ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
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Party: Russian Federation
2010/2011 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Scientific Information - Forward Plans
Science Plan/Program/Project: The Subprogram “Study and Research of the Antarctic” of the Federal Program “Global Ocean”
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Details/Description:
Link (URL): http://www.ocean-fcp.ru/subprogramm_9.php (in Russian)
Additional Information:  
Discipline:
Areas of Activity

Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: The Antarctic environmental monitoring programmes carried out by the seasonal team of the 56th RAE
Discipline: Hydrochemistry; Geochemical monitoring; Hydrology; Biology; Glaciology; Geodesy; Hydrography; Meteorology; Environmental monitoring; Oceanology; Geologic-geophysical studies; Seismology; Bryology
Principal Investigator:
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: The Antarctic environmental monitoring programmes carried out by the wintering team of the 55th RAE
Discipline: Meteorology; Actinometry; Aerology; Atmospheric circulation; Geomagnetism; Glaciology; Vertical ionosphere sounding; Monitoring of the ozonosphere; Oceanology; Observations of sea ice; Hydrobiology; Environmental monitoring; Seismology
Principal Investigator:
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation

Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Bellingshausen
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Fildes Peninsula, King George Island   Lat: 62º 12´ 00´´ S   Long: 58º 58´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 31
Medical Facilities: One physician (surgeon); fully equipped hospital
Remarks / Description:
Name: Mirny
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Mirny Peninsula, Davis Sea shore   Lat: 66º 33´ 00´´ S   Long: 93º 01´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 45
Medical Facilities: Two physicians (surgeon and anesthetist); fully equipped hospital
Remarks / Description:
Name: Novolazarevskaya
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Schirmacher Oasis, Dronning Maud Land   Lat: 70º 46´ 00´´ S   Long: 11º 50´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 51
Medical Facilities: Two physicians (surgeon and anesthetist); fully equipped hospital
Remarks / Description:
Name: Progress
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Larsemann Hills, Princess Elizabeth Land   Lat: 69º 22´ 00´´ S   Long: 76º 23´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 51
Medical Facilities: Two physicians (surgeon and anesthetist); fully equipped hospital
Remarks / Description:

Name: Vostok
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Antarctic Plateau   Lat: 78º 28´ 00´´ S   Long: 106º 48´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 33
Medical Facilities: Two physicians (surgeon and anesthetist); fully equipped hospital
Remarks / Description:
Name: Druzhnaya-4
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Landing Bluff, Sandefjord Cove, Pryds Bay   Lat: 69º 44´ 00´´ S   Long: 73º 43´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 34
Medical Facilities: One physician (surgeon)
Remarks / Description:
Operating Period: From: December To: March
Name: Molodezhnaya
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Molodezhny Oasis (Thala Hills), Enderby Land   Lat: 67º 40´ 00´´ S   Long: 45º 51´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 11
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description:
Operating Period: From: December To: December
Name: Soyuz
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Jetty Peninsula, Prince Charles Mountains, Mac.Robertson Land   Lat: 70º 39´ 00´´ S   Long: 68º 48´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 20
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description:
Operating Period: From: December To: March

Name: SGP-1, 2
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name:    Lat:    Long:   
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: Inland transport and scientific traverses (Progress – Vostok – Progress)

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Akademik Aleksandr Karpinskiy
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 92
Maximum Passengers: 49
Remarks: Marine geological-geophysical studies in the Weddell Sea
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
19 Jan 2011 Cape Town 08 Mar 2011 Cape Town Marine geological-geophysical studies
Name: Akademik Fedorov
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages: 2
Maximum Crew: 90
Maximum Passengers: 160
Remarks: Detailed voyage schedule: St. Petersburg (09.11.2010) – Bremerhaven – Cape Town (06.12.2010) Cape Town (10.12.2010) – Molodezhnaya (19.12.2010–20.12.2010) – Pryds Bay (24.12.2010–01.01.2011) – Mirny (04.01.2011–07.01.2011) – Davis Sea (07.01.2011–08.01.2011) – Sandefjord Cove (11.01.2011–25.01.2011) – Marine studies (25.01.2011–28.01.2011) – Pryds Bay (28.01.2011–06.02.2011) – Cape Town (18.02.2011) Cape Town (24.02.2011) – Neumayer (04.03.2011–05.03.2011) – Novolazarevskaya (09.03.2011–16.03.2011) – Pryds Bay (21.03.2011–25.03.2011) – Cape Town (05.04.2011) Cape Town (08.04.2011) – Bremerhaven – St. Petersburg (06.05.2011)
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
10 Dec 2010 Cape Town 18 Feb 2011 Cape Town Logistics
24 Feb 2011 Cape Town 05 Apr 2011 Cape Town Logistics

