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Party: Japan
Permanent Information
Automatic Recording Stations Report
Scientific Information - Automatic Recording Stations / Observatories
Location:
Site Name: A candidate site of new Dome Fuji Station   Lat: 77º 47´ 20´´ S   Long: 39º 03´ 09´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station (C-MOS Data Logger Type)
Elevation: 3763
Parameters Recorded: temperature, wind speed, wind direction
Observation Frequency: 1hour
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Amundsen Bay   Lat: 66º 47´ 44´´ S   Long: 50º 34´ 38´´ E  
Type: Low Power Magnetometer (NIPR Type)
Elevation: 37
Parameters Recorded: magnetic 3 components (H, D, Z)
Observation Frequency: 1 Hz
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment: 3-axis fluxgate magnetometer
Location:
Site Name: Amundsen Bay   Lat: 66º 47´ 44´´ S   Long: 50º 34´ 43´´ E  
Type: Unmanned Aurora Observatory
Elevation: 87
Parameters Recorded: all-sky aurora image, magnetic 3 components (H, D, Z), GNSS TEC value
Observation Frequency: all-sky imager:1Hz, magnetometer:1 Hz, GNSS-TEC:every 30 sec
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment: Scientific Equipment: All-sky imager, 3-axis fluxgate magnetometer, GNSS receiver
Location:
Site Name: Dome Fuji   Lat: 77º 19´ 01´´ S   Long: 39º 42´ 12´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station (ARGOS Type)
Elevation: 3810
Parameters Recorded: temperature, wind speed, wind direction, atmospheric pressure
Observation Frequency: 10 minutes
Reference Number: AWS No. 8904, WMO No. 89734
Scientific Equipment:

Location:
Site Name: Dome Fuji   Lat: 77º 19´ 01´´ S   Long: 39º 42´ 12´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station (C-MOS Data Logger Type)
Elevation: 3810
Parameters Recorded: temperature, wind speed, wind direction
Observation Frequency: 1hour
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Dome Fuji   Lat: 77º 19´ 01´´ S   Long: 39º 42´ 12´´ E  
Type: Low Power Magnetometer (BAS Type)
Elevation: 3783
Parameters Recorded: magnetic 3 components (H, D, Z)
Observation Frequency: 17 mHZ - 1 Hz
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment: 3-axis fluxgate magnetometer
Location:
Site Name: H128   Lat: 69º 24´ 05´´ S   Long: 41º 32´ 41´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station (ARGOS Type)
Elevation: 1383
Parameters Recorded:
Observation Frequency: 10 minutes
Reference Number: none
Scientific Equipment: Parameters Recorded: temperature, wind speed, wind direction, atmospheric pressure relative humidity, snow height, downward/upward shortwave and longwave radiation, ice temperature
Location:
Site Name: H68   Lat: 69º 11´ 53´´ S   Long: 41º 03´ 03´´ E  
Type: Low Power Magnetometer (NIPR Type)
Elevation: 1175
Parameters Recorded: magnetic 3 components (H, D, Z)
Observation Frequency: 1 Hz
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment: 3-axis fluxgate magnetometer

Location:
Site Name: JASE2007 (DK379)   Lat: 75º 53´ 17´´ S   Long: 25º 50´ 01´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station (ARGOS Type)
Elevation: 3661
Parameters Recorded: temperature, wind speed, wind direction, atmospheric pressure
Observation Frequency: 10 minutes
Reference Number: AWS No. 30305
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Langhovde   Lat: 69º 14´ 35´´ S   Long: 39º 42´ 53´´ E  
Type: GNSS remote base station
Elevation: 10
Parameters Recorded: GNSS
Observation Frequency: 30 Seconds
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Langhovde   Lat: 69º 15´ 00´´ S   Long: 39º 43´ 00´´ E  
Type: Seismic observation by Guralp seismometer
Elevation: 28
Parameters Recorded: 3 components (NS, EW, Z)
Observation Frequency: nearly year-round by 10 Hz sampling
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Langhovde_JARE56(tentative)   Lat: 69º 14´ 35´´ S   Long: 39º 42´ 53´´ E  
Type: GNSS remote base station
Elevation: 10
Parameters Recorded: GNSS
Observation Frequency: 30 Seconds
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:

