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2009/2010 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: K002 09/10 LGP Hatherton logistics support
Discipline: Science Support
Principal Investigator: Shulamit Gordon (Antarctica New Zealand)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Logistic support camp operations.
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Darwin Glacier
Project Name/Number: K003 09/10 Latitudinal Gradient Project Granite Harbour
Discipline: Logistics Support
Principal Investigator: Shulamit Gordon (Antarctica New Zealand)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Logistics support for science field camp
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Granite Harbour
Project Name/Number: K014 09/10 How Antarctic Fish use antifreeze to survive in ice laden water
Discipline: BIOCHEMISTRY
Principal Investigator: Professor Clive Evans (University of Auckland)
Main Activity/ Remarks: How supercooled fishes utilise anti-freeze glycoproteins (AFGPs) to survive in freezing Antarctic waters was inestigated by chemically synthesing non-radioactively labelled AFGPs and using the products to track the route by which secreted anti-freeze is able to reach high levels in the circulation, to identify the cell type involved in ice crystal entrapment, and to characterise the likely receptor.
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McMurdo Sound
Project Name/Number: K018 09/10 Ross Sea Meroplankton
Discipline: MARINE ECOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Dr Mary Sewell (University of Auckland)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Undertook detailed studies of the meroplankton community at a range of latitudes involving daily quantification of the distribution and abundance of common larval forms identified.
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Granite Harbour

Project Name/Number: K020 09/10 Biocomplexity in the Dry Valleys
Discipline: TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Professor Craig Cary (University of Waikato)
Main Activity/ Remarks: This research focuses on describing and interpreting biocomplexity of terrestrial ecosystems in the Ross Sea region delivering a GIS/biodiversity database model linking biodiversity, landscape and environmental factors in a form that is easily understood and taken up by end users.
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McMurdo Dry Valleys
Project Name/Number: K023 09/10 Life at the Extreme
Discipline: TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Professor Craig Cary (University of Waikato)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Employing a combination of advanced genetic methods coupled with culture dependant approaches the study undertook a gene-centric analysis of the Tramway Ridge microflora and other Antarctic geothermal sites to address questions focused on endemism, biogeography, evolution, and adaptation.
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Areas of Operation
Tramway Ridge
Project Name/Number: K026 09/10 Cumulative Impacts and Recovery Rates
Discipline: SOIL SCIENCE
Principal Investigator: Dr Megan Balks (University of Waikato)
Main Activity/ Remarks: This project seeks to quantify the cumulative impacts of human activities on Antarctic soils, identify areas of greater vulnerability, increase our predictive environmental impact assessment abilities, and make way for informed management decisions in the future.
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Victoria Land
Project Name/Number: K043 09/10 Microbial Diversity in Sea Ice
Discipline: MARINE ECOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Dr Ken Ryan (Victoria University of Wellington)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ground truth data of total primary productivity and biodiversity in Antarctic sea ice, and study the relationship between the extent of ice cover and total primary production was conducted along an extensive north-south transect of the western coast of the Ross Sea.
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Areas of Operation
Terra Nova Bay
Granite Harbour

Project Name/Number: K049 09/10 NZ Ice Core Programme
Discipline: GLACIOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Dr Nancy Bertler (Victoria University of Wellington)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The project's objective was to recover a series of ice cores from glaciers along a 14-degree latitudinal transect of the climatically sensitive Victoria Land coastline and thereby directly contribute a critical dataset to ITASE.
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Victoria Land
Roosevelt Island
Project Name/Number: K053 09/10 Polar Cryosphere Remote Sensing
Discipline: GLACIOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Dr Wolfgang Rack (University of Canterbury)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The overall aim of this project was to carry out research in the Antarctic that will improve the accuracy of remotely sensed, satellite-derived, snow and ice data.
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McMurdo Sound
Project Name/Number: K055 09/10 Assessment of Antarctic Middle Atmosphere
Discipline: ATMOSPHERICS
Principal Investigator: Dr Arian McDonald (University of Canterbury)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Our studies investigate the Antarctic middle atmosphere's response to natural and man-made factors which change climate, and the feedbacks in the atmosphere which couple this change to climate change at the surface.
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Arrival Heights
Project Name/Number: K056 09/10 Dynamics of the Darwin/Hatherton Glacial System
Discipline: GEOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Professor Bryan Storey (University of Canterbury)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The Darwin-Hatherton glacial system offers a unique opportunity to investigate the response of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to future climate change. This research takes an integrated earth systems approach by combining glacial, geomorphological and climatological methodologies to obtain a set of information that will enable the system to be characterised and understood.
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Darwin Glacier
Beardmore Glacier

