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Party: New Zealand
2014/2015 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: 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 Hut
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 Hut
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 Vessel
Country of Registry: New Zealand
Number of Voyages: 0
Remarks: Southern Ocean Surveillance

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Bell B3-Squirrel (A-Star)
Category:
Period From: 01/10/2014
Period To: 28/02/2015
Remarks: Intracontinental passenger and cargo transport in support of field activities.
Type: C130
Category:
Period From: 15/11/2014
Period To: 15/11/2014
Remarks: Intercontinental cargo transport
Type: DC Basler
Category:
Period From: 01/10/2014
Period To: 28/02/2015
Remarks: Intracontinenal cargo and passenger transport

Type: P3 Orion
Category:
Period From: 01/10/2014
Period To: 28/02/2015
Remarks: Southern Ocean surveillance and medical evacuations
Type: Twin Otter
Category:
Period From: 01/10/2014
Period To: 28/02/2015
Remarks: Intracontinental transfer of cargo and people

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 Wellington: 56 NZ Defence Force employees and 4 civilians. Key personnel: Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Commander Graham MacLean; Ice Navigation Consultant: Captain Andrew Leechman.
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: Oceanwide Expeditions B.V.
Contact Address: Bellamypark 9, 4381 CG Vlissingen, The Netherlands
Email Address: info@oceanwide-expeditions.com
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: MV Ortelius
Country of Registry: Cyprus
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 40
Maximum Passengers: 116
Remarks: 2 voyages to the Ross Sea.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
11 Feb 2015 Bluff 13 Mar 2015 Ushuaia

Operator:
Name: OCYAN Logistics Ltd
Contact Address: 34 Salmond Street, Hoon Hay, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
Email Address: seamount@islandnet.com
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: SV SAOIRSE
Country of Registry: New Zealand
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 12
Maximum Passengers:
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
26 Dec 2014 Puerto Williams 16 Jan 2015 Puerto Williams

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: 1 cruise to Ross Sea
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
09 Feb 2015 Bluff 10 Mar 2015 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: Akademik Shokalskiy
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 22
Maximum Passengers: 50
Remarks: 1 cruise to Ross Sea
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
11 Jan 2015 Bluff 11 Feb 2015 Bluff

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: 2014/2015 Antarctic Cruise Season
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: Development, Management and Execution of the New Zealand Antarctic Programme 2011 – 2015
Organization(s) responsible:
Activity: Non-science activities of Antarctica New Zealand
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
Locations: Site name: Ross Sea region
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment:
Type: IEE
Title: Expedition Cruises’ MV Orion
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: Offshore Patrol Vessels 2012 - 2017
Organization(s) responsible: Royal New Zealand Navy
Activity: Southern Ocean Maritime Surveillance
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
Locations: Site name: Ross Sea and Southern Ocean
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed

Type: IEE
Title: Operation Icefish
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
Type: IEE
Title: Ross Sea Heritage Restoration
Organization(s) responsible: Antarctic Heritage Trust
Activity: Historic Artefacts Conservation Programme
Topics: - Site management/remediation
Locations: Site name: Cape Adare and Hut Point, Ross Island
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment:
Type: IEE
Title: RV Tangaroa Marine Foodwebs Voyage
Organization(s) responsible: NIWA, Antarctica NZ, Australian Antarctic Division
Activity: Science expedition
Topics: - Science
Locations: Site name: Ross Sea region
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed
Type: IEE
Title: SY Saorise
Organization(s) responsible: Ocyan Logistics Ltd
Activity: Tourism Cruises
Topics: - Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed

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)
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  116    Name:  New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K122-1415-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered:  3
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Skua abundance and density counts.
Summary of activities: Annual skua census and collection of snow and water for drinking water.
Event or project name/number: K122-1415-A Protecting the Structure and Function of Ross Sea Ecosystems - Cape Bird
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  121    Name:  Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K067-1415-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  3
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: To collect samples of penguin guano.
Summary of activities: Collected samples of penguin guano.
Event or project name/number: K067-1415-A (SIMCO) Diving at Cape Armitage, MCM, Cape Evans, Razorback Isl, Cape Royds
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people: Permitted to enter  150   That actually entered:  150
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Monitoring; Science support; Maintenance
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K001-1415-C
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Filming science facility and equipment
Summary of activities: Filming science facility and equipment
Event or project name/number: K001-1415-C VUW Communications and Outreach

