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Antarctic Treaty
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Party: Japan
2016/2017 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. Two medical doctors stay at the station.
Remarks / Description: Region : Higashi-Ongul To, 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: Areas of Operation: Lützow-Holmbukta, Kronprins Olav Kyst
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
02 Dec 2016 Fremantle, Australia 20 Mar 2017 Sydney, Australia Transportation of cargo and personnel / Support of oceanographic and field observations

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: AS350BA
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From:
Period To:
Remarks: Period of Flights: from December 2016 to February 2017, General Task / Remarks: transportation of cargo and personnel / support of field observations
Type: CH-101
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From:
Period To:
Remarks: Period of Flights: from December 2016 to February 2017, General Task / Remarks: transportation of cargo and personnel / support of field observations

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: 6 times, throughout the year
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 100 km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: Water vapor & radio sonde
Purpose: Water vapor & Ozone measurement
Project Title/Number: Observations of detailed structure of Polar Stratospheric Cloud and Polar Mesospheric Cloud at Syowa Station, Antarctica
Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: Once in the summer (January or February, 2017)
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 100 km 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
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 200-300 km 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 and up to 4 times during the summer (January or February, 2017)
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 200-300 km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: Radiosonde
Purpose: Aerological observation
Project Title/Number: Meteorological observations

Military
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