ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
Electronic Information Exchange System

Party: South Africa
2018/2019 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: SANAE IV
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: SANAE IV   Lat: 71°40´25´´S   Long: 2°49´43´´W  
Maximum Population: 80
Medical Facilities: Medical facilities include a Docter, Surgery, 3 bed hospital and dental facilities.
Remarks / Description: South-African research station opened 1997. Original SANAE Station opened 1962. SANAE IV opened 1997 at a new location, 200km South of SANAE I to III.

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: mv SA Agulhas II
Country of Registry: South Africa
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 45
Maximum Passengers: 100
Remarks: Undertakes one voyage per annum to Antarctica, departing early December and returns mid February. Also does annual relief voyages to the Sub-Antarctic Island of Marion Island as well as to Gough Island.

Aircrat Report
Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: Atka Bay Penguin Colony 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air / Vehicle
Activities:
Number of Participants: 20
Date begin: 17 Sep 2018
Date end: 31 Jan 2019
Number of personnel: 12
Operator:
Name: The Antarctic Company (TAC)
Contact Address: P.O. Box 16213, Vlaeberg, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Email Address: info@antarctic-company.com
Website Address: www.antarctic-company.com
Remarks: 2 groups of 6 people to spend no more than 1 - 2 hours
Location of Activities
Atka Bay
Routes:
Expedition Name: Crown Bay Penguin Colony 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air / Skiing
Activities:
Number of Participants: 1
Date begin: 17 Sep 2018
Date end: 31 Jan 2019
Number of personnel: 1
Operator:
Name: Antarctic Logistics Company International
Contact Address: 97 Keerom Street, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001
Email Address: vasily@alci.co.za
Website Address: www.alci.co.za
Remarks: Inspection (just for a 1-2 hr session for any given day during the season) of penguin colony at Crown Bay with a view as a possible site for tourist visits
Location of Activities
Routes:

Expedition Name: FD 83 Fuel Depot Camp 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air / Vehicle
Activities: Aircraft Flight, Camping, Helicopter Landing, Temporary refueling / summer camp facility at FD 83
Number of Participants: 5
Date begin: 01 Nov 2018
Date end: 05 Mar 2019
Number of personnel: 5
Operator:
Name: Antarctic Logistics Company International
Contact Address: 97 Keerom Street, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001
Email Address: vasily@alci.co.za
Website Address: www.alci.co.za
Remarks: The Initial Environmental Evaluation (IEE) of the activity titled “Fuel Depot 83 Camp” showed that the planned activity is in correspondence with the provisions of the Antarctic Treaty, Recommendations and Measures of ATCMs, principles of the Protocol on Environmental Protection (Annex 1. “Environmental Impact Assessment” and Annex 3 “Waste Disposal and Waste Management”). The type of activity under consideration has no more than a minor or transitory impact on the Antarctic environment and associated ecosystems. The declared activity can be carried out without any additional EIA procedures. All the impacts are deemed to be minor and transitory.
Location of Activities
Routes:
Expedition Name: NGO Visitors to Ulvetanna Nunatak 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air / Skiing
Activities: Aircraft Landing, Climbing, Ice Walk
Number of Participants: 7
Date begin: 14 Jan 2019
Date end: 28 Jan 2019
Number of personnel: 7
Operator:
Name: Antarctic Logistics Company International
Contact Address: 97 Keerom Street, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001
Email Address: vasily@alci.co.za
Website Address: www.alci.co.za
Remarks:
Location of Activities
Fenriskjeften Mountains
Routes: Ulvetanna Nunatak

Expedition Name: Seven Summits Ski Marathon Challenge 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air/Air
Activities: Aircraft Flight, Aircraft Landing, Camping, Run Marathon on runway
Number of Participants: 25
Date begin: 10 Dec 2019
Date end: 11 Dec 2019
Number of personnel: 25
Operator:
Name: The Antarctic Company (TAC)
Contact Address: P.O. Box 16213, Vlaeberg, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Email Address: info@antarctic-company.com
Website Address: www.antarctic-company.com
Remarks: The activity has taken place before, and no environmental incidents reported. The operator will obtain authorization elsewhere because South Africa has not yet completed and / or gazzetted regulations.
Location of Activities
Routes: • Novolavarevskaya Runway, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica; •704916S, 113519E; •Blue ice runway in interior of continent.
Expedition Name: World Marathon Challenge 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air/Air
Activities: Aircraft Flight, Anchoring Only, Run Marathon on runway
Number of Participants: 66
Date begin: 31 Jan 2019
Date end: 01 Feb 2019
Number of personnel: 60
Operator:
Name: The Antarctic Company (TAC)
Contact Address: P.O. Box 16213, Vlaeberg, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Email Address: info@antarctic-company.com
Website Address: www.antarctic-company.com
Remarks:
Location of Activities
Novo runway
Routes: Confined to runway surface.

Expedition Name: World Marathon Challenge 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air/Air
Activities: Aircraft Flight, Aircraft Landing, Run marathon around existing runway
Number of Participants: 60
Date begin: 06 Feb 2020
Date end: 06 Feb 2020
Number of personnel: 60
Operator:
Name: The Antarctic Company (TAC)
Contact Address: P.O. Box 16213, Vlaeberg, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Email Address: info@antarctic-company.com
Website Address: www.antarctic-company.com
Remarks: Activity has taken place before without any reported negative environmental incidents
Location of Activities
Routes: • Novolavarevskaya Runway, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica; 704916S, 113519E; Blue ice runway in interior of continent.

Denial of Authorizations
Area Protection and Management Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management
No new information have been provided during the reported period.
Aircrat Report
General Report