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2011/2012 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Scientific Information - Forward Plans
Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-H4: Experiments for remote data retrieval with wireless communication and long term continuous measurement to apply field GPS measurements
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Name: Koichiro Doi
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0701
Email: doi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Experiments will be conducted to acquire field GPS data by means of wireless LAN, and to establish long-term automatic GPS observation system (especially power modules).
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-J1: Earth's environmental change revealed by observing the Antarctic middle and upper atmosphere
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Name: Takuji  Nakamura
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0656
Email: nakamura.takuji@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Studies of various processes on the global atmospheric environmental change using Antarctic observations with (1) PANSY (Plan of ANtarctic SYowa MST/IS) radar, a large atmospheric radar and (2) a resonance lidar, which are to be developed in this research period, as well as (3) various instruments such as MF and HF radars, OH spectrometers, Rayleigh lidar, millimeter wave spectrometer etc. operated/developed already during the VIIth term.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-J2: Responses of Antarctic marine ecosystems to global environmental changes with carbonate systems
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Name: Hiroshi Sasaki
Job Title or Position: Professor, Ishinomaki Senshu University
Phone: +81-225-22-7713 ex.3111
Email: sasaki@isenshu-u.ac.jp
Details/Description: 1) Temporal and spatial variability in carbonate systems in the Southern Ocean. (2) Ecological and biogeochemical studies of shelled pteropods. (3) Impacts on aragonite pteropods due to ocean acidification.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-J3: Present evaluation and future prediction of the global environment in the framework of glacial-interglacial cycle
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Name: Hideaki Motoyama
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0680
Email: motoyama@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: ‘Antarctic cooling area‘ in the global climate system is composed of Antarctic Continent and Southern Ocean. A goal of this project is that the knowledge of the history of environmental change and the mechanism of its fluctuation during glacial - interglacial cycles should be advanced. And the accurate perspective to a future global environment change and necessary countermeasure based on the knowledge could be made.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MB1: Population census of Adélie penguins
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Name: Akinori Takahashi
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0741
Email: atak@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Census of Adélie penguins at rockeries in the Sôya Kaigan area is carried out in mid-November and early December. Number of the penguins and the pairs are counted.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MB2-5: Marine ecosystem monitoring
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Name: Tsuneo Odate
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0738
Email: odate@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Oceanographic observations in the Southern Ocean along the cruise track of R/V Shirase are carried out between Fremantle and Sydney. Surface water is pumped up to measure physical, chemical and biological parameters, including Chlorophyll a and pCO2 concentrations. Water collections at some depths and plankton collections are carried out at stations, including those in ice covered areas.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MB6: Monitoring study on Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem
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Name: Satoshi Imura
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0602
Email: imura@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Environmental parameters of lakes in the Skarvsnes area are monitored. Flora and environmental parameters are monitored at fixed points along the Yukidori Zawa in Langhovde. Soil samples for analyzing micro-organisms including algae are collected at fixed points near Syowa Station.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MG1: Monitoring study on changes in geosphere in Antarctica (winter)
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Organisation:
Name: Koichiro Doi
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0701
Email: doi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Monitoring of a fixed point location in Syowa Station is carried out with a DORIS antenna operating all year-round. Seismometers are installed to monitor earthquakes at Syowa Station and four sites on the Sôya Kaigan all year-round. Ground temperature is monitored all year-round at sites near the Zakuro Ike in Langhovde and near the Ô-ike, in Nisi-Ongul Tô. VLBI experiments are carried out 6-8 times a year using a mult-purpose 11 meter diameter dish and gravity is monitored with a super-conductivity gravimeter at Syowa Station. Tide is monitored near Syowa Station with a GPS buoy all year-round.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MG2: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
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Name: Yoshifumi  Nogi
