ATCM
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Party: New Zealand
2012/2013 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Science Activities in Previous Year
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.

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Royal New Zealand Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels
Country of Registry: New Zealand
Number of Voyages: 0
Remarks: Southern Ocean Surveillance
Name: Tangaroa
Country of Registry: New Zealand
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 30
Remarks: Mertz Polynya Research voyage

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Bell B3 - Squirrel (A-Star)
Category:
Period From: 01/11/2012
Period To: 31/01/2013
Remarks: Intracontinental passenger and cargo transport. Operates within 100 km of Scott Base in support of field activities.
Type: Boeing 757
Category:
Number Of Flights: 7
Period From: 01/01/2013
Period To: 30/03/2013
Remarks: Intercontinental passenger transport
Departure Date Route Purpose
07 Feb 2013 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Intercontinental passenger transport
11 Feb 2013 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Intercontinental passenger transport
15 Feb 2013 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Intercontinental passenger transport
24 Feb 2013 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Intercontinental passenger transport
26 Feb 2013 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Intercontinental passenger transport
28 Feb 2013 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Intercontinental passenger transport
05 Mar 2013 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Intercontinental passenger transport
Type: C130
Category:
Number Of Flights: 6
Period From: 01/10/2012
Period To: 30/03/2013
Remarks: Intercontinental cargo transport
Departure Date Route Purpose
19 Oct 2012 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Intercontinental cargo transport
22 Oct 2012 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Intercontinental cargo transport
25 Oct 2012 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Intercontinental cargo transport
30 Oct 2012 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Intercontinental cargo transport
01 Nov 2012 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Intercontinental cargo transport
05 Nov 2012 Christchurch - McMurdo - Christchurch Intercontinental cargo transport

Type: DC Basler
Category:
Period From: 20/10/2012
Period To: 30/10/2012
Remarks: Intracontinental passenger and cargo transport
Type: P3K Orion
Category:
Period From: 16/11/2012
Period To: 01/04/2013
Remarks: Southern Ocean Surveillance and Medical Evacuations
Type: Twin Otter
Category:
Period From: 01/11/2012
Period To: 31/01/2013
Remarks: Intracontinental passenger and cargo transport

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

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: MV Orion
Country of Registry: Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 75
Maximum Passengers: 87
Remarks: Three voyage; two to Commonwealth Bay and one to Ross Sea
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
20 Dec 2012 Bluff 07 Jan 2013 Bluff
07 Jan 2013 Bluff 25 Jan 2013 Hobart
25 Jan 2013 Hobart 14 Feb 2013 Bluff

Operator:
Name: Rodney Russ
Contact Address: Heritage Expeditions Ltd, PO Box 7218, Christchurch, New Zealand
Email Address: rodney@heritage-expeditions.com
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: Professor Khromov
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 22
Maximum Passengers: 58
Remarks: 2 Cruises to Ross Sea
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
09 Jan 2013 Dunedin 06 Feb 2013 Bluff
07 Feb 2013 Bluff 07 Mar 2013 Bluff

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: Borchgrevinks Huts Restoration 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Ship to Cape Adare
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 31 Jan 2013
Date end: 01 Oct 2017
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: IEE available on request
Location of Activities
Routes:
Expedition Name: Discovery Hut Restoration 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Truck from Scott Base
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 31 Jan 2013
Date end: 01 Oct 2015
Number of personnel: 8
Operator:
Name: Antarctic Heritage Trust
Contact Address: Private Bag 4745, Christchurch
Email Address: n.watson@nzaht.org
Website Address: www.nzaht.org
Remarks: IEE available on request
Location of Activities
Routes:

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: Initial Enviromental Evaluation 2013/14 Bob Maxwell Antarctic Crossing Expedition
Organization(s) responsible: Mr Bob Maxwell
Activity: Tourist/Non-governmental activity
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
Locations: Site name: Ross Sea
Site name: South Pole
Latitude:
Latitude:
Site name: Western Antarctic Peninsula Region
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed
Type: IEE
Title: Initial Environmental Evaluation Australian Non-government operations in Antarctica Expedition Cruises’ MV Orion 2012/13
Organization(s) responsible: Orion Expeditions Cruises
Activity: Tourism Cruises
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Ross Sea region / Commonwealth Bay
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed
Type: IEE
Title: Initial Environmental Evaluation Development, Management and Execution of the New Zealand Antarctic Programme 2011 – 2015
Organization(s) responsible: Antarctica New Zealand
Activity: Non-science activities of Antarctica New Zealand
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
Locations: Site name: Ross Sea
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed
Type: IEE
Title: Initial Environmental Evaluation Heritage Expeditions 2012/13 Season Antarctic Cruise Programme
Organization(s) responsible: Heritage Expeditions
Activity: Tourism Cruises
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Ross Sea region / Commonwealth Bay
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed

Type: IEE
Title: Initial Environmental Evaluation Oceanwide Expeditions
Organization(s) responsible: Oceanwide Expeditions
Activity: Tourism Cruises
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Southern Ocean and Ross Sea
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Exemption as already permitted by the Netherlands
Type: IEE
Title: Initial Environmental Evaluation Offshore Patrol Vessels 2012 - 2017
Organization(s) responsible: Royal New Zealand Navy
Activity: Southern Ocean Maritime Surveillance
Topics: - Monitoring Programme
Locations: Site name: Southern Ocean
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed
Type: IEE
Title: Initial Environmental Evaluation Tangaroa Mertz Polynya Voyage 2013
Organization(s) responsible: National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA)
Activity: Scientific Research Voyage
Topics: - Science
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula and East Antarctica
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed
Type: IEE
Title: Intital Environmental Assessment Ross Sea Heritage Restoration
Organization(s) responsible: Antarctic Heritage Trust
Activity: Historic Artefacts Conservation Programme
Topics: - Site management/remediation
Locations: Site name: ASPA 158 Historic Hut, Hut Point, Ross Island
Latitude:
Latitude:
Site name: Cape Adare
Latitude:
Latitude:
Site name: Ross Island, Antarctica
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed

Type: IEE
Title: Operation Zero Tolerance
Organization(s) responsible: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Activity: Protest Activity
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
Locations: Site name: Southern Ocean
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Exemption as already permitted by Australia

Environmental Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
Waste Management Plans Report
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)
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

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
General Report