Casey - Transfer expeditioners to Casey. FHerc2A
26 Oct 2012 Casey to McMurdo Casey to McMurdo - Return flight from Casey to McMurdo. FHerc1B
26 Oct 2012 Casey to McMurdo Casey to McMurdo - Return flight from Casey to McMurdo. FHerc2B
26 Oct 2012 McMurdo to Casey McMurdo to Casey - Transfer expeditioners to Casey. FHerc1A

Type: Fixed Wing Aircraft
Category:
Number Of Flights: 16
Period From: 29/10/2012
Period To: 14/02/2013
Remarks:
Departure Date Route Purpose
29 Oct 2012 South Pole to Casey South Pole to Casey - Ferry Flight South Pole to Casey via Dome C. FW2-1
29 Oct 2012 South Pole to Casey South Pole to Casey - Ferry Flight South Pole to Casey via Dome C. FW1-1
10 Nov 2012 Casey to Davis Casey to Davis - Positioning Flight. FW2-2
10 Nov 2012 Casey to Davis Casey to Davis - Positioning Flight. FW1-2
23 Nov 2012 Mawson to Davis Mawson to Davis - Return flight from Mawson. FW1-4
23 Nov 2012 Davis to Mawson Davis to Mawson - Transfer of Mawson Expeditioners off V1. FW1-3
08 Dec 2012 Davis to Casey Davis to Casey - Transfer of Davis expeditioners to link with FA01B. FW1-5
10 Dec 2012 Davis to Casey Davis to Casey. FW2-2c
15 Dec 2012 Casey to Davis Casey to Davis. FW2-2d
05 Jan 2013 Casey to Davis Casey to Davis - Passenger transfer. FW1-6
06 Jan 2013 Davis to Mawson Davis to Mawson - Davis to Mawson Passenger Transfer. FW1-6a
06 Jan 2013 Mawson to Davis Mawson to Davis - Return flight from Mawson to Davis. FW-6b
22 Jan 2013 Davis to Casey Davis to Casey. FW1-7
22 Jan 2013 Davis to Casey Davis to Casey. FW2-3
14 Feb 2013 Casey to South Pole Casey to South Pole - Ferry flight Casey to South Pole via Dome C. FW1-8
14 Feb 2013 Casey to South Pole Casey to South Pole - Ferry flight Casey to South Pole via Dome C. FW2-4

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: To date there are no expeditioners with military affiliations
Number and Type of Armaments possessed by personnel: No armaments are possessed by personnel
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: 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: 3
Maximum Passengers: 9
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
01 Nov 2012 Ushuaia 05 Dec 2012 Ushuaia
05 Jan 2013 Ushuaia 28 Feb 2013 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: 3
Maximum Passengers: 8
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
01 Nov 2012 Ushuaia 31 Dec 2012 Ushuaia
01 Jan 2013 Ushuaia 31 Mar 2013 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: MV Orion
Country of Registry: Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 75
Maximum Passengers: 100
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
20 Dec 2012 Bluff, NZ 07 Jan 2013 Bluff, NZ
07 Jan 2013 Bluff, NZ 25 Jan 2013 Hobart
25 Jan 2013 Hobart 14 Feb 2013 Bluff, NZ

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/
Name of Vessel: Qantas owned aeroplane
Country of Registry: Australia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 25
Maximum Passengers: 350
Remarks: Single day overflights of Antarctica only. 3 flights, departing Australia on 31/12/11, 15/1/12 and 12/2/12.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: Rohan Buckley
Contact Address: 4 Brooks PLace, Ulverstone Tasmania 7315
Email Address: providence@mailasail.com
Website Address: www.blog.mailasail.com/providence
Name of Vessel: Providence
Country of Registry: Australia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew:
Maximum Passengers: 6
Remarks: Private yacht undertaking a sightseeing tour
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
15 Dec 2012 Ushaia 31 Jan 2013 Ushaia

