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Party: South Africa
2015/2016 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Scientific Information - Forward Plans
Science Plan/Program/Project: ASPeCt and TRAIN-SOPP (SANAP)
Planned Operating Period: From  30 Nov 2016   To  07 Feb 2017
Contact Point:
Organisation: University of Cape Town
Name: Marcello  Vichi
Job Title or Position: A/Prof
Phone: +27712199462
Email: marcello.vichi@uct.ac.za
Details/Description: Oceanographic research
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline: Oceanography
Areas of Activity
At sea en route to and at Antarctica coastline
Science Plan/Program/Project: Atmosphere and Ocean Surface Research
Planned Operating Period: From  30 Nov 2016   To  07 Feb 2017
Contact Point:
Organisation: South African Weather Service (SAWS) - Marine
Name: Tshikana  Rasehlomi
Job Title or Position: Mr / Ms
Phone: +2721 935 5700
Email: Tshikana.rasehlomi@weathersa.co.za
Details/Description: Meteorological observations
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline: Meteorology
Areas of Activity
At sea en route to and at Antarctica coastline
Science Plan/Program/Project: Gondwana Amalgamation and Correlation (GAACRP)
Planned Operating Period: From  30 Nov 2016   To  07 Feb 2017
Contact Point:
Organisation: University of Johannesburg
Name: Geoff Grantham
Job Title or Position: Dr
Phone: +2782 8240821
Email: ghgrantham@uj.ac.za; ghgrantham@lantic.net
Details/Description: Geological fieldwork
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline: Geology
Areas of Activity
SANAE IV and surrounding areas

Science Plan/Program/Project: Land-breeding marine predators as bio-indicators of change in western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica
Planned Operating Period: From  30 Nov 2016   To  07 Feb 2017
Contact Point:
Organisation: Department of Environmental Affairs: Oceans and Coasts
Name: Azwianewi  Makhado
Job Title or Position: Dr
Phone: +2721 8195021
Email: amakhado@environment.gov.za
Details/Description: Seabird monitoring
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline: Zoology
Areas of Activity
SANAE IV and surrounding areas
Science Plan/Program/Project: Landscape Processes in Antarctic Ecosystems
Planned Operating Period: From  30 Nov 2016   To  07 Feb 2017
Contact Point:
Organisation: Rhodes University, Department of Geography
Name: Ian  Meiklejohn
Job Title or Position: Prof
Phone: +27 46-603 8024 (W); +27 83-324 1255 (Cell)
Email: i.meiklejohn@ru.ac.za
Details/Description: Geological fieldwork in following areas: Vesleskarvet, Flårjuven Bluff, Grunehogna, Valterkulten, Shumacherfjellet, Slettfjell, Lorentzenpiggen, Robertskollen, Borgmassivet and Troll Station.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline: Geology
Areas of Activity
SANAE IV and surrounding areas
Science Plan/Program/Project: Microbial Ecology in Antarctic Ecosystems (reference number SNA14070774110)
Planned Operating Period: From  30 Nov 2016   To  07 Feb 2017
Contact Point:
Organisation: Rhodes University (Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology)
Name: Gwynneth  Matcher
Job Title or Position: Dr
Phone: +2746 603 7039 (W); +2772 474 0716 (Cell)
Email: g.matcher@ru.ac.za
Details/Description:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline: Biochemistry, Microbiology
Areas of Activity
SANAE IV and surrounding areas

Science Plan/Program/Project: Neutron monitor programme
Planned Operating Period: From  30 Nov 2016   To  07 Feb 2017
Contact Point:
Organisation: Centre for Space Research, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus
Name: Helena  Krüger
Job Title or Position: Dr
Phone: +2718-299-2422
Email: helena.kruger@nwu.ac.za
Details/Description: Neutron monitor programme
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Areas of Activity
SANAE IV
Science Plan/Program/Project: Polar Space Weather Studies
Planned Operating Period: From  30 Nov 2016   To  07 Feb 2017
Contact Point:
Organisation: South African National Space Agency
Name: Pierre Cilliers
Job Title or Position: Prof
Phone: +227283121196
Email: pjcilliers@sansa.org.za
Details/Description:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Areas of Activity
SANAE IV
Science Plan/Program/Project: SAMOC-SA AND IN SUPPORT OF ASPeCt and TRAIN-SOPP (SANAP) UNDER PROF CHRIS REASON AND PROF MARCELLO VICHI
Planned Operating Period: From  30 Nov 2016   To  07 Feb 2017
Contact Point:
Organisation: OCEANOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT – UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
Name: ISABELLE  ANSORGE
Job Title or Position: PROF
Phone: +2721 6503280
Email: ISABELLE.ANSORGE@UCT.AC.ZA
Details/Description:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline: Oceanography
Areas of Activity
At sea en route to and at Antarctica coastline

