ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
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Party: Poland
Permanent Information
Automatic Recording Stations Report
Scientific Information - Automatic Recording Stations / Observatories
Location:
Site Name: Arctowski Station   Lat: 62°09´45´´S   Long: 58°28´W  
Type:
Elevation: 6
Parameters Recorded: atmosperic pressure, air temperature, humidity, wind direction, wind speed, soil temperature
Observation Frequency: Measurements carried out every 2 s
Reference Number:
Scientific Equipment:

Permanent Station Report
Operational Information - Stations
Name: “Arctowski” Polish Antarctic Station
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Admiralty Bay   Lat: 62º 09´ 41´´ S   Long: 58º 28´ 10´´ W   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 35
Date Established: 1977
Accommodation Facilities: winter - main building with 13 one-bed rooms, summer – main building + four summer huts (up to 35 persons capacity). summer – main building + four summer huts (up to 35 persons capacity)
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.
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Demay
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Paradise Cove   Lat: 62°13´S   Long: 58°26´30´´W   View in Google Earth Map
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.
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Lions Rump
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: King George Bay   Lat: 62°06´S   Long: 58°05´W   View in Google Earth Map
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.
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:

Permanent Vessels Report
Aircraft Report
Compliance with the Protocol Report
Environmental Information - Compliance with the Protocol
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Environmental Impact Assessment: Procedures Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (Procedures)
No new procedures were established during this reporting period.

Waste Management Plans Report
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Waste Management (Waste Management Plans)
Title: Waste Disposal and Waste management
Fixed Site/Field Camp/Ship: “Arctowski” Polish Antarctic Station
Objective: Waste generated at the station is sorted. All lubricants, chemical waste, glass, aluminium, batteries, empty drums etc. are stored and removed from the Antarctic Treaty Area by a supply ship. Paper, wood and food waste are burned in an incinerator fitted with anti-pollutant filters.
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
Link (URL): for further information contact dr Tomasz Janecki (toja@arctowski.pl)

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.

Contingency Plans Report
Environmental Information - Contingency Plans
Title: Contingency planning for oil spill response at “Arctowski” Station
Scope/coverage of the plan: The implementation consists of plan distribution and staff training. Equipment needed for incidence response is readily available.
Objective: The aim of the plan is prevention of and response to oil spills resulting from the station operations.
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
Link (URL): information available in polish at http://www.arctowski.pl/

Relevant National Legislation Report
Other Information - Relevant National Legislation
No new information have been provided during the reported period.
General Report