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

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 12-13-4086-4088-WINT
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  27 Sep 2012   To:  01 May 2013
Purpose: Science: photographic census, and automated camera maintenance
Summary of activities: iii. Photographic census between: a. 15 October to 15 December; b. No greater than 2 visits may be undertaken during this period.
Event or project name/number: 4086 Detecting potential fishery related and climate change impacts through the CCAMLR Ecosystem Mon
ASPA: Number:  101    Name:  Taylor Rookery, Mac. Robertson Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4088-SUMMER
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  26 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Seabird surveys
Summary of activities: ii. Activities involve installing, servicing and downloading automated cameras, ground and aerial surveys of seabird species, and collecting faecal samples. iii. Photographic census should be conducted between 15 October to 15 December.
Event or project name/number: 4088 Monitoring the status and trends of Antarctic seabirds to improve fisheries management and dete
ASPA: Number:  101    Name:  Taylor Rookery, Mac. Robertson Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4184
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  15 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Collection of tissue samples from various species of birds and seals. Samples must be from individuals that have died of natural causes or parts that have naturally moulted such as feathers and fur.
Summary of activities: Species include: Weddell Seal, Emperor penguin, Adelie Penguin, Snow petrel, Various other petrel species. Disturbance must be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project.
Event or project name/number: 4184 Conservation genetics of Antarctic seabirds and seals: population connectivity and past glacial
ASPA: Number:  101    Name:  Taylor Rookery, Mac. Robertson Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP-12-13-0484
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  25 Jun 2012   To:  15 Jul 2012
Purpose: science: conduct a photographic census - science project 484 Population estimates of emperor penguins, Mawson coast, Antarctica
Summary of activities: Approved activities include the conduct of a photographic census, entry to the ASPA by foot.
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: ATEP 12-13-4086-4088-WINT
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  27 Sep 2012   To:  01 May 2013
Purpose: Science: automated camera maintenance
Summary of activities: Entry to and overflight of the Giganteus Island Restricted Zone is not permitted.
Event or project name/number: 4086 Detecting potential fishery related and climate change impacts through the CCAMLR Ecosystem Mon
ASPA: Number:  102    Name:  Rookery Islands, Holme Bay, Mac. Robertson Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4086-SUMMER
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  26 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Seabird surveys
Summary of activities: ii. Entry to, and overflight, of the Giganteus Island Restricted Zone is not permitted during the southern giant petrel breeding period (1 October to 30 April); iii. activities involve installing, servicing and downloading automated cameras, ground survey
Event or project name/number: 4086 Detecting potential fishery related and climate change impacts through the CCAMLR Ecosystem Mon
ASPA: Number:  102    Name:  Rookery Islands, Holme Bay, Mac. Robertson Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4088-SUMMER
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  26 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Seabird surveys
Summary of activities: i. No greater than 4 persons may enter the Antarctic Specially Protected Area, and no greater than 2 persons at Giganteus Island at one time for the purposes of this project. ii. Activities involve installing, servicing and downloading automated cameras,
Event or project name/number: 4088 Monitoring the status and trends of Antarctic seabirds to improve fisheries management and dete
ASPA: Number:  102    Name:  Rookery Islands, Holme Bay, Mac. Robertson Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4184
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  15 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Collection of tissue samples from various species of birds and seals. Samples must be from individuals that have died of natural causes or parts that have naturally moulted such as feathers and fur.
Summary of activities: Species include: Weddell Seal, Emperor penguin, Adelie Penguin, Snow petrel, Various other petrel species. Disturbance must be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project.
Event or project name/number: 4185 Conservation genetics of Antarctic seabirds and seals: population connectivity and past glacial

