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2008/2009 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Scientific Information - Forward Plans
Science Plan/Program/Project: Research Project : Exploratory Research Project : Biodiversity under extreme environment and genetic characteristics
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Hiroshi Kanda
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0644
Email: kanda@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Diversity and genetic analysis for microorganisms in snow and ice of inland area / Diversity and genetic analysis for plants and animals in the ice-free area / Sampling of ice-cores near the ice-free area / Sampling of lake water, benthic plants and sedimet on the lake bottom
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Research Project : Exploratory Research Project : Program of the Antarctic Syowa MST/IS Radar
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Masaki Tsutsumi
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0658
Email: tutumi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Feasibility study of the MST/IS radar such as field survey and proto-type antenna test
Link (URL): http://pansy.nipr.ac.jp/index-e.html
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Hiroshi Kanda
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0644
Email: kanda@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Observation of plankton and sea environmental parameters / Monitoring of the marine top predators / Observation of terrestrial and lake ecosystem
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term monitoring of the upper atmosphere phenomena
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Hisao Yamagishi
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0657
Email: yamagisi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: All-sky monochromatic imaging of auroras / Meridian-scan photometer observation of auroral luminosity / Absolute value measurement of geomagnetic field / Three-component magnetic field variation measurement / Magnetic pulsation measurement / ELF-VLF emission measurement / Broad-beam riometer observation / Imaging riometer observation
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Kazuo Shibuya
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0705
Email: shibuya@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: on-ice GPS measurement to validate height change / Broadband and short-period seismic observations in the FDSN network / Installation of corner reflector for ALOS/PALSAR / Monitoring of ground temperature / Maintenance of IGS-GPS and IDS-DORIS at Syowa Station / Crustal deformation monitoring by GPS observations / VLBI observations in the IVS network / Observation of sea level change and ocean bottom pressure gauge / Superconducting gravimeter observations in the GGP network
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of climate change in the Antarctic -Observation of the atmosphere, ice sheet and ocean-
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Makoto Wada
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0682
Email: wada@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Monitoring of sea ice and ocean variations in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean / Monitoring of aerosol and clouds / Monitoring of atmospheric minor constituents (Greenhouse gases) / Monitoring of ice sheet change
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of environmental changes in polar region by remote sensing satellites
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Hiroshi Miyaoka
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0662
Email: miyaoka@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Data acquisition of polar-orbiting NOAA, DMSP, AQUA and TERRA satellites with newly installed L/S/X-band receiving facilities
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~dmsp/ http://www.nipr.ac.jp/center/SATELLITE/noaa_data_j.html
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Evolution and dispersion of supercontinents and mantle processes
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Yoichi Motoyoshi
Job Title or Position: Deputy Director, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0604
Email: motoyosi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Broadband seismic deployment on Antarctic continent at IPY - Antarctic Arrays / Geological survey in the Sør Rondane Mountains
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Human Biology and Medicine under the Polar Environments
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Kentaro Watanabe
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0646
Email: kentaro@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Psychological studies of JARE over-wintering personnel with tests / Survey for Legionella in Syowa Station area / Study on health and diet for expedition personnel / Physiological study on responses of expedition personnel in high altitude / Collaborative study with space medicine in Antarctica
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Reconstruction of Cenozoic Antarctic ice sheet and southern ocean history and investigation into the cause of the global environmental change
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Hideki Miura
Job Title or Position: Research Associate, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0703