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K055-1415
Number of people: Permitted to enter  6   That actually entered:  3
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Maintenance of science equipment
Summary of activities: Maintenance and calibration of MF RADAR receiver systems and antennae. RF noise survey.
Event or project name/number: K055-1415 Dynamics in the Antarctic Middle Atmosphere
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K060-1415-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Maintenance of science equipment
Summary of activities: Maintenance and calibration of AARDDVARK/WWLLN VLF receiver and antennae.
Event or project name/number: K060-1415-A Space Weather Monitoring (AARDDVARK)
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K085-1415-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  7   That actually entered:  8
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Maintenance of science equipment
Summary of activities: Maintenance and calibration of eight remote sensing and sampling instruments in the Arrival Heights facility.
Event or project name/number: K085-1415 Drivers and Mitigation of Global Change
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K089-1415-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Maintenance of science equipment
Summary of activities: Servicing and calibration of weather station.
Event or project name/number: K089-1415-A Climate Data Acquisition NIWA

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1415-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Site assessment for gravity measurements
Summary of activities: Site assessment for gravity measurements
Event or project name/number: K150-1415-A LINZ
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1415-B
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Site assessment for gravity 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: K220-1415
Number of people: Permitted to enter  20   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Educational and familiarisation
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people: Permitted to enter  200   That actually entered:  111
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Familiarisation/education; Event support; Environmental inspection
Event or project name/number:

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K001-1415-C
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Filming for Antarctic course
Summary of activities: Filming for Antarctic course
Event or project name/number: K001-1415-C VUW Communications and Outreach
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1415-B
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Topographic survey and historic hut deformation monitoring
Summary of activities: Topographic survey and historic hut deformation monitoring
Event or project name/number: K150-1415-B LINZ
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1415
Number of people: Permitted to enter  15   That actually entered:  15
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Historic site conservation and maintenance monitoring programme
Summary of activities: Historic site conservation and maintenance monitoring programme
Event or project name/number: K170-1415 Antarctic Heritage Trust
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people: Permitted to enter  200   That actually entered:  100
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Familiarisation/education; Event support; Environmental inspection
Event or project name/number:

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K001-1415-C
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Filming for Antarctic course
Summary of activities: Filming for Antarctic course
Event or project name/number: K001-1415-A VUW Communications and Outreach
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1415
Number of people: Permitted to enter  15   That actually entered:  15
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Historic site conservation and maintenance monitoring programme
Summary of activities: Historic site conservation and maintenance monitoring programme
Event or project name/number: K170-1415 Antarctic Heritage Trust
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people: Permitted to enter  200   That actually entered:  140
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Familiarisation/education; Environmental inspection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K001-1415-C
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Filming for Antarctic course
Summary of activities: Filming for Antarctic course
Event or project name/number: K001-1415-A VUW Communications and Outreach

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1415-B
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Topographic survey and historic hut deformation monitoring
Summary of activities: Topographic survey and historic hut deformation monitoring
Event or project name/number: K150-1415 LINZ
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1415
Number of people: Permitted to enter  15   That actually entered:  15
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Historic hut conservation programme
Summary of activities: Historic hut conservation programme
Event or project name/number: K170-1415 Antarctic Heritage Trust
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1415
Number of people: Permitted to enter  20   That actually entered:  20
Permit Period: From:  11 Sep 2014   To:  11 Sep 2015
Purpose: Educational and familiarisation
Summary of activities: Educational and familiarisation
Event or project name/number: K220-1415-A Post Graduate Certification in Antarctic Studies
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  159    Name:  Cape Adare, Borchgrevink Coast (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  08 Aug 2014   To:  31 Aug 2015
Purpose: Science support and management
Summary of activities: Aerial penguin census; Event support
Event or project name/number:

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