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Project Name/Number: K001-1617-A: Neogene Terrestrial Climate Reconstructions at Friis Hills (Upper Taylor Valley)
Discipline: Climate studies
Principal Investigator: Richard Levy
Main Activity/ Remarks: The early to mid-Miocene (20 - 14 million years ago) is a compelling interval to study because global temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations were similar to those projected for coming centuries. Importantly, this interval includes the Miocene Climatic Optimum (MCO), a period of global warmth during which average surface temperatures were 3 - 4°C higher than today. Drill core records from the Antarctic coastal margin and ice sheet modelling indicate the Antarctic ice sheet was highly dynamic during this interval and that the southern polar environment was sensitive to relatively small variations in atmospheric CO2. High fidelity records from inland sites are required to examine the response of land-based ice and verify inferences that the margins of the large East Antarctic melted and retreated towards the polar plateau. To address this need we aim to drill a sequence of terrestrial glacial sediments located in the Friis Hills, Transantarctic Mountains, approximately 80km inland from the Southern Victoria Land coast.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Friis Hills
Project Name/Number: K001-1617-B: PAC seismic survey Siple Coast
Discipline: Climate studies
Principal Investigator: Richard Levy
Main Activity/ Remarks: This season is a site survey for a planned drill hole through the Ross Ice Shelf in two years’ time. We will conduct a seismic survey of the Ross Ice Shelf adjacent to the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS), and the ocean and sediment that lie underneath. We use explosives as a sound source and geophones to record the seismic waves reflected back from ice, water, sediment and rock below the surface. Our particular focus is determining the occurrence and thickness of sediment because it is this material that retains a geological record of the advance and retreat of the WAIS in the past. Ultimately the goal is to drill the sediment and reconstruct how stable WAIS has been during periods of past global warming, as a guide to its future behaviour. We will also take the opportunity to install some atmospheric monitoring equipment to improve our understanding of atmospheric processes in such a remote location.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Siple Coast
Project Name/Number: K001-1617-C: VUW HWD Commissioning
Discipline: Cryosphere studies
Principal Investigator: Richard Levy
Main Activity/ Remarks: There are three objectives: To test a new system (a sidewall coring tool), that takes ice samples from the walls of a borehole. The borehole will be through the 300m thick ice of the McMurdo Ice Shelf. Samples will be analysed to tell us about the alignment of crystals in the ice shelf; To freeze two seismometers into the McMurdo Ice Shelf borehole. These instruments will measure sound waves that are generated from the ice surface. We will test different artificial seismic sources and data acquisition strategies to see which gives best information about the ice structure (alignment of crystals) and temperature; To use the seismometers to listen for icequakes to see if we can hear the cracking processes that occur as the ice shelf moves with the tide. Data logging requires solar power. We hope to obtain about four months of data from the winter period.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Windless Bight
Project Name/Number: K020-1617-A: Evidence Based Risk Assessment of Dry Valley Ecosystem
Discipline: Ecosystem modelling
Principal Investigator: Craig Cary
Main Activity/ Remarks: This is the second field season for the DryVER project, a comprehensive research programme to deliver objective, evidence-based planning and management tools for the McMurdo Dry Valleys. The project seeks to understand the resilience and sensitivity of Dry Valley habitats to human impacts and invasive species. K020 will gain this understanding through field measurements and experimentation as well as remote-sensing (both satellite and Unmanned Aerial Systems-based) and instrument-based data collection. They will collect data on desert pavement stability, wind and airborne particle movements, microbial and genetic footprints of human impacts on terrestrial and aquatic habitats, and attempt to understand the interconnectivity between various habitats. As an integrated event K123A will be mapping Antarctic soils at a regional scale (Victoria Land) to generate information about the contents and distribution of these unique soils. Using the field work of K020 in the Dry Valleys, they will also be exploring the impacts of human movement on soils at this regional scale. These data will underpin the development of protocols to measure, mitigate, and minimise direct human impacts and risk from invasive species, leading to informed management and protection of the Dry Valleys.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Wright Valley

