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Party: Spain
2011/2012 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Gabriel de Castilla
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Gabriel de Castilla, Base   Lat: 62º 58´ 38´´ S   Long: 60º 40´ 21´´ W  
Maximum Population: 28
Medical Facilities: 1 Médico. El módulo enfermería consta de: Unidad de hospitalización, unidad de asistencia para pacientes críticos, con ventilación mecánica y monitorización y unidad de diagnóstico de laboratorio y electrocardiógrafo. Material para asistencia primaria y material de rescate y estabilización traumática.
Remarks / Description: La base consta de: Módulo de vida, módulo científico, módulo de talleres y mantenimiento, módulo de enfermería, módulo almacén de alimentación I y II, módulo de material de emergencia, módulo de almacén de material de transmisiones, módulo de náutica, módulos de energía, contenedor de material científico, módulo equipajes, módulo almacén de obras y módulo merlo.
Operating Period: From: November To: March
Name: Juan Carlos I
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Juan Carlos I, Base   Lat: 62°39´47´´S   Long: 60°23´19,9´´W  
Maximum Population: 28
Medical Facilities: 1 Médico Enfermería
Remarks / Description: Se encuentra situada a unos 40 m de la zona intermareal y a 12 m de altura sobre el nivel del mar, en la costa SE de Bahía Sur. La base más cercana es St. Kliment Ohridsky (Bulgaria), distante 1.7 km en dirección NE. La base se encuentra en pleno proceso de remodelación, consta de varios módulos independientes que definen diferentes zonas: área de habitabilidad, ciencias, combustible y mangueras, módulo de nautica, incineradora y generación eléctrica y área de taller y almacén de montaña.
Operating Period: From: November To: March
Name: Campamento temporal de Península Byers
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Campamento temporal de P. Byers   Lat: 62º 34´ 35´´ S   Long: 61º 13´ 07´´ W  
Medical Facilities: NO
Remarks / Description: Está formado por 2 refugios tipo "igloo" de 6 m x 2 m que hacen las funciones de cocina/comedor y laboratorio. Se trata de un campamento de carácter internacional mantenido por España. El material disponible dentro del igloo sólo se podrá usar en caso de emergencia.

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Hesperides
Country of Registry: Spain
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 52
Maximum Passengers: 37
Remarks: Scientific equipment: acoustic (ADCP. EK60 biologic echo sound, EA 600, EM1002 S, TOPAS PS18, SIMRAD EM 120), Fluorometers, Scintillator counter, Spectrophotometer, Spectrofluorometer, Coulter counter, Magnetometer and Gravimeter, Four scientific winches, Seismic Multichannel System, dry and wet laboratories, several CTD, Terascan TS300. For more information: http://www.utm.csic.es/hesperides_equ.asp
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
16 Jan 2012 Punta Arenas 28 Feb 2012 Ushuaia
19 Jan 2012 South Shetland Islands
Scientific Research and Logistic support
Name: Las Palmas
Country of Registry: Spain
Number of Voyages: 6
Maximum Crew: 36
Maximum Passengers: 20
Remarks: It is a logistic vessel, she does not have scientific equipment onboard but some equipment can be embarked for scientific purposes
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
17 Nov 2011 Punta Arenas 27 Nov 2011 Ushuaia
21 Nov 2011 Livingston Island
23 Nov 2011 Deception Island
Logistic support to open Juan Carlos I and Gabriel de Castilla stations
29 Nov 2011 Ushuaia 10 Dec 2011 Ushuaia
02 Dec 2011 King George Island
03 Dec 2011 Juan Carlos I, Base
04 Dec 2011 Gabriel de Castilla, Base
Logistic support
12 Dec 2011 Ushuaia 24 Dec 2011 Ushuaia
15 Dec 2011 Juan Carlos I, Base
16 Dec 2011 Gabriel de Castilla, Base
18 Dec 2011 South Shetland Islands
Logistic support to scientific research
01 Jan 2012 Ushuaia 26 Jan 2012 Punta Arenas
04 Jan 2012 Juan Carlos I, Base
05 Jan 2012 Port Foster
18 Jan 2012 Deception Island
Logistic support to research projects
28 Jan 2012 Punta Arenas 24 Feb 2012 Ushuaia
01 Feb 2012 South Shetland Islands
Logistic support to scientific projects and stations
26 Feb 2012 Ushuaia 09 Mar 2012 Ushuaia
01 Mar 2012 Gabriel de Castilla, Base
04 Mar 2012 Juan Carlos I, Base
Closing of Spanish Antarctic Stations