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0603
Email: nogi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Monitoring observations of fixed point coordinates in bare rock areas in the Lützow-Holmbukta and the Riiser-Larsen Mountains areas are carried out with GPS receivers for about 24 hours each every summer. Ocean gravity and geomagnetism are measured on board the R/V Shirase from Fremantle to Sydney. Sea bottom pressure is monitored with a pressure gauge installed and recovered every summer on the sea bottom about 4000 meter deep in the Southern Ocean.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MP1: Monitoring of atmospheric greenhouse gases and related constituents
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Name: Shinji Morimoto
Job Title or Position: Professor, Tohoku University
Phone: +81-22-795-5780
Email: mon@m.tohoku.ac.jp
Details/Description: Monitoring of atmospheric CO2, CH4 and CO is carried out all year-round at Syowa Station. Atmospheric O2 is also monitored. Atmosphere is collected periodically and brought back to Japan for further analyses.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MP2: Surface-based remote-sensing observation of clouds and aerosol
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Name: Masataka Shiobara
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0678
Email: shio@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: All-sky images are recorded every 10 minutes to monitor cloud cover at Syowa Station all year-round. Vertical distribution of cloud aerosols are monitored continuously with a micro-pulse lidar at Syowa Station. A sky radiometer is installed at Syowa Station to monitor solar radiation from mid-August to early May.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MP3: Observations of aerosol size distributions
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Name: Masataka Shiobara
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0678
Email: shio@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Size distribution of aerosol is monitored continuously at Syowa Station all year-round.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MP4: Monitoring of Antarctic ice sheet mass balance
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Name: Hideaki Motoyama
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0680
Email: motoyama@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Monitoring sea ice thickness and depth of snow along a route from Syowa Station to S16 site via Tottuki Misaki is carried out as much as possible all year-round. Snow gauges at S16 site and route waypoints are measured during inland traverse, when implemented.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MS1: Data Acquisition of Earth Observation Satellites in the Antarctic
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Name: Hiroshi Miyaoka
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0662
Email: miyaoka@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Data acquisition of NOAA, DMSP, AQUA and TERRA satellites with L/S/X-band receiving system at Syowa Station.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MU1: Optical observation of auroras
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Name: Akira  Kadokura
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0663
Email: kadokura@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Auroras are monitored with all-sky electric imagers (EAI and PAI) and a CCD camera from late February to early October at Syowa Station.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MU2: Riometer Observation
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Name: Hisao Yamagishi
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0657
Email: yamagisi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: A riometer observation is conducted with two sets of antenna arrays all year-round at Syowa Station and on Nisi-Ongul Tô.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MU3: Observation of natural electromagnetic waves
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Name: Hisao Yamagishi
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0657
Email: yamagisi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Natural electromagnetic waves are monitored all year-round on Nisi-Ongul Tô, where artificial noise level is low.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MU4: Geomagnetism observation
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Name: Akira  Kadokura
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0663
Email: kadokura@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Absolute geomagnetism is observed every month and relative observation is conducted continuously at Syowa Station.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-O1: Field investigation of snow accumulation/erosion by 8-m telescope stage, at Dome-F, Antarctica
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Name: Koui Kim
Job Title or Position: Assistant Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0757
Email: kim.koui@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Field observation of snow accumulation/erosion due to snow drift around structure. Also differential settlement in response to the snow accumulation/erosion.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-O2: Chemical analyses of surface snow samples of inland Antarctica
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Name: Hideaki Motoyama
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0680
Email: motoyama@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Snow pit observations and sampling of surface snow at different sites for chemical analyses (Ion chromatography and micro-Raman spectroscopy).