Email: miura@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Reconstruction of Cenozoic Antarctic ice sheet history and weathering environments around the inland Sør-Rondane mountains
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Studies on climate processes and ecosystem dynamics in polar regions
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Tsuneo Odate
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0738
Email: odate@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Ecological studies on Antarctic terrestrial & lake environments
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Studies on systems for climate change and ice sheet change, by introducing new observational methods and technologies
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Shuji Fujita
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0679
Email: sfujita@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Oversnow traverse to Dome Fuji Station
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Study of formation and evolution of terrestrial planet
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Hideyasu Kojima
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0708
Email: kojima@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Meteorite search around the Sør Rondane Mountains
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar lower atmosphere and ocean
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Makoto Wada
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0682
Email: wada@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Dynamics of Dimethylsulfide(DMS) in the polar ocean / Continuous measurement of atmospheric oxygen/nitrogen ratio
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Natsuo Sato
Job Title or Position: Deputy Director, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0602
Email: nsato@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Meso-pause temperature measurement by OH airglow / MF radar observation of lower-thermosphere and mesosphere wind / Atmospheric electric field observation by field-mill instrument / All-sky TV camera observation of rapid auroral motion / All-sky imaging of proton auroras / Meteor radar observation of lower-thermosphere wind and temperature / Super DARN HF radar observation / Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer / Unmanned magnetometer observation with annual data collection / ELF atmospherics observation / Telemetry data reception of "Reimei" satellite / Aerosol observation
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Hidekazu Hoshino
Job Title or Position: Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept. Geographical Survey Institute
Phone: +81-29-864-6264
Email: antarctic@gsi.go.jp
Details/Description: Precise Geodetic Survey / Topographic mapping for using satellite image
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Routine Observation : Ionospheric observations
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Mamoru Ishii
Job Title or Position: AppliedElectromagneticResearchCenter,National Institute of Information and Communication Technology
Phone: +81-42-327-7540
Email: mishii@nict.go.jp
Details/Description: Ionospheric vertical sounding / Aurora radar observation / Riometer absorption measurement
Link (URL): http://wdc.nict.go.jp/ionog/10c_viewer/o_index.html
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Routine Observation : Physical and Chemical oceanographic observations
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Arata Sengoku
Job Title or Position: Director, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Dep., Japan Coast Guard
Phone: +81-3-3541-3815
Email:
Details/Description: Bathymetric survey
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Routine Observation : Tidal observation
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Satoshi Sato
Job Title or Position: Director,Environmental&Oceanographic Research Div. Hydrographic&Oceanographic Dep. Japan Coast Guard
Phone: +81-3-3541-3814
Email:
Details/Description: Tidal observation
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Routine Observation : Weather observations
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Terumasa Tashiro
Job Title or Position: Head, Office of Antarctic Observations, Observations Department, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
Phone: +81-3-3211-8409
Email: antarctic@met.kishou.go.jp
Details/Description: Ozone Layer observation / Upper-air observation / Surface synoptic observation / Weather analysis / Ozonesonde observation / Surface ozone concentration observation / Solar Radiation observation
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Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Exploratory Research Project : Program of the Antarctic Syowa MST/IS Radar
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences / Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Masaki Tsutsumi, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL): http://pansy.nipr.ac.jp/index-e.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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Fukuro Ura
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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Ongulkalven
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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Rumpa

Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Torinosu Wan
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Nekkelholmane
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of plankton and sea environmental parameters
Link (URL):
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RSV Aurora Australis
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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Sigaren

Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Mame Jima
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Ytre hovdeholmen
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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Benten Jima
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Mizukuguri Ura

Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term monitoring of the upper atmosphere phenomena
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Hisao Yamagishi, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: All-sky monochromatic imaging of auroras / Meridian-scan photometer observation of auroral luminosity / Absolute value measurement of geomagnetic field / Three-component magnetic field variation measurement / Magnetic pulsation measurement / ELF-VLF emission measurement / Broad-beam riometer observation / Imaging riometer observation
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Broadband and short-period seismic observations in the FDSN network
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Tottsuki Misaki
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Crustal deformation monitoring by GPS observations
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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Ongulgalten
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: on-ice GPS measurement to validate height change
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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Benten Jima

Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of ground temperature
Link (URL):
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Zakuro Ike
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Crustal deformation monitoring by GPS observations
Link (URL):
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Skarvsnes
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Crustal deformation monitoring by GPS observations
Link (URL):
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Enderby Land 3603
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: on-ice GPS measurement to validate height change / Broadband and short-period seismic observations in the FDSN network / Installation of corner reflector for ALOS/PALSAR / Maintenance of IGS-GPS and IDS-DORIS at Syowa Station / VLBI observations in the IVS network / Observation of sea level change and ocean bottom pressure gauge / Superconducting gravimeter observations in the GGP network
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa

Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: on-ice GPS measurement to validate height change
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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S16
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Crustal deformation monitoring by GPS observations
Link (URL):
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Tottsuki Misaki
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Broadband and short-period seismic observations in the FDSN network
Link (URL):
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Skallen
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: on-ice GPS measurement to validate height change
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en Route to Mizuho Station

Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Crustal deformation monitoring by GPS observations
Link (URL):
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Enderby Land 4800
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Crustal deformation monitoring by GPS observations
Link (URL):
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Padda
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of ground temperature
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O-ike
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of sea level change and ocean bottom pressure gauge
Link (URL):
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RSV Aurora Australis

Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: GPS reflection survey
Link (URL):
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Mizuho Station
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Crustal deformation monitoring by GPS observations
Link (URL):
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skallen
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: on-ice GPS measurement to validate height change
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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S17
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Crustal deformation monitoring by GPS observations
Link (URL):
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Enderby Land 3604

Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Installation of corner reflector for ALOS/PALSAR
Link (URL):
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skallen
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Crustal deformation monitoring by GPS observations
Link (URL):
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Rundvågshetta
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Broadband and short-period seismic observations in the FDSN network
Link (URL):
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Langhovde
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Crustal deformation monitoring by GPS observations
Link (URL):
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Mukai Iwa

Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Crustal deformation monitoring by GPS observations
Link (URL):
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Botnnuten
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Broadband and short-period seismic observations in the FDSN network
Link (URL):
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Skallen
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: GPS reflection survey
Link (URL):
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Skjegget
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Crustal deformation monitoring by GPS observations
Link (URL):
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Langhovde

Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of climate change in the Antarctic -Observation of the atmosphere, ice sheet and ocean-
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Makoto Wada, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of aerosol and clouds / Monitoring of atmospheric minor constituents (Greenhouse gases)
Link (URL):
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of climate change in the Antarctic -Observation of the atmosphere, ice sheet and ocean-
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Makoto Wada, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of atmospheric minor constituents (Greenhouse gases)
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RSV Aurora Australis
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of climate change in the Antarctic -Observation of the atmosphere, ice sheet and ocean-
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Makoto Wada, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of ice sheet change
Link (URL):
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en Route to Mizuho Station
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of environmental changes in polar region by remote sensing satellites
Discipline: Inter-Disciplinary
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Miyaoka, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Receiveing of L/S band satellite data (Receiving of DMSP and NOAA satellites)
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~dmsp/ http://www.nipr.ac.jp/center/SATELLITE/noaa_data_j.html
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Syowa

Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Evolution and dispersion of supercontinents and mantle processes
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Motoyoshi, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Broadband seismic deployment on Antarctic continent at IPY - Antarctic Arrays
Link (URL):
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Botnnuten
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Evolution and dispersion of supercontinents and mantle processes
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Motoyoshi, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Broadband seismic deployment on Antarctic continent at IPY - Antarctic Arrays
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Rundvågshetta
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Evolution and dispersion of supercontinents and mantle processes
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Motoyoshi, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Broadband seismic deployment on Antarctic continent at IPY - Antarctic Arrays
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S16
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Evolution and dispersion of supercontinents and mantle processes
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Motoyoshi, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Geological survey in the Sør Rondane Mountains
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Sør Rondane Mountains

Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Human Biology and Medicine under the Polar Environments
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Kentaro Watanabe, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Psychological studies of JARE over-wintering personnel with tests / Survey for Legionella in Syowa Station area / Study on health and diet for expedition personnel / Physiological study on responses of expedition personnel in high altitude / Study on physiological stresses of expedition personnel by UV radiation / Collaborative study with space medicine in Antarctica
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Studies on climate processes and ecosystem dynamics in polar regions
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Tsuneo Odate, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Studies on climate processes and foraging dynamics of penguins
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Bird Island
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Studies on climate processes and ecosystem dynamics in polar regions
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Tsuneo Odate, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Relationship between sea ice variation and biological processes
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Umitaka-Maru
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Studies on climate processes and ecosystem dynamics in polar regions
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Tsuneo Odate, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Relationship between sea ice variation and biological processes
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RSV Aurora Australis

Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar lower atmosphere and ocean
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Makoto Wada, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Dynamics of Dimethylsulfide(DMS) in the polar ocean
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Umitaka-Maru
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar lower atmosphere and ocean
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Makoto Wada, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Continuous measurement of atmospheric oxygen/nitrogen ratio
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with annual data collection
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Mizuho
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer
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H57

Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with annual data collection
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Dome Fuji
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer
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Mt. Riiser-Larsen
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Stratospheric ozone observation using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer
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Utsteinen

Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with annual data collection
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MD364
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer
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Skallen
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Meso-pause temperature measurement by OH airglow / MF radar observation of lower-thermosphere and mesosphere wind / Atmospheric electric field observation by field-mill instrument / All-sky TV camera observation of rapid auroral motion / Super DARN HF radar observation / ELF atmospherics observation / Telemetry data reception of "Reimei" satellite
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Kosei Tanaka, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept. Geographical Survey Institute
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
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SHOG(IGS)

Project Name/Number: Routine Observation : Ionospheric observations
Discipline: Ionospheric Research
Principal Investigator: Mamoru Ishii, Applied Electromagnetic Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ionospheric vertical sounding / Aurora radar observation / Riometer absorption measurement
Link (URL): http://wdc.nict.go.jp/ionog/10c_viewer/o_index.html
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: Routine Observation : Physical and Chemical oceanographic observations
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Satoshi Sato, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Main Activity/ Remarks: Oceanographic survey / Marine pollution survey / Observation of Antarctic circumpoler current and the abysssal circuration in the Antarctic Ocean
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RSV Aurora Australis
Project Name/Number: Routine Observation : Tidal observation
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Satoshi Sato, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Main Activity/ Remarks: Tidal observation
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: Routine Observation : Weather observations
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Terumasa Tashiro, Office of Antarctic Observations, Observations Department, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ozone Layer observation / Upper-air observation / Surface synoptic observation / Weather analysis / Ozonesonde observation / Surface ozone concentration observation / Solar Radiation observation
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Syowa

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 facilities are equipped. Two medical doctors stay at the station.
Remarks / Description: Location:Higashi-Ongul To, Lützow-Holmbukta / Elevation:29.18m / Established:January 29 1957 / Major Field Activities:Geological survey in the Sør Rondane Mountains

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: RSV Aurora Australis
Country of Registry: Australia
Number of Voyages: 1
Remarks:
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
30 Dec 2008 Fremantle, Australia 20 Feb 2009 Hobart, Australia The transportation of cargos and personnel / The support of oceanographic researches

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: BT-67(DROMLAN)
Category:
Number Of Flights: 3
Period From:
Period To:
Remarks:
Departure Date Route Purpose
22 Nov 2008 Novolazarevskaya Station - Utstainen - Novolazarevskaya Station
23 Nov 2008 Novolazarevskaya Station - Utstainen - Novolazarevskaya Station
10 Feb 2009 Novolazarevskaya Station - Utstainen - Novolazarevskaya Station
Type: Ilyushin-76TD(DROMLAN)
Category:
Number Of Flights: 2
Period From:
Period To:
Remarks:
Departure Date Route Purpose
21 Nov 2008 Cape Town - Novolazarevskaya
11 Feb 2009 Novolazarevskaya - Cape Town
Type: S76 x 2 / AS350B2 x 1(Australia)
Category:
Period From: 13/01/2009
Period To: 02/02/2009
Remarks: Route:Syowa Station - Lützow-Holmbukta and its vicinity / No. of Flights:Frequent

