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Party: Japan
2013/2014 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Syowa Station
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Maximum Population: 130
Medical Facilities: Minimum required surgical operation facilities and dental emergency facilities are equipped. One or two medical doctors stay at the station.
Remarks / Description: Region : Higasi-Ongul Tô, Lützow-Holmbukta / Elevation : 28.9m, Established: January 29, 1957, Major Field Activities: Biological and geophysical observations in Lützow-Holmbukta area

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: R/V Shirase
Country of Registry: Japan
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 179
Maximum Passengers: 80
Remarks: Departure date: November 27, 2013 Port of Departure: Fremantle, Australia Arrival Date: March 15, 2014 Port of Arrival: Sydney, Australia Areas of Operation: Lützow-Holmbukta, Kronprins Olav Kyst Purpose: Transportation of cargo and personnel / Support of oceanographic and biological observations
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
27 Nov 2013 Fremantle, Australia 15 Mar 2014 Sydney, Australia Transportation of cargo and personnel / Support of oceanographic and biological observations

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: AS350 BA
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Remarks: Transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations, Period of Flights: from December 2013 to February 2014
Type: BK117B2
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Remarks: Transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations, Period of Flights: from December 2013 to February 2014
Type: CH-101
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Remarks: Transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations, Period of Flights: from December 2013 to February 2014

Research Rockets Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Research Rockets
Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: 1 to 2 times a week, throughout the year
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 200-300km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: ECC(Electrochemical Concentration Cell)Type Ozone sonde
Purpose: Ozone vertical profile measurement
Project Title/Number: Meteorological observations
Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: Twice daily, throughout the year
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 200-300km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: Rawinsonde
Purpose: Aerological observation
Project Title/Number: Meteorological observations
Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: 5 times, throughout the year
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 100km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: OPC (optical particle counter)
Purpose: Aerosol measurement
Project Title/Number: Study on the material cycle over the Southern Ocean and sea ice area by ship-born and balloon-born aerosol observations

Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: None
Number and Type of Armaments possessed by personnel: None
Number and Type of Armaments of ships and aircraft: None
Information and Location of Military Equipment in the AT Area: None

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:  141    Name:  Yukidori Valley, Langhovde, Lützow-Holm Bay (More Details)
Permit Number: 1310171
Number of people permitted: 8
Permit Period: From:  10 Dec 2013   To:  28 Feb 2014
Purpose: Monitering of ecosystem etc.
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: 55th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition
Aircrat Report
General Report