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Party: Poland
2013/2014 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: 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 Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
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 established 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: Genetic and epigenetic diversity in Colobanthus quitensis from contrasting environments
Discipline: ecology
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 genetic and epigenetic diversity in Colobanthus quitensis plants growing in varied microhabitat conditions in the region of South Shetland Islands. Main issues to be tested are: level of intra- and inter-population variation in plants from old and newly-colonized locations, relationships between genetic and methylation variability and phenotypic plasticity, similarity of the genetic structure of populations of C. quitensis and Deschampsia antarctica.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
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: 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
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
23 Oct 2013 Mar del Plata, Argentine 04 Nov 2013 Ushuaia, Argentine logistic and scientific support for Arctowski Station (King George Island, South Shetland Islands)
06 Apr 2014 Ushuaia, Argentine 15 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: 4
Maximum Passengers: 9
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
15 Oct 2013 Ushuaia, Argentine 19 Nov 2013 Ushuaia, Argentine

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Elephant Island Latitude: 61°10´S Longitude: 55°14´W
Visit Date09/11/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Elephant Island Latitude: 61°10´S Longitude: 55°14´W
Visit Date10/11/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/11/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/11/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date12/11/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
28 Nov 2013 Ushuaia, Argentine 21 Dec 2013 Ushuaia, Argentine

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hannah Point Latitude: 62°39´S Longitude: 60°37´W
Visit Date05/12/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/12/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Anchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Science Support, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay Latitude: 64º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point/Dorian Bay Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors7
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/12/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date12/12/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
28 Dec 2013 Ushuaia, Argentine 17 Jan 2014 Ushuaia, Argentine

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesScience Support, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 39´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2014
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 Date05/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay Latitude: 64º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date06/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hovgaard Island Latitude: 65°08´S Longitude: 64°08´W
Visit Date07/01/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 14´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
23 Jan 2014 Ushuaia, Argentine 19 Feb 2014 Ushuaia, Argentine

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Whalers Bay Latitude: 62º 59´ 00´´ S Longitude: 60º 34´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors6
Activities: Baily Head to Whalers Bay Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Nelson Island Latitude: 62°18´S Longitude: 59°03´W
Visit Date29/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors6
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors7
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors7
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Gibbs Island Latitude: 61°28´S Longitude: 55°34´W
Visit Date02/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors7
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cape Lookout Latitude: 61º 16´ 00´´ S Longitude: 55º 12´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors7
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Point Wild Latitude: 61º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 54º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors7
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors6
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Booth Island Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 64°00´W
Visit Date08/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors6
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Detaille Island Latitude: 66º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 66º 48´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors6
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
25 Feb 2014 Ushuaia, Argentine 17 Mar 2014 Ushuaia, Argentine

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Arctowski Station Latitude: 62º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/03/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Admiralty Bay Latitude: 62º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 58º 48´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/03/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Maxwell Bay Latitude: 62°15´S Longitude: 58°51´W
Visit Date03/03/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ferraz Station Latitude: 65º 05´ 07´´ S Longitude: 58º 23´ 33´´ W
Visit Date03/03/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Nelson Island Latitude: 62°18´S Longitude: 59°03´W
Visit Date04/03/2014
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 Date06/03/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date06/03/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/03/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 50´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/03/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 14´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/03/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peltier Channel Latitude: 64°52´S Longitude: 63°32´W
Visit Date09/03/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pitt Islands Latitude: 65°26´S Longitude: 65°30´W
Visit Date10/03/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Argentine Islands/ Wordie Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 16´ 00´´ W
Visit Date10/03/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors9
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pitt Islands Latitude: 65°26´S Longitude: 65°30´W
Visit Date11/03/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors8
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
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 for the installation of a small wind turbine 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: installation of a small wind turbine (3.5 kW)
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
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 tourist 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: 11/2013
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Nov 2013   Date end:  31 Mar 2014
Species: Arctocephalus gazelle, Mirounga leonina
Location:
Site Name: Admiralty Bay   Lat: 62º 09´ 41´´ S   Long: 58º 28´ 10´´ W  
Action: Taking
Taking:
Amount:
Purpose: genetical studies
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: collecting samples of teeth and whiskers from dead animals - samples were collected from 5 dead specimen
Event or Project Name/Number: Ecological monitoring – long-term bird and pinniped observation programme on King Gorge Island
Permit Number: 4/2013
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Nov 2013   Date end:  31 Mar 2014
Species: Colobanthus quitensis
Location:
Site Name: Arctowski Station   Lat: 62°09´45´´S   Long: 58°28´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Plant Damage
Amount: ca 100 mg
Purpose: genetical studies
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Collecting tissue samples (scraps) from 60 individuals of Colobathus quitensis (ca 100 mg), collecting seeds of C. quitensis
Event or Project Name/Number: Genetic and epigenetic diversity in Colobanthus quitensis from contrasting environments
Permit Number: 10/2013
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Nov 2013   Date end:  01 Nov 2014
Species: Daption capense, Catharacta antarctica lonnbergi, Larus dominicanus, Marcronectes giganteus, Oceanit
Location:
Site Name: Admiralty Bay   Lat: 62º 09´ 41´´ S   Long: 58º 28´ 10´´ W  
Action: Taking
Taking:
Amount:
Purpose: genetical studies
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: collecting feathers and tissue samples from dead specimen - samples were collected from 19 dead specimen
Event or Project Name/Number: Ecological monitoring – long-term bird and pinniped observation programme on King Gorge Island