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-O3: Bio-aerosole survey in Antarctica
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Name: Naofumi Kobayashi
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, Kanazawa-University
Phone: +81-96-234-4820
Email: fumihisa@t.kanazawa-u.ac.jp
Details/Description: Sampling of aerosole at Syowa station by captive baloon experiment.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P01: Development of infrared and terahertz astronomy in Antarctica
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Name: Naomasa Nakai
Job Title or Position: Professor, Physics, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Phone: +81-29-853-4281
Email: nakai@physics.px.tsukuba.ac.jp
Details/Description: Astronomical observations of infrared-to-submillimeter wavelengths are developed at Dome Fuji Station, using various telescopes.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P03: Study on the solar wind energy entry into the magnetosphere and the conjugacy of its response in the both polar regions
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Name: Hisao Yamagishi
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0657
Email: yamagisi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Study on the solar wind energy entry into the magnetosphere and the conjugacy of its response in the both polar regions using ground-based optical instruments, SuperDARN HF radars and magnetometer network installed around Syowa Station-Iceland gemagnetic conjugate pair stations.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P05: Direct observations of unknown Antarctic Bottom Water and sea ice production/thickness by mooring system
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Name: Keiichiro Oshima
Job Title or Position: Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Phone: +81-11-706-5481
Email: ohshima@lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp
Details/Description: Mooring observations with Ice Profiling Sonar, ADCP, and MicroCat (CT-meter).
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P06: Monitoring of sea ice condition and hydrographical characteristics in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean
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Name: Shuki Ushio
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0676
Email: ushio@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Measurement of sea ice thickness, ice concentration, water temperature/salinity profile, water current profile. Monitoring of vessel movement during ice navigation.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P08: Greenhouse gas observations in the Antarctic stratosphere by using cryogenic whole air samplers
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Name: Shinji Morimoto
Job Title or Position: Professor, Tohoku University
Phone: +81-22-795-5780
Email: mon@m.tohoku.ac.jp
Details/Description: Concentrations and stable isotope ratios of the stratospheric greenhouse gases and related constituents.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P11: Study on the material cycle over the Southern Ocean and sea ice area by ship-born and balloon-born aerosol observations
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Organisation: Fukuoka University
Name: Masahiko Hayashi
Job Title or Position: Professor, Faculty of Science
Phone: +81-871-6631 ex.6168
Email: mhayashi@fukuoka-u.ac.jp
Details/Description: 1) Observation of optical property and aerosol concentration along the track of R/V Shirase by ship borne instruments, skyradiometer, condensation particle counter, optical particle counter, nephelometer, aethalometer, ceilometer. 2) Observation of aerosol size distribution up to 30 km in altitude over Syowa Station by balloon borne optical particle counter.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P12: Ecological responses of Adélie penguins to environmental variability
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Name: Akinori Takahashi
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0741
Email: atak@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Foraging location, diving behaviour, feeding rate, under-ice prey field, diet composition, and reproductive success of Adélie penguins in Lützow-Holmbukta.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P13: Biodiversity and material cycle of Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem in the changing environment
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Name: Satoshi Imura
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0602
Email: imura@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Biodiversity of bacteria, protozoa, algae, mosses, lichens. Material cycle of Carbon, Nitrogen, etc., and energy cycle by using stable isotope and field experiments in terrestrial ecosystem.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P14: Medical researches on Antarctic expeditioners under extreme environment
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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 the Syowa Station area / Study on health and diet of expedition personnel.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P17: ‘Seismology for Blue Earth & White Continent’   - Characteristic seismic phenomena, heterogeneous structure, and geodynamics in the Antarctic -
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Name: Masaki Kanao
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0713
Email: kanao@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holmbukta region (JARE) and the Gamburtsev Province, East Antarctica (AGAP; IPY # 147).  
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~pseis/ 
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P18: Estimation of displacement rate due to Post Glacial Rebound by means of repeat Absolute Gravimetry and GPS measurement
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Name: Koichiro Doi
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0701
Email: doi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Absolute gravity measurements and GPS measurements will be conducted on outcrop areas along Sôya Kaigan and Kronprins Olav Kyst to estimate vertical crustal movement rates associated with the Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA).
