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Party: Spain
2012/2013 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: CTM2010-17415
Discipline: Life Sciences
Principal Investigator: Conxita Avila
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ecological activity of marine natural products obtained from benthic organisms. Pharmacological potential, alterations caused by human activity
Link (URL): http://www.actiquim.cat
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  22 Dec 2012   To:  25 Feb 2013
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: CTM2010-21312-C03-00
Discipline: Physical sciences
Principal Investigator: David Altadill
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ionospheric modellization, geomagnetic activity, observatories, relationship earth-sun
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:  22 Dec 2012   To:  26 Feb 2013
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: CTM2010-21312-C03-01
Discipline: Phisical Sciences
Principal Investigator: Joan Lluis Pilloan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ionospheric and geomagnectic characterization, HF communications
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:  22 Dec 2012   To:  26 Feb 2013
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: CTM2011-13578-E
Discipline: Geosciences
Principal Investigator: Adelina Geyer
Main Activity/ Remarks: Volcanic risk, design of a system of hazard assessment
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:  28 Jan 2013   To:  25 Feb 2013
Areas of Operation

Project Name/Number: CTM2011-13902-E
Discipline: Geosciences
Principal Investigator: Adolfo Maestro
Main Activity/ Remarks: Lithologic, petrologic, geochemical and chronostratigraphic analysis, geodinamic evolution
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  21 Feb 2013   To:  25 Feb 2013
Areas of Operation
Deception Island
Project Name/Number: CTM2011-14053
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Mar Flexas
Main Activity/ Remarks: Recovering of a physical-geological anchoring to monitoring the presence/absence of Antarctic facing slope in the Scotia Sea
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  16 Jan 2013   To:  30 Jan 2013
Areas of Operation
Orcadas del Sur, islas
Elephant Island
Project Name/Number: CTM2011-14777-E
Discipline: Life Sciences
Principal Investigator: Angeles Aguilera
Main Activity/ Remarks: Study of adaptation mechanisms to low temperatures in microbial communities by means of metagenomical and metaproteomical techniques
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  16 Jan 2013   To:  26 Feb 2013
Areas of Operation
Greenwich Island
King George Island
Livingston Island
Project Name/Number: CTM2011-14936-E
Discipline: Geosciences
Principal Investigator: Manuel Berrocoso
Main Activity/ Remarks: Volcanic monitoring, deformation and thermal parameters
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  23 Dec 2012   To:  25 Feb 2013
Areas of Operation
Cierva Point
Deception Island

Project Name/Number: CTM2011-15565-E
Discipline: Thermodynamics
Principal Investigator: Miguel Angel de Pablo
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance and update of CALM and TSP stations
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  23 Dec 2012   To:  29 Jan 2013
Areas of Operation
Byers Peninsula
Deception Island
Livingston Island
Project Name/Number: CTM2011-16049-E
Discipline: Geophysics
Principal Investigator: Daniel Stich
Main Activity/ Remarks: Seismic surveillance, maintenance of permanent stations
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:  23 Dec 2012   To:  25 Feb 2013
Areas of Operation
Deception Island
Project Name/Number: CTM2011-24427
Discipline: Life Sciences
Principal Investigator: Andres Barbosa
Main Activity/ Remarks: Climate change, immune response of penguis, ecophysiology, parasites, contamination effects
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:  23 Dec 2012   To:  25 Feb 2013
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: CTM2011-26372
Discipline: Geosciences
Principal Investigator: Jeronimo Lopez
Main Activity/ Remarks: Study the characteristics and recent changes of geomorphological, neotectonic and hydrological processes as well as impacts on the terrain surface and superficial formations within the Northern Antarctic Peninsula region
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:  22 Dec 2012   To:  29 Jan 2013
Areas of Operation

Project Name/Number: CTM2011-28736
Discipline: Life Sciences
Principal Investigator: Antonio Quesada
Main Activity/ Remarks: Dynamics of microbial mats along two latitudinal polar gradients (both Arctic and Antarctic)
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:  30 Dec 2012   To:  29 Jan 2013
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: CTM2011-28980
Discipline: Physical Sciences
Principal Investigator: Francisco Navarro
Main Activity/ Remarks: Prediction of the dynamic response of glaciers to climate changes, with an emphasis on tidewater glaciers
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:  22 Dec 2012   To:  26 Feb 2013
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: CTM2011-30241-C02-00
Discipline: Marine Geology
Principal Investigator: Andres Maldonado
Main Activity/ Remarks: Drake Passage and Scotia Sea geodynamic evolution and paleoceanography, global implications
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:  30 Jan 2013   To:  01 Mar 2013
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: ECLIPSE
Discipline: Life Sciences
Principal Investigator: Veronica Fuentes
Main Activity/ Remarks: Effects of climate change in polar shallow benthic ecosystems
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  20 Dec 2012   To:  26 Feb 2013
Areas of Operation
Base Carlini (ex Jubany)