Science Plan/Program/Project: SANAP – Vibration responses of the SA Agulhas II Polar Supply and Research Vessel
Planned Operating Period: From  30 Nov 2016   To  07 Feb 2017
Contact Point:
Organisation: Sound and Vibration Research Group at Stellenbosch University in collaboration with Aalto
Name: Anriëtte  Bekker
Job Title or Position: Dr
Phone: +27828782698
Email: annieb@sun.ac.za
Details/Description: 1. Human responses to Slamming. 2. Shaft-line vibration measurements. 3. Operational modal analysis of vessel structure as a function of operational profile. 4. Investigate global ice loads through measurement of the ship’s rigid body motion. 5. Ice-induced load measurements with the strain gauges mounted on the ship hull 6. Ice thickness measurements with a stereo camera system and EM device and visual observations from the ice conditions
Link (URL):
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Discipline:
Areas of Activity
At sea en route to and at Antarctica coastline
Science Plan/Program/Project: Scale Sensitivities of CO2 Fluxes in the Southern Ocean
Planned Operating Period: From  30 Nov 2016   To  07 Feb 2017
Contact Point:
Organisation: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Name: Pedro Monteiro
Job Title or Position: Dr
Phone: +27216583994
Email: pmonteir@csir.co.za
Details/Description: Oceanographic research
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline: Oceanography
Areas of Activity
At sea en route to and at Antarctica coastline
Science Plan/Program/Project: Southern Ocean Phytoplankton Adaption to mimicked future changes in light and iron availability - Molecular bases and modelling (SOPA) – SANCOOP 234229 Establishing the use of a new lipid paleo-biomarker in the Southern Ocean - SNA14072378763 Southern Ocean ecosystem response to dust input - CPRR150612119375 4.
Planned Operating Period: From  30 Nov 2016   To  07 Feb 2017
Contact Point:
Organisation: Stellenbosch University
Name: Susanne  Fietz
Job Title or Position: Dr
Phone: +27218083117
Email: sfietz@sun.ac.za
Details/Description: Oceanographic research
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline: Oceanography
Areas of Activity
At sea en route to and at Antarctica coastline

Science Plan/Program/Project: Studies of the Ionosphere and Magnetosphere
Planned Operating Period: From  30 Nov 2016   To  07 Feb 2017
Contact Point:
Organisation: South African National Space Agency
Name: Stefan  Lotz
Job Title or Position: Mr
Phone: +27283121196
Email: slotz@sansa.org.za
Details/Description: Studies of the Ionosphere and Magnetosphere
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Areas of Activity
SANAE IV
Science Plan/Program/Project: SuperDARN Radar
Planned Operating Period: From  30 Nov 2016   To  07 Feb 2017
Contact Point:
Organisation: South African National Space Agency
Name: Michael  Kosch
Job Title or Position: Mr
Phone: +27283121196
Email: mkosch@sansa.org.za
Details/Description:
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Areas of Activity
SANAE IV

Science Activities in Previous Year
Station Report
Vessels Report
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
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: Construction of Safety Nets and Bollards
Organization(s) responsible: Department of Public Works
Activity: Logistic
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
- Site management/remediation
Locations: Site name: SANAE IV
Latitude: Latitude: 71º 40`S
Latitude: Longitude: 2º 51`W
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Gondwana Amalgamation and Correlation
Organization(s) responsible: South African Council for Geoscience
Activity: Scientific
Topics: - Field camp
- National Antarctic Programme
- Science
Locations: Site name: SANAE IV and surrounding areas
Latitude:
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Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Landscape Processes in Antarctic Ecosystems
Organization(s) responsible: Rhodes University
Activity: Scientific
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
- Science
Locations: Site name: SANAE IV and surrounding areas
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Microbial Ecology in Antarctic Ecosystems
Organization(s) responsible: Rhodes University
Activity: Scientific
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
- Science
Locations: Site name: SANAE IV and ssurrounding areas
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact

Type: IEE
Title: Ross Seal Foraging Ecology
Organization(s) responsible: University of Pretoria
Activity: Scientific
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
- Science
Locations: Site name: At sea en route to and at Antarctica coastline
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
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.

General Report