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P21: Search for Antarctic meteorites
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Name: Hideyasu Kojima
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0708
Email: kojima@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Meteorite search will be done around the Sør-Rondane Mountains by JARE54 summer party.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P25: Studies on plankton community structure and environment parameters
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Name: Takashi Ishimaru
Job Title or Position: Professor, Faculty of Marine Science, Department of Ocean Sciences, Tokyo University of Marine Scien
Phone: +81-3-5463-0524
Email: shimaru@kaiyodai.ac.jp
Details/Description: The community compositions of plankton at various depths as well as the vertical distributions of temperature, salinity and nutrients are annually observed for elucidating the environmental changes of the Southern Ocean.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-R1-W: Ionospheric observations
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Name: Tsutomu Nagatsuma
Job Title or Position: Research Mgr, Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, NICT
Phone: +81-42-327-6095
Email: tnagatsu@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: 8-R2-W: Weather observations
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Name: Kouji  Kawashima
Job Title or Position: Head, Office of Antarctic Observations, Observations Department, JMA
Phone: +81-3-3211-8409
Email: antarctic@met.kishou.go.jp
Details/Description: Surface synoptic observation Upper-air observation Ozonesonde observation (Total ozone, Umkehr, Ozonesonde, Surface Ozone) Radiation observation Weather analysis
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
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Name: Hiroyuki Nakai
Job Title or Position: Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., GSI
Phone: +81-29-864-6264
Email: antarctic@gsi.go.jp
Details/Description: Topographic mapping for using satellite image
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-R3-W: Geodetic observations
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Name: Hiroyuki Nakai
Job Title or Position: Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., GSI
Phone: +81-29-864-6264
Email: antarctic@gsi.go.jp
Details/Description: Precise Geodetic Survey
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-R4-S: Bathymetric survey
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Name: Yukihiro Kato
Job Title or Position: Director, Hydrographic Surveys Div., Hydrographic and Oceanographic Dept., Japan Coast Guard
Phone: +81-3-5500-7120
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Details/Description: Bathymetric survey aboard R/V Shirase
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-R5-W: Tidal observation
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Name: Yoshiharu Nagaya
Job Title or Position: Director, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Phone: +81-3-3595-3606
Email: nankyoku@jodc.go.jp
Details/Description: Tidal observation at Syowa Station
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Science Activities in Previous Year
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Project Name/Number: 8-J1-W: Earth's environmental change revealed by observing the Antarctic middle and upper atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Takuji Nakamura, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: - PANSY(Program of Antarctic Syowa MST/IS) radar observation - Rayleigh lidar observation of temperature, density and coulds up to the mesosphere - Millimeter spectrometer observation of minor constituents in the stratospohere and the mesosphere - All-sky airglow observations of the mesosphere and the thermosphere - Mesopause temperature measurement by OH airglow - Medium Frequency (MF) radar observation of the mesospheric winds
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-J2-S: Responses of Antarctic marine ecosystems to global environmental changes with carbonate systems
Discipline: Marine biogeochemistry
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Sasaki, Professor, Ishinomaki Senshu University
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Mooring observation - Oceanographic observations - Composition and distribution of phytoplankton - Distribution of shelled pteropods - Temporal change in dissolved iorganic carbonates - Spatial distibution in dissolved iorganic carbonates (Location: Along cruise track of R/V Shirase, Indian sector of the Southern Ocean along 110° and 140°E)
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Along cruise track of R/V Shirase
Project Name/Number: 8-J3-S: Present evaluation and future prediction of the global environment in the framework of glacial-interglacial cycle
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Hideaki Motoyama, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Reconstruction of Cenozoic Antarctic ice-sheet history around the Sør-Rondane mountain regions (Location: Sør-Rondane mountains 71°30'00"S-72°30'00"S, 22°30'00"E-26°30'00"E) - Submarine glacial landform surveys using a multibeam echo-sounder with vessel (Location: Lützow-Holmbukta 68°22'00"S-69°20'00"S, 38°30'00"E-39°45'00"E)
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Sør-Rondane mountains
Lützow-Holmbukta
Project Name/Number: 8-MB1-W: Population census of Adélie penguins
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Akinori Takahashi, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Census of Adélie penguin populations
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Benten Jima
