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Party: India
2018/2019 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: Two medical doctor throughout the winter over period and two medical doctors during austral summer available at station. Capability: Basic, Surgery Equipment: Anaesthesia, Biochemistry Closest emergency facility in Antarctica (km) 5 Area of medical facility (m2) 54
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 Capability: Basic, Surgery Equipment: Anaesthesia, Biochemistry, Diagnostic ultrasound Closest emergency facility in Antarctica (km) 3.5
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
Name: MADICE CAMP
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: MADICE   Lat: 69º 54´ 00´´ S   Long: 16º 13´ 00´´ E  
Medical Facilities: One Medical Doctor was available
Remarks / Description: Name of the field camp- Mass balance, dynamics, and climate of the central Dronning Maud Land coast, East Antarctica (MADICE)- Second season field campaign. Coordinates - The field campaign was carried in between Eastern ice rise (16°.013 E-69.884 S) and Djupranen Ice rise (8°.899E,-70°.218 S) as shown in the below figure. Period during which activity undertaken 17th November 2017 to 21st December 2017. Purpose-description of equipment  An ice core of length 153 m (70°07’010’S and 12°58’233’E . Elevation: 130 m) was drilled using a “Hinged Tipping Tower” design ECLIPSE ice core drilling system (Ice field Instruments, Canada) at the summit of Leningradkollen ice rise.  Re-occupation of stake locations (87 No.) for GPS measurement of ice-flow and surface height change since last year using Trimble GNSS system.  Re-occupation of autonomous phase-sensitive radar (ApRES) stations (49 No) for measurement of vertical strain rates and ice-shelf basal melting.  Servicing and data collection of two over-wintering ApRES stations that were put out in 2016 and will be kept until at least 2018-19.  Polarimetric ApRES measurements for ice rheology at the summits of Leningradkollen and Djupranen ice rises.  Collection of meteorological data from the automatic weather station (AWS) at Leningradkollen ice rise.  Kinematic GPS profiling (~4000 km) with snowmobiles along pre-designed routes to validate coincident satellite altimetry data from CryoSat-2 and determine elevation changes with respect to last year’s GPS survey and historic altimetry data.  High (250 MHz) and low (2.5 & 5 MHz) frequency radar profiling of snow/ice layering for determining past surface mass balance and current ice thickness.  Shallow snow coring (<8 m) at 15 selected locations for determining snow/ice stratigraphy, density and surface mass balance using snow corer.

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: VASILIY GOLOVNIN
Country of Registry: RUSSIA
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 30
Maximum Passengers: 40
Remarks: IMO: 8723426 Number of Voyage: One Departure Date: 22 January 2019 Area of Operations Ports of Departure: Cape Town Arrival at Larsemann Hills Antarctica : 02 February 2019 Departure Larsemann Hills Antarcitica: 22 February 2019 Arrival India Bay, cDML East Antarctica: 28 February 2019 Departure India bay, cDML East Antarctica: 20 March 2019 Arrival Cape Town: 30 March 2019 Maximum Crew: 30 Maximum Passenger: 40 Home port: VLADIVOSTOK Purpose of Voyage: Resupply, science and deployment. Aircraft: Two Helicopters shall be on board Expedition Vessel Vasiliy Golovnin – one Kamov 32

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Helicoptor
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 25/12/2018
Period To: 25/03/2019
Remarks: Two Helicopters shall be on board Expedition Vessel Vasiliy Golovnin – one Kamov 32 and one Aerospatial 350 B2. To provide Aviation support to the Indian Antarctic Expedition team for scientific surveys and logistics.

Research Rockets Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Research Rockets
Location Launch: Site Name: Maitri   Lat: 70°45´56´´S   Long: 11°44´8´´E  
Date/Period/Frequency: 01 Oct 2019
Direction: Not applicable
Max. Altitude:
Impact Area:
Type:
Specifications: Not applicable
Purpose:
Project Title/Number:

Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: No Army but two officers of Commonder rank shall be working for bathymtr
Number and Type of Armaments possessed by personnel: Nil
Number and Type of Armaments of ships and aircraft: Nil
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
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Denial of Authorizations
Name of vessel and/or expedition: Not Applicable
Operator: Not Applicable
Date Of Denial: 01 Oct 2018
Reason for Denial: Not Applicable
Remarks: We do not authorize any non-governmental activities

Area Protection and Management Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management
No new information have been provided during the reported period.
Aircrat Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Aircraft Activities
Type: Nil
Period From:
Period To:
Operator: Nil
Description / Remarks: No - Non Governmental Expedition

General Report