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Party: New Zealand
2015/2016 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 Huts
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.

Name: Cape Adare Field Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Cape Adare   Lat:    Long:   
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: The planned facility can accommodate up to 8 people and will operate over a five week period during October and November 2015. The igloo unit and polar sleeping units will be moved up on to Cape Adare ridge for the winter of 2016. Survival equipment will be stored inside the igloo unit including food, fuel, cooker, sleeping bags. This will be accessible as an emergency shelter for other (US) parties that are planning to operate in the area during the 2015/16 season.

Vessels Report
Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Bell B3-Squirrel (A-Star)
Category:
Number Of Flights: 1
Period From: 01/10/2015
Period To: 28/02/2016
Remarks:
Departure Date Route Purpose
01 Oct 2015 Within the Ross Sea region Intracontinental passenger and cargo transport in support of field activities.
Type: C130
Category:
Number Of Flights: 1
Period From: 23/11/2015
Period To: 16/03/2016
Remarks:
Departure Date Route Purpose
23 Nov 2015 Christchurch, NZ - McMurdo - Christchurch, NZ Intercontinental passenger and cargo transport
Type: DC Basler
Category:
Number Of Flights: 1
Period From: 01/10/2015
Period To: 28/02/2016
Remarks:
Departure Date Route Purpose
01 Oct 2015 Within the Ross Sea region Intracontinenal cargo and passenger transport

Type: P3 Orion
Category:
Number Of Flights: 1
Period From: 01/10/2015
Period To: 28/02/2016
Remarks:
Departure Date Route Purpose
01 Oct 2015 Christchurch, NZ - McMurdo - Christchurch, NZ Southern Ocean surveillance and medical evacuations
Type: Twin Otter
Category:
Number Of Flights: 1
Period From: 01/10/2015
Period To: 28/02/2016
Remarks:
Departure Date Route Purpose
01 Oct 2015 Within the Ross Sea region 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 Lieutenant(E): 2 Warrant Officer: 2 Staff Sergeant(E): 3 Sergeant(E): 6 Corporal(E): 14 Lance Corporal(E): 18 Private(E): 45
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: 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
12 Jan 2016 Bluff 10 Feb 2016 Bluff
10 Feb 2016 Bluff 10 Mar 2016 Lyttleton

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
08 Jan 2016 Hobart 02 Feb 2016 Bluff
02 Feb 2016 Bluff 07 Mar 2016 Lyttleton

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: Borchgrevink's Hut Conservation Work 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Fixed wing aircraft, helicopter and skidoo
Activities: Camping, Helicopter Flight, Helicopter Landing, Conservation work
Number of Participants: 7
Date begin: 09 Nov 2015
Date end: 27 Nov 2015
Number of personnel: 7
Operator:
Name: Antarctic Heritage Trust
Contact Address: Private Bag 4745, Christchurch
Email Address: n.watson@nzaht.org
Website Address: www.nzaht.org
Remarks: The Antarctic Heritage Trust will be undertaking emergency repair work on Borchgrevink's Living Hut and relocating the artefacts for conservation in Christchurch. Filming for a Norwegian Boradcasting Corporation documentary will also take place.
Location of Activities
09 Nov 2015 Cape Adare - Borchgrevinks Hut
Routes:

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 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Helicopter support; Aerial penguin census; Environmental inspection
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  106    Name:  Cape Hallett, Northern Victoria Land, Ross Sea (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Helicopter support; Aerial penguin census; Environmental monitoring; AWS maintenance and downloading
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  116    Name:  New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management ; Environmental monitoring; Operational tasks
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  116    Name:  New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K122-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Water collection; Skua census
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Protecting the Structure and Function of Ross Sea Ecosystems - Cape Bird

ASPA: Number:  121    Name:  Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Event support; Adelie penguin census
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  121    Name:  Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K020-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Science; Sampling
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Evidence-Based Risk Assessment of the McMurdo Dry Valley Ecosystem
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 150
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Monitoring; Science support; Maintenance
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K055-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Science; Atmospheric measurements; Maintenance and calibration of equipment
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Dynamics in the Antarctic Middle Atmosphere - MF Calibration & Snow Web retrieval

ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K060-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Science; Atmospheric measurements; Maintenance and calibration of equipment
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Space Weather Monitoring (AARDDVARK)
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K085-1516
Number of people permitted: 7
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Science; Atmospheric measurements; Maintenance and calibration of equipment
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: NIWA Atmospheric programme
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K089-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Science; Atmospheric measurements; Maintenance and calibration of equipment
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Climate Data Acquisition NIWA – SB and AH, Antarctica
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: PCAS

ASPA: Number:  124    Name:  Cape Crozier, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Helicopter support; Aerial penguin census; Environmental monitoring; SAR cache check
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  124    Name:  Cape Crozier, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K122-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Science; Penguin and skua studies
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Protecting the Structure and Function of Ross Sea Ecosystems - Cape Bird
ASPA: Number:  124    Name:  Cape Crozier, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K175-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: AHT- IV
ASPA: Number:  131    Name:  Canada Glacier, Lake Fryxell, Taylor Valley, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Helicopter support; Environmental inspection
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:

ASPA: Number:  131    Name:  Canada Glacier, Lake Fryxell, Taylor Valley, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: K011-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Science; UAS measurements
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Use of UAS to assess Human Impact in Taylor Valley, Botany Bay and Cape Evans
ASPA: Number:  138    Name:  Linnaeus Terrace, Asgard Range, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Helicopter support
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  154    Name:  Botany Bay, Cape Geology, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Event support; Environmental inspection
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  154    Name:  Botany Bay, Cape Geology, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: K011-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Science; UAS measurements
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Use of UAS to assess Human Impact in Taylor Valley, Botany Bay and Cape Evans

ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 250
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Familiarisation/education; Event support; Environmental inspection
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K011-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Science; UAS measurements
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Use of UAS to assess Human Impact in Taylor Valley, Botany Bay and Cape Evans
ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1516-B
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Deformation surveys
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Gravity Survey with IPEV GRAVITE 337 and Historic Hut Surveys
ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Heritage Conservation
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: AHT Ross Island Maintenance Phase 1

ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K175-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: AHT- IV
ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: PCAS
ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 200
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Familiarisation/education; Event support; Environmental inspection
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K020-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Science; Sampling
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Evidence-Based Risk Assessment of the McMurdo Dry Valley Ecosystem

ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1516-B
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Deformation surveys
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Gravity Survey with IPEV GRAVITE 337 and Historic Hut Surveys
ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Heritage Conservation
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: AHT Ross Island Maintenance Phase 1
ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K175-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: AHT- IV
ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: PCAS

ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 350
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Familiarisation/education; Event support; Environmental inspection
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1516-B
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Deformation surveys
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Gravity Survey with IPEV GRAVITE 337 and Historic Hut Surveys
ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Heritage Conservation
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: AHT Ross Island Maintenance Phase 1
ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K175-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: AHT- IV

ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1516-A
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2015   To:  01 Mar 2015
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: PCAS
ASPA: Number:  159    Name:  Cape Adare, Borchgrevink Coast (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Aerial penguin census; Event support
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  159    Name:  Cape Adare, Borchgrevink Coast (More Details)
Permit Number: Cape Adare IEE 2015-2017
Number of people permitted: 10
Permit Period: From:  19 Oct 2015   To:  01 Oct 2018
Purpose: Science support and management; Environmental monitoring
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  165    Name:  Edmonson Point, Wood Bay, Ross Sea  (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 0
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Aerial penguin census
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 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Environmental inspection
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
Aircrat Report
General Report