ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
Electronic Information Exchange System

Party: Poland
2012/2013 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Scientific Information - Forward Plans
Science Plan/Program/Project: A novel approach to monitoring the impact of climate change on Antarctic ecosystems
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Katarzyna Chwedorzewska
Job Title or Position: Deptartment of Antarctic Biology Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
Phone:
Email: kchwedorzewska@o2.pl
Details/Description:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline:
Areas of Activity
Science Plan/Program/Project: Ecological monitoring – long-term bird and pinniped observation programme on King George Island
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation: Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics PAS
Name: Małgorzata Korczak-Abshire
Job Title or Position: program coordinator
Phone:
Email: mka@ibb.waw
Details/Description:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline:
Areas of Activity
Science Plan/Program/Project: Genetic and epigenetic diversity in Colobanthus quitensis from contrasting environments (Ministry of Science and Higher Education N N303 796240, 2011-2014)
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Katarzyna Chwedorzewska
Job Title or Position: Deptartment of Antarctic Biology Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
Phone:
Email: kchwedorzewska@o2.pl
Details/Description:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline:
Areas of Activity

Science Plan/Program/Project: Metagenomic, structural and functional characteristics of glacial environments microbiocenozes
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Marek Zdanowski
Job Title or Position: Department of Antarctic Biology Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
Phone:
Email: m_zdanowski@yahoo.com
Details/Description:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline:
Areas of Activity
Science Plan/Program/Project: The causes, course and consequences of the expansion of Poa annua L. in Western Antarctica, a multi-aspect population study
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Katarzyna Chwedorzewska
Job Title or Position: Deptartment of Antarctic Biology Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
Phone:
Email: kchwedorzewska@o2.pl
Details/Description:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline:
Areas of Activity
Science Plan/Program/Project: The response of Antarctic fiord ecosystem to climate changes during last Millennium: record from cores of marine sediments (Admiralty Bay, King George Island)
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Andrzej Tatur
Job Title or Position: Dept. of Protection of Environment and Natural Resources, Faculty of Geology, Warsaw University
Phone:
Email: a.tatur@uw.edu.pl
Details/Description:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline:
Areas of Activity

Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: Biology, morphology and molecular systematics of Antarctic parasites
Discipline: parasitology
Principal Investigator: Zdzisław Laskowski (Institute of Parasitology Polish Academy of Sciences)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Guano samples are collected in the area of Admiralty Bay and King George Bay in order to analyze the presence and taxonomical composition of parasites from different species of birds and marine mammals. The results are compared with the data from the research carried out since 1979. Observed changes in the taxonomic composition of parasites are probable related to the diet shift in their hosts, resulting from the changes in the availability of different food types in the region of Antarctic Peninsula.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
King George Island
Project Name/Number: Climatological and glaciological interactions in the global warming conditions. Study on the SSSI No 8 (King George Island, West Antarctic) (National Science Centre – No 306 722540)
Discipline: climatology/glaciology
Principal Investigator: Marek Kejna (Department of Climatology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The aim is to study changes in atmosphere and glaciers at the Site of Special Scientific Interest No 8 (ASPA No 128) – King George Island, South Shetlands Islands, West Antarctica in order to improve our understanding of the dramatic climate change in this region. Key processes, links and interactions between atmosphere and glaciers are investigated. Climate change in the Antarctic Peninsula region has large impact on environment, especially on glaciers. Collection and analysis of data from field observations will allow better parametrization of processes and validation of models. Field research was concentrated on: meteorological measurements (solar radiation, air humidity, air pressure, wind direction and velocity, precipitation), measurements of snow accumulation and ablation (mass balance) on Ecology and Sphinx glaciers, and GPS mapping of glacial retreat.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
King George Island
Project Name/Number: Ecological monitoring – long-term bird and pinniped observation programme on King George Island
Discipline: ecology
Principal Investigator: Małgorzata Korczak-Abshire (Department of Antarctic Biology, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
Main Activity/ Remarks: To detect and record significant changes in critical biological components of the ecosystem a whole year program to monitor breeding and non-breeding birs and pinniped species in ASPA No 128 Western Shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands has been conducted over the past 34 years. Since 2007 monitoring program in ASPA No 151 Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands was establishe by Poland and has been conducted during each Antarctic summer season. This krill-dependent predator monitoring program follows the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program (CEMP) standards. The following CEMP indices were included: penguin breeding population size (number of pairs) (P. adeliae, P. papua, P. antarcticus), breeding success (chick counts) (P. adeliae, P. papua, P. antarcticus), penguin chick weight (g) at fledgling (Procedure A) (P. adeliae), breeding chronology (P. adeliae, P. papua, P. antarcticus). Additionally, the following parameters were recorded: flying birds census and breeding success, spatial and geographic distribution of bird nests, pinniped census and breeding population estimation, records of non-breeding bird species, monitoring of marked birds and pinnipeds, records of whale appearance in King George Bay.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
King George Island
Project Name/Number: Metagenomic, structural and functional characteristics of glacial environments microbiocenozes
Discipline: microbiology
Principal Investigator: Marek Zdanowski (Department of Antarctic Biology, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Research project was designed to define the structure of microbiocenosis in glacial environments. Generally, project focuses on the study of glaciers in Admiralty Bay (King George Island, Antarctica) and Hornsund (Spitsbergen, Arctic) areas. Ice and cryoconite samples were taken from different altitudes in the ablation zone of Ecology and Baranowski Glaciers (King George Island), where the glaciers lose ice as a result of melting, evaporation and sublimation. Samples are being analyzed biochemically and genetically in Poland.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
King George Island

