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Party: Poland
2014/2015 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
16 Oct 2014 Mar del Plata, Argentine 31 Oct 2014 Ushuaia, Argentine
23 Oct 2014 South Shetland Islands
logistic and scientific support
31 Mar 2015 Ushuaia, Argentine 12 Apr 2015 Mar del Plata, Argentine
03 Apr 2015 South Shetland Islands
logistic and scientific support

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: UAV
Category:
Period From: 01/11/2014
Period To: 31/12/2014
Remarks: Polish-Norwegian monitoring program using fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to collect geospatial environmental data will begin in the Admiralty Bay (King George Island). Period of operation: 01.11.2014 – 31.12.205 (may be shortened or extended depending on weather conditions) Area of operation: ASPA No 128 Western Shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, ASPA No 151 Lions Rump, King George Island Flight altitude: 200 – 500 m AGL Take-offs and landings will be done at Arctowski Station

Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Artur Krystosik
Contact Address: 02-384 Warszawa ul. Włodarzewska 43h m 2, Poland
Email Address: a.krystosik@gmail.com
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: S/Y Isfuglen
Country of Registry: Poland
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 8
Maximum Passengers: 0
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

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: 3/2014
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2014   To:  01 Nov 2015
Purpose: research and monitoring
Summary of activities: environmental monitoring, birds & pinnipeds census and observations, monitoring the potential impact of UAVs on wildlife
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: 4/2014
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2014   To:  01 Nov 2015
Purpose: logistical support
Summary of activities: “Demay” refuge maintenance and resupply
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 5/2014
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2014   To:  31 Mar 2015
Purpose: research
Summary of activities: fitosociological studies, non-native species survey, Poa annua eradication
Event or project name/number: The causes, course and consequences of the expansion of Poa annua L. in Western Antarctica, a multi-
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 6/2014
Number of people permitted: 7
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2014   To:  31 Dec 2014
Purpose: technical support
Summary of activities: technical support for flights by UAVs
Event or project name/number: MONICA – A novel approach to monitoring the impact of climate change on Antarctic ecosystems

ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 7/2014
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2014   To:  25 Dec 2014
Purpose: education and outreach
Summary of activities: Education and outreach – documentary on scientific programs by scientists from Arctowski Station
Event or project name/number: Documentary “Antarctica. When the heat comes”
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 8/2014
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2014   To:  31 Mar 2015
Purpose: research
Summary of activities: chemical, hydrological and geological studies on the forefront of Ecology Glacier
Event or project name/number: Multidisciplinary monitoring program in Admiralty Bay (Subarea 48.1), King George Island, South Shet
ASPA: Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 1/2014
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2014   To:  31 Mar 2015
Purpose: research and monitoring
Summary of activities: environmental monitoring, birds & pinnipeds census and observations, monitoring the potential impact of UAVs on wildlife
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: 2/2014
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2014   To:  25 Dec 2014
Purpose: education and outreach
Summary of activities: Education and outreach – documentary on scientific programs by scientists from Arctowski Station
Event or project name/number: Documentary “Antarctica. When the heat comes”

ASPA: Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 9/2014
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2014   To:  31 Mar 2015
Purpose: familiarization
Summary of activities: familiarization with management of ASPA No 151 Lions Rump
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: 10/2014
Number of people permitted: 11
Permit Period: From:  20 Jan 2015   To:  15 Mar 2015
Purpose: Touristic
Summary of activities: visiting historic monuments from the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration, HSM No 16 and HSM 17
Event or project name/number: Selma Expeditions
ASPA: Number:  155    Name:  Cape Evans, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: 14/2014
Number of people permitted: 9
Permit Period: From:  18 Jan 2015   To:  23 Feb 2015
Purpose: touristic
Summary of activities: visiting historic monuments, HSM No 16 and HSM 17
Event or project name/number: Katharsis II
ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: 11/2014
Number of people permitted: 11
Permit Period: From:  20 Jan 2015   To:  15 Mar 2015
Purpose: touristic
Summary of activities: visiting historic monuments, HSM No 15
Event or project name/number: Selma Expeditions

ASPA: Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: 15/2014
Number of people permitted: 9
Permit Period: From:  18 Jan 2015   To:  23 Feb 2015
Purpose: touristic
Summary of activities: visiting historic monuments, HSM No 15
Event or project name/number: Katharsis II
ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: 12/2014
Number of people permitted: 11
Permit Period: From:  20 Jan 2015   To:  15 Mar 2015
Purpose: touristic
Summary of activities: visiting historic monuments, HSM No 18 and HSM No 19
Event or project name/number: Selma Expeditions
ASPA: Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: 16/2014
Number of people permitted: 9
Permit Period: From:  18 Jan 2015   To:  23 Feb 2015
Purpose: touristic
Summary of activities: visiting historic monuments, HSM No 18 and HSM No 19
Event or project name/number: Katharsis II
ASPA: Number:  159    Name:  Cape Adare, Borchgrevink Coast (More Details)
Permit Number: 13/2014
Number of people permitted: 11
Permit Period: From:  20 Jan 2015   To:  15 Mar 2015
Purpose: touristic
Summary of activities: visiting historic monuments, HSM No 22
Event or project name/number: Selma Expeditions

ASPA: Number:  159    Name:  Cape Adare, Borchgrevink Coast (More Details)
Permit Number: 17/2014
Number of people permitted: 9
Permit Period: From:  18 Jan 2015   To:  23 Feb 2015
Purpose: touristic
Summary of activities: visiting historic monuments, HSM No 22
Event or project name/number: Katharsis II
Aircrat Report
General Report