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Party: Norway
2011/2012 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Scientific Information - Forward Plans
Science Plan/Program/Project: Increased cooperation in science and scientific logistics in Dronning Maud Land
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Nalan Koc
Job Title or Position: Research Director
Phone: +47 77 75 05 00
Email: nalan.koc@npolar.no
Details/Description: Norway will continue to be in dialogue with a number of relevant countries and scientific institutions in order to further facilitate for increased cooperation in science and scientific logistics in Dronning Maud Land. In this context Norway will also continue to offer the Norwegian research station Troll as platform for other countries' scientific efforts where appropriate.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Norwegian Antarctic Research Expedition (NARE) 2011-2013
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Nalan Koc
Job Title or Position: Research Director
Phone: +47 77 75 05 00
Email: nalan.koc@npolar.no
Details/Description: Decisions regarding selection and financing of projects within the framework of the Norwegian Antarctic Research Expeditions - NARE - 2011-2013 was finalized mid-year 2011, and provides the specific agenda for Norway's research activities in Antarctica in the next few years. Selected projects are: *A permanent, broadband, seismic station at the Troll research base: installation, data analysis and interpretation (NORSAR) * Antarctic Ice Shelves and Ocean Climate: Production, Export, Dynamics and Variability of Bottom Water in the Southern Weddell Sea (UiB) * Southern Ocean Variability--Contemporary to Paleo Trends * Response of Antarctic seabirds to a changing environment: from oceanographic conditions to foraging behaviour and demography (NPI) * Launch of controlled meteorological balloons from the Troll research station in Antarctica (met.no) * Geodynamic evolution of the ca. 600-500 Ma East African-Antarctic Orogen in eastern Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica (UiB) * Evolution of ice rises during the late Holocene and implications for mass balance in the Antarctic coastal area (NPI) * Observations of carbon monoxide and ozone in the Antarctic and Arctic: Implications for the inter-hemispheric coupling of vertical motions (NTNU) * Measuring and interpretation of airborne emerging organic pollutants data at the Troll station (NILU)
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Norwegian Polar Institute as national coordinator for Norwegian Antarctic activities
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Jan-Gunnar  Winther
Job Title or Position: Director, Norwegian Polar Institute
Phone: +47 77 75 05 00
Email: winther@npolar.no
Details/Description: Norway maintains its long-term commitment of scientific research in Antarctica. The Norwegian Polar Institute as the national coordinator enables Norway to maintain this role from its research and long-term monitoring and survey activities. In addition to NPI, the Norwegian Air Research Institute (NILU) undertakes long-term survey and remote sensing activities in Antarctica. NPI provides the main infrastructure for polar research, maintains the permanent Norwegian presence in Antarctica, and supports international objectives through collaborative scientific and logistic links with many other national programs. As an important contribution for long-term scientific activities is permanently occupied research station Troll.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Norwegian Polar Research: The Research Council's Policy for 2010-2013
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Ingrid Berthinussen
Job Title or Position: Senior adviser
Phone: + 47 22 03 72 96
Email: bei@forskningsradet.no
Details/Description: The Policy for Norwegian polar research 2010–13 was prepared by the Norwegian National Committee on Polar Research for the Research Council of Norway. This is the first time the Research Council has drawn up a document that covers research both in the Arctic, including Svalbard, and in the Antarctic. The policy document has been formulated on the basis of key challenges and opportunities for Norwegian polar research, new trends in the polar regions and Norway’s overall interests in this context.
Link (URL): http://www.forskningsradet.no/servlet/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition%3A&blobheadervalue1=+attachment%3B+filename%3DpolarforskningENGweb%282%
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Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: Response of Antarctic seabirds
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: Sebastién Descamps (NPI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Changes in sea-ice dynamics are expected to mediate changes in krill abundance and distribution, and influence the entire Antarctic ecosystem. To elucidate the consequences of changes in sea-ice dynamics on top predators such as seabirds is challenging. However, recent technological advances to monitor animal spatial dynamics (e.g., miniaturized global positioning systems), diet (e.g., analyses of stable isotopic ratios) and environmental conditions (e.g., remote sensing of sea-ice cover) now offer the potential to address such questions. The IceBird project (2011-2014) aims to combine detailed individual monitoring of Antarctic petrels spatial dynamics, diet and demography using cutting edge technology cutting edge technology and modeling to assess and predict how this seabird responds to changes in sea-ice dynamics. The research is taking place at the Svarthamaren Antarctic petrel colony, which is the largest known inland seabird colony on the Antarctic; this colony constitutes a large portion of the global population of Antarctic petrels. This project will improve our understanding of the functional processes of the Southern Ocean ecosystem and of the impact of climatic changes on Antarctic seabirds.
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Svarthamaren
Project Name/Number: A permanent, broadband, seismic station at the Troll research base: installation, data analysis and interpretation
Discipline: Seismology
Principal Investigator: Johannes Schweitzer (NORSAR)
Main Activity/ Remarks: In 2011, NORSAR received funding to install a permanent broadband seismic station at Troll within the Norwegian Antarctic Research Expedition (NARE) Program of the Norwegian Polar Institute. During autumn 2011, the technical details of the new station were carefully planned and some equipment tested, and in the first week of February 2012, the station was installed. Contrary to many other seismic stations inside the Antarctic continent, the new seismic sensor could be installed on bedrock (migmatite), on a hill at about 500 m distance from the main buildings of the Troll research base. A bedrock installation has the advantage that seismic signals are not disturbed by multiples due to the thick Antarctic ice shield. The equipment mainly consists of a Streckeisen STS-2.5 broadband sensor and a Quanterra Q330HR 26 bit digitizer. Since 5 February 2012, all data are transferred in real time via a satellite link to NORSAR for analysis and further distributed to the European data center ORFEUS, where they can be accessed by the whole seismological community. The new seismic station is registered as TROLL in the international registry and has the geographic coordinates 72.0082 degrees South, 2.5300 degrees East, 1399 m above mean sea level.
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Areas of Operation
Troll
Project Name/Number: Atmospheric research and monitoring at Troll: a long-term observational program.
Discipline: Atmospheric chemistry
Principal Investigator: Norwegian Institute for Air Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: The Troll Atmospheric Station in Antarctica was established and put into operation in early 2007. The main foci of the measurement programme are pollution and aerosols in the transition zone between the coastal zone and the inland ice plateau, complementing existing observation programmes along the Antarctic coast and on the Antarctic Plateau.
Link (URL): http://polarportal.nilu.no/Default.aspx?tabid=417
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Troll
Project Name/Number: Evolution of ice rises during the late Holocene
Discipline: Geophysics
Principal Investigator: Kenichi Matsuoka (NPI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: “ICE RISES” was started June 2011 to investigate grounded ice masses (ice rises), such as isles and promontories. During the 2011-12 field season, two ice rises were investigated using geodetic GPS and ice-penetrating radar techniques. Summits of these ice rises are 200-300 m higher than the ice-shelf surface, and the grounded ice maintains its own local flow field. The key findings, so far, include upward arches (Raymond Bumps) underneath the ice-rise summits, evidence of the stability of these ice rises over millennia, and downward arches near the grounding line, inferring large sub-shelf melting localized at the grounding line.
Link (URL): http://www.npolar.no/en/research/ice/ice-rises/
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Fimbulisen

