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Party: Poland
2018/2019 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: m/v Polar Pioneer
Country of Registry: Russian Federation
Number of Voyages: 2
Maximum Crew: 16
Maximum Passengers: 54
Remarks:
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
14 Oct 2018 Mar del Plata, Argentina 30 Oct 2018 Puerto Williams, Chile
23 Oct 2018 South Shetland Islands
logistic and scientific support
07 Apr 2019 Stanley, Falkland Islands 07 Apr 2019 Mar del Plata, Argentina
10 Apr 2019 South Shetland Islands
logistic and scientific support

Aircrat Report
Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Chief One sp. z o.o.
Contact Address: ul Główna 37A, 58-410 Marciszów, Poland
Email Address: info@chiefone.eu
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: s/y Chief One
Country of Registry: Poland
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 4
Maximum Passengers: 10
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
16 Jan 2019 Ushuaia, Argentine 10 Feb 2019 Ushuaia, Argentine Ewa Madej

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62°09´45´´S Longitude: 58°28´W
Visit Date21/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date23/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date27/01/2019
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date02/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing

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: 5
Maximum Passengers: 9
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
25 Oct 2018 Ushuaia, Argentine 12 Nov 2018 Ushuaia, Argentine Piotr Kuzniar

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Whalers Bay - Deception Island Latitude: 62º 95´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 63´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/10/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62°09´45´´S Longitude: 58°28´W
Visit Date30/10/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Elephant Island Latitude: 61°10´S Longitude: 55°14´W
Visit Date01/11/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Mikkelsen Harbour Latitude: 63º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/11/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Portal Point Latitude: 64º 30´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 46´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/11/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date05/11/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/11/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/11/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ronge Island Latitude: 64º 34´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 41´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/11/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay Latitude: 64º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/11/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date10/11/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
09 Dec 2018 Ushuaia, Argentine 03 Jan 2019 Ushuaia, Argentine Piotr Kuzniar

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Whalers Bay - Deception Island Latitude: 62º 95´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 63´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/12/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Nelson Island Latitude: 62°17´S Longitude: 59°02´W
Visit Date17/12/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Trinity Island, Mikkelson Harbour Latitude: 63º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/12/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Portal Point Latitude: 64º 30´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 46´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/12/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date21/12/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: SCUBA Diving, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Booth Island Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 64°01´W
Visit Date24/12/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: SCUBA Diving, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky Station Latitude: 65º 02´ 05´´ S Longitude: 64º 02´ 06´´ W
Visit Date26/12/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
16 Jan 2019 Ushuaia, Argentine 10 Feb 2019 Ushuaia, Argentine Krzysztof Jasica

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date22/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Nelson Island Latitude: 62°18´S Longitude: 59°03´W
Visit Date23/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Trinity Island, Mikkelson Harbour Latitude: 63º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Portal Point Latitude: 64º 30´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 46´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 59´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/01/2019
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSCUBA Diving, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Booth Island Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 64°00´W
Visit Date29/01/2019
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSCUBA Diving, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Booth Island Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 64°00´W
Visit Date30/01/2019
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSCUBA Diving, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky Station Latitude: 65º 02´ 05´´ S Longitude: 64º 02´ 06´´ W
Visit Date01/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date02/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
15 Feb 2019 Ushuaia, Argentine 12 Mar 2019 Ushuaia, Argentine Piotr Kuzniar

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Whalers Bay, Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Nelson Island Latitude: 62°18´S Longitude: 59°03´W
Visit Date23/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Mikkelsen Harbour Latitude: 63º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Portal Point Latitude: 64º 30´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 46´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date26/02/2019
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: SCUBA Diving, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
Activities: Extended Walk, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Booth Island Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 64°00´W
Visit Date02/03/2019
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky Station Latitude: 65º 02´ 05´´ S Longitude: 64º 02´ 06´´ W
Visit Date04/03/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date05/03/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
16 Mar 2019 Ushuaia, Argentine 13 Apr 2019 Ushuaia, Argentine Piotr Kuzniar

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date22/03/2019
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Anvers Island Latitude: 64°33´S Longitude: 63°35´W
Visit Date23/03/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors4
ActivitiesCamping, Climbing
Duration of landing23.03-30.03, climbing Mt Francais
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/03/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors6
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/03/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Mount Shackleton Latitude: 65º 12´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 56´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/04/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors4
ActivitiesCamping, Climbing
Duration of landing01.04-03.04.2019
Site Name: Vernadsky Station Latitude: 65º 02´ 05´´ S Longitude: 64º 02´ 06´´ W
Visit Date01/04/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/04/2019
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date05/04/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/04/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, 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: 10/2018
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  12 Feb 2019   To:  15 Apr 2019
Purpose: Characterization of a microbiome, seen as a whole community of microorganisms residing in recognized habitats within a glacier system
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Characteristics of structure, functions and flexibility of a glacier microbiome in Antarctica
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 11/2018
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  17 Jan 2019   To:  05 Feb 2019
Purpose: Technical support and photographic documentation of monitoring programs
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Ecological monitoring, Hydrological and chemical monitoring
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 13/2018
Number of people permitted: 7
Permit Period: From:  03 Jan 2019   To:  15 Apr 2019
Purpose: Characterization of sediment transport from glaciers on KGI
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Quantitative assessment of sediment transport from glaciers of South Shetland Islands
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 3/2018
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2018   To:  30 Oct 2019
Purpose: birds & pinnipeds census and observations, servicing remote cameras
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: 4/2018
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2018   To:  30 Oct 2019
Purpose: hydrological monitoring on the forefronts of glaciers located on the western shore of the Admiralty Bay, collecting water, snow and sediment samples for chemical analysis
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Hydrological and chemical characteristics of freshwaters on King George Island
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 5/2018
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2018   To:  30 Oct 2019
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: 6/2018
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2018   To:  30 Oct 2019
Purpose: Coordination of monitoring programs.
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Ecological Monitoring and Hydrological and Chemical Monitoring
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 8/2018
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  28 Nov 2018   To:  12 Jan 2019
Purpose: Mosses and soil sampling in selected sites
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: 90Sr and 137Cs distribution in fauna and flora of polar areas in the aspect of melting glacier

ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 9/2018
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  17 Jan 2019   To:  15 Apr 2019
Purpose: Identification and determination of chemical compounds present in water and soil taken from the western shore of Admiralty Bay (King George Island)
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Influences of antropogenic activities on pollution levels in Antarctic water and soil
ASPA: Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 1/2018
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2018   To:  30 Mar 2019
Purpose: Environmental monitoring, birds & pinnipeds census and observations, weighting of eggs and fledglings of Pygoscelis adeliae and P. papua, servicing remote cameras
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: 12/2018
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  17 Jan 2019   To:  05 Feb 2019
Purpose: Technical support and photographic documentation of monitoring programs
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Ecological monitoring, Hydrological and chemical monitoring
ASPA: Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 14/2018
Number of people permitted: 7
Permit Period: From:  03 Jan 2019   To:  15 Apr 2019
Purpose: Characterization of sediment transport from glaciers on KGI
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Quantitative assessment of sediment transport from glaciers of South Shetland Islands

ASPA: Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 2/2018
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2018   To:  30 Mar 2019
Purpose: Collecting water samples for chemical analysis
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Hydrological and chemical characteristics of freshwaters on King George Island
ASPA: Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 7/2018
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2018   To:  30 Mar 2019
Purpose: Coordination of monitoring programs.
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number: Ecological Monitoring and Hydrological and Chemical Monitoring
Aircrat Report
General Report