Project Name/Number: EUI2009-04068
Discipline: Glaciology
Principal Investigator: Carmen Dominguez
Main Activity/ Remarks: Glacier dynamics
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  22 Dec 2012   To:  29 Jan 2013
Areas of Operation
King George Island

Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Base Antártica Española 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: December To: March
Name: Base Antártica Española 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: December To: March
Name: Campamento internacional 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: Situado en Playas South (62º36'49.7"S, 61º05'59.8"W) 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 a través de la BAE Juan Carlos I. 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: España
Number of Voyages: 2
Maximum Crew: 58
Maximum Passengers: 36
Remarks: Equipamiento científico: Acústico (correntímetro Doppler ADCP. ecosonda biológica EK60, ecosonda monohaz EA 600, EM1002 S, hidrofonos, TOPAS PS18, SIMRAD EM 120, Fluorímetro, contador de centelleo, espectrofluorímetro, salinómetro, magnetometro y gravímetro, 4 chigres científicos, sistema de sísmica multicanal, laboratorios seco y húmedo, varios CTD, Terascan TS300. Más información: http://www.utm.csic.es/hesperides_equ.asp
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
15 Dec 2012 Punta Arenas 13 Jan 2013 Ushuaia
20 Nov 2012 Deception Island
17 Dec 2012 Livingston Island
08 Jan 2013 King George Island
Scientific research and logistic support
16 Jan 2013 Ushuaia 01 Mar 2013 Ushuaia
16 Jan 2013 South Scotia Ridge
30 Jan 2013 King George Island
05 Feb 2013 Bransfield Strait
15 Feb 2013 Deception Island
23 Feb 2013 Livingston Island
Scientific research and logistic support

Aircrat Report
Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Unai Barsuko
Contact Address: Getxo Marina A-3 48990 Getxo, Spain
Email Address: info@pakeabizcaia.com
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: Pakea Bizcaia
Country of Registry: United Kingdom
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew:
Maximum Passengers: 7
Remarks: The vessel didn't have a Spanish permit to go to Antarctica. The Spanish authorities weren't informed about this expedition
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
04 Jan 2013 Ushuaia 31 Jan 2013 Ushuaia

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 Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
Environmental Information - Conservation of Fauna and Flora
Permit Number: CPE-2012-TMU-11
Permit Period: Date begin:  20 Jan 2013   Date end:  19 Mar 2013
Species: Benthic fauna
Location:
Site Name: Antarctic Peninsula   Lat: 69°30´S   Long: 65°00´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Amount:
Purpose: Scientific research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: CTMA2012-39350-C02-01
Permit Number: CPE-2011-TMU-2
Permit Period: Date begin:  22 Dec 2012   Date end:  25 Feb 2013
Species: Benthic organisms
Location:
Site Name: General Bernardo O'Higgins   Lat: 63°19´14´´S   Long: 57°54´11´´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Amount:
Purpose: Scientific research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Other locations: Deception island, Hannah Point, Johnson Cave and Fildes Bay
Event or Project Name/Number: CTM2010-17415
Permit Number: CPE-2012-TMU-1
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Jan 2013   Date end:  28 Feb 2013
Species: Collembola
Location:
Site Name: Byers Peninsula   Lat: 62°38´S   Long: 61°04´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Amount: 48
Purpose: Statistical studies
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: CTM2011-28736

Permit Number: CPE-2012-TMU-7
Permit Period: Date begin:  16 Jan 2013   Date end:  28 Feb 2013
Species: Deschampsia, Colobanthus and benthic biofilms
Location:
Site Name: Livingston Island   Lat: 62°36´S   Long: 60°30´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Plant Removal
Amount: 15
Purpose: Scientific research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Other areas: King George Island and Greenwich island
Event or Project Name/Number: CTM2011-14777-E
Permit Number: CPE-2012-TMU-2
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Dec 2012   Date end:  28 Feb 2013
Species: Penguins
Location:
Site Name: Vapour Col   Lat: 62°59´S   Long: 60°44´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Handle
Amount: 200
Purpose: Scientific research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Samples of blood and biometrics and swab sampling in the nostrils of penguins.
Event or Project Name/Number: CTM2011-24427
Permit Number: CPE-2012-TMU-9
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Jan 2013   Date end:  31 Jan 2013
Species: Usnea aurantiaco-atra
Location:
Site Name: Juan Carlos I, Base   Lat: 62°39´47´´S   Long: 60°23´19,9´´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Plant Removal
Amount: 12
Purpose: Scientific research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: CTM2012-38222-C02-01

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)
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  112    Name:  Coppermine Peninsula, Robert Island, South Shetland Islands  (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-EIA-2012-10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  16 Jan 2013   To:  30 Jan 2013
Purpose: Toma de muestras para investigación científica
Summary of activities: Recogida de muestras de rizosfera y filosfera de plantas, biofilms bentónicos y muestras de hielo para cumplimentar los objetivos científicos del proyecto solicitado.
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-08648-E
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  125    Name:  Fildes Peninsula, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2012-EIA-3
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  17 Dec 2012   To:  29 Jan 2013
Purpose: Scientific research
Summary of activities: Geomorphology studies, measures of tectonