ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
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Party: Italy
Permanent Information
Automatic Recording Stations Report
Scientific Information - Automatic Recording Stations / Observatories
Location:
Site Name: Browning Pass   Lat: 74º 37´ 35´´ S   Long: 164º 00´ 40´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Maria"
Elevation: 355
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
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Site Name: Cape King   Lat: 73º 35´ 09´´ S   Long: 166º 37´ 16´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Alessandra"
Elevation: 160
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, global solar radiation.
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Reference Number: 7351
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Location:
Site Name: Cape Phillips   Lat: 73º 31´ 06´´ S   Long: 169º 44´ 55´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Silvia"
Elevation: 536
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
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Reference Number: 7379
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Site Name: Cape Ross   Lat: 76º 42´ 54´´ S   Long: 162º 58´ 12´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Arelis"
Elevation: 150
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
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Reference Number: 7357
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Site Name: Concordia Station   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Concordia"
Elevation: 3233
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction, radio sounding.
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Reference Number: 1626
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Location:
Site Name: Concordia Station   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E  
Type: Geomagnetic station
Elevation: 3233
Parameters Recorded: ULF geomagnetic field.
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Location:
Site Name: Concordia Station   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E  
Type: Seismic observatory
Elevation: 3233
Parameters Recorded: Ground velocity motion.
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Location:
Site Name: Concordia Station   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E  
Type: Surface mass balance observatory
Elevation: 3233
Parameters Recorded: Snow accumulation.
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Location:
Site Name: David Glacier   Lat: 75º 36´ 42´´ S   Long: 158º 35´ 26´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Sofia-B"
Elevation: 1552
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
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Reference Number: 7350
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Location:
Site Name: Edmonson Point   Lat: 74º 20´ 00´´ S   Long: 165º 08´ 00´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Penguin"
Elevation: 30
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
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Location:
Site Name: Enigma Lake   Lat: 74º 43´ 30´´ S   Long: 164º 01´ 59´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Rita"
Elevation: 268
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
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Reference Number: 7354
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Site Name: Larsen Glacier   Lat: 74º 57´ 02´´ S   Long: 161º 46´ 14´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Lucia"
Elevation: 0
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
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Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Eneide"
Elevation: 92
Parameters Recorded: Atmosheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction, water equivalent precipitation, radio sounding.
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Reference Number: 7353
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Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: GPS permanent Station
Elevation: 73
Parameters Recorded: Longitude, latitude, elevation.
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Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: Ionospheric observatory
Elevation: 20
Parameters Recorded: Ionospheric electron density.
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Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: Magnetic Observatory
Elevation: 10
Parameters Recorded: ULF geomagnetic field.
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Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: Riometric observatory
Elevation: 20
Parameters Recorded: Relative ionosphere opacity.
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Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: Seismic observatory
Elevation: 30
Parameters Recorded: High frequency ground velocity motion.
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Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: Tide observatory
Elevation: 0
Parameters Recorded: Sea level
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Location:
Site Name: Mario Zucchelli Station   Lat: 74º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 00´´ E  
Type: Tilt observatory
Elevation: 20
Parameters Recorded: Tilt, temperature.
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Location:
Site Name: Mid Point   Lat: 75º 32´ 10´´ S   Long: 145º 51´ 32´´ E  
Type: Automatic weather station "Giulia"
Elevation: 2509
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction, snow surfaceheight.
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Reference Number: 1627
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Location:
Site Name: Priestley Glacier   Lat: 74º 10´ 26´´ S   Long: 162º 53´ 24´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Zoraida"
Elevation: 884
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
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Reference Number: 7352
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Location:
Site Name: Priestley Névé   Lat: 73º 38´ 21´´ S   Long: 160º 38´ 44´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Modesta"
Elevation: 1924
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction, snow surface height.
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Reference Number: 7355
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Location:
Site Name: Sitry Point   Lat: 71º 39´ 09´´ S   Long: 148º 39´ 20´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Irene"
Elevation: 2094
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction, snow surface height, global solar radiation.
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Reference Number: 1218
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Location:
Site Name: Talos Dome   Lat: 72º 46´ 01´´ S   Long: 159º 02´ 20´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Paola"
Elevation: 2385
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
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Site Name: Tourmaline Plateau   Lat: 74º 08´ 06´´ S   Long: 163º 25´ 50´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station "Lola"
Elevation: 1621
Parameters Recorded: Atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative umidity, wind speed and direction.
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Reference Number: 7356
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Permanent Station Report
Operational Information - Stations
Name: Concordia Station
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Dome C   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 16
Date Established: 2004
Accommodation Facilities: In the quiet tower, second floor, there are 16 rooms for 16 people during the winter and 32 people during the summer.
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.
Link (URL): stationleader@concordiabase.eu
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Concordia Summer Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Dome C   Lat: 75º 06´ 00´´ S   Long: 123º 20´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 74
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, in particular for the EPICA Project. The Station is jointly operated by France and Italy.
Operating Period: From: November To: February
Link (URL): stationleader@concordiabase.eu
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Mario Zucchelli Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Terra Nova Bay   Lat: 74º 41´ 42´´ S   Long: 164º 07´ 23´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 130
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.
Operating Period: From: November To: February
Link (URL): direzione@mzs.pnra.it
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Robert Guillard Station (ex Cap André Prud'homme)
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Adélie, Terre   Lat: 66º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 139º 54´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 20
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: November To: February
Link (URL):
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Permanent Vessels Report
Aircraft Report
Compliance with the Protocol Report
Environmental Information - Compliance with the Protocol
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Environmental Impact Assessment: Procedures Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (Procedures)
No new procedures were established during this reporting period.