Rumpa
Ytre hovdeholmen
Mizukuguri Ura
Fukuro Ura
Nekkelholmane
Sigaren
Ongulkalven
Torinosu Wan
Mame Jima

Project Name/Number: 8-MB2-5-S: Marine ecosystem monitoring
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Tsuneo Odate, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of plankton and marine environmental parameters (Location: Along cruise track of R/V Shirase, between Fremantle and Syowa)
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Along cruise track of R/V Shirase
Project Name/Number: 8-MG1-W: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (winter)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of geodetic obseavations at Syowa Station Maintenance of GPS and seismometer
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Skarvsnes
Syowa
Langhovde
Project Name/Number: 8-MG2-S: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoshifumi Nogi, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of GPS and seismometer (Location: Langhovde, Padda, Rundvågshetta, Skallen, Skarvsnes) Ocean gravity and geomagnetic components measurement (Location: Along cruise track of R/V Shirase between Fremantle and Syowa) Observation of sea level change with an ocean bottom pressure gauge(Location: Along cruise track of R/V Shirase 66°50'00"S, 37°50'00"E)
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Padda
Along cruise track of R/V Shirase
Skarvsnes
Rundvågshetta
Skallen
Langhovde
Project Name/Number: 8-MP1-W: Monitoring of atmospheric greenhouse gases and related constituents
Discipline: Atmospheric science
Principal Investigator: Shinji Morimoto, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of atmospheric CO2, CH4 and CO concentrations is carried out all year-round at Syowa Station. Atmospheric O2 concentration is also monitored. Whole air samples are collected periodically for subsequent analyses in Japan.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
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Areas of Operation
Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-MP2-W: Surface-based remote-sensing observation of clouds and aerosol
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Masataka Shiobara, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: All-sky images are recorded every 10 minutes to monitor cloud cover at Syowa Station all year-round. Vertical distribution of cloud aerosols are monitored continuously with a micro-pulse lidar at Syowa Station. A sky radiometer is installed at Syowa Station to monitor solar radiation from mid-August to early May.
Link (URL): http://mplnet.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-MP3-W: Observations of aerosol size distributions
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Masataka Shiobara, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Size distribution of aerosols is continuously monitored by an optical particle counter and a condensation nucleus counter at Syowa Station all year-round.
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-MP4-W: Monitoring of Antarctic ice sheet mass balance
Discipline: Glaciology
Principal Investigator: Hideaki Motoyama, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Sea ice thickness and snow depth measurements along a route from Syowa Station to S16 site via Tottuki Misaki (Location: Syowa 69°00'25"S, 39°35'01"E to Tottuki Misaki 68°55'00"S, 39°49'00"E) - Snow stake and stake farm measurements and surface snow sampling along inland traverse route from S16 site to Mizuho Station (Location: S16 site 69°01'00"S, 40°01'00"E to Mizuho 70°42'00"S, 44°17'15"E) - Surface snow sampling along inland traverse route from S16 to Mizuho Station (Location: S16 site 69°01'00"S, 40°01'00"E to Mizuho 70°42'00"S, 44°17'15"E)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
S16 site to Mizuho
Project Name/Number: 8-MS1-S: Data Acquisition of Earth Observation Satellites in the Antarctic
Discipline: Inter-disciplinary
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Miyaoka, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: NOAA, DMSP, AQUA and TERRA satellites data have been routinely received and stored with L/S/X-band TeraScan System at Syowa Station
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~dmsp/
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-MU1-W: Optical observation of auroras
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Akira Kadokura, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Optical auroral 2-dimensional activities were monitored with the following three all-sky imagers during March to October at Syowa Station: 1. EAI (Electron Auroral Imager), monochromatic digital CCD imager, 427.8 nm 2. PAI (Proton Auroral Imager), monochromatic digital CCD imager, 486.1 nm 3. CDC (Color Digital Camera), full color
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-MU2-W: Long-term monitoring of Cosmic Noise Absorption
Discipline: Space and upper atmosphere sciences
Principal Investigator: Hisao Yamagishi, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Riometer Observations
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-MU3-W: Long-term monitoring of ELF/VLF emissions
Discipline: Space and upper atmosphere sciences
Principal Investigator: Hisao Yamagishi, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of natural electromagnetic waves
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-MU4-W: Geomagnetism observation
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Akira Kadokura, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Following geomagnetic observations were carried out at Syowa Station through the year: 1. Absolute value measurement of geomagnetic field, once per month 2. Three-component magnetic field variation measurement, continuous
