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Party: New Zealand
2018/2019 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Scott Base
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Pram Point   Lat: 77°51´S   Long: 166°45´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: None
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. In 2015/16 a wannigan was placed at the site to replace the old refuge huts which are scheduled to be removed in the 2018/19 season.

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: None
Remarks / Description: Two huts on the ice free area of Cape Roberts with accommodation for four people (approximately 10m2) as well as a living hut (19m2).
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: None
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: Located in the Wright Valley, near the mouth of the Onyx River on the shore of Lake Vanda. It consists of three interconnected huts with a total floor area of 30m2.
Name: Lower Wright Hut
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Wright Valley   Lat: 77°31´S   Long: 161°50´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 2
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: It is located on the south side of Wright Valley, approximately 1 mile west of Wright Lower Glacier. There is one small hut with accommodation for 2 people with a floor area of 6m2.

Vessels Report
Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: DC-Basler
Category: Intracontinental flights
Period From: 15/10/2018
Period To: 15/02/2019
Remarks: Intracontinenal cargo and passenger transport
Type: Helicopter
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 20/10/2018
Period To: 15/02/2019
Remarks: Two helicopters will be used this season working locally around Ross Island and the McMurdo Dry Valleys and in North Victoria Land.
Type: P3-Orion
Category: Intercontinental flights
Period From: 01/10/2018
Period To: 28/02/2019
Remarks:

Type: RNZAF B757
Category: Intercontinental flights
Number Of Flights: 6
Period From: 25/11/2018
Period To: 13/03/2019
Remarks: Movement of passengers
Departure Date Route Purpose
23 Nov 2018 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Transport of passengers
27 Nov 2018 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Transport of passengers
18 Feb 2019 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Transport of passengers
20 Feb 2019 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Transport of passengers
22 Feb 2019 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Transport of passengers
13 Mar 2019 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Transport of passengers
Type: RNZAF C-130
Category: Intercontinental flights
Number Of Flights: 7
Period From: 01/12/2018
Period To: 31/01/2019
Remarks: Movement of passengers and cargo
Departure Date Route Purpose
03 Dec 2018 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Transport of passengers and cargo
06 Dec 2018 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Transport of passengers and cargo
13 Dec 2018 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Movement of passengers and transport
17 Jan 2019 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Movement of passengers and cargo
19 Jan 2019 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Movement of passengers and transport
21 Jan 2019 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Movement of passengers and cargo
24 Jan 2019 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Movement of passengers and cargo
Type: Twin Otter
Category: Intracontinental flights
Period From: 15/10/2018
Period To: 15/02/2019
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: COL (E) = 1; MAJ (E) = 3; CAPT (E) = 7; LT (E) = 6; WO (E) = 0; SSGT (E) = 1; SGT (E) = 9; CPL (E) = 18; LCPL (E) = 22; PTE (E) = 45 Total = 112
Number and Type of Armaments possessed by personnel: Nil
Number and Type of Armaments of ships and aircraft: Nil
Information and Location of Military Equipment in the AT Area: Nil

Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Heritage Expeditions (2018) Ltd
Contact Address: PO Box 7218 Christchurch, New Zealand
Email Address: nathan@heritage-expeditions.com
Website Address: www.hertiage-expeditions.com
Name of Vessel: Spirit of Enderby
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 31
Maximum Passengers: 50
Remarks: 12 Jan - 09 Feb 2019 (Bluff to Bluff)
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
10 Feb 2019 Bluff 10 Mar 2019 Lyttelton Nathan Russ

Operator:
Name: Heritage Expeditions (2018) Ltd
Contact Address: PO Box 7218 Christchurch, New Zealand
Email Address: nathan@heritage-expeditions.com
Website Address: www.hertiage-expeditions.com
Name of Vessel: Spirit of Enderby
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 31
Maximum Passengers: 50
Remarks: 10 Feb - 10 Mar 2019 (Bluff to Lyttelton)
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
10 Jan 2019 Bluff 09 Feb 2019 Bluff Nathan Russ

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 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  24 Sep 2018   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Helicopter support; aerial penguin census; environmental management
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 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  24 Sep 2018   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Helicopter support; Aerial penguin census; Environmental monitoring; AWS maintenance and dowloading
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: K083-1819-D
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: To dig up to 6 pits (1m x 1m) at abandoned and active Adelie penguin colonies; To collect fresh guano samples from breeding Adelie penguins; Deploy 90 GLS tags
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K083-1819-D Ross RAMP: Adelie Penguins Northern Victoria Land
ASPA: Number:  106    Name:  Cape Hallett, Northern Victoria Land, Ross Sea (More Details)
Permit Number: K812-1819-B
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Soil, moss, and lichen sampling and physiology as well as UAS operations
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K812-1819-B KOPRI collaboration monitoring programme - Terrestrial

