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Party: Poland
2013/2014 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: Paramedic, basic medical facilities 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
Remarks: "Polar Pionner" is chartered by Poland for the purpose of logistic and scientific support for Arctowski Station (king George Island, South Shetland Islands)
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
21 Oct 2013 Mar del Plata, Argentine 08 Nov 2013 Ushuaia, Argentine logistic and scientific support for Arctowski Station (King George Island, South Shetland Islands)
27 Mar 2014 Ushuaia, Argentine 12 Apr 2014 Mar del Plata, Argentine logistic and scientific support for Arctowski Station (King George Island, South Shetland Islands)

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: 2
Maximum Passengers: 8
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
15 Oct 2013 Ushuaia, Argentine 18 Nov 2013 Ushuaia, Argentine
28 Nov 2013 Ushuaia, Argentine 21 Dec 2013 Ushuaia, Argentine
28 Dec 2013 Ushuaia, Argentine 17 Jan 2014 Ushuaia, Argentine
23 Jan 2014 Ushuaia, Argentine 19 Feb 2014 Ushuaia, Argentine
25 Feb 2014 Ushuaia, Argentine 17 Mar 2014 Ushuaia, Argentine

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: 2/2013
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  01 Nov 2014
Purpose: environmental monitoring, birds & pinnipeds census and observations, collecting soil, seeds and tissue scraps of Colobanthus quitensis
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Ecological monitoring – long-term bird and pinniped observations programme on King George Island
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 3/2013
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  01 Nov 2014
Purpose: "Demay" refuge maintenance and resupply
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: 4/203
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  30 Mar 2014
Purpose: birds and pinnipeds census and observations
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Ecological monitoring - long-term bird and pinniped observations program on King George Island
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 5/2013
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  15 Jan 2014   To:  15 Feb 2014
Purpose: familiarization with management of ASPA
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:

ASPA: Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 1/2013
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  31 Mar 2014
Purpose: environmental monitoring, birds & pinnipeds census and observations, collecting seeds of Colobanthus quitensis
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Ecological monitoring – long-term bird and pinniped observations programme on King George Island
ASPA: Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 6/2013
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  15 Jan 2014   To:  15 Feb 2014
Purpose: familiarization with management of ASPA
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
Aircrat Report
General Report