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-O1-S: All-sky imaging of electron and proton auroras at South Pole Station
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Akira Kadokura, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Following activities were carried out at South Pole Station during January to February, 2012 in collaboration with Siena University and National Science Foundation: 1. Maintenance of the two all-sky monochromatic digital CCD imagers 2. Installation of a new all-sky TV imager
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
South Pole
Project Name/Number: 8-O2-S: Aeromagnetic surveys by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and study on the opening mechanism of Bransfield Basin
Discipline: Aeromagnetic survey
Principal Investigator: Minoru Funaki, Associate Professor, NIP
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Aeromagnetic survey around Livingston Island and Deception Island by UAV (Location: Ohridski) - Magnetic survey around King Sejong Station (Location: King Sejong Station)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
St. Kliment Ohridski Base
King Sejong Station
Project Name/Number: 8-P01-S: Development of infrared and terahertz astronomy at Antarctica
Discipline: Astronomy
Principal Investigator: Naomasa Nakai, Professor, Physics, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Main Activity/ Remarks: A new 40cm telescope and an infrared camera were installed at Syowa station to conduct the studies for exoplanet atmosphere, fossil galaxy remnant around nearby galaxies, and supernova event in luminous infrared galaxies.
Link (URL): http://mcba11.phys.unsw.edu.au/~plato-f/index.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P01-W: Development of infrared and terahertz astronomy at Antarctica
Discipline: Astronomy
Principal Investigator: Naomasa Nakai, Professor, Physics, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Main Activity/ Remarks: We performed the observations for astronomical site evaluation with PLATO-F (remote control power supplier) and astronomical instruments (a small twin-telescope, meteorological equipment) in collaboration with University of New South Wales. The instruments were successfully operated until early July, 2011 and the data were recorded on site and partly transferred to Japan until early July from Feb.
Link (URL): http://mcba11.phys.unsw.edu.au/~plato-f/index.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Dome Fuji

Project Name/Number: 8-P03-W: Study on the solar wind energy entry into the magnetosphere and the conjugacy of its response in the both polar regions
Discipline: Space and upper atmosphere sciences
Principal Investigator: Hisao Yamagishi, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: - All-sky aurora imager observation scanning photometer observation - On-line color digital camera observation - SuperDARN HF radar observation - Automated magnetometer network observation - Atmospheric ELF wave observation - Atmospheric electric field observation
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P06-S: Monitoring of sea ice condition and hydrographical characteristics in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean
Discipline: Physical oceanography/Sea ice physics
Principal Investigator: Shuki Ushio, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Measurement of sea ice thickness, ice concentration, water temperature/salinity profile, water current profile (Location: Along cruise track of R/V Shirase) - Monitoring of vessel movement during ice navigation (Location: Along cruise track of R/V Shirase) - Measurement of landfast-ice thickness near Syowa Station (Location: Near Syowa 69°00'00"S, 39°36'00"E)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Along cruise track of R/V Shirase
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P10-S: Hot water drilling on ice shelves for studying subshelf environment
Discipline: Glaciology
Principal Investigator: Shin Sugiyama, Lecturer, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkkaido University
Main Activity/ Remarks: (1) Hot water drilling to the bed of Langhovde Glacier (2) Subglacial measurements and sampling using the bottom reaching boreholes (3) GPS measurements for ice flow speed and surface elevation (4) Ice thickness survey with an ice radar system (5) Operation of automatic weather station on Langhovde Glacier
Link (URL): http://wwwice.lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp/~sugishin/research/hokudai2/langhovde/langhovde.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Langhovde Glacier
Project Name/Number: 8-P11-S: Study on the material cycle over the Southern Ocean and sea ice area by ship-born and balloon-born aerosol observations
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Masahiko Hayashi, Professor, Faculty of Science, Fukuoka University
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Observation of optical property and aerosol concentration along the track of R/V Shirase by ship borne instruments, skyradiometer, condensation particle counter, optical particle counter, nephelometer, aethalometer, ceilometer (Location: Along cruise track of R/V Shirase, to 69°00'00"S, 39°36'00"E) - Observationof aerosol size distribution up to 30 km in altitude over Syowa Station by balloon borne optical particle counter (Location: Syowa)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Along cruise track of R/V Shirase
Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-P12-S: Ecological responses of Adélie penguins to environmental variability
