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Party: India
2014/2015 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Bharati
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Bharati   Lat: 69º 24´ 25´´ S   Long: 76º 11´ 42´´ E  
Maximum Population: 15
Medical Facilities: One medical doctor throughout the winter over period and two medical doctors during austral summer available at station.
Remarks / Description: Communication IRIDIUM: 008816 77703122 E-MAIL: lead.bharati@gmail.com
Name: Maitri
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Maitri   Lat: 70°45´56´´S   Long: 11°44´8´´E  
Maximum Population: 25
Medical Facilities: Two medical doctors are available during summer and winter season
Remarks / Description: Comminucation: INMARSAT PHONE NO. 00870-641902726 INMARSAT FAX NO. 00870-641902727 MAITRI IRIDIUM-1: 008816 314 47069 MAITRI IRIDIUM-2 008816 314 47517 E-MAIL: stncdr.maitri@gmail.com, maitri@ncaor.amosconnect.com

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: MV IVAN PAPANIN
Country of Registry: Russian Federation
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 28
Maximum Passengers: 39
Remarks: Port of departure: Cape Town Port of arrival : Cape Town  Departure from Cape town – 17 January 2015  Arrival at Bharati, Larsemann Hills – 27 January 2015  Departure from Bharati, Larsemann Hills – 19 February 2015  Arrival at India Bay, Maitri – 25 February 2015  Departure from India Bay, Maitri – 25 March 2015  Arrival at Cape Town – 04 April 2015 Purpose: science deployment, re-supply, change-over, Bharati and Maitri Stations.

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: KAMOV 32 C (Helicopter)- One and AS 350 B3 (Helicopter)- One
Category:
Period From: 27/01/2015
Period To: 25/03/2015
Remarks: A • Period Of Flights: 75 hrs • Date From: 27 January 2015 to 25 March 2015 • Onboard Ship: MV Ivan Papanin • Purpose: Science, Logistic Operations & SAR B • Period Of Flights: 21 hrs • Date From: 27 January 2015 to 04 February 2015 • Onboard Ship: MV Ivan Papanin • Purpose: Science, Logistic Operations & SAR

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: Two Naval Hydrographers of the rank of commander and Sailor
Number and Type of Armaments possessed by personnel: Not Appplicable
Number and Type of Armaments of ships and aircraft: Not Applicable
Information and Location of Military Equipment in the AT Area: Not Applicable

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

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:  163    Name:  Dakshin Gangotri Glacier, Dronning Maud Land (More Details)
Permit Number: NCAOR/ANT/ASPA163/2015-1
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Jan 2015   To:  31 Mar 2015
Purpose: Annual study and monitoring of Dakshin Gangotri snout and snow accumulation / ablation on ice shelf.
Summary of activities: The movement of the glacier is monitored by measuring the distance of the glacial wall (snout) from fixed ground points. In the year 2001, the observations have been extended westwards of the snout, to cover the entire western side of the ice wall. One set of observations from the western wall and three set of observations from the glacier snout is planned during the austral summer period. The snow ablation / accumulation on ice shelf is being monitored using a network of stake array fixed on ice-shelf in the Princess Astrid coast and on the ice sheet south of NOVO airport. The accumulation or ablation in the area is monitored by measuring the exposed portion of the stakes annually. One set of observation from ice shelf and three set of monthly observations from ice sheet stake networks during the austral summer period.
Event or project name/number: ESG-12/XXXIV-ISEA
Aircrat Report
General Report