Aircrat Report
Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: Gabriel de Castilla station: 12 people of the Army RV Hesperides: 52 people from Navy Logistic support vessel Las Palmas: 36 people from Navy
Number and Type of Armaments possessed by personnel: None
Number and Type of Armaments of ships and aircraft: Small number of minor arms kept locked onboard RV Hesperides and Las Palmas
Information and Location of Military Equipment in the AT Area: On board RV Hesperides and logistic support vessel Las Palmas

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: Desafío Extremo 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Plane
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 06 Dec 2011
Date end: 21 Dec 2011
Number of personnel: 2
Operator:
Name: The Antarctic Company (TAC)
Contact Address: 72 Keerom Street, 8001 PO Box 16213, Vlaeberg 8018 Caoe Town
Email Address: victor.serov@gmail.com
Website Address: www.antarctic-company.com
Remarks: They are included in the Belgian Antarctic Research Expedition 2011-2012 BELARE
Location of Activities
Routes:
Expedition Name: Naturgas-BBK Expedition 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Fly to and from Antarctica and ski/kite within Antarctica
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 13 Dec 2011
Date end: 21 Jan 2012
Number of personnel: 3
Operator:
Name: Antarctic Logistic Expeditions
Contact Address: 4376 South 700 East, Suite 226. Salt Lake City, Utat 84107-3006 USA
Email Address: info@antarctic-logistics.com
Website Address: http://www.antarctic-logistics.com/
Remarks: The expedition has two parts, the logistic support from Cape Town to Novolazarevskaya and from Novo to South Pole is done by TAC, The Antarctic Company, and the second part, from South Pole to Union Glacier and to Punta Arenas by ALE.
Location of Activities
Routes:

Expedition Name: Trasantártica Acciona 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Fly to and from Antarctica and "Mariposa Polar" within Antarctica
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 06 Dec 2011
Date end: 12 Jan 2012
Number of personnel: 4
Operator:
Name: Antarctic Logistic Expeditions
Contact Address: 4376 South 700 East, Suite 226. Salt Lake City, Utat 84107-3006 USA
Email Address: info@antarctic-logistics.com
Website Address: http://www.antarctic-logistics.com/
Remarks: The part of the expedition from Novolazarevskaya to South Pole is supported by TAC (The Antarctic Company)
Location of Activities
Routes:

Denial of Authorizations
Area Protection and Management Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management
ASPA: Number:  126    Name:  Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2011 EIA-11
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  28 Jan 2012   To:  24 Feb 2012
Purpose: Scientific Research
Summary of activities: Monitoring
Event or project name/number: CTM2010-11613-E
ASPA: Number:  126    Name:  Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2011 EIA-15
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  28 Jan 2012   To:  24 Feb 2012
Purpose: Scientific Research
Summary of activities: Maintenance of installed weather station. Data backup
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  126    Name:  Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2011-JCI
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  28 Jan 2012   To:  24 Feb 2012
Purpose: Logistic support
Summary of activities: Maintenance of facilities of Peninsula Byers international field camp
Event or project name/number: UTM-CSIC
ASPA: Number:  126    Name:  Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-EIA-2011-1
Number of people permitted: 8
Permit Period: From:  27 Jan 2012   To:  25 Feb 2012
Purpose: Hydrographic survey
Summary of activities: Geodetic and topographic measurements
Event or project name/number: CTM2009-06256-E