Project Name/Number: K041-1617-A: Constraining Antarctica’s contribution to past global sea level rise in Northern Victoria Land
Discipline: Cryosphere studies
Principal Investigator: Kevin Norton
Main Activity/ Remarks: We will be a four person party to the Tucker Glacier in Northern Victoria Land. Due to its northern location, the Tucker Glacier and adjacent Northern Victoria Land glaciers are sensitive to climate change and may have contributed to a rapid rise in sea level approximately 14,000 years ago called Meltwater Pulse 1a (MWP1a). We will determine if this sea level rise partially originated in Northern Victoria Land by dating rocks left behind as the ice melted. We can date these rocks by analysing the abundance of rare atoms, which were produced by cosmic rays hitting the rocks as they were exposed from under the ice. We then use computer models of the glaciers to reconstruct the evolution of ice in this region. This approach will reveal when the Tucker Glacier retreated and if it contributed to MWP1a.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Tucker Glacier
Project Name/Number: K050-1617-A: Measuring tidal ice flexure in the Darwin Glacier grounding zone
Discipline: Cryosphere studies
Principal Investigator: Oliver Marsh
Main Activity/ Remarks: We are measuring changes in ice flow at the downstream boundary of Darwin Glacier, which is a large Antarctic outlet glacier. We’re interested in the area where the glacier flows into the Ross Ice Shelf. As it starts to float and is influenced by ocean processes, the ice becomes very sensitive to the changing climate. We are using a new radar system to estimate how much melting is occurring beneath the ice shelf. We are also setting up GPS and other high precision instruments to identify how ice bends over daily and fortnightly cycles due to ocean tides. This bending affects the speed of the glacier and modelling the bending can be used to improve our interpretation of satellite measurements of ice flow. We will use what we discover to better interpret satellite data from other glaciers and understand what is happening in other, more inaccessible areas of Antarctica.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Darwin Glacier
Project Name/Number: K056-1617-A: The Social Production of Science in Antarctica
Discipline: Sociology
Principal Investigator: Daniela Liggett
Main Activity/ Remarks: An anthropological study of Antarctic Science using participant-observation of scientific activities and to interviews of scientists about their practices and experiences.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Wright Valley
Scott Base
Project Name/Number: K060-1617-A: Space Weather Monitoring (AARDDVARK)
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Craig Rodger
Main Activity/ Remarks: We are measuring radio waves in a specific wavelength range termed very low frequency (or VLF). Our measurements provide a route to make long range remote sensing of the upper atmosphere and also the radio sources themselves. The VLF waves can propagate huge distances from the broadcast location. By measuring the VLF waves in Antarctica, we can learn about changes in the upper atmosphere - this is special in the polar regions where the magnetic field of the Earth means that the polar atmosphere is directly linked to processes happening in space. Most of the VLF waves we measure are from large radio transmitters used to support the military. Another strong VLF radio source is natural lightning discharges - by making measurements of the VLF radio pulse received at multiple locations, it is possible to determine the locations. In all cases our measurements go back to Otago to be joined together with observations from other stations in the Antarctic-Arctic Radiation-belt (Dynamic) Deposition - VLF Atmospheric Research Konsortium (AARDDVARK) and WWLLN.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Arrival Heights