ASPA: Number:  103    Name:  Ardery Island and Odbert Island, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4086-4088-WINT
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  27 Sep 2012   To:  01 May 2013
Purpose: Science: automated camera maintenance
Summary of activities: iii. Access to the area may be by foot, vehicle vessel or single engine helicopter. Vehicles and vessels must be left at the shoreline, landing sites for helicopters are shown in the ASPA management plan.
Event or project name/number: 4086 Detecting potential fishery related and climate change impacts through the CCAMLR Ecosystem Mon
ASPA: Number:  103    Name:  Ardery Island and Odbert Island, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4087
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  26 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Seabird tracking
Summary of activities: ii. Activities involve resighting of previously banded birds, attachment of logger devices, and collection of faecal samples; iii. Access to the area may be by foot, vehicle, vessel or single engine helicopter. Vehicles and vessels must be left at the s
Event or project name/number: 4087 Seabird response to environmental variation and change: identifying drivers of key ecological p
ASPA: Number:  103    Name:  Ardery Island and Odbert Island, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4088-SUMMER
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  26 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Seabird surveys
Summary of activities: ii. Activities involve installing, servicing and downloading automated cameras, ground and aerial surveys of seabird species, and collecting faecal samples. iii. Access to the area may be by foot, vehicle vessel or single engine helicopter. Vehicles and
Event or project name/number: 4088 Monitoring the status and trends of Antarctic seabirds to improve fisheries management and dete
ASPA: Number:  135    Name:  North-east Bailey Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 11-13-3129-WINTER
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  14 May 2012   To:  30 Apr 2013
Purpose: science: photographs to monitor snow cover of vegetation
Summary of activities: maximum 2 ASPA visits per month, take monitoring photographs and replace markers
Event or project name/number: 3129 Monitoring climate change induced desertification of Antarctica using stable isotopic signature

ASPA: Number:  135    Name:  North-east Bailey Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4046
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2012   To:  01 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: collection of vegetation samples and study of vegetation
Summary of activities: remote sensing, surveying and, collection of pinch samples of: i) Ceratodon purpureus; ii) Schistdium antarctici; iii) Bryum pseudotriquetrum; various lichen species tweezer pinch samples no greater than 50g total over all locations
Event or project name/number: 4046 Modelling spatial patterns and identifying environmental drivers for temporal change in Antarct
ASPA: Number:  135    Name:  North-east Bailey Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4100
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  15 Oct 2012   To:  30 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Collection of vegetation and invertebrate samples
Summary of activities: Entry to ASPA’s and sample collections within ASPA’s shall be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project. Collection and removal for cultivation and toxicity testing
Event or project name/number: 4100 Development of environmental risk assessment and remediation guidelines for Antarctic and suban
ASPA: Number:  136    Name:  Clark Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4046
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2012   To:  01 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: collection of vegetation samples and study of vegetation
Summary of activities: remote sensing, surveying and, collection of up to 50g per species: i) Ceratodon purpureus; ii) Schistdium antarctici; iii) Bryum pseudotriquetrum; various lichen species tweezer pinch samples no greater than 50g total over all locations
Event or project name/number: 4046 Modelling spatial patterns and identifying environmental drivers for temporal change in Antarct
ASPA: Number:  136    Name:  Clark Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4086-4088-WINT
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  27 Sep 2012   To:  01 May 2013
Purpose: Science: automated camera maintenance
Summary of activities: Entry to the area is by foot or vessel;
Event or project name/number: 4086 Detecting potential fishery related and climate change impacts through the CCAMLR Ecosystem Mon

ASPA: Number:  136    Name:  Clark Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4087
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  26 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Seabird tracking
Summary of activities: ii. Activities involve resighting of previously banded birds, attachment of logger devices, and collection of faecal samples; iii. Entry into the area is by foot or vessel, vessels and vehicles must be left at the shoreline or ASPA boundary.
Event or project name/number: 4087 Seabird response to environmental variation and change: identifying drivers of key ecological p
ASPA: Number:  136    Name:  Clark Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4088-SUMMER
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  26 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Seabird surveys
Summary of activities: i. Entry to the area is by foot or vessel. ii. Activities involve installing, servicing and downloading automated cameras, ground and aerial surveys of seabird species, and collecting faecal samples.
Event or project name/number: 4088 Monitoring the status and trends of Antarctic seabirds to improve fisheries management and dete
ASPA: Number:  136    Name:  Clark Peninsula, Budd Coast, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4100
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  15 Oct 2012   To:  30 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Collection of vegetation and invertebrate samples
Summary of activities: Entry to ASPA’s and sample collections within ASPA’s shall be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project. Collection and removal for cultivation and toxicity testing
Event or project name/number: 4100 Development of environmental risk assessment and remediation guidelines for Antarctic and suban
ASPA: Number:  160    Name:  Frazier Islands, Windmill Islands, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4088-SUMMER
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  26 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Seabird surveys
Summary of activities: ii. Activities involve installing, servicing and downloading automated cameras, ground and aerial surveys of seabird species, and collecting faecal samples. iii. Entry to the area is by vessel; aircraft must not land within the area.
Event or project name/number: 4088 Monitoring the status and trends of Antarctic seabirds to improve fisheries management and dete

