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Party: Poland
2012/2013 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: “Arctowski” Polish Antarctic Station
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Admiralty Bay   Lat: 62º 09´ 41´´ S   Long: 58º 28´ 10´´ W  
Maximum Population: 35
Medical Facilities: Doctor, basic medical facilities usually available
Remarks / Description: “Arctowski” Station is located on a flat marine gravel terrace 6 m asl and ca 500 meters east of Point Thomas on the western shore of Admiralty Bay on King George Island. The area around the station is ice-free. The station consists of several buildings (living quarters, laboratories, warehouses, power plant, Tourist Information Centre, lighthouse). Fuel tanks (projected for 150 sqm) and the old main fuel tank (in renovation) are situated ca 700 m from the main building. The station is located within the Antarctic Specially Management Area No.1.
Name: Demay
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Paradise Cove   Lat: 62°13´S   Long: 58°26´30´´W  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: field medical kit available during summer for emergency use
Remarks / Description: The refuge (wood hut) is situated on a flat marine gravel terrace in Paradise Cove between Demay Point and Uchatka Point, ca 10 km from Arctowski Station. The refuge can be reached both by Zodiac and by foot. It is located within the Antarctic Specially Protected Area No 128.
Name: Lions Rump
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: King George Bay   Lat: 62°06´S   Long: 58°05´W  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: field medical kit available during summer for emergency use
Remarks / Description: The refuge (wood hut) is situated on a flat marine gravel terrace on the western shore of King George Bay near Lions Rump (ca 35 km from Arctowski Station). The refuge can be reached only by Zodiac. It is located near the boundry of the Antarctic Specially Protected Area No 151.

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Polar Pioneer
Country of Registry: Russian Federation
Number of Voyages: 2
Maximum Crew: 16
Remarks:
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
19 Oct 2012 Mar del Plata, Argentine 05 Nov 2012 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
28 Oct 2012 King George Island, South Shetland Islands
logistic and scientific suppport
24 Mar 2013 Ushuaia, Argentine 05 Apr 2013 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
26 Mar 2013 King George Island, South Shetland Islands
logistic and scientific suppport

Aircrat Report
Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Selma Expeditions Sp. z o.o.
Contact Address: ul. Włościańska 19e/3, 51-514 Wrocław, Poland
Email Address: info@selmaexpeditions.com
Website Address: www.selmaexpeditions.com
Name of Vessel: Selma Expeditions
Country of Registry: Poland
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 3
Maximum Passengers: 8
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
10 Dec 2012 Puerto Williams 01 Jan 2013 Puerto Williams

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Portal Point Latitude: 64º 30´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 59´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSCUBA Diving, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 04´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Galindez Island Latitude: 65°15´S Longitude: 64°16´W
Visit Date21/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuvervill Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/12/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ronge Island Latitude: 64º 43´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 41´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/12/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Mikkelsen Harbour Latitude: 63º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: King George Island, Arctowski Station Latitude: 62º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 29´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay/Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
07 Jan 2013 Puerto Williams 26 Jan 2013 Puerto Williams

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: King George Island, Arctowski Station Latitude: 62º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 29´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paulet Island Latitude: 63º 35´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 46´ 00´´ W
Visit Date15/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Devil Island Latitude: 63º 47´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 18´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: James Ross Island Latitude: 63º 48´ 00´´ S Longitude: 57º 53´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Botany Bay Latitude: 63°41´S Longitude: 57°53´W
Visit Date17/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Snow Hill Island Latitude: 64°28´S Longitude: 57°12´W
Visit Date18/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Seymour Island Latitude: 64°17´S Longitude: 56°45´W
Visit Date18/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Edgell Bay Latitude: 62°16´S Longitude: 58°58´W
Visit Date20/01/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay/Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
01 Feb 2013 Puerto Williams 19 Feb 2013 Puerto Williams

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Whalers Bay/Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Mikkelsen Harbour Latitude: 63º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Portal Point Latitude: 64º 30´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/02/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/02/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 59´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/02/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSCUBA Diving, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuvervill Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ronge Island Latitude: 64º 43´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 41´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 04´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/02/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Galindez Island, Argentine Islands Archipelago, Antarctic Peninsula Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/02/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pitt Island Latitude: 65º 27´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 24´ 00´´ W
Visit Date13/02/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
25 Feb 2013 Puerto Williams 15 Mar 2013 Puerto Williams

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Whalers Bay/Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Mikkelsen Harbour Latitude: 63º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Portal Point Latitude: 64º 30´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 50´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 59´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: SCUBA Diving, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuvervill Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/03/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ronge Island Latitude: 64º 43´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 41´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/03/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 04´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Galindez Island, Argentine Islands Archipelago, Antarctic Peninsula Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pitt Island Latitude: 65º 27´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 24´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

Denial of Authorizations
Area Protection and Management Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 1/2012
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2012   To:  01 Nov 2013
Purpose: environmental monitoring, birds & pinnipeds census and observations
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Ecological monitoring - long-term bird and pinniped observation programme on King George Island
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 2/2012
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Jan 2013   To:  31 Jan 2013
Purpose: familiarization with management of ASPA
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 3/2012
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Jan 2013   To:  31 Jan 2013
Purpose: glacial monitoring, deployment and maintenance of microclimatic recording stations, collecting ice samples for microbiology studies
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Climatological and glaciological interactions in the global warming conditions.
ASPA: Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 4/2012
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2012   To:  30 Mar 2013
Purpose: environmental monitoring, birds & pinnipeds census and observations
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Ecological monitoring - long term bird and pinniped observation programme on King Gorge Island

ASPA: Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 5/2012
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Jan 2013   To:  31 Jan 2013
Purpose: familiarization with management of ASPA
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
Aircrat Report
General Report