Project Name/Number: Monitoring of the structure of the Earth’s electric field from Polish observation stations in the Antarctic, Arctic and central Europe
Discipline: earth sciences
Principal Investigator: Marek Kubicki (Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences)
Main Activity/ Remarks: This project is aimed at better understanding of the processes and phenomena operating in the Earth’s electric atmosphere and ionosphere. Coordinated observations of atmospheric electricity (the global atmospheric electric circuit, GEC) are done at Polish observational stations: Geophysical Observatory in Swider (Poland: 21.25°E, 52.12°N, geomagnetic latitude ~48°N), Polish Polar Station “Hornsund” (Svalbard, Norway: 15.50°E, 77.00°N, geom. ~74°N), Polish Antarctic Station “Arctowski” (South Shetland Islands: 58.47°W, 62.16°S, geom. ~51°S). The role of the GEC generator that has its source in the solar-wind magnetosphere interaction and the ionospheric convection are studied at different latitudes. Using superDARN radar observations we will reduce the electric data from polar regions for the effects of the ionospheric convection and we will be looking for such effects at mid-latitudes. This work is supported by Polish National Science Center (NCN), grant number UMO-2011/01/B/ST10/07118.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
King George Island
Project Name/Number: The causes, course and consequences of the expansion of Poa annua L. in Western Antarctica, a multi-aspect population study
Discipline: ecology/botany
Principal Investigator: Katarzyna Chwedorzewska (Department of Antarctic Biology, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
Main Activity/ Remarks: The aim of the project is to analyze causes, course and results of the expansion of Poa annua L. in the vicinity of H. Arctowski Station (South Shetlands, Antarctica). The planned research will allow to evaluate role of the seed bank in the stability of the population, show the morphophysiological, biochemical, genetic and functional features of the species enabling it to become established in the Antarctic, and verify hypothesis regarding the source from which the species was brought into the Antarctic.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
King George Island

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 Pioneer" was 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
24 Oct 2012 Mar del Plata, Argentine 04 Nov 2012 Ushuaia, Argentine logistic and scicentific support for Arctowski Station (king George Island, South Shetland Islands)
27 Mar 2013 Ushuaia, Argentine 16 Apr 2013 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: 3
Maximum Passengers: 8
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
10 Dec 2012 Ushuaia 02 Jan 2013 Puerto Williams

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/12/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors12
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 55´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/12/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesAnchoring Only, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point/Dorian Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 04´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors6
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date21/12/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/12/2012
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/12/2012
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
07 Jan 2013 Ushuaia 26 Jan 2013 Puerto Williams

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Nelson Island Latitude: 62°18´S Longitude: 59°03´W
Visit Date13/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Nelson Island Latitude: 62°18´S Longitude: 59°03´W
Visit Date14/01/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
Activities: Anchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: King George Island, Arctowski Station Latitude: 62º 09´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 29´ 00´´ W
Visit Date14/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Mikkelsen Harbour Latitude: 63º 54´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 47´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Portal Point Latitude: 64º 30´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 46´ 00´´ W
Visit Date16/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ronge Island Latitude: 64º 43´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 41´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Orne Islands Latitude: 64º 40´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 40´ 00´´ W
Visit Date17/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date17/01/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
Activities: Anchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date17/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date18/01/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
Activities: Anchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gourdin Island Latitude: 63°12´S Longitude: 57°18´W
Visit Date18/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/01/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
Activities: Anchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors11
Activities: Anchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
01 Feb 2013 Ushuaia 20 Feb 2013 Puerto Williams