Location:
Site Name: Mizuho   Lat: 70º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 44º 17´ 21´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station (ARGOS Type)
Elevation: 2244
Parameters Recorded: temperature, wind speed, wind direction, atmospheric pressure
Observation Frequency: 10 minutes
Reference Number: AWS No. 21359
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Mizuho    Lat: 70º 42´ 06´´ S   Long: 44º 16´ 47´´ E  
Type: Low Power Magnetometer (BAS Type)
Elevation: 2250
Parameters Recorded: magnetic 3 components (H, D, Z)
Observation Frequency: 17mHz~1 Hz
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment: 3-axis fluxgate magnetometer
Location:
Site Name: Naga Ike   Lat: 69º 29´ 12´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 54´´ E  
Type: Limnological Station
Elevation: 70
Parameters Recorded: Water temperature, underwater light intensity, chlorophyll fluorescence, turbidity, water level
Observation Frequency: 1 hour
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Nurume Ike   Lat: 69º 13´ 23´´ S   Long: 39º 39´ 33´´ E  
Type: Limnological Station
Elevation: 2
Parameters Recorded: Water temperature, underwater light intensity, chlorophyll fluorescence, turbidity
Observation Frequency: 1 hour
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:

Location:
Site Name: Oyako Ike   Lat: 69º 28´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 36´ 40´´ E  
Type: Automated Weather Station
Elevation: 2
Parameters Recorded: Air temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed, solar radiation, UV radiation, photosynthetically active radiation
Observation Frequency: 10 minutes
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Oyako Ike   Lat: 69º 28´ 36´´ S   Long: 39º 36´ 06´´ E  
Type: Limnological Station
Elevation: 2
Parameters Recorded: Water temperature, underwater light intensity, chlorophyll fluorescence, turbidity, water level
Observation Frequency: 1 hour
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Relay Point (MD364)   Lat: 74º 00´ 29´´ S   Long: 42º 59´ 48´´ E  
Type: Automatic Weather Station (ARGOS Type)
Elevation: 3353
Parameters Recorded: temperature, wind speed, wind direction, atmospheric pressure, humidity, surface height
Observation Frequency: 10 minutes
Reference Number: AWS No. 8918, WMO No. 89744
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Relay Point (MD364)   Lat: 74º 00´ 37´´ S   Long: 42º 59´ 30´´ E  
Type: Low Power Magnetometer (BAS Type)
Elevation: 3353
Parameters Recorded: magnetic 3 components (H, D, Z)
Observation Frequency: 17 mHZ - 1 Hz
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment: 3-axis fluxgate magnetometer

Location:
Site Name: Rundvågshetta   Lat: 69º 55´ 00´´ S   Long: 39º 02´ 00´´ E  
Type: Seismic observation by Guralp seismometer
Elevation: 37
Parameters Recorded: 3 components (NS, EW, Z)
Observation Frequency: nearly year-round by 10 Hz sampling
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: S16   Lat: 69º 02´ 00´´ S   Long: 40º 04´ 00´´ E  
Type: Seismic observation by Guralp seismometer
Elevation: 604
Parameters Recorded: 3 components (NS, EW, Z)
Observation Frequency: nearly year-round by 10 Hz sampling
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Skallen   Lat: 69º 40´ 21´´ S   Long: 39º 24´ 07´´ E  
Type: Low Power Magnetometer (NIPR Type)
Elevation: 11
Parameters Recorded: magnetic 3 components (H, D, Z)
Observation Frequency: 1 Hz
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment: 3-axis fluxgate magnetometer
Location:
Site Name: Skallen   Lat: 69º 40´ 00´´ S   Long: 39º 25´ 00´´ E  
Type: Seismic observation by Guralp seismometer
Elevation: 28
Parameters Recorded: 3 components (NS, EW, Z)
Observation Frequency: nearly year-round by 10 Hz sampling
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:

Location:
Site Name: Skallen Oike   Lat: 69º 40´ 26´´ S   Long: 39º 24´ 15´´ E  
Type: Automated Weather Station
Elevation: 10
Parameters Recorded: Air temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed, solar radiation, UV radiation, photosynthetically active radiation
Observation Frequency: 10
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Sør-Rondane Mountains   Lat: 71º 55´ 51´´ S   Long: 23º 19´ 31´´ E  
Type: Low Power Magnetometer (NIPR Type)
Elevation: 1314
Parameters Recorded: magnetic 3 components (H, D, Z)
Observation Frequency: 1 Hz
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment: 3-axis fluxgate magnetometer
Location:
Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Type: GNSS remote base station
Elevation: 29
Parameters Recorded: GNSS
Observation Frequency: 1 Second
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Yukidori Zawa   Lat: 69º 08´ 36´´ S   Long: 39º 26´ 30´´ E  
Type: Automated Microclimate Station
Elevation: 70
Parameters Recorded: Ground surface temperature, photosynthetic active radiation, UV radiation, time-lapse photograph
Observation Frequency: 1 hour
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:

