ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
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Party: Italy
2008/2009 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Concordia
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Concordia Station   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 12
Medical Facilities: Full equipped infirmary, operating theater, radiography, pathology laboratory, dentistry, pharmacy, 2 physicians, one nurse.
Remarks / Description: Situated on the Antarctic Plateau at 3233 m a.s.l.. The Station is jointly operated by France and Italy all year long. The maximum population of 12 refers to the 2009 winter-over.
Name: Cap André Prud'homme
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Adélie, Terre   Lat: 66º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 139º 54´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 10
Medical Facilities: No medical facilities on site, but 1 hospital and 1 physician At Dumont d'Urville Station, 5 km away, with helicopter support
Remarks / Description: The Staion is operated jointly by France and Italy. It is the starting point of the ground traverses for transport of cargo and fuel to the Concordia Station (on the Antarctic plateau).
Operating Period: From: October To: February
Name: Concordia Summer Camp
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Dome C   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 54
Medical Facilities: At Concordia Station: full equipped infirmary, operating theater, radiography, pathology laboratory, dentistry, pharmacy, 2 physicians.
Remarks / Description: Situated 450 meters from Concordia Station on the Antarctic Plateau at 3233 m a.s.l.. The Camp was originally designed as support for the scientific reasearches, in particular for the EPICA Project. The Camp is jointly operated by France and Italy.
Operating Period: From: November To: February
Name: Mario Zucchelli
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Terra Nova Bay   Lat: 74º 41´ 42´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 23´´ E  
Maximum Population: 43
Medical Facilities: Surgery, x rays, dentistry, laboratory, pharmacy, one physician, one nurse.
Remarks / Description: Situated along the coast of the Northern Foothills, Northeast of Gerlache Inlet, Victoria Land. The construction started in 1986.
Operating Period: From: October To: December

Vessels Report
Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Basler BT-67
Category:
Period From: 01/02/2009
Period To: 07/02/2009
Remarks:
Type: Basler BT-67
Category:
Period From: 03/11/2008
Period To: 18/12/2008
Remarks: Transport of personnel. Mario Zucchelli Station-Dome C-Dumont d'Urville and Mario Zucchelli Station-McMurdo round trips. On seasonal charter.
Type: Basler BT-67
Category:
Period From: 15/01/2009
Period To: 07/02/2009
Remarks: Transport of Personnel. Dome C-Dumont d'Urville-McMurdo-Casey Station round trips. On seasonal charter.

Type: Squirrel AS-350/B2
Category:
Period From: 27/10/2008
Period To: 18/12/2008
Remarks: Two helicopters will be present at Mario Zucchelli Station for scientific and logistic flights in a range of 180 nm. On seasonal charter.

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: At Mario Zucchelli Station (NATO codes): 1 OF-2, 1 OR-2 (Army); 2 OF-2 (Air force).
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: Nil

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:  118    Name:  Summit of Mount Melbourne, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  30 Oct 2008   To:  30 Oct 2008
Purpose: Radio repeaters opening.
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  118    Name:  Summit of Mount Melbourne, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  06 Nov 2008   To:  11 Dec 2008
Purpose: Radio repeaters maintenance.
Summary of activities: 4 entrances: 6.11.08, 14.11.08, 17.11.08, 11.12.08
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  118    Name:  Summit of Mount Melbourne, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  17 Dec 2008   To:  17 Dec 2008
Purpose: Radio repeaters closing.
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
Aircrat Report
General Report