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64º 32´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 59´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/02/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/02/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/02/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/02/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/02/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/02/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors6
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pitt Islands Latitude: 65°26´S Longitude: 65°30´W
Visit Date12/02/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pitt Islands Latitude: 65°26´S Longitude: 65°30´W
Visit Date13/02/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pitt Islands Latitude: 65°26´S Longitude: 65°30´W
Visit Date14/02/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
25 Feb 2013 Ushuaia 11 Mar 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 Date02/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
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 Date03/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date03/03/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
Activities: Anchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date04/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors6
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ronge Island Latitude: 64º 43´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 41´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/03/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 04´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/03/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
Activities: Anchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/03/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
Activities: Anchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 04´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Argentine Islands/ Wordie Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/03/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Extended Walk, 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
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: Initial Environmental Evaluation of the modernisation of fuel tanks at Arctowski Station, Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands
Organization(s) responsible: Dept. of Antarctic Biology, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics PAS
Activity: fuel tanks replacement
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
- Oil management / salvage
Locations: Site name: Arctowski Station
Latitude: 62º 09´ 41´´ S
Latitude: 58º 31´ 49´´ W
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Initial Environmental Evaluation of the tourist activity conducted in the Antarctic Peninsula by the yacht "Selma Expeditions'
Organization(s) responsible: Selma Expeditions Sp. z o.o.
Activity: private yacht cruise with planned landings by the yacht "Selma Expeditions"
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula Region
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a 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: 6/2012
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Nov 2012   Date end:  01 Nov 2012
Species: Catharacta maccormicki
Location:
Site Name: Antarctic Peninsula; King George Island   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Taking
Taking:
Amount: 2
Purpose: scientific - genetical studies
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: collecting tissue samples from two dead specimen
Event or Project Name/Number: Ecological monitoring – long-term bird and pinniped observation programme on King Gorge Island accor
Permit Number: 2/2012
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Dec 2012   Date end:  15 Mar 2013
Species: Deschampsia antarctica
Location:
Site Name: Cuverville Island   Lat: 64º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 62º 34´ 00´´ W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Plant Removal
Amount: single blades
Purpose: genetical studies
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Single blades of D. antarctica were collected from clumps of grass near Vernadsky Station and on Cuverville Island
Event or Project Name/Number: Genetic variability in the Antarctic hairgrass Deschampsia antarctica Desv. from maritime Antarctic
Permit Number: 4/2012
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Nov 2012   Date end:  30 Mar 2013
Species: Fregetta tropica, Oceanites oceanicus
Location:
Site Name: ASPA No 151 Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Taking
Taking:
Amount: 2
Purpose: scientific - genetical studies
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: collecting dead specimen - one specimen of each species was taken
Event or Project Name/Number: Ecological monitoring – long-term bird and pinniped observation programme on King Gorge Island accor

Permit Number: 5/2012
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Nov 2012   Date end:  01 Nov 2013
Species: Fregetta tropica, Sterna vittata, Larys dominicanus, Daption capensis
Location:
Site Name: ASPA No 151 Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Taking
Taking:
Amount: few feathers
Purpose: scientific - genetical studies
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Samples were collected from one dead specimen of each species
Event or Project Name/Number: Ecological monitoring – long-term bird and pinniped observation programme on King Gorge Island accor
Permit Number: 3/2012
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Dec 2012   Date end:  15 Mar 2013
Species: marine plankton
Location:
Site Name: Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Taking
Taking: Kill
Amount: 15 samples
Purpose: Taking samples of marine plankton for ecological research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Marine plankton samples were collected with the neuston net in several locations in the area of Antarctic Peninsula (Geralche Strait, Bransfield Strait, Whalers Bay, Orlans Strait, Useful Island, Penola Strait, Pitt Islands). Fifteen samples were collecte
Event or Project Name/Number: Impact of the climate change on the Antarctic neritic ecosystem
Permit Number: 1/2012
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Jan 2013   Date end:  30 Mar 2013
Species: Pygoscelis adeliae
Location:
Site Name: ASPA No 151 Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Amount: 200
Purpose: census and observations
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: weighting of fledglings (according to CCAMLR standard methods)
Event or Project Name/Number: Ecological monitoring - long-term bird and pinniped observation programme on King George Island

Waste Management Plans Report
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:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 1/2012
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2012   To:  01 Nov 2013
Purpose: environmental monitoring, birds & pinnipeds census and observations
Summary of activities: pinniped census every 10 days, penguins’ and other birds’ nests census once during breeding season, recording of vagrant birds
Event or project name/number: Ecological monitoring - long-term bird and pinniped observation programme on King George Island
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  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 to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  01 Jan 2013   To:  31 Jan 2013
Purpose: familiarization with management of ASPA
Summary of activities: 2 visits (two hours each)
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  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 to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  28 Jan 2013   To:  23 Feb 2013
Purpose: glacial monitoring, deployment and maintenance of microclimatic recording stations
Summary of activities: control of automatic meteorological stations (every week), ablation/accumulation and ice temperature measurements on the Ecology and Spinx glaciers (every 10 days)
Event or project name/number: Climatological and glaciological interactions in the global warming conditions.
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 4/2012
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2012   To:  30 Mar 2013
Purpose: environmental monitoring, birds & pinnipeds census and observations
Summary of activities: pinniped census every 10 days, penguins’ and other birds’ nests census once during breeding season, breeding success (chick counts) once during breeding season, fledglings weighting once during the season. Recording of vagrant birds, birds breeding chronology, whale observations each day during the whole season
Event or project name/number: Ecological monitoring - long term bird and pinniped observation programme on King Gorge Island

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 5/2012
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  01 Jan 2013   To:  31 Jan 2013
Purpose: familiarization with management of ASPA
Summary of activities: 2 vists (1 hour each)
Event or project name/number:

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