Project Name/Number: Fimbulisen Top-Down
Discipline: Glacilogy and Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Elisabeth Isaksson (NPI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The main aim of this two season field work is to study the mass balance of the Fimbul Ice Shelf and also the melting and circulation in the ocean underneath the floating ice. The interactions between the ocean and the ice in Antarctica are important processes for the understanding of the global climate. However, these processes are not understood well enough for their inclusion in the climate models used to predict the climate in the near future.
Link (URL): http://fimbul.npolar.no/en/
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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Project Name/Number: Launch of controlled meteorological
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Lars R. Hole (met.no)
Main Activity/ Remarks: A meteorological field campaign lead by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (met.no) was carried out from 23 December 2011 to 13 January 2012 at the Troll Research Station in Antarctica. Six Controlled Meteorological Balloons (CMET) were used to study the strong katabatic and convective flows at the edge of the Antarctic plateau. The free-flying CMET balloons measured vertical profiles and trajectories on command, quantifying temperature, pressure, relative humidity, and GPS winds from the surface to as high as 5500 m agl with flight durations of up to 20 hours. The CMET balloons are particularly suitable for validation of meteorological mesoscale models at atmospheric transport models and more information can be found at http://www.science.smith.edu/cmet/. In addition a SUMO (Small Unmanned Meteorological Observer) and several radio-controlled aircraft derived from the CMET payload were used to measure atmospheric profiles. The balloon and aircraft data are now being compared with mesoscale model simulations.
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Operating Period: From:  23 Dec 2011   To:  13 Jan 2012
Areas of Operation
Troll
Project Name/Number: South Pole 1911-2011
Discipline: Outreach
Principal Investigator: Jan-Gunnar Winther (NPI)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The Centenary Expedition to the South Pole retraced Amundsen’s route, and reached the southernmost point on Earth on 14 December 2011, arriving 100 years to the day after Amundsen. The goal of the expedition was to use it as a showcase for different aspects of the polar regions and share them with the general public: reflecting on the circumstances that made Amundsen arrive first at the South Pole in 1911, inquireing into how the polar regions have become part of Norway’s national identity and self-image, and discussing the importance these regions for the future – to understand changes in global climate.
Link (URL): http://sorpolen2011.npolar.no/en/
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Operating Period: From:  28 Oct 2011   To:  16 Dec 2011
Areas of Operation
Ross Ice Shelf
South Pole

Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Troll
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Troll   Lat: 72°01´S   Long: 2°32´E  
Maximum Population: 24
Medical Facilities: Simple hospital facilities. 1 doctor.
Remarks / Description: Located at Grjotlia, Jutulsessen, Dronning Maud Land (72° 00.7'S, 2°32.3'E) at 1290 m elevation. Established in January 1990, opened as all-year station in February 2005. Closed during 2006 austral winter season, opened again for permanent occupation October 2006.
Name: Tor
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Tor   Lat: 71°55´S   Long: 5°10´E  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Located at Svarthamaren, Dronning Maud Land (71°53.2'S, 5°09.3'E) at 1625 m elevation. Established in January 1985/January 1993. Last examined in 2006-07 season. Expected available fuel when unoccupied: Presently only small amounts of Jet A-1 for heating/cooking Expected available food when unoccupied: Limited Available equipment: A variety of field equipment for 4 persons is available

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: M/V Mary Arctica
Country of Registry: Denmark
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 15
Maximum Passengers: 1
Remarks: The support vessel MV Mary Arctica operated by Royal Arctic Line has been chartered by the Norwegian Polar Institute on behalf of the Belgian and Norwegian Antarctic operators.
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
09 Dec 2011 Cape Town 03 Jan 2012 Cape Town
19 Dec 2011 troll cargo site
25 Dec 2011 Crown Bay
Logistic resupply of Troll and Princess Elisabeth Station

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Gulfstream III
Category:
Number Of Flights: 1
Period From: 05/01/2012
Period To: 08/01/2012
Remarks:
Departure Date Route Purpose
05 Jan 2012 Cape Town - Troll - Cape Town Transport of visitors to TrollSat
Type: various
Category:
Period From: 07/11/2011
Period To: 28/02/2012
Remarks: The Norwegian Antarctic Program will charter space for personnel and cargo from ALCI within the framework of Dronning Maud Land Air Network (DROMLAN) with fligths from Cape Town to Novo Airbase and Troll Airfield. The following 10 ALCI flights will be utilized in the context of the Norwegian Antarctic programme during the 11/12-season: D2 (7.11.11), D3 (15.11), D5 (29.11), D6 (10.12), D7 (19.12), D8 (10.01.12), D9 (30.01.12), D10 (9.02.12), D11 (21.02.12), D12 (28.02.12). Feederflights between Troll and Novo will be associated with the intercontinental flights to Novo Airfield.

Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Hurtigruten ASA
Contact Address:
Email Address:
Website Address: www.hurtigruten.no
Name of Vessel: M/SFram
Country of Registry: Norway
Number of Voyages: 10 
Maximum Crew: 70
Maximum Passengers: 270
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
03 Nov 2011 Buenos Aires, Argentina 21 Nov 2011 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 56´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Waterboat Point Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date17/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Waterboat Point Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date17/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 10´´ S Longitude: 63º 31´ 11´´ W
Visit Date18/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesCamping
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date18/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
21 Nov 2011 Ushuahia, Argentina 05 Dec 2011 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 56´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Yankee Harbour Latitude: 62º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 46´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Almirante Brown Latitude: 64°52´59´´S Longitude: 62°52´59´´W
Visit Date30/11/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date01/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Primero de Mayo Bay Latitude: 62°58´S Longitude: 60°42´W
Visit Date02/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 41´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
05 Dec 2011 Ushuaia, Argentina 19 Dec 2011 Ushuaia, Argentina

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Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date13/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date13/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 10´´ S Longitude: 63º 31´ 11´´ W
Visit Date13/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Almirante Brown Latitude: 64°52´59´´S Longitude: 62°52´59´´W
Visit Date15/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
19 Dec 2011 Ushuaia, Argentina 04 Jan 2012 Ushuahia, Argentina

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Site Name: Base Orcadas Latitude: 60°44´19´´S Longitude: 44°44´16´´W
Visit Date28/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2011
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 56´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski /Pol./ Latitude: 62°10´S Longitude: 58°28´W
Visit Date30/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2011
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
04 Jan 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina 13 Jan 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 56´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date07/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date07/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Almirante Brown Latitude: 64°52´59´´S Longitude: 62°52´59´´W
Visit Date08/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 46´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gabriel de Castilla, Base Latitude: 62º 58´ 38´´ S Longitude: 60º 40´ 21´´ W
Visit Date10/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 41´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Primero de Mayo Bay Latitude: 62°58´S Longitude: 60°42´W
Visit Date10/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hannah Point Latitude: 62º 39´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
13 Jan 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina 22 Jan 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 56´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Almirante Brown Latitude: 64°52´59´´S Longitude: 62°52´59´´W
Visit Date17/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Primero de Mayo Bay Latitude: 62°58´S Longitude: 60°42´W
Visit Date19/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
22 Jan 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina 03 Feb 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 56´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hope Bay Latitude: 63°24´S Longitude: 57°00´W
Visit Date25/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Snow Hill Island Latitude: 64°28´S Longitude: 57°11´W
Visit Date26/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Penguin Point Latitude: 64°18´26´´S Longitude: 56°42´30´´W
Visit Date26/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 48´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 17´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Crystal Hill Latitude: 63°39´S Longitude: 57°44´W
Visit Date27/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 46´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Astrolabe Island Latitude: 63°19´S Longitude: 58°41´W
Visit Date29/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date30/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date30/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Waterboat Point Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date31/01/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
03 Feb 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina 15 Feb 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 56´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Frei Station Latitude: 62º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ardley Island Latitude: 62°13´S Longitude: 58°56´W
Visit Date06/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Primero de Mayo Bay Latitude: 62°58´S Longitude: 60°42´W
Visit Date07/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Fish Islands Latitude: 66°01´S Longitude: 65°24´W
Visit Date09/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wilhelmina Bay Latitude: 64°38´S Longitude: 62°04´W
Visit Date11/02/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brown Bluff Latitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 56º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
15 Feb 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina 24 Feb 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 56´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Esperanza Latitude: 63°23´42´´S Longitude: 56°59´46´´W
Visit Date18/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Telefon Bay Latitude: 62º 56´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 41´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date20/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Neko Harbour Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 31´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 10´´ S Longitude: 63º 31´ 11´´ W
Visit Date20/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Danco Island Latitude: 64º 44´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
24 Feb 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina 13 Mar 2012 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Half Moon Island Latitude: 62º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 59º 56´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date27/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Great Wall Latitude: 62º 12´ 59´´ S Longitude: 58º 57´ 44´´ W
Visit Date28/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Bellinghausen Station Latitude: 62º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Frei Station Latitude: 62º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/02/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing

Operator:
Name: Svenning Torp
Contact Address:
Email Address: svenning.torp@forskningsparken.no
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: Anne Mari
Country of Registry:
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew:
Maximum Passengers:
Remarks: Sailing expedition in the Antarctic Pensinsula area
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
15 Jan 2012 Ushuaia 12 Feb 2012 Ushuaia

