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Party: New Zealand
2014/2015 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Scott Base
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Ross Island   Lat: 77°30´S   Long: 168°00´E  
Maximum Population: 85
Medical Facilities: Scott Base has a first aid facility. Advanced medical care is available at McMurdo Station (United States Antarctic Program)
Remarks / Description:
Name: Bratina Island Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Bratina Island   Lat: 78°01´S   Long: 165°32´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 6
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Near the northern tip of Brown Peninsula. 3 very small huts accommodate 6 persons max
Name: Cape Bird Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Cape Bird   Lat: 77º 13´ 06´´ S   Long: 166º 26´ 10´´ E  
Accommodation Capacity: 8
Medical Facilities: Survival box on beach below hut (77°13'10"S 166°25'48"E)
Remarks / Description:
Name: Cape Evans Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Cape Evans   Lat: 77º 38´ 18´´ S   Long: 166º 24´ 25´´ E  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: none
Remarks / Description: Cape Evans is on the west coast of Ross Island at the northern entrance to Erebus Bay. Accommodation capacity is for 4 people in 2 small huts.

Name: Cape Roberts Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Cape Roberts   Lat: 77º 02´ 00´´ S   Long: 163º 12´ 00´´ E  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: Survival box
Remarks / Description: Situated on promontory on south east edge of Granite Harbour
Name: Cape Royds Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Cape Royds   Lat: 72º 19´ 13´´ S   Long: 170º 13´ 34´´ E  
Accommodation Capacity: 2
Medical Facilities: Survival Box
Remarks / Description:
Name: Lake Vanda Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Wright Valley   Lat: 77°31´S   Long: 161°50´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 8
Medical Facilities: none
Remarks / Description: Wright Valley, near the mouth of the Onyx River
Name: Lower Wright Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Wright Valley   Lat: 77°31´S   Long: 161°50´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 2
Medical Facilities: Survival box
Remarks / Description: NOTE: this hut's position is incorrect on both USCS 1:250 000 and 1:50 000 maps. It is located on the south side of Wright Valley, approximately 1 mile west of Wright Lower Glacier.

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Royal New Zealand Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel
Country of Registry: New Zealand
Number of Voyages: 0
Remarks: Southern Ocean Surveillance

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Bell B3-Squirrel (A-Star)
Category:
Period From: 01/10/2014
Period To: 28/02/2015
Remarks: Intracontinental passenger and cargo transport in support of field activities.
Type: C130
Category:
Period From: 15/11/2014
Period To: 15/11/2014
Remarks: Intercontinental cargo transport
Type: DC Basler
Category:
Period From: 01/10/2014
Period To: 28/02/2015
Remarks: Intracontinenal cargo and passenger transport

Type: P3 Orion
Category:
Period From: 01/10/2014
Period To: 28/02/2015
Remarks: Southern Ocean surveillance and medical evacuations
Type: Twin Otter
Category:
Period From: 01/10/2014
Period To: 28/02/2015
Remarks: Intracontinental transfer of cargo and people

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: Joint operations with the Army, Airforce and Navy: Major (E) = 1, Captain = 1, Sergeant = 2, Sergeant (E) = 1, Private = 16, Private (E) = 18, Corporal = 4, Corporal (E) = 5, Lance Corporal = 8, Lance Corporal (E) = 3, Warrant Officer 2 = 1, Staff Sergeant = 2, Lientenant = 1, Sapper = 3, Sapper Lance Corporal = 4, Private Corporal (E) = 15, Private Sergeant (E) = 2, Leading Aircraftsman = 4, Leading Aircraftsman (E) = 1, Air Movements = 1 HMNZS Wellington: 56 NZ Defence Force employees and 4 civilians. Key personnel: Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Commander Graham MacLean; Ice Navigation Consultant: Captain Andrew Leechman.
Number and Type of Armaments possessed by personnel: N/A
Number and Type of Armaments of ships and aircraft: N/A
Information and Location of Military Equipment in the AT Area: N/A
Military personnel in expeditions: Joint operations with the Army, Airforce and Navy: Major (E) = 1, Captain = 1, Sergeant = 2, Sergeant (E) = 1, Private = 16, Private (E) = 18, Corporal = 4, Corporal (E) = 5, Lance Corporal = 8, Lance Corporal (E) = 3, Warrant Officer 2 = 1, Staff Sergeant = 2, Lientenant = 1, Sapper = 3, Sapper Lance Corporal = 4, Private Corporal (E) = 15, Private Sergeant (E) = 2, Leading Aircraftsman = 4, Leading Aircraftsman (E) = 1, Air Movements = 1
Number and Type of Armaments possessed by personnel: N/A
Number and Type of Armaments of ships and aircraft: N/A
Information and Location of Military Equipment in the AT Area: N/A

Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Oceanwide Expeditions B.V.
Contact Address: Bellamypark 9, 4381 CG Vlissingen, The Netherlands
Email Address: info@oceanwide-expeditions.com
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: MV Ortelius
Country of Registry: Cyprus
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 40
Maximum Passengers: 116
Remarks: 2 voyages to the Ross Sea.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
11 Feb 2015 Bluff 13 Mar 2015 Ushuaia