ASPA: Number:  162    Name:  Mawson’s Huts, Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, George V Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-Orion
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  11 Oct 2012   To:  28 Feb 2013
Purpose: Tourism visit
Summary of activities: Access to the area is on foot only for the purposes of education and tourism. No more than 4 people are permitted into the Main Hut at any one time and they must be accompanied by an approved guide.
Event or project name/number: Orion Expedition Cruises Pty Ltd
ASPA: Number:  167    Name:  Hawker Island, Princess Elizabeth Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4086-4088-WINT
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  27 Sep 2012   To:  01 May 2013
Purpose: Science: automated camera maintenance
Summary of activities: i. Vessels or vehicles used to access the area must be left at the shoreline at a suitable location to avoid disturbance; iii. Where possible conduct activities outside the breeding period for southern giant petrels (mid-September to mid-April); iv. No gr
Event or project name/number: 4086 Detecting potential fishery related and climate change impacts through the CCAMLR Ecosystem Mon
ASPA: Number:  167    Name:  Hawker Island, Princess Elizabeth Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4087
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  26 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Seabird tracking
Summary of activities: i. No greater than 2 persons may enter the Antarctic Specially Protected Area at one time for the purposes of this project unless access is via boat, then up to 4 additional people may enter and remain at the landing area. ii. Activities involve resightin
Event or project name/number: 4087 Seabird response to environmental variation and change: identifying drivers of key ecological p
ASPA: Number:  167    Name:  Hawker Island, Princess Elizabeth Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4088-SUMMER
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  26 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Seabird surveys
Summary of activities: i. Vessels or vehicles used to access the area must be left at the shoreline at a suitable location to avoid disturbance. ii. Activities involve installing, servicing and downloading automated cameras, ground and aerial surveys of seabird species, and col
Event or project name/number: 4088 Monitoring the status and trends of Antarctic seabirds to improve fisheries management and dete

ASPA: Number:  167    Name:  Hawker Island, Princess Elizabeth Land (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4184
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  15 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Collection of tissue samples from various species of birds and seals. Samples must be from individuals that have died of natural causes or parts that have naturally moulted such as feathers and fur.
Summary of activities: Species include: Weddell Seal, Emperor penguin, Adelie Penguin, Snow petrel, Various other petrel species. Disturbance must be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project. ii. No greater than 2 persons may enter the Antarctic Specially Pro
Event or project name/number: 4187 Conservation genetics of Antarctic seabirds and seals: population connectivity and past glacial
ASPA: Number:  169    Name:  Amanda Bay, Ingrid Christensen Coast, Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4087
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  26 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Seabird tracking
Summary of activities: ii. Activities involve resighting of previously banded birds, attachment of logger devices, and collection of faecal samples; iii. Access into to the area may be by foot, vehicle or aircraft. Aircraft may only land on islands within the area if disturba
Event or project name/number: 4087 Seabird response to environmental variation and change: identifying drivers of key ecological p
ASPA: Number:  169    Name:  Amanda Bay, Ingrid Christensen Coast, Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4088-SUMMER
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  26 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Seabird surveys
Summary of activities: ii. Activities involve installing, servicing and downloading automated cameras, ground and aerial surveys of seabird species, and collecting faecal samples. iii. Access into to the area may be by foot, vehicle or aircraft. Aircraft may only land on islan
Event or project name/number: 4088 Monitoring the status and trends of Antarctic seabirds to improve fisheries management and dete
ASPA: Number:  169    Name:  Amanda Bay, Ingrid Christensen Coast, Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: ATEP 12-13-4184
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  15 Oct 2012   To:  15 Mar 2013
Purpose: Science: Collection of tissue samples from various species of birds and seals. Samples must be from individuals that have died of natural causes or parts that have naturally moulted such as feathers and fur.
Summary of activities: Species include: Weddell Seal, Emperor penguin, Adelie Penguin, Snow petrel, Various other petrel species. Disturbance must be the minimum necessary to meet the objectives of the project.
Event or project name/number: 4186 Conservation genetics of Antarctic seabirds and seals: population connectivity and past glacial
Aircrat Report
General Report