ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
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Party: Italy
2016/2017 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Concordia Station
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Dome C   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 13
Medical Facilities: Surgery, x rays, dentistry, laboratory, pharmacy. One physician during the winter and two physicians and one nurse during the summer.
Remarks / Description: Situated on the Antarctic Plateau at 3233 m a.s.l. It is made of two polygonal buildings (the quiet and the noisy towers) joined by a sheltered passage. The construction started in 1999, and was completed in 2004. The Station is jointly operated by France and Italy. 7 of 13 people are Italian.
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 Station 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 Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Dome C   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 81
Medical Facilities: At Concordia Station: full equipped infirmary, operating theater, radiography, pathology laboratory, dentistry, pharmacy, 2 physicians.
Remarks / Description: The whole Station is made up of the winter buildings and a Camp situated at 450 meters on the Antarctic Plateau at 3233 m a.s.l.. The Camp was originally created as support for the building of Concordia Station and for scientific activities. The Station is jointly operated by France and Italy. 46 of 81 people are Italian.
Operating Period: From: November To: February
Name: Mario Zucchelli Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Terra Nova Bay   Lat: 74º 41´ 42´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 23´´ E  
Maximum Population: 106
Medical Facilities: Surgery, X rays, dentistry, pharmacy. Two physicians and one nurse.
Remarks / Description: Situaded along the coast of the Northern Foothills, Northeast of Gerlache Inlet, Victoria Land.The maximum population of 106 refers to Italian people that are scheduled for the 2016-2017 Austral summer.
Operating Period: From: October To: February

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Italica
Country of Registry: Italy
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 27
Maximum Passengers: 90
Remarks: On seasonal charter.
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
31 Dec 2016 Lyttelton 22 Feb 2017 Lyttelton Oceanographic Campaign in the Ross Sea as well as Personnel and materials transportation at Mario Zucchelli Station.
Name: OGS Explora
Country of Registry: Italy
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 18
Maximum Passengers: 26
Remarks:
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
28 Dec 2016 Hobart 28 Feb 2017 Lyttelton Geophysics Campaign in the Ross Sea.

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Basler BT-67
Category: Intercontinental flights
Period From: 25/01/2017
Period To: 10/02/2017
Remarks: Personnel transportation Mario Zucchelli Station - Concordia Station - Dumont d'Urville - McMurdo Station - Casey Station. On seasonal charter.
Type: Basler BT-67
Category: Intercontinental flights
Period From: 01/11/2016
Period To: 23/11/2016
Remarks: Personnel transportation Mario Zucchelli Station - Concordia Station - Dumont d'Urville - McMurdo Station - Casey Station. On seasonal charter.
Type: Ecureil AS 350/B2
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 20/10/2016
Period To: 15/02/2017
Remarks: Two helicopters will be present at Mario Zucchelli Station for field camps support flights in a range of 180 nm. On seasonal charter.

Type: Twin Otter DHC-6/300
Category: Intracontinental flights
Period From: 20/11/2016
Period To: 10/02/2017
Remarks: Personnel transportation Mario Zucchelli Station - Concordia Station - Dunomt d'Urville and Mario Zucchelli Station - field camps.

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: All are NATO categories. At Mario Zucchelli Station: Air Force: 2 OF4, 1 OF2. 1 OF1, 1 OR9, 4 OR6,1 OR4. Army: 2 OF4, 1 OF1, 3 OR9. Navy: 2 OR9, 2 OR8. Traverses to Concordia Station:: 1 OR6, 1OR4. On the Italica vessel: 1 OR8.
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
No new information have been provided during the reported period.
Aircrat Report
General Report