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Antarctic Treaty
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Party: Japan
2017/2018 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Syowa
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
Remarks / Description: Elevation: 28.9 m Established: January 29, 1957 Major Field Activities: Biological and geophysical observations in Lützow-Holmbukta area
Name: Dome Fuji
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Dome Fuji   Lat: 77º 19´ 01´´ S   Long: 39º 42´ 12´´ E  
Maximum Population: 14
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Elevation: 3,810m Established in January 29, 1995 There are 9 buildings below snow surface. 9 people can be accommodated. Major Field Activities: Glaciological survey
Operating Period: From: November To: February

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: The Indian sector of the Southern Ocean (SO) and SO south of Australia will be visited.
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
02 Dec 2017 Sydney, Australia 20 Mar 2018 Sydney, Australia
02 Dec 2017 Lützow-Holmbukta, Kronprins Olav Kyst
Transportation of cargo and personnel / Support of oceanographic and field observations

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: AS350B2
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 01/12/2017
Period To: 28/02/2018
Remarks: transportation of cargo and personnel / support of field observations
Type: CH-101
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 01/12/2017
Period To: 28/02/2018
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: Twice daily, throughout the year and up to 4 times during the summer (January or February, 2018)
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
Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: Six times in the summer (January or February, 2018)
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: Mechanism of variation in surface condition of the ice sheet and heat and moisture budget in east Antarctica
Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: 4 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 sonde
Purpose: Water vapor measurement
Project Title/Number: Long-term observation of water vapor in the Antarctic stratosphere

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

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