Research Rockets Report
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
Aircrat Report
Compliance with the Protocol Report
Environmental Information - Compliance with the Protocol
Title of Measure: 1-14
Description of Measure: The Government of Japan worked to implement the Measures, new and revised management plans for ASPAs adopted at the 31st Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) held in Ukraine, through revision of the Ministerial Ordinance of “the Law relating to Protection of the Environment in Antarctica.”
Date of Effect: 11/09/2008

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

Environmental Impact Assessment Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (IEE/CEE List - Annex I)
Type: IEE
Title: 50th Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions
Organization(s) responsible: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions, Japan
Activity: Construction works
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
Locations: Site name: Syowa Station (69°00'S, 39°35'E)
Latitude: 69º 00´ 00´´ S
Latitude: 39º 35´ 00´´ E
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed (No more than a minor or transitory impact)

Environmental Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
Environmental Information - Conservation of Fauna and Flora
Permit Number:
Permit Period: Date begin:     Date end: 
Species: algae
Location:
Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Plant Removal
Amount: 4kg
Purpose: Medical and health researches
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: 50th Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions

Waste Management Plans Report
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Waste Management (Waste Management Plans)
Title: Waste Management Guide
Fixed Site/Field Camp/Ship: Station and field
Objective: Management of field Wastes, Station Wastes
Implementation Report: Disposal of wastes in the stations and fields is implemented in accordance with Annex III of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty and the relevant national legislation. Sewage and gray water from summer accommodation are treated by non-biological method (Coagulation-Sedimentation Method), and Sewage and gray water from winter accommodation are treated by contact aeration process and the treated water is discharged into the sea. All the wastes are sorted and treated properly. Combustible wastes are disposed of by a two-stage incinerator. The ash is taken back to Japan. Wet food waste is treated by a dehydrating instrument. The residue is directly taken back to Japan or incinerated and its ash is also taken back to Japan. The other waste is taken back to Japan.
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Kenji Ishizawa
Job Title or Position: Head of Logistics Section, National Institute of Polar Research
Phone: +81-42-512-0779
Email: ishizawa@nipr.ac.jp

Waste Management Inventory of Past Activities Report
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Management (Inventory of Past Activities)
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Asuka   Lat71º 31´ 34´´ S   Long24º 08´ 17´´ E  
Description of Activity: It was established on March 26, 1985 and had been occupied to 1991. It is now temporarily closed.
Period of Activity: Date begin:     Date end: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Five huts including diesel generators, communication antennas and a small wind turbine.
Activity Type: Logistic Support
Location:
Site Name: Mizuho   Lat70º 41´ 53´´ S   Long44º 19´ 54´´ E  
Description of Activity: It was established on July 21, 1970 and had been occupied until 1986. It is now temporarily closed.
Period of Activity: Date begin:     Date end: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Five huts including diesel generators, communication antennas and an observation tower.

Prevention of Marine Pollution: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Prevention of Marine Pollution
Description of Measure: In Japan, the Law relating to Protection of the Environment in Antarctica (Antarctic Environment Law) entered into force on 14th January 1998, on the same day when the Protocol itself entered into force. Since then, Japan has worked for the full implementation of the Protocol through the Antarctic Environment Law. According to the Antarctic Environment Law, in principle, no person shall engage in any activity in Antarctica other than Antarctic Activity Plan that has been certified by the Minister of the Environment, Japan. No person shall burn, bury, discharge abandon, or otherwise dispose of waste in Antarctica, including marine areas, except by the methods stipulated in the Antarctic Environment Law.

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

Area Protection and Management: Permit, Visit and Activities Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Permit, Visit and Activities)
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

Area Protection and Management: Change or Damage Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Change or Damage)
No change or damage was observed during this reporting period.

Activities Undertaken in Cases of Emergencies Report
General Report