ASPA: Number:  134    Name:  Cierva Point and offshore islands, Danco Coast, Antarctic Peninsula (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2011 EIA-11
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  28 Jan 2012   To:  24 Feb 2012
Purpose: Scientific Research
Summary of activities: Observation on vegetation
Event or project name/number: CTM2010-11613-E
ASPA: Number:  134    Name:  Cierva Point and offshore islands, Danco Coast, Antarctic Peninsula (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2011 EIA-3
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  28 Jan 2012   To:  28 Jan 2012
Purpose: Scientific research
Summary of activities: Seismic station maintenance
Event or project name/number: CTM2010-11740-E
ASPA: Number:  134    Name:  Cierva Point and offshore islands, Danco Coast, Antarctic Peninsula (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2012-EIA-11
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  01 Jan 2013   To:  31 Jan 2013
Purpose: Scientific research
Summary of activities: Maintaining of broadband sismometer
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-16049-E
ASPA: Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2009 EIA-2
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  28 Jan 2012   To:  24 Feb 2012
Purpose: Scientific Research
Summary of activities: Rock sampling
Event or project name/number: AYA2008-04013

ASPA: Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2011 EIA-11
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  16 Jan 2012   To:  31 Jan 2012
Purpose: Scientific Research
Summary of activities: Monitoring the environmental impact of tourism
Event or project name/number: CTM2010-11613-E
ASPA: Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2011 EIA-5
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  29 Nov 2011   To:  26 Jan 2012
Purpose: Scientific Research
Summary of activities: CO2, volcanic gases and temperature measurements
Event or project name/number: CTM2010-10519-E
ASPA: Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2011 EIA-6
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  28 Jan 2012   To:  24 Feb 2012
Purpose: Scientific Research
Summary of activities: Water sampling
Event or project name/number: CTM2010-12134-E
ASPA: Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2011 EIA-6
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  28 Jan 2012   To:  24 Feb 2012
Purpose: Scientific Research
Summary of activities: Water and snow sampling
Event or project name/number: CTM2010-12134-E

ASPA: Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2011-EIA-10
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2011   To:  20 Dec 2011
Purpose: Scientific Research
Summary of activities: Collecting of small volumes of geothermally heated soil
Event or project name/number: CTM2009-12838-C04-01
ASPA: Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2011-EIA-3
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  17 Nov 2011   To:  09 Mar 2012
Purpose: Scientific Research. Not all people will visit the area at the same time, it will be done in groups of 2 or 3 people
Summary of activities: Seismic network display at Deception Island for monitoring the seismovolcanic activity
Event or project name/number: CTM2010-17740-E
ASPA: Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2012-EIA-11
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  17 Dec 2012   To:  28 Feb 2013
Purpose: Scientific research
Summary of activities: Display and removal of a seismic network at Deception Island for monitoring the seismovolcanic activity
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-16049-E
ASPA: Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2012-EIA-12
Number of people permitted: 2
Permit Period: From:  17 Dec 2012   To:  09 Jan 2013
Purpose: Scientific research
Summary of activities: Maintenance of scientific facilities, measure of thermal activity in frozen soils
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-15565-E

ASPA: Number:  145    Name:  Port Foster, Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2011 EIA-4
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Jan 2012   To:  26 Jan 2012
Purpose: Scientific Research
Summary of activities: Measure the temperature of the bottom surface of Port Foster, measure the physical properties of the water column.
Event or project name/number: CTM2010-09635-E
ASPA: Number:  145    Name:  Port Foster, Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2011 EIA-5
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  29 Nov 2011   To:  26 Jan 2012
Purpose: Scientific Research
Summary of activities: CO2, volcanic gases, temperature measurements
Event or project name/number: CTM2010-10519-E
ASPA: Number:  171    Name:  Narebski Point, Barton Peninsula, King George Island (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2011-EIA-P4
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  27 Jan 2012   To:  09 Feb 2012
Purpose: Scientific Research
Summary of activities: Soils samples, samples of botton sediments of lakes, samples of cyanobacteria
Event or project name/number: HOLOANTART-2011
Aircrat Report
General Report