Project Name/Number: K061-1617-C: Vulnerability of the Ross Shelf in a Warming Globe HWD RIS
Discipline: Climate studies, Cryosphere studies
Principal Investigator: Christina Hulbe
Main Activity/ Remarks: Our programme aims to make the observations and analyses that matter most to understanding the processes that determine how the Ross Ice Shelf will respond to future warming of the ocean and atmosphere. Our field work will take place at two sites on the ice shelf where interdisciplinary teams can work together. We will use active seismic methods to image the sea floor and layers of sediments. We will use radar imaging, snow sampling, and weather observations to study snow accumulation and snow processes. We will use deep sounding radar to study interaction between basal ice and the underlying ocean and ice mechanics. We will drill through the ice to observe ice/ocean interface directly, measure ocean properties, and sample sediments on the sea floor.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Ross Ice Shelf HWD Site 2
Project Name/Number: K066-1617-A: Targeted observation and process informed modelling of Antarctic sea ice
Discipline: Cryosphere studies
Principal Investigator: Patricia Langhorne
Main Activity/ Remarks: Our primary aim is to map the geographic extent of the influence of ice shelf-affected waters on coastal sea ice. We will measure snow and sea ice thickness in McMurdo Sound and up north to Terra Nova Bay, using an airborne electromagnetic device (the EMBird) slung below a DC3 aircraft. Ground-truth measurements of snow and sea ice thickness and the near-surface oceanography will be made along some flight lines by a team operating on the sea ice. This team will also use sled-mounted electromagnetic sensors to complement the airborne studies, linking measurements at a range of scales. The project is a collaboration with the United States National Science Foundation-funded ice breaker cruise, PIPERS, on the Nathaniel B Palmer in early 2017. Our work will provide regional ocean and sea ice properties before and after the icebreaker cruise. Unites States personnel will take part in the New Zealand-led McMurdo Sound field work.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
McMurdo Sound
Project Name/Number: K068-1617-A: TGP in polar invertebrates as a mechanism of adapting to a warmer more acidic coastal Antarctic
Discipline: Marine biology , Climate studies
Principal Investigator: Miles Lamare
Main Activity/ Remarks: Our research is examining adaptation of Antarctic marine species to climate change, exploring the mechanisms polar animals might use to adapt. For this, we are using the common Antarctic sea star, Odontaster validus, as a model species to answer our research questions. We are running long-term experiments, where the sea stars are reared under present day conditions and under conditions predicted for the Antarctic at the end of the century (3°C warmer and more acidic seawater). This experiment will run for two years, during which time we will examine changes in the physiology of the animal, their gene expression patterns, and the robustness of their offspring to climate change. The research will tell us if there is adaptation from one generation to the next, and what is the basis of the adaptation (i.e. changes in physiology or expressing new genes that help tolerate warming).
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Cape Evans
Project Name/Number: K085-1617: Atmospheric composition
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Dan Smale
Main Activity/ Remarks: We measure the Antarctic atmospheric composition throughout the year using ground-based remote sensing instruments and surface in-situ air samples, located at Scott Base and Arrival Heights. The Antarctic atmosphere is an important and unique part of the global climate system. It provides a unique opportunity for us to measure global trends in atmospheric trace gases at sites isolated from anthropogenic sources. The goal of this research is to improve understanding of how the Antarctic atmospheric chemistry drives and responds to global atmospheric change. Research topics include: ozone depletion chemistry, greenhouse gas measurements, sea-ice/atmosphere trace gas interactions and the hemispheric transport, mixing, and chemistry of atmospheric constituents.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Arrival Heights

Project Name/Number: K086-1617-B: Toothfish Ecology
Discipline: Ecology , Marine biology
Principal Investigator: Steve Parker
Main Activity/ Remarks: This work focuses on the ecology of toothfish living under the sea ice along the margins of the Ross Sea where they also serve as prey for Weddell seals and killer whales. The data collected will form the basis for ecosystem models to understand the effects of climate change and fishing effects on top predators, and will also inform the development of a Ross Sea Marine Protected Area. In 2016, the team will work with Italian collaborators out of Mario Zucchelli Station. We will conduct a survey through the sea ice at Terra Nova Bay for Antarctic toothfish. We will do this by making a hole in the ice, placing a small hut over the hole and fishing with baited hooks in a standardised manner. We will collect information about toothfish abundance, spatial distribution, size, condition, diet, age (from otoliths), and long term movements (from muscle tissue and otolith analysis).
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Mario Zucchelli Station
Project Name/Number: K089-1617: Climate Data Acquisition NIWA
Discipline: Climate studies
Principal Investigator: Andrew Harper
Main Activity/ Remarks: Weather readings are made by Scott Base science staff at 9am each day. The readings of daily maximum and minimum temperature have been made at this time every day since 1957, providing one of the longest continuous climate records in Antarctica. The method used has not changed in this period so this is an incredibly important dataset for the monitoring of global climate change. In 1996, an automatic weather station was installed alongside the manual station to make use of better technology to provide more frequent data and additional parameters. Ten minute and hourly data are now collected for wind, temperature and solar radiation. Scott Base is one of five stations managed by New Zealand that measures direct, diffuse and global solar radiation. The others are on mainland New Zealand.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Arrival Heights
Scott Base
Project Name/Number: K102-1617-A: GNS Magnetic measurements survey - Cape Evans & Lake Vanda
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology
Principal Investigator: Tanja Petersen
Main Activity/ Remarks: Every five years we travel to Antarctica to take magnetic field measurements at two sites located on dry rock. The first of these long-term repeat magnetic measurement sites is at Lake Vanda in Antarctica’s Dry Valleys, where it almost never snows. The second one is at Cape Evans, where Scott's Hut and iron-free observation shelter still stand. At each site, we use two different instruments that allow us to measure the strength and direction of the Earth's magnetic field: a non-magnetic theodolite with a small magnetometer mounted on top of its lens and a proton magnetometer. We align our theodolite using geographical features to measure the horizontal angle of the magnetic field and also measure the vertical angle. The proton magnetometer measures the strength of the magnetic field. During our visit we also check up on our continuous magnetic recording equipment located year-round at Scott Base.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Lake Vanda Hut
Cape Evans
Project Name/Number: K106-1617-A: Past Antarctic Ice Sheets and stability deduced from Lava during mid-late Miocene climatic warmth
Discipline: Cryosphere studies
Principal Investigator: Adam Martin
Main Activity/ Remarks: When volcanoes erupt in the presence of ice, unique rock landforms are preserved. Mason Spur in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, is part of a large stratovolcano that erupted at a time when levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide were similar to today (more than 400 parts per million). We will study the style, altitude and age of the Mason Spur volcanic landforms to understand how thick the past Antarctic ice sheet was, whether the ice sheet advanced, retreated or remained relatively stable and if there were any ice-free periods. This information can only be gathered by studying the onshore rock record in Antarctica, and will be used by climate modellers to make better predictions about climate changes that will affect New Zealand.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Mason Spur