Location:
Site Name: Yukidori Zawa   Lat: 69º 14´ 30´´ S   Long: 39º 44´ 22´´ E  
Type: Automated Weather Station
Elevation: 55
Parameters Recorded: Air temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed, solar radiation, UV radiation, photosynthetically active radiation
Observation Frequency: 10 minutes
Reference Number: None
Scientific Equipment:

Permanent Station Report
Operational Information - Stations
Name: Syowa Station
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 130
Date Established: 1957
Accommodation Facilities: There are 2 buildings for over-wintering expeditioners and each building has 21 beds. For summer expeditioners, there are 2 buildings. One has 48 beds and cafeteria for 60 people and the other has 40 beds.
Medical Facilities: Minimum required surgical operation facilities and dental emergency facilities are equipped. Two medical doctors stay at the station.
Remarks / Description: Region : Higashi-Ongul To, Lützow-Holmbukta / Elevation : 28.9m
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Dome Fuji Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Dome Fuji   Lat: 77º 19´ 01´´ S   Long: 39º 42´ 12´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 14
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Located on the top of Dronning Maud Land, 3,810m elevation, established in January 29, 1995
Operating Period: From: November To: February
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Asuka Station
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name: Asuka   Lat: 71º 31´ 29´´ S   Long: 24º 07´ 50´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Located in Sør-Rondane Mountains region, 980.3m elevation, established in March 26, 1985
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Mizuho Station
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name: Mizuho   Lat: 70º 41´ 58´´ S   Long: 44º 16´ 52´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Located in Dronning Maud Land, 2,244m elevation, established in July 21, 1970
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:

Permanent Vessels Report
Operational Information - Vessels
Name: R/V Shirase
Flag of State: Japan
Ice Strength: Icebreaking capacity:Continuous 1.5m ice thickness
Length: 138m
Beam: 28m
Gross Tonnage: 12650
Type: Supply and Research
Link to CONNAMP data:
Maximum Crew: 179
Maximum Passengerss: 80
Description / Remarks:
Search and Rescue Information:

Aircraft Report
Operational Information - Aircraft
Type: AS350BA
Number: 1
Remarks: Chartered by an Australian company, support scientific field operations
Search and Rescue Information:
Type: CH-101
Number: 2
Remarks: on board Shirase, transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations
Search and Rescue Information:

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 39th 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: 30/08/2017

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

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: 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 membrane separation activated sludge
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Kazuo Higuchi
Job Title or Position: Head of Logistics Section, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0779
Email: higuchi.kazuo@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: Meteorological observations and used for a base station for glaciological observations in the Sør Rondane Mountains
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: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Mizuho   Lat70º 41´ 58´´ S   Long44º 16´ 52´´ E  
Description of Activity: Meteorological, glaciological observations and used for a relay station for inland traverses.
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.

Contingency Plans Report
Environmental Information - Contingency Plans
Title: Syowa Station Oil Spill Contingency Plan
Scope/coverage of the plan: The expedition contingency plans are made and published for respective operations before departure from Japan and the expedition members act as keeping the plans. An oil spill contingency plans for Syowa Station was first compiled in 1987 and the plan was revised in 2008.
Objective: Contingency plan to respond safely and promptly to oil spill at Syowa Station and to minimize human, environmental and physical loss or damage.
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Kazuo Higuchi
Job Title or Position: Head of Logistics Section, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0779
Email: higuchi.kazuo@nipr.ac.jp

Relevant National Legislation Report
Other Information - Relevant National Legislation
Title: The Law relating to Protection of the Environment in Antarctica(Antarctic Environment Law)
Topic Environmental Protection: General
Description: 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. The Government of Japan issues and distributes pamphlets, and set up website to provide Japanese citizens of information on natural features, legal procedures required to visit Antarctica, the history of Japanese Antarctic Research and alike.
Date of Effect: 14 Jan 1998
Link (URL): http://www.env.go.jp/nature/nankyoku/kankyohogo_en/index.html
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Shuichi  HASEGAWA (Mr.)
Job Title or Position: Technical Official for Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5521-8245
Email: ANTARCTIC@env.go.jp
General Report