Operator:
Name: OCYAN Logistics Ltd
Contact Address: 34 Salmond Street, Hoon Hay, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
Email Address: seamount@islandnet.com
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: SV SAOIRSE
Country of Registry: New Zealand
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 12
Maximum Passengers:
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
26 Dec 2014 Puerto Williams 16 Jan 2015 Puerto Williams

Operator:
Name: Rodney Russ
Contact Address: Heritage Expeditions Ltd, PO Box 7218, Christchurch, New Zealand
Email Address: rodney@heritage-expeditions.com
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: Spirit of Enderby
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 22
Maximum Passengers: 49
Remarks: 1 cruise to Ross Sea
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
09 Feb 2015 Bluff 10 Mar 2015 Bluff

Operator:
Name: Rodney Russ
Contact Address: Heritage Expeditions Ltd, PO Box 7218, Christchurch, New Zealand
Email Address: rodney@heritage-expeditions.com
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: Akademik Shokalskiy
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 22
Maximum Passengers: 50
Remarks: 1 cruise to Ross Sea
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
11 Jan 2015 Bluff 11 Feb 2015 Bluff

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

Denial of Authorizations
Area Protection and Management Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management
ASPA: Number:  105    Name:  Beaufort Island, McMurdo Sound, Ross Sea (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Helicopter support; Aerial penguin census; Environmental inspection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  106    Name:  Cape Hallett, Northern Victoria Land, Ross Sea (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Helicopter support; Aerial penguin census; Environmental monitoring; AWS maintenance and downloading
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  116    Name:  New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Environmental monitoring; Operational tasks
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  116    Name:  New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K122-1415-A
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Skua abundance and density counts
Summary of activities: Annual skua census and collection of snow and water for drinking water.
Event or project name/number:

ASPA: Number:  121    Name:  Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Event support; Adelie penguin census
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  121    Name:  Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K067-1415-A
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Science sampling
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people permitted: 150
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Monitoring; Science support; Maintenance
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K001-1415-C
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Filming science facility and equipment
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:

ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K055-1415
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Maintenance of science equipment
Summary of activities: Maintenance and calibration of MF RADAR receiver systems and antennae. RF noise survey.
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K060-1415-A
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Maintenance of science equipment
Summary of activities: Maintenance and calibration of AARDDVARK/WWLLN VLF receiver and antennae.
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K085-1415-A
Number of people permitted: 7
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Maintenance of science equipment
Summary of activities: Maintenance and calibration of eight remote sensing and sampling instruments in the Arrival Heights facility.
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K089-1415-A
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Maintenance of science equipment
Summary of activities: Servicing and calibration of weather station.
Event or project name/number:

ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1415-A
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Site assessment for gravity measurements
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1415-B
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Site assessment for gravity measurements
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1415
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Educational and familiarisation
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  124    Name:  Cape Crozier, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people permitted: 9
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Helicopter support; Aerial penguin census; Environmental monitoring; SAR cache check
Event or project name/number:

ASPA: Number:  124    Name:  Cape Crozier, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1415
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Historic site conservation and familiarisation visit
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  131    Name:  Canada Glacier, Lake Fryxell, Taylor Valley, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Helicopter support; Environmental inspection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  138    Name:  Linnaeus Terrace, Asgard Range, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Helicopter support
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  154    Name:  Botany Bay, Cape Geology, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Event support; Environmental inspection
Event or project name/number:

ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people permitted: 200
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Familiarisation/education; Event support; Environmental inspection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K001-1415-C
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Filming for Antarctic course
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1415-B
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Topographic survey and historic hut deformation monitoring
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1415
Number of people permitted: 15
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Historic site conservation and maintenance monitoring programme
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:

ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1415
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Educational and familiarisation
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people permitted: 200
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Familiarisation/education; Event support; Environmental inspection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K001-1415-C
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Filming for Antarctic course
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1415
Number of people permitted: 15
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Historic site conservation and maintenance monitoring programme
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:

ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1415
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Educational and familiarisation
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people permitted: 200
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Familiarisation/education; Environmental inspection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K001-1415-C
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Filming for Antarctic course
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1415-B
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Topographic survey and historic hut deformation monitoring
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:

ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1415
Number of people permitted: 15
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Historic hut conservation programme
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1415
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Educational and familiarisation
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  159    Name:  Cape Adare, Borchgrevink Coast (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Aerial penguin census; Event support
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  159    Name:  Cape Adare, Borchgrevink Coast (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1415
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Historic hut conservation programme
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:

ASPA: Number:  175    Name:  High Altitude Geothermal sites of the Ross Sea region (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Environmental inspection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  175    Name:  High Altitude Geothermal sites of the Ross Sea region (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Environmental management; Helicopter support
Event or project name/number:
Aircrat Report
General Report