ASPA: Number:  116    Name:  New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  24 Sep 2018   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: K083-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Collection of snow for potable water over the 10 week period at Cape Bird
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K083-1819-A Ross RAMP: Adelie Penguins
ASPA: Number:  121    Name:  Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  24 Sep 2018   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 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 150
Permit Period: From:  24 Sep 2018   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Monitoring
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: K055-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Maintenance and calibration of the MF RADAR receivers (indoors) and aerial systems outdoors.
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K055-1819-A Dynamics in the Antarctic Atmosphere
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K060-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Maintenance and data download of science equipment
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K060-1819-A Space Weather Monitoring (AARDDVARK)
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K085-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Maintenance and data download of science equipment
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K085-1819-A NIWA Instrument maintenance and training
ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K089-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Maintenance and data download of science equipment
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K089-1819-A Climate data acquisition

ASPA: Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K220-1819-A Post Graduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies (PCAS)
ASPA: Number:  123    Name:  Barwick and Balham Valleys, Southern Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: K123-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Soil sampling
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K123-1819-A Soil climate stations
ASPA: Number:  124    Name:  Cape Crozier, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 9
Permit Period: From:  24 Sep 2018   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: K083-1819-B
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Observing fine scale foraging behaviour of emperor penguins located at the Cape Crozier colony
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K083-1819-B Ross RAMP: Emperor Penguins and Weddell Seals

ASPA: Number:  131    Name:  Canada Glacier, Lake Fryxell, Taylor Valley, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  24 Sep 2018   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: K080-1819-C
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Sampling and physiological measurements of lichens, springtails, mosses, and lithic and soil microbial communities.
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K080-1819-C Resilience in Antarctic biota and ecosystems - Terrestrial
ASPA: Number:  138    Name:  Linnaeus Terrace, Asgard Range, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  24 Sep 2018   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 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  24 Sep 2018   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:  154    Name:  Botany Bay, Cape Geology, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: K080-1819-C
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Sampling and physiological measurements of lichens, springtails, mosses, and lithic and soil microbial communities.
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K080-1819-C Resilience in Antarctic biota and ecosystems - Terrestrial
ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 250
Permit Period: From:  24 Sep 2018   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: K150-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Monitoring survey in and around historic hut
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K150-1819-A Absolute gravity, tide gauge calibrations and historic hut surveys
ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Monitoring and maintenance of the historic hut and surrounds
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K170-1819-A AHT Ross Island Maintenance

ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K220-1819-A Post Graduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies (PCAS)
ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 200
Permit Period: From:  24 Sep 2018   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: K150-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Monitoring survey in and around historic hut
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K150-1819-A Absolute gravity, tide gauge calibrations and historic hut surveys
ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Monitoring and maintenance of the historic hut and surrounds
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K170-1819-A AHT Ross Island Maintenance

ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K220-1819-A Post Graduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies (PCAS)
ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 350
Permit Period: From:  24 Sep 2018   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Familiarisation/education; 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: K150-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Monitoring survey in and around historic hut
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K150-1819-A Absolute gravity, tide gauge calibrations and historic hut surveys
ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Monitoring and maintenance of the historic hut and surrounds
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K170-1819-A AHT Ross Island Maintenance

ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1819-A
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K220-1819-A Post Graduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies (PCAS)
ASPA: Number:  159    Name:  Cape Adare, Borchgrevink Coast (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  24 Sep 2018   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: K170-1819-B
Number of people permitted: 7
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Conservation of the historic huts at Cape Adare.
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K170-1819-B AHT Cape Adare
ASPA: Number:  159    Name:  Cape Adare, Borchgrevink Coast (More Details)
Permit Number: K812-1819-B
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  20 Sep 2018   To:  01 Oct 2019
Purpose: Service AWS, download loggers in hut for AHT, and biological sampling
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: K812-1819-B KOPRI collaboration monitoring programme - Terrestrial

ASPA: Number:  165    Name:  Edmonson Point, Wood Bay, Ross Sea  (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 0
Permit Period: From:  24 Sep 2018   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 2015-2019
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  24 Sep 2018   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Aerial penguin census
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
Aircrat Report
General Report