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Party: New Zealand
2016/2017 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
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
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
Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Bell B3-Squirrel (A-star)
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 19/10/2016
Period To: 28/02/2017
Remarks: Intracontinental passenger and cargo transport in support of field activities.
Type: C-130
Category: Intercontinental flights
Period From: 01/11/2016
Period To: 31/12/2016
Remarks: Intercontinental passenger and cargo transport
Type: DC-Basler
Category: Intracontinental flights
Period From: 01/10/2016
Period To: 28/02/2017
Remarks: Intracontinenal cargo and passenger transport

Type: P3-Orion
Category: Intercontinental flights
Period From: 01/10/2016
Period To: 28/02/2017
Remarks:
Type: TWIN OTTER
Category: Intracontinental flights
Period From: 01/10/2016
Period To: 28/02/2017
Remarks: Intracontinenal cargo and passenger transport

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: Joint operations with the Army, Airforce and Navy: Maj (E) = 5; Capt/LT (E) = 10; WO (E) = 2; Staff SGT (E) = 6; SGT (E) = 20; CPL (E) = 21; LCPL (E) = 22; PTE (E) = 41
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: Maj (E) = 5; Capt/LT (E) = 10; WO (E) = 2; Staff SGT (E) = 6; SGT (E) = 20; CPL (E) = 21; LCPL (E) = 22; PTE (E) = 41
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: 2 cruises to Ross Sea
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
11 Jan 2017 Bluff 12 Feb 2017 Bluff

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Cape Adare - Borchgrevinks Hut Latitude: 71º 18´ 00´´ S Longitude: 170º 12´ 00´´ E
Visit Date07/02/2017
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors50
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Historic Site visit, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
12 Feb 2017 Bluff 15 Mar 2017 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: 2 cruises to Ross Sea
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
16 Jan 2017 Bluff 11 Feb 2017 Bluff
11 Feb 2017 Bluff 11 Mar 2017 Lyttleton

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 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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
ASPA: Number:  106    Name:  Cape Hallett, Northern Victoria Land, Ross Sea (More Details)
Permit Number: K812-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Science; Soil and vegetation monitoring studies
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Ecosystem monitoring in Northern Victoria Land
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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations

ASPA: Number:  116    Name:  New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K122-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K060-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: K085-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: K089-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: K220-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: PCAS
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K810-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: NZARI IVS

ASPA: Number:  124    Name:  Cape Crozier, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 9
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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
ASPA: Number:  124    Name:  Cape Crozier, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K122-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: K175-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations

ASPA: Number:  131    Name:  Canada Glacier, Lake Fryxell, Taylor Valley, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: K020-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Science; Vegetation monitoring
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Evidence based risk assessment of the Dry Valleys ecosystem
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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations

ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K102-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Science; Geomagnetic measurements
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: GNS Magnetic measurements survey
ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: K170-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 11
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: K175-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: K220-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: PCAS
ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K810-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: NZARI IVS
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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: K170-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 11
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: K175-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: K220-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: K810-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: NZARI IVS

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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: K170-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 11
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: K175-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
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: K220-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: PCAS
ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K810-1617-A
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: NZARI IVS
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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations

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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
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: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
Aircrat Report
General Report