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Akinori Takahashi, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Foraging location, diving behaviour, feeding rate, under-ice prey field, diet composition, and reproductive success of Adélie penguins were examined at a breeding colony in Langhovde area in Lützow-Holmbukta
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Langhovde
Project Name/Number: 8-P13-S: Biodiversity and material cycle of Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem in the changing environment
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Satoshi Imura, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Sampling of bryophyte, lichen, algae, fungi and bacteria (Location: Syowa, Langhovde, Skarvsnes and Skallen areas 69°00'00"-69°30'00"S, 39°12'00"-39°48'00"E)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P14-W: Medical researches on Antarctic expeditioners under extreme environment
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Kentaro Watanabe, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Psychological studies of JARE over-wintering personnel with tests / Survey for Legionella in the Syowa Station area / Study on health and diet of expedition personnel.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P17-S: ‘Seismology for Blue Earth & White Continent’- Characteristic seismic phenomena, heterogeneous structure, and geodynamics in the Antarctic -
Discipline: Geoscience / Seismology
Principal Investigator: Masaki Kanao, Associate Professor, NIPR 
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holmbukta region (JARE/GARNET) and the Gamburtsev Province, East Antarctica (AGAP/GAMSEIS; IPY # 147).
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~pseis/
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
TOT / JARE - GARNET
S16 / JARE - GARNET
GM07 (Dome-F) / AGAP - GAMSEIS
BTN / JARE - GARNET
LNG / JARE - GARNET
SKV / JARE - GARNET
SKL / JARE - GARNET
GM06 / AGAP - GAMSEIS
RND / JARE - GARNET

Project Name/Number: 8-P18-S: Estimation of displacement rate due to Post Glacial Rebound by means of repeat Absolute Gravimetry and GPS measurement
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement (Location: Langhovde 69°14'24"S, 39°42'36"E, Shirase Glacier 70°2'28"S, 38°42'43"E)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Shirase Glacier
Langhovde
Project Name/Number: 8-P18-W: Estimation of displacement rate due to Post Glacial Rebound by means of repeat Absolute Gravimetry and GPS measurement
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-R1-W: Ionospheric observations
Discipline: Ionospheric Research
Principal Investigator: Tsutomu Nagatsuma, Research Manager, Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ionospheric vertical sounding GPS scintillarion monitoring
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-R2-W: Weather observations
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Kouji Kawashima, Head, Office of Antarctic Observations, Observations Department, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Surface synoptic observation Upper-air observation Ozone observations (Total ozone, Umkehr, Ozonesonde, Surface ozone) Radiation observation Weather analysis
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hiroyuki Nakai, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Topographic mapping for using satellite image
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Sør Rondane area
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-W: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hiroyuki Nakai, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
No.26-26
No.27-03
No.53-01
No.53-04
No.27-13
No.53-06
GPS point (Princess Elizabeth Station)
SYOG (IGS)
No.26-07
No.53-02
No.53-03
No.25-01
No.26-05
No.27-16
Langhovde Bolt point
No.30-06
No.26-14
No.53-05
No.27-07
Project Name/Number: 8-R4-S: Bathymetric survey
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Yukihiro Kato, Director, Hydrographic Surveys Division, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Main Activity/ Remarks: Bathymetric survey
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Lützow-Holmbukta
Project Name/Number: 8-R5-W: Tidal observation
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Yoshiharu Nagaya, Director, Environmental and Oceanographic Research Division Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Main Activity/ Remarks: Tidal observation
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa

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: Location : Higasi-Ongul Tô, Lützow-Holmbukta / Elevation : 28.9m / Established: January 29, 1957 / Major Field Activities: Oversnow traverse to Dome Fuji Station / Biological and geophysical observations in Lützow-Holmbukta area
Name: Dome Fuji Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Dome Fuji   Lat: 77º 19´ 01´´ S   Long: 39º 42´ 12´´ E  
Maximum Population: 8
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Location: The top of Dronning Maud Land / Elevation: 3,810m / Date Established: 1995
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: 71
Remarks: Departure date: November 30, 2011 Port of Departure: Fremantle, Australia Arrival Date: March 17, 2012 Port of Arrival: Fremantle, Australia Areas of Operation: Lützow-Holmbukta Purpose: Transportation of cargo and personnel / Support of oceanographic and biological observations
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
30 Nov 2011 Fremantle, Australia 17 Mar 2012 Fremantle, Australia Transportation of cargo and personnel / Support of oceanographic and biological observations

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: AS350 B
Category:
Period From: 22/12/2011
Period To: 13/02/2012
Remarks: transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations.