Project Name/Number: K060 09/10 AARDDVARK - Long Range Evironmental Monitoring by Radio
Discipline: ATMOSPHERICS
Principal Investigator: Dr Craig Rodgers (University of Otago)
Main Activity/ Remarks: It is important to understand the response of all regions above the Earth to climate change in order to improve our modelling and prediction capabilities. This should include consideration of the contribution of solar input and its variability through the transmission of solar energy from the Earth's upstream region to the lower atmosphere. This project provides a better understanding of the volatility of near-Earth space, a plasma region populated by ionised gas embedded in the geomagnetic field. One example of the solar variability to lower atmosphere linkage comes from solar-induced energetic particle precipitation leading to ozone losses in the upper stratosphere; experimental observations show increased ozone losses occurring during the polar winter and caused by solar-generated events, particularly dramatic explosions on the Sun and aurora producing geomagnetic. This variability may contribute to the recovery times of the man-made ozone hole. Polar ozone depletion has a key influence on the global climate system, directly impacting on NZ both through changes in local ultraviolet (UV) levels and producing regional climate variability.
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Areas of Operation
Arrival Heights
Scott Base
Project Name/Number: K064 09/10 Glacier-Permafrost Interactions
Discipline: GLACIOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Dr Sean Fitzsimons (University of Otago)
Main Activity/ Remarks: This study undertook a multi parameter investigation into the formation of ice-rich permafrost and the principal controls of permafrost deformation at the margins and beneath cold-based glaciers.
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Areas of Operation
Minna Bluff
Garwood Valley
Project Name/Number: K066 09/10 Latitudinal Gene Drift in Marine and Terrestrial Organisms from the Ross Sea Region
Discipline: ECOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Dr Craig Marshall (University of Otago)
Main Activity/ Remarks: This programme collected material from both marine and terrestrial animals to determine their phylogenetic histories.
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Areas of Operation
Granite Harbour
Project Name/Number: K068 09/10 Climate Change and Marine Larvae
Discipline: MARINE ECOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Dr Miles Lamare (University of Otago)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The study investigated the impact of UV-R on the planktonic larval stage of Sterechinus neumayeri.
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Areas of Operation
Scott Base

Project Name/Number: K069 09/10 Space Weather Monitoring
Discipline: ATMOSPHERICS
Principal Investigator: Professor Brian Fraser (Newcastle University)
Main Activity/ Remarks: This study looks at the dynamics and topology of the southern high latitude cusp and polar cap, geomagnetic field regions open to direct solar influence. Ultra-low frequency (ULF) waves will be used as tracers to study plasma dynamics and magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling.
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Areas of Operation
Arrival Heights
Project Name/Number: K072 09/10 Paeleoclimate Reconstruction Using Pedogenic Carbonate
Discipline: SOIL SCIENCE
Principal Investigator: Dr Carol Smith (Lincoln University)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The proxy will allow us to test hypotheses of climatically-influenced changes in hydrology and glacier dynamics, provide corroboration of ice-core based isotopic paleotemperature proxies, and potentially allow reconstruction of past atmospheric CO2 isotopic composition.
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Areas of Operation
Scott Base
McMurdo Dry Valleys
Project Name/Number: K073 09/10 Sleep and physical activity patterns
Discipline: PSYCHOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Dr Gary Steel (Lincoln University)
Main Activity/ Remarks: This project's primary aim is to examine the deep theoretical relationships between circannual patterns of psychological and physical activity in Antarctica.
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Areas of Operation
Scott Base
Project Name/Number: K081 09/10 Antarctic Inland Aquatic Ecosystems
Discipline: AQUATIC ECOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Dr Brian Sorrell (NIWA)
Main Activity/ Remarks: This study is developing climate-driven models that describe the physical and chemical processes within aquatic ecosystems. We are also determining the structure, diversity and dynamics of the biological communities within these systems.
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Areas of Operation
Darwin Glacier
Bratina Island