Waste Management Plans Report
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Waste Management (Waste Management Plans)
Title: Waste Management Handbook (in Italian)
Fixed Site/Field Camp/Ship: Mario Zucchelli Station
Objective: The basic policy has been that nearly all waste from the Italian Antarctic Programme is removed from the Antarctic Treaty area. Main objective in the waste management planning is the Waste Separation (burnable material, recyclable and non-recyclable material) and Waste Disposal (local disposal of burnables, disposal of recyclable and non recyclable waste, local disposal of domestic liquids).
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Sandro Torcini
Job Title or Position: Environmental Officer
Phone: +39 06 30484802
Email: sandro.torcini@enea.it, sandro.torcini@consorzio.pnra.it
File: Waste Management handbook .pdf

Waste Management Inventory of Past Activities Report
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Management (Inventory of Past Activities)
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Escalade Peak   Lat78°38´S   Long159°22´E  
Description of Activity: No activity because of an aircraft accident.
Period of Activity: Date begin:  09 Dec 2012   Date end:  12 Dec 2012
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: 1 Weatherhaven tent, 8 pyramidal tents, 1 rubber tank.

Prevention of Marine Pollution: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Prevention of Marine Pollution
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Area Protection and Management: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Measures)
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Contingency Plans Report
Relevant National Legislation Report
Other Information - Relevant National Legislation
Title: Interministerial (MIUR-MISE) Act
Topic Other
Description: New determination of the Institutions charged with the actuation of the Programme.
Date of Effect: 30 Sep 2010
Link (URL): http://www.gazzettaufficiale.biz/atti/2011/20110027/11A01243.htm
Title: Measure 14 (2008) - ATCM XXXI, Kyiv (Ukraine).
Topic Environmental Protection: Annex V (Protected Areas)
Description: Revised Management Plan for ASPA 161 - Terra Nova Bay.
Date of Effect: 11 Sep 2008
Link (URL): http://www.ats.aq/devAS/ats_meetings_meeting_measure.aspx?lang=e
Title: Interdepartmental Decree
Topic Internal Matters
Description: A new National Scientific Commission for Antarctica (CSNA) and the Consortium PNRA S.C.r.l. (National Program for Antarctic Researches) are set up. The Consortium PNRA is responsable for the fulfilment of the National Program for Antarctic Research.
Date of Effect: 26 Feb 2002
Link (URL): http://www.pnra.it/txt/Info_PNRA_norm/Decreto2002.pdf

Title: Law n.54
Topic Environmental Protection: General
Description: Ratification of the Madrid Protocol.
Date of Effect: 15 Feb 1995
File: L54_1995.pdf
Title: Law n. 380
Topic Other
Description: Confirms the Italian commitment in Antarctica.
Date of Effect: 27 Nov 1991
Link (URL): http://www.pnra.it/txt/Info_PNRA_norm/Legge380.pdf
Title: Law n. 284
Topic Internal Matters
Description: Sets up the National Program for Scientific Research in Antarctica (PNRA) for the coordination of the Italian activities in Antarctica.
Date of Effect: 10 Jun 1985
Link (URL): http://www.pnra.it/txt/Info_PNRA_norm/Legge284.pdf

Title: Law n. 963
Topic Antarctic Treaty
Description: Ratification Law which states Italy's to access to the Antarctic Treaty.
Date of Effect: 29 Nov 1980
Link (URL): http://www.pnra.it/txt/Info_PNRA_norm/Legge963.pdf
File: legge_963.pdf
General Report