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: Ulvetanna 2011 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Aircraft to/from/within Antarctica
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 22 Nov 2011
Date end: 08 Dec 2011
Number of personnel: 3
Operator:
Name: Ivar Tollefsen
Contact Address:
Email Address: ivar@fredensborg.no
Website Address:
Remarks:
Location of Activities
Ulvetanna
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: Advance notification and environmental impact assessment in accordance with §§ 9 and 10 in the Antarctic Environmental Regulations
Organization(s) responsible: Norwegian Polar Institute
Activity: South Pole 1911-2011 Outreach Expedition
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
- Traverse
Locations: Site name: From Ross Ice Shelf to South Pole
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: ICE RISES 2011-2014
Organization(s) responsible: Norwegian Polar Institute
Activity: Glaciological research
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
- Science
Locations: Site name: Fimbul ice shelf
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - no more than minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Multi-year Initial Environmental Evaluation for the operational aspects of Norwegian Antarctic Research Expeditions 2011-2020
Organization(s) responsible: Norwegian Polar Institute
Activity: Operation of national Antarctic program
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
- National Antarctic Programme
- Waste management
Locations: Site name: Dronning Maud Land
Latitude:
Latitude:
Site name: Troll, Dronning Maud Land
Latitude: 72° 00.7´S
Latitude: 2°32.3´E
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than minor or transitory impact

Environmental Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
Environmental Information - Conservation of Fauna and Flora
Permit Number:
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Nov 2011   Date end:  28 Feb 2012
Species: Antarctic petrel
Location:
Site Name: Svarthamaren   Lat: 71°55´S   Long: 5°10´E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Handle
Amount: 324
Purpose: Individual and spatial monitoring to assess and predict how this seabird responds to climate change
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: 250 adults were captured and measured. Blood and feather collected for stable isotope and stress hormone analyses. 195 adults ringedd, 129 fitted with GPS loggers. 74 chicks captured and measured (multiple times).
Event or Project Name/Number: Response of Antarctic Seabirds to a changing environment
Permit Number:
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Nov 2011   Date end:  29 Feb 2012
Species: Snow petrel
Location:
Site Name: Svarthamaren   Lat: 71°55´S   Long: 5°10´E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Handle
Amount: 19
Purpose: Individual and spatial monitoring to assess and predict how this seabird responds to climate change
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: 85 nests of snow petrels were monitored (visit once a week). 14 adults and 5 chicks captured and ringed.
Event or Project Name/Number: Response of Antarctic Seabirds to a changing environment
Permit Number:
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Nov 2011   Date end:  29 Feb 2012
Species: South Polar Skua
Location:
Site Name: Svarthamaren   Lat: 71°55´S   Long: 5°10´E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Handle
Amount: 114
Purpose: Individual and spatial monitoring to assess and predict how this seabird responds to climate change
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: 54 adults captured. Feather collected for stable isotope analyses. 30 ringed (24 were already ringed). 10 individuals fitted with geolocator logger and collected blood samples from (for stable istope analysis). 60 skua chicks captured, measued and ringed
Event or Project Name/Number: Response of Antarctic Seabirds to a changing environment

Waste Management Plans Report
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Waste Management (Waste Management Plans)
Title: Environmental Ipact Assessment of Norwegian Polar Institute's Operations in Antarctica
Fixed Site/Field Camp/Ship: Fixed site, field camp and ship
Objective: Management of station waste, field waste and ship based waste is prescribed in the IEE for NARE operations 2011-2020. Operational procedures specified in the NARE operational procedures.
Implementation Report:
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Ken Pedersen
Job Title or Position: Expedition leader Antarctica
Phone: +47 77 75 05 00
Email: ken.pedersen@npolar.no

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:  142    Name:  Svarthamaren (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  15 Nov 2011   To:  28 Feb 2012
Purpose: Field work associated with the IceBird project (2011-2014). The project aims to combine detailed individual monitoring of Antarctic petrels spatial dynamics, diet and demography using cutting edge technology cutting edge technology and modeling to assess and predict how this seabird responds to changes in sea-ice dynamics.
Summary of activities: Monitoring and sampling of Antarctic petrel, snow petrel and south polar skua. Fieldwork was carried out in four plots of ca. 10x15 m2 and 355 nests of Antarctic petrel were monitored in these plots. The total area of the plots is negligible compared to the whole colony area so that potential disturbance of Antarctic petrels was negligible at the scale of the colony.
Event or project name/number: Response of Antarctic Seabirds to a changing environment

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