Project Name/Number: K082 09/10 Ice CUBE
Discipline: MARINE ECOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Dr Vonda Cummings (NIWA)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The study used natural gradients in environmental conditions (eg, sea ice, light regime) and productivity within the latitudinal range of the Ross Sea to address how the structure, diversity, trophic interactions and productivity of communities relate to site-specific physical variables.
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Areas of Operation
New Harbour
Project Name/Number: K085 09/10 Antarctic Stratosphere
Discipline: ATMOSPHERICS
Principal Investigator: Dr Stephen Wood (NIWA)
Main Activity/ Remarks: This research investigates the Antarctic atmosphere's role in global change, its response to that change, and its impact on it surroundings. One component of this is measurements of atmospheric composition in Antarctica using ground based instruments. We have measurements of ozone (using a Dobson spectrophotometer) and of several other important trace gases in the atmosphere.
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Arrival Heights
Project Name/Number: K087 09/10 Atmospheric air sampling
Discipline: ATMOSPHERICS
Principal Investigator: Dr Gordon Brailsford (NIWA)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The main goals of this programme are to study trace gas species in the Antarctic troposphere and lower stratosphere to better understand the way in which the global changes impact on the Antarctic region.
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Arrival Heights
Project Name/Number: K089 09/10 Climate Data Acquisition
Discipline: ATMOSPHERICS
Principal Investigator: Dr Andrew Harper (NIWA)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The goal of this programme is to obtain a high quality, continuous climate record for Scott Base and Arrival Heights in Antarctica.
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Arrival Heights

Project Name/Number: K122 09/10 Adelie Penguins
Discipline: MARINE ECOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Dr Phil Lyver (Landcare Research)
Main Activity/ Remarks: This programme maintains a long term database by continuing the annual aerial census of three Adelie penguin populations on Ross Island and along the Victoria Land coast.
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Ross Sea
Project Name/Number: K123 09/10 Environmental protection of soils of the Ross Sea region
Discipline: SOIL SCIENCE
Principal Investigator: Dr Jackie Aislabie (Landcare Research)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The goal of this research is to support environmental protection and management of ice free areas of the Ross Sea region by increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding of Antarctic soils including soil distribution and climate, baterial diversity and vulnerability to human impacts.
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Areas of Operation
Victoria Land
Project Name/Number: K131 09/10 Winter sea ice growth processes
Discipline: SEA ICE STUDIES
Principal Investigator: Dr Tim Haskell (University of Otago/Industrial Research Limited)
Main Activity/ Remarks: This programme aims to characterise the relationship between the sea ice, ocean and atmosphere of Antarctica in order to better understand and predict high latitude coupled climate variability and to underpin the mangement of Antarcica and the Southern Ocean in the context of the global climate system.
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McMurdo Sound
Project Name/Number: K150 09/10 LINZ
Discipline: MAPPING
Principal Investigator: Graeme Blick (LINZ)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Surveying, charting and mapping programme in the Ross Sea region.
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Ross Sea

Project Name/Number: K170 09/10 Antarctic Heritage Trust
Discipline: CONSERVATION
Principal Investigator: Nigel Watson (Antarctic Heritage Trust)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Conservation of the historic huts on Ross Island and their contents for future generations.
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Areas of Operation
Ross Island

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 Hallet
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Seabee Hook   Lat: 72º 19´ 00´´ S   Long: 170º 13´ 00´´ E  
Accommodation Capacity: 0
Medical Facilities: Survival Box
Remarks / Description: NOTE: all huts were removed during the 2003-04 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: 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.
Name: K003 0910 Latitudinal Gradient Project Granite Harbour
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Granite Harbour   Lat: 76°53´S   Long: 162°44´E  
Medical Facilities: Survival Bags
Remarks / Description:
Name: K170 - Antarctic Heritage Trust
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Cape Evans   Lat: 77º 38´ 18´´ S   Long: 166º 24´ 25´´ E  
Medical Facilities: Survival Bags
Remarks / Description:

Vessels Report
Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Eurocopter EC130B4 Helicopter
Category:
Period From: 01/11/2009
Period To: 31/01/2010
Remarks: Operations within 100nm of Scott Base support for field activities
Type: Lochheed C-130H Hercules
Category:
Period From: 01/10/2009
Period To: 28/02/2010
Remarks: Christchurch > McMurdo > Christchurch Delivery of personnel and cargo to Scott Base
Type: P3 Orion
Category:
Period From: 01/12/2009
Period To: 25/02/2010
Remarks: Surevillance for IUU fishing

