ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
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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 TP TC Expedition Leader
20 Dec 2012 Bluff 07 Jan 2013 Bluff N/A N/A
07 Jan 2013 Bluff 25 Jan 2013 Hobart N/A N/A
25 Jan 2013 Hobart 14 Feb 2013 Bluff N/A N/A

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 TP TC Expedition Leader
09 Jan 2013 Dunedin 06 Feb 2013 Bluff N/A N/A
07 Feb 2013 Bluff 07 Mar 2013 Bluff N/A N/A

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