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Antonov An-2
Category:
Period From: 27/12/2010
Period To: 23/03/2011
Remarks: Aerial geophysical survey (Soyuz, Progress-3)
Type: Basler BT-67
Category:
Period From: 13/12/2010
Period To: 07/02/2011
Remarks: Intracontinental air links between stations (Progress – Vostok – Progress)
Type: Ilyushin Il-76TD
Category:
Period From:
Period To:
Remarks: Intercontinental flights between Cape Town and Novolazarevskaya station within the DROMLAN network (see: http://www.alci.info/)

Type: Kamov Ka-32
Category:
Period From: 19/12/2010
Period To: 25/03/2011
Remarks: Two Ka-32 helicopters onboard the r/v “Akademik Fedorov” for loading and unloading purpose and ice patrol

Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Aurora Expeditions
Contact Address: Level 2, 88 George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000 Australia
Email Address:
Website Address: http://www.auroraexpeditions.com.au/
Name of Vessel: Polar Pioneer
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew:
Maximum Passengers: 54
Remarks: Type of Tourism – Seaborne (Peninsula Region); Operator Country – Australia; total number of voyages – 11; total number of tourists – 532
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: Heritage Expeditions
Contact Address: 53B Montreal Street, PO Box 7218, Christchurch, New Zealand
Email Address: info@heritage-expeditions.com
Website Address: http://www.heritage-expeditions.com/
Name of Vessel: Spirit of Enderby
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew:
Maximum Passengers: 50
Remarks: Type of Tourism – Seaborne (Ross Sea); Operator Country – New Zealand; total number of voyages – 3; total number of tourists – 148
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: One Ocean Expeditions
Contact Address:
Email Address: voyages@oneoceanexpeditions.com
Website Address: www.oneoceanexpeditions.com
Name of Vessel: Marina Svetaeva
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew:
Maximum Passengers: 100
Remarks: Type of Tourism – Seaborne (Peninsula Region); Operator Country – Canada; total number of voyages – 8; total number of tourists – 643
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: Quark Expeditions
Contact Address: 47 Water Street, Norwalk, CT, USA, 06854
Email Address: enquiry@quarkexpeditions.com
Website Address: http://www.quarkexpeditions.com/
Name of Vessel: Akademik Ioffe
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew:
Maximum Passengers: 110
Remarks: Type of Tourism – Seaborne (Peninsula Region); Operator Country – United States; total number of voyages – 9; total number of tourists – 927
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: Quark Expeditions
Contact Address: 47 Water Street, Norwalk, CT, USA, 06854
Email Address: enquiry@quarkexpeditions.com
Website Address: http://www.quarkexpeditions.com/
Name of Vessel: Kapitan Khlebnikov
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew:
Maximum Passengers: 112
Remarks: Type of Tourism – Seaborne (Peninsula Region); Operator Country – United States; total number of voyages – 4; total number of tourists – 424
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: Quark Expeditions
Contact Address: 47 Water Street, Norwalk, CT, USA, 06854
Email Address: enquiry@quarkexpeditions.com
Website Address: http://www.quarkexpeditions.com/
Name of Vessel: Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Country of Registry: Russia
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew:
Maximum Passengers: 104
Remarks: Type of Tourism – Seaborne (Peninsula Region); Operator Country – United States; total number of voyages – 8; total number of tourists – 755
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
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: CEE
Title: Water Sampling of the Subglacial Lake Vostok. Final Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation
Organization(s) responsible: RAE: Russian Antarctic Expedition
Activity: Water Sampling of the Subglacial Lake
Topics: - Drilling (ice/rock)
- Science
Locations: Site name: Lake Vostok, Wilkes Land
Latitude: 77°30´S
Latitude: 106°00´E
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: The significance of the impact of the proposed activity on the environment of the station area, ice sheet and the lake is no more than a minor. The activity under consideration can be conducted on condition of undertaking all measures envisaged to mitigate the environmental impact.
Type: IEE
Title:
Organization(s) responsible:
Activity:
Topics: - Air facilities: construction / operations
- National Antarctic Programme
Locations: Site name: Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment:
Type: IEE
Title:
Organization(s) responsible:
Activity:
Topics: - Air facilities: construction / operations
- National Antarctic Programme
Locations: Site name: Inland Ice Sheet
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment:
Type: IEE
Title:
Organization(s) responsible:
Activity: Icebreaker support
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
Locations: Site name: Weddell Sea
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment:

Environmental Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
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)
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

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