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
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: Don and Margie McIntyre
Contact Address: Ocean Frontiers Pty Ltd PO Box 547 Kingston TAS 7051 Australia
Email Address: icebound@ozemail.com.au
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: M/V Orion
Country of Registry: Panama
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew:
Maximum Passengers:
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: Eric Stangeland
Contact Address: Quark Expeditions, 93 Pilgrim Park, Waterbury, VT., 05676, USA
Email Address: eric.stangeland@quarkexpeditions.com
Website Address: www.quarkexpeditions.com
Name of Vessel: Kapitan Khlebnikov
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew:
Maximum Passengers:
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

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:
Maximum Passengers:
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

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

Denial of Authorizations
Aircrat Report
Compliance with the Protocol Report
Environmental Information - Compliance with the Protocol
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

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

Environmental Impact Assessment Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (IEE/CEE List - Annex I)
Type: IEE
Title:
Organization(s) responsible: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Activity: Environment
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
Locations: Site name: Ross Dependency
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed. No more than minor or transitory impact.
Type: IEE
Title:
Organization(s) responsible: Heritage Expeditions
Activity: Tourism
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Ross Dependency
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Activities are likely to have no more than a minor or transitory impact on the Antarctic environment so long as they abide by the Ministerial Directions in the Permit.
Type: IEE
Title: DC 10 Remembrance Event
Organization(s) responsible: Antarctica New Zealand
Activity: Commemoration
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
Locations: Site name: ASPA 156
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed. No more than minor or transitory impact.
Type: IEE
Title: IEE Antarctic Tourism Cruises 2009/10 Season
Organization(s) responsible: MV Orion Expeditions
Activity: Tourism
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Ross Dependency
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Activities are likely to have no more than a minor or transitory impact on the Antarctic environment so long as they abide by the Ministerial Directions in the Permit.

Type: IEE
Title: IEE. Antarctic NZ Annual Programme of Non-science events 2009/10 season
Organization(s) responsible: Antarctica New Zealand
Activity: Non-Science
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
Locations: Site name: Ross Dependency
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed. No more than minor or transitory impact.
Type: IEE
Title: IEE. Removal of artifacts from historic sites in Antarctica for the purpose of restoration and protection.
Organization(s) responsible: Antarctic Heritage Trust
Activity: Antarctica Artifacts
Topics: - Removal / clean up of facilities
- Site management/remediation
Locations: Site name: Ross Dependency
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed subject to the Permit Conditions – one such condition is that the Minister may direct the Trust to return any of the listed artifacts to Antarctica at any time.
Type: IEE
Title: IEE. Antarctic Cruise Program Aboard The Icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov. Multi Year Document October 2007 – March 2012
Organization(s) responsible: Quark Expeditions
Activity: Tourism
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Ross Dependency
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Activities are likely to have no more than a minor or transitory impact on the Antarctic environment so long as they abide by the Ministerial Directions in the Permit.
Type: IEE
Title: IEE. Antarctica NZ to make some variations to the already approved Installation of Wind Turbines project at Crater Hill, McMurdo Sound 2009/10 season.
Organization(s) responsible: Antarctica New Zealand
Activity: Installation of Wind Turbines
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
Locations: Site name: McMurdo Sound
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed. No more than minor or transitory impact.

Type: IEE
Title: IEE. Antarctica NZ to make some variations to the already approved Latitudinal Gradient project in the Darwin Glacier region and Granite Harbour 2009/10 season.
Organization(s) responsible: Antarctica New Zealand
Activity: Latitudinal Gradient Project
Topics: - Science
Locations: Site name: Darwin Glacier region and Granite Harbour
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed. No more than minor or transitory impact.
Type: IEE
Title: IEE. Tangaroa Whale Research Voyage 2010.
Organization(s) responsible: National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd.
Activity: Science
Topics: - Science
Locations: Site name: Ross Dependency
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed. No more than minor or transitory impact.

Environmental Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
Environmental Information - Conservation of Fauna and Flora
A PDF document has been uploaded to provide this information.