Type: CH-101
Category:
Period From: 23/12/2011
Period To: 21/02/2012
Remarks: transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations.

Research Rockets Report
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
Expedition Name: TV filming"The Frozen Planet" 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Ship
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 17 Jan 2012
Date end: 02 Feb 2012
Number of personnel: 12
Operator:
Name: NHK enterprise
Contact Address: 5-20 Koyama cho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo
Email Address:
Website Address:
Remarks:
Location of Activities
Routes:

Denial of Authorizations
Aircrat Report
Compliance with the Protocol Report
Environmental Information - Compliance with the Protocol
Title of Measure: Revision of the Ministerial Ordinance of “the Law relating to Protection of the Environment in Antarctica.”
Description of Measure: The Government of Japan worked to implement the Measures, new and revised management plans for ASPAs adopted at the 34th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM), through revision of the Ministerial Ordinance of “the Law relating to Protection of the Environment in Antarctica.”
Date of Effect: 29/09/2011

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: 53rd Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions
Organization(s) responsible: Headquarters of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition
Activity: Construction
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
Locations: Site name: Syowa station
Latitude: 69 00´S
Latitude: 39 35´E
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed

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:  11 Jul 2011   Date end:  29 Feb 2012
Species: Lichen Algae
Location:
Site Name: Lutzow-holm bay(Skallen, Skarvsnes, Langhovde )   Lat: 69º 28´ 00´´ S   Long: 39º 36´ 00´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Plant Removal
Amount: 510kg
Purpose: Research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: 53rd Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions
Permit Number:
Permit Period: Date begin:  14 Dec 2011   Date end:  15 Feb 2012
Species: Penguin
Location:
Site Name: Langhovde   Lat: 69º 12´ 50´´ S   Long: 39º 38´ 00´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Amount: 160
Purpose: Research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: 53rd 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´ 29´´ S   Long24º 07´ 50´´ E  
Description of Activity: It was established on March 26, 1985 and had been occupied to 1991. It is 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´ 58´´ S   Long44º 16´ 52´´ E  
Description of Activity: It was established on July 21, 1970 and had been occupied until 1986. It is 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 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)
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  141    Name:  Yukidori Valley, Langhovde, Lützow-Holm Bay (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people: Permitted to enter  6   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  15 Dec 2011   To:  15 Feb 2012
Purpose: Research
Summary of activities: Taking moss and algal specimens and soil from the area for ecological and physiological researches.
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  141    Name:  Yukidori Valley, Langhovde, Lützow-Holm Bay (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  20 Dec 2011   To:  15 Feb 2012
Purpose: Research
Summary of activities: Observation of Langhovde glacier etc.
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  171    Name:  Narebski Point, Barton Peninsula, King George Island (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  24 Nov 2011   To:  24 Feb 2012
Purpose: Research
Summary of activities: Geomagnetic Observation
Event or project name/number:

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