Permit Number: 9/2013
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Nov 2013   Date end:  15 Mar 2014
Species: Deschampsia antarctica, Colobanthus quitensis
Location:
Site Name: Cape Lookout   Lat: 61º 16´ 00´´ S   Long: 55º 12´ 00´´ W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Plant Damage
Amount:
Purpose: genetical studies
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Single blades of Deschampsia antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis were collected from a few of specimen at Cape Lookout - Elephant Islands
Event or Project Name/Number: Genetic variability in the Antarctic hairgrass Deschampsia antarctica Desv. from maritime Antarctic
Permit Number: 5/2013
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Nov 2013   Date end:  01 Nov 2014
Species: Poa annua
Location:
Site Name: Arctowski Station   Lat: 62°09´45´´S   Long: 58°28´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Plant Damage
Amount: 1 g
Purpose: dispersal studies
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: seed traps were installed and replaced 3 times during the vegetation season
Event or Project Name/Number: The causes, course and consequences of the expansion of Poa annua L. in western Antarctica: a multi-
Permit Number: 1/2013
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Nov 2013   Date end:  31 Mar 2014
Species: Pygoscelis adeliae, Pygoscelis papua
Location:
Site Name: ASPA No 151 Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Amount: 400
Purpose: census and observations
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: weighting of fledglings of Pygoscelis adeliae (200 individuals) and Pygoscelis papua (200 individuals)
Event or Project Name/Number: Ecological monitoring – long-term bird and pinniped observation programme on King Gorge Island

Permit Number: 2/2013
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Nov 2013   Date end:  31 Mar 2014
Species: Pygoscelis adeliae, Pygoscelis papua
Location:
Site Name: ASPA No 151 Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands   Lat:    Long:   
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Amount: 400
Purpose: census and observations
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: weighting of eggs of Pygoscelis adeliae (200 eggs, 2 eggs per each of 100 nests) and Pygoscelis papua (200 eggs, 2 eggs per each of 100 nests)
Event or Project Name/Number: Ecological monitoring – long-term bird and pinniped observation programme on King Gorge 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: 2/2013
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered:  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: 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 observations 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: 3/2013
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  01 Nov 2014
Purpose: "Demay" refuge maintenance and resupply
Summary of activities: 4 visits ca 2 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: 4/203
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  30 Mar 2014
Purpose: birds and pinnipeds census and observations
Summary of activities: 2 visits ca 4 hours each (pinniped census)
Event or project name/number: Ecological monitoring - long-term bird and pinniped observations program 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: 5/2013
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  15 Jan 2014   To:  15 Feb 2014
Purpose: familiarization with management of ASPA
Summary of activities: 2 visits ca 2 hours each
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 1/2013
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered:  2
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: 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 observations programme on King George Island
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 6/2013
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  0
Permit Period: From:  15 Jan 2014   To:  15 Feb 2014
Purpose: familiarization with management of ASPA
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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
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