Waste Management Plans Report
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Waste Management (Waste Management Plans)
Title: Antarctica New Zealand Waste Management Handbook
Fixed Site/Field Camp/Ship: Fixed site and field camp
Objective: The purpose of the handbook is to provide Antarctica New Zealand staff with practical procedures for the handling, storage and disposal of waste in Antarctica and Christchurch (New Zealand). The handbook is intended to aid in the planning of Antarctica New Zealand waste management activites and to provide a background to the Antarctica New Zealand waste management procedures. The handbook covers the waste cycle from the point of generation (on base, in field and sending from NZ) to when they are
Implementation Report: There are a number of actions taken to implement this plan. -Policie and procedure clauses across the organisation ie, purchasing -Training -Distribution of the handbook -Role descriptions, staff responsibilities
Link (URL): http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/environment/2592

Waste Management Inventory of Past Activities Report
Prevention of Marine Pollution: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Prevention of Marine Pollution
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Area Protection and Management: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Measures)
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Area Protection and Management: Permit, Visit and Activities Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Permit, Visit and Activities)
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  116    Name:  New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K122 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  17 Nov 2009   To:  25 Dec 2009
Purpose: Collecting snow to make water
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K055 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  17 Jan 2010   To:  27 Jan 2010
Purpose: Maintenance of antennas and electronics, calibration, radio frequency noise surveys
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K060 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  05 Dec 2009   To:  10 Dec 2009
Purpose: Maintaining existing equipment
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K069 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  13 Jan 2010   To:  17 Jan 2010
Purpose: Calibration of induction magnetometer
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K085 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  01 Aug 2009   To:  31 Jul 2010
Purpose: Continuous support of atmospheric measurements
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K087 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  01 Aug 2009   To:  31 Jul 2010
Purpose: regular visits by SB science tech to lab equipment
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K089 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  12 Jan 2010   To:  12 Jan 2010
Purpose: Annual calibration of meteorological equipment
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  8   That actually entered:  8
Permit Period: From:  30 Dec 2009   To:  31 Dec 2009
Purpose: Science education
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K501 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  16 Jan 2010   To:  16 Jan 2010
Purpose: Familiarisation for Youth Ambassador
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  130    Name:  Tramway Ridge, Mount Erebus, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K023 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  23 Nov 2009   To:  26 Nov 2009
Purpose: Sampling soil, installing eqipment, ice cores
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K026 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  08 Jan 2010   To:  08 Jan 2010
Purpose: Recreation, hut visit
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  25 Nov 2009   To:  26 Nov 2009
Purpose: Levelling survey of Scott's Hut
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  6   That actually entered:  6
Permit Period: From:  20 Nov 2009   To:  06 Feb 2010
Purpose: Artefact conservation and carpentry work on hut
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  20   That actually entered:  20
Permit Period: From:  23 Dec 2009   To:  23 Dec 2009
Purpose: History, education
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K235 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  16 Jan 2010   To:  16 Jan 2010
Purpose: Familiarisation/Education
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K245 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  16 Jan 2010   To:  16 Jan 2010
Purpose: Familiarisation/Education
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K068 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  25 Oct 2009   To:  25 Oct 2009
Purpose: Collection of adelie penguinfeathers
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  09 Nov 2009   To:  09 Nov 2009
Purpose: Levelling survey of Shackleton's Hut
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered:  3
Permit Period: From:  03 Nov 2009   To:  06 Feb 2010
Purpose: Artefact conservation and carpentry work on hut
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K235 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  16 Jan 2010   To:  16 Jan 2010
Purpose: Familiarisation/Education
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K245 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  16 Jan 2010   To:  16 Jan 2010
Purpose: Familiarisation/Education
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2009   To:  07 Feb 2010
Purpose: Inspection by conservator and carpenters
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  8   That actually entered:  8
Permit Period: From:  30 Dec 2009   To:  31 Dec 2009
Purpose: History, education
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K235 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  17 Jan 2010   To:  17 Jan 2010
Purpose: Familiarisation/Education
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K245 09/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  17 Jan 2010   To:  17 Jan 2010
Purpose: Familiarisation/Education
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Area Protection and Management: Change or Damage Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Change or Damage)
No change or damage was observed during this reporting period.

Activities Undertaken in Cases of Emergencies Report
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