Project Name/Number: K108-1617-A: Magnetotelluric (MT) data acquisition at Mt Erebus and Ross Island region
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology
Principal Investigator: Graham Hill
Main Activity/ Remarks: Mt Erebus on Ross Island, is the world’s southernmost active volcano, and one of a handful of volcanoes in the world with a persistent lava lake. We are imaging the Mt Erebus magmatic system from source to surface. Lack of population and vegetation, as well as proximity (35km) to logistical support at Scott Base, makes Mt Erebus one of the most accessible volcanoes in the world to survey. Previous geophysical studies suggest that the crust within the Terror Rift is thin under Mt Erebus (20km) enabling us to follow the magmatic pathway into the upper mantle. From magnetotelluric data, we will construct a 3D electrical conductivity image of the magmatic system and its environs to test the petrological model of phonolite (the magma type being erupted) formation through a direct geophysical image. We can then assess what part the Terror Rift plays in the magma generation and movement.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Mt Erebus
Project Name/Number: K122-1617-A: Penguin contaminants project - Cape Bird and Cape Crozier
Discipline: Marine biology
Principal Investigator: Phil Lyver
Main Activity/ Remarks: The oceans of the southern hemisphere, in particular the Southern Ocean, are considered the least contaminated marine ecosystems on Earth. However, a changing climate combined with increased emissions of heavy metals from rapidly growing economies in Asia, Africa and South America raises the threat of long-range atmospheric transport and deposition of mercury in the Antarctic. To understand the risk of mercury exposure for top predators in the Ross Sea, we will assess the differences in spatial, temporal, sexual, age and inter-specific concentrations of mercury in Adélie and Emperor penguins in relation to their respective positions in the food web.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Cape Crozier Camp
Cape Bird
Project Name/Number: K123-1617-B: Climate Weather Stations
Discipline: Climate studies
Principal Investigator: Fraser Morgan
Main Activity/ Remarks: We are trying to understand changes in climate, as soil climate is a key indicator of climate change within the cryosphere. The climate data collected here contributes to an international global programme (Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring) to help determine the impacts of global warming on permafrost stability. Climate models predict that the high altitudes will be most sensitive to changes, and the data we collect provides observational data to test those models. We undertake this through a network of nine soil climate stations and two boreholes to provide information about changes in soil temperature and climate. This season we will download data from the weather stations and boreholes for analysis back in New Zealand.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Oct 2016
Areas of Operation
McMurdo Dry Valleys
Project Name/Number: K131-1617-A: Dynamic and thermodynamic effects of an active, multi-phase interfacial layer on boundary-layer interactions
Discipline: Cryosphere studies
Principal Investigator: Natalie Robinson
Main Activity/ Remarks: We will be driving a train of converted shipping containers out onto the sea ice of McMurdo Sound to create a ready-made camp that includes science laboratories, an art/documentary laboratory, a kitchen and sleeping quarters. Over two weeks at camp, we will deploy our oceanographic instruments through holes drilled through the sea ice to better understand how the sea ice and ocean interact. This location is particularly interesting because a very substantial stream of ice shelf meltwater flows through the area and forms into millions of individual ice crystals – each in the approximate range 1-20cm across – that float up to form layers several metres thick. Naturally, this interrupts direct contact between the sea ice and ocean, and creates a new type of environment that has not previously been studied by any other group in the world. We seek to better understand the physics involved and multi-scale implications for the ice-ocean system
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McMurdo Sound

Project Name/Number: K150-1617-A: Absolute gravity, tide gauge calibrations and historic hut surveys
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology
Principal Investigator: Graeme Blick
Main Activity/ Remarks: LINZ staff will be carrying out the following work: Annual calibration of tide gauges at Scott Base and Cape Roberts; Monitoring surveys of historic Discovery, Evans, Royds and Trans Antarctic Expedition huts; Stability monitoring of cliff next to Vince’s Cross; Construction of new absolute gravity mark at Scott Base; Annual monitoring survey of Crater Hill wind farm.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Cape Roberts
Cape Evans
Scott Base
Project Name/Number: K703-1617-A: Ross Sea toothfish survey
Discipline: Marine biology
Principal Investigator: Steve Parker
Main Activity/ Remarks: NIWA has conducted an annual survey of Antarctic toothfish in the southern Ross Sea each January since 2012. The survey covers areas from McMurdo Sound to the Bay of Whales in deep water, from 500-900m depth and is vessel-based. One scientist from NIWA and one international scientist will transit through Scott Base to join the vessel. The data will be used to index year class strength of young fish just arriving in the Ross Sea and therefore also provides an early warning system so that managers can prevent adverse effects of fishing if a series of weak year classes are observed.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: K707-1617: Aerial Photography of Adelie Penguin Colonies
Discipline: Ecology , Marine biology
Principal Investigator: Fiona Shanhun
Main Activity/ Remarks: We use aerial photography to collect high resolution images of the Adélie penguin colonies on Ross Island and Northern Victoria Land. The pictures have to be taken during a specific window of time (late November to early December) to coincide with the first incubation shift when the male is sitting on the eggs and the female is at sea foraging.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Ross Island
Northern Victoria Land
Project Name/Number: K800-1617-A: Cape Adare - retrieval of NZARI science equipment
Discipline: Ecology , Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Gary Wilson
Main Activity/ Remarks: Cape Adare is at the northern tip of the Ross Sea (750km from Scott Base) and contains Antarctica’s largest Adélie penguin colony. A long term presence at Cape Adare is planned by Antarctica New Zealand and must be preceded by an environmental evaluation. This will ensure that management plans for future activities provide the best environmental outcome. This project is extending over multiple seasons and has already involved marine and terrestrial research. This season we will download data from two weather stations and an automated camera, and retrieve splash tags from penguins that were deployed in 2015-16. Data retrieved from these splash tags will tell us how far the penguins have roamed from their colony during the past year, and important information about their diving behaviour.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Cape Adare

Project Name/Number: K801-1617-A: Resilience in Antarctic biota and ecosystems: Marine
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Principal Investigator: Andrew Lohrer
Main Activity/ Remarks: It is difficult to predict how Antarctic marine ecosystems will respond to changes in the marine environment such as increased water temperature and acidity and altered sea ice dynamics. The ability of ecosystems to endure such change depends on their resilience, a property currently poorly understood and difficult to measure. This three year project will measure metrics of resilience in coastal marine ecosystems to underpin future management and monitoring decisions. This year, we will dive beneath coastal Antarctic sea ice to survey the biodiversity of the seafloor. Our team will use video-based survey techniques and collect samples in a standardised way at several strategically located sites to generate baseline data from which to interpret the ecological consequences of climate changes. We will also deploy and retrieve instruments that sit on the seafloor and record environmental information at high frequencies for extended durations (sunlight levels at the seabed, seawater temperatures, phytoplankton concentrations). We will be working together with Korean, Italian and US-based colleagues and are relying on significant logistical support from these partner nations. We will be conducting work at Cape Evans (relatively close to Scott Base), and in Terra Nova Bay near Jang Bogo and Mario Zuchelli Stations (Korea and Italy, respectively).
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Terra Nova Bay
Cape Evans
Project Name/Number: K802-1617-A: Resilience in Antarctic biota and ecosystems: Terrestrial
Discipline: Ecology
Principal Investigator: Ian Hawes
Main Activity/ Remarks: K802 is part of a larger science programme that is investigating the vulnerability of Antarctic ecosystems to climate change. In future years we will build in research on coastal marine ecosystems but in 2016-17 we are mainly researching terrestrial ecosystems, and how resilient they are likely to be to ongoing and anticipated environmental change. Ecological resilience is a measure of the ability of communities to maintain their essential attributes – in our case their “Antarctic character”. At present the biggest change occurring on land in continental Antarctica is an increase in the generation of liquid water, a life-limiting commodity in what is the coldest and driest desert on earth. How resilient will existing communities be in the face of increased meltwater supply? To understand this this we will make a series of measurements across existing moisture gradients to determine how the current communities are structured by different water regimes. In addition we will carry out manipulative experiments to challenge systems to the types of change that can be expected over the next 50 years, according to our best climate models. The information that we gather will be used to guide management decisions that have to be made now in ways that will best address future needs.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Wright Valley
Project Name/Number: K812-1617-A: KOPRI collaboration for Marine Monitoring Programme
Discipline: Ecology , Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Gary Wilson
Main Activity/ Remarks: This collaboration between New Zealand and Korean researchers focuses on determining the vulnerability of ecosystems to a changing environment. We are combining resources and sharing skills to conduct surveys, and install and service environmental monitoring devices. Comparisons of sites along the Ross Sea coast will be used to provide a baseline of current condition and to develop approaches and criteria for future monitoring. This season a joint NZ-Korean team will dive at Cape Evans and Terra Nova Bay, establishing ongoing research sites, assessing the status of seafloor communities and deploying environmental logging equipment. Other team members will join Korean events at Drygalski Ice Tongue and on the Korean Research Vessel Araon.
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Operating Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Terra Nova Bay

