ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
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Party: South Africa
2013/2014 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: Assessing the distribution, abundance and migration of Antarctic Blue Whales off Queen Maud Land
Discipline: Biological Sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. P. Best, Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria. pbest@iziko.org.za
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL):
Additional Information: Open file
Operating Period: From:  28 Nov 2013   To:  13 Feb 2014
Areas of Operation
Queen Maud Land
Project Name/Number: Atmospheric and ocean surface research
Discipline: Atmospheric Sciences
Principal Investigator: Ms. S. du Toit, South African Weather Service, Cape Town International Airport, 7490. santjie.dutoit@weathersa.co.za
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL):
Additional Information: Open file
Operating Period: From:  28 Nov 2013   To:  13 Feb 2014
Areas of Operation
SANAE IV
southern ocean
Project Name/Number: BARREL Balloon Campaign
Discipline: Atmospheric Sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. A. Collier, SANSA, 1 Hospital Road, Hermanus, 7200. collierab@gmail.com
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL):
Additional Information: Open file
Operating Period: From:  28 Nov 2013   To:  13 Feb 2014
Areas of Operation
SANAE IV
Project Name/Number: Cosmic Ray Programme
Discipline: Atmospheric Sciences
Principal Investigator: Prof. H. Moraal, Department of Physics, North-West University, Potchefstroom. harm.moraal@nwu.ac.za
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL):
Additional Information: Open file
Operating Period: From:  28 Nov 2013   To:  13 Feb 2014
Areas of Operation
SANAE IV

Project Name/Number: Gondwana Amalagamation and Correlation
Discipline: Earth Sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. G. Grantham, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, Gauteng
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  28 Nov 2013   To:  13 Feb 2014
Areas of Operation
Queen Maud Land
Project Name/Number: Landscapes processes in Antarctica Ecosystems
Discipline: Biological Sciences
Principal Investigator: Ms. C. Hansen, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  28 Nov 2013   To:  13 Feb 2014
Areas of Operation
SANAE IV
Project Name/Number: Polar Space weather studies
Discipline: Atmospheric Sciences
Principal Investigator: Prof. P. Cilliers, South African National Space Agency, 1 Hospital Road, Hermanus, 7200 pjcilliers@sansa.org.za
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL):
Additional Information: Open file
Operating Period: From:  28 Nov 2013   To:  13 Feb 2014
Areas of Operation
SANAE IV
Project Name/Number: Seabird Observations
Discipline: Biological Sciences
Principal Investigator: Mr. S. Musker, BirdLife SA
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  28 Nov 2013   To:  13 Feb 2014
Areas of Operation
southern ocean

Project Name/Number: Seasonal Cycle of Carbon in Southern Ocean
Discipline: Oceanographic Sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Thomalla, CSIR/UCT, Cape Town, Western Cape
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  28 Nov 2013   To:  13 Feb 2014
Areas of Operation
southern ocean
Project Name/Number: SHARE SuperDARN
Discipline: Atmospheric Sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. K. Govender, SANSA, 1 Hospital Road, Hermanus, 7200. kgovender@sansa.org.za
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL):
Additional Information: Open file
Operating Period: From:  28 Nov 2013   To:  13 Feb 2014
Areas of Operation
SANAE IV
Project Name/Number: South Atlantic meridional overturning circulation SA
Discipline: Oceanographic Sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. I Ansorge, Oceanography Department, University of Cape Twon, Rondebosch, 7701 isabelle.ansorge@uct.ac.za
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL):
Additional Information: Open file
Operating Period: From:  28 Nov 2013   To:  13 Feb 2014
Areas of Operation
South Atlantic Ocean
Project Name/Number: Use of the Continuous Plankton Recorder for basin-scale mapping of plankton
Discipline: Oceanographic Sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. H. Verheye, Oceans and Coasts, Department of Environment Affairs. hveheye@environment.gov.za
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL):
Additional Information: Open file
Operating Period: From:  28 Nov 2013   To:  13 Feb 2014
Areas of Operation
southern ocean

Project Name/Number: VLF Diagnostics of Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling
Discipline: Atmospheric Sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. A. Collier, University of Kwa-Zullu Natal / SANSA, 72 Evans Road, Glenwood, Durban. collierab@gmail.com
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL):
Additional Information: Open file
Operating Period: From:  28 Nov 2013   To:  13 Feb 2014
Areas of Operation
SANAE IV

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: 1
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.
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
28 Nov 2013 Cape Town 13 Feb 2014 Cape Town
12 Dec 2013 SANAE IV
Annual relief and research voyage

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Helicopters
Category:
Period From: 12/12/2013
Period To: 01/02/2014
Remarks: 2 x helicopters for SANAE IV logistic support and DROMLAN Search and Rescue support.

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: 4 Drivers and 1 Chef during the summer relief period. Ranks from Private to Warrant Officer.
Number and Type of Armaments possessed by personnel: None
Number and Type of Armaments of ships and aircraft: None
Information and Location of Military Equipment in the AT Area: None

Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Mr. Gert van der Linde
Contact Address: 2 Fairways, 23 Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town, South Africa, 8005
Email Address: gertvdl@gmail.com
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: Faraway (Yacht)
Country of Registry: South Africa
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 5
Maximum Passengers: 0
Remarks: Private cruise through Peninsula area. Permit will be requested from Chilean authorities.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
01 Dec 2013 Puerto Williams, Chile 01 Feb 2014 Puerto Williams, Chile

Operator:
Name: Mr. Ralph Dominick
Contact Address: P. O. Box 910, Glenvista, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, 2058
Email Address: ralph@bbd.co.za
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: Imvubu III (Yacht)
Country of Registry: South Africa
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 5
Maximum Passengers: 0
Remarks: Private cruise through Peninsula area. Permit will be requested from Chilean authorities.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
01 Dec 2013 Puerto Williams, Chile 15 Jan 2014 Puerto Williams, Chile

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: Gondwana Amalgamation and Correlation
Organization(s) responsible:
Activity: Scientific programme
Topics: - Field camp
- National Antarctic Programme
- Science
Locations: Site name: Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact.
Type: IEE
Title: PSRV full scale ice trial, Southern Ocean
Organization(s) responsible: Aalto University, Schhool of Engineering, Department of Applied Mechanics, Marine Technology, AALTO, Finland
Activity: Operation of Facilities
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
- Monitoring Programme
Locations: Site name: Dronning Maud Land, and Southern Ocean
Latitude: 73
deg 03` S
Latitude: 13
deg 25´ W
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
Waste Management Plans Report
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Waste Management (Waste Management Plans)
Title: SANAP Waste Management Plan
Fixed Site/Field Camp/Ship: SANAE IV and environs
Objective: Management of waste at the SANAE IV Base, environs and Field Camps.
Implementation Report: Implemented with effect from the 1997 summer season.
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Richard Skinner
Job Title or Position: Deputy Director
Phone: +27 12 399 9859
Email: rskinner@environment.gov.za
File: WASTE MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK_All Bases_2012 v4.doc

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