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 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
Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: AS350
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 07/11/2016
Period To: 11/02/2017
Remarks: Intracontinental passenger and cargo transport in support of field activities
Type: AS350
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 19/10/2016
Period To: 02/12/2016
Remarks: Intracontinental passenger and cargo transport in support of field activities.
Type: B757
Category: Intercontinental flights
Number Of Flights: 1
Period From: 20/10/2016
Period To: 20/10/2016
Remarks: Intercontinental passenger and cargo transport
Departure Date Route Purpose
20 Oct 2016 Christchurch-McMurdo-Christchurch Intercontinental passenger and cargo transport

Type: C-130
Category: Intercontinental flights
Number Of Flights: 6
Period From: 27/10/2016
Period To: 07/12/2016
Remarks: Intercontinental passenger and cargo transport
Departure Date Route Purpose
27 Oct 2016 Christchurch-McMurdo-Christchurch Intercontinental passenger and cargo transport
23 Nov 2016 Christchurch-McMurdo Intercontinental passenger and cargo transport
24 Nov 2016 McMurdo-Christchurch Intercontinental passenger and cargo transport
03 Dec 2016 Christchurch-McMurdo-Christchurch Intercontinental passenger and cargo transport
07 Dec 2016 Christchurch-McMurdo-Christchurch Intercontinental passenger and cargo transport
01 Dec 2017 Christchurch-McMurdo-Christchurch Intercontinental passenger and cargo transport
Type: D3-Basler
Category: Intracontinental flights
Number Of Flights: 10
Period From: 01/10/2016
Period To: 28/02/2017
Remarks: Intracontinenal cargo and passenger transport in support of science
Departure Date Route Purpose
27 Oct 2016 Rothera-Union Glacier Transit, diverted due to weather
27 Oct 2016 Union Glacier-South Pole Transit
28 Oct 2016 South Pole-McMurdo Transit
31 Oct 2016 McMurdo-Mario Zuchelli Station - McMurdo Transport science team
04 Nov 2016 McMurdo-Mario Zuchelli Station-McMurdo Transport science team
09 Nov 2016 McMurdo-McMurdo Airborne sea ice thickness measurements
16 Nov 2016 McMurdo-Siple Dome-McMurdo Transport science team
25 Nov 2016 McMurdo-Siple Dome-McMurdo Transport science team
28 Nov 2016 McMurdo-Edisto Inlet-McMurdo Transport science team
03 Dec 2016 McMurdo-Casey End of contract transit

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: Joint operations with the Army, Airforce and Navy: Maj Gen =1; Maj (E) = 2; Capt/LT (E) = 8; WO (E) = 2; SSGT (E) = 2; SGT (E) = 7; CPL (E) = 21; LCPL (E) = 25; PTE (E) = 35; TOTAL 103
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: 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: 2 cruises to Ross Sea
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
11 Jan 2017 Bluff 12 Feb 2017 Bluff
12 Feb 2017 Bluff 15 Mar 2017 Lyttleton

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: 2 cruises to Ross Sea
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
16 Jan 2017 Bluff 11 Feb 2017 Bluff
11 Feb 2017 Bluff 11 Mar 2017 Lyttleton

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 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:  105    Name:  Beaufort Island, McMurdo Sound, Ross Sea (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered:  0
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   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 / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  106    Name:  Cape Hallett, Northern Victoria Land, Ross Sea (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people: Permitted to enter  6   That actually entered:  0
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   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 / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  116    Name:  New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered:  0
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   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 / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  116    Name:  New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K122-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered:  0
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Water collection; Skua census
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: 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: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  0
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   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 / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people: Permitted to enter  150   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Monitoring; Science support; Maintenance
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K060-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Science; Atmospheric measurements; Maintenance and calibration of equipment
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Space Weather Monitoring (AARDDVARK)
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K085-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Science; Atmospheric measurements; Maintenance and calibration of equipment
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Climate Data Acquisition NIWA – SB and AH, Antarctica

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K089-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Science; Atmospheric measurements; Maintenance and calibration of equipment
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Climate Data Acquisition NIWA – SB and AH, Antarctica
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  20   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: PCAS
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  122    Name:  Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K810-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: NZARI IVS
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  124    Name:  Cape Crozier, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people: Permitted to enter  9   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Helicopter support; Aerial penguin census; Environmental monitoring; SAR cache check
Summary of activities: National geographic filming
Event or project name/number: Antarctica New Zealand Operations

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  124    Name:  Cape Crozier, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K122-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Science; Penguin and skua studies
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Protecting the Structure and Function of Ross Sea Ecosystems - Cape Bird
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  124    Name:  Cape Crozier, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K175-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  6   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: AHT- IV
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  131    Name:  Canada Glacier, Lake Fryxell, Taylor Valley, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   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 / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  131    Name:  Canada Glacier, Lake Fryxell, Taylor Valley, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: K020-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Science; Vegetation monitoring
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Evidence based risk assessment of the Dry Valleys ecosystem

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  138    Name:  Linnaeus Terrace, Asgard Range, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  0
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Helicopter support
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  154    Name:  Botany Bay, Cape Geology, Victoria Land (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered:  0
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   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 / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people: Permitted to enter  250   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   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 / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K102-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Science; Geomagnetic measurements
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: GNS Magnetic measurements survey

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Deformation surveys
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Gravity Survey with IPEV GRAVITE 337 and Historic Hut Surveys
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  11   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Heritage Conservation
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: AHT Ross Island Maintenance Phase 1
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K175-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  6   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: AHT- IV
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  20   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: PCAS

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K810-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: NZARI IVS
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people: Permitted to enter  200   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   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 / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Deformation surveys
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Gravity Survey with IPEV GRAVITE 337 and Historic Hut Surveys
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  11   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Heritage Conservation
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: AHT Ross Island Maintenance Phase 1

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K175-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  6   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: AHT- IV
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  20   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: PCAS
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K810-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: NZARI IVS
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people: Permitted to enter  350   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   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 / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K150-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Deformation surveys
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Gravity Survey with IPEV GRAVITE 337 and Historic Hut Surveys
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K170-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  11   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Heritage Conservation
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: AHT Ross Island Maintenance Phase 1
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K175-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  6   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: AHT- IV
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K220-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  20   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: PCAS

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: K810-1617-A
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Oct 2016   To:  01 Apr 2017
Purpose: Familiarisation/education
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: NZARI IVS
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  159    Name:  Cape Adare, Borchgrevink Coast (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   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 / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  159    Name:  Cape Adare, Borchgrevink Coast (More Details)
Permit Number: Cape Adare IEE 2015-2017
Number of people: Permitted to enter  10   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  19 Oct 2015   To:  01 Oct 2018
Purpose: Science support and management; Environmental monitoring
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Antarctica New Zealand Operations
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  165    Name:  Edmonson Point, Wood Bay, Ross Sea  (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people: Permitted to enter  0   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Aerial penguin census
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Antarctica New Zealand Operations

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  175    Name:  High Altitude Geothermal sites of the Ross Sea region (More Details)
Permit Number: AntNZ IEE 2015-2019
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Sep 2015   To:  31 Aug 2019
Purpose: Science support and management; Environmental inspection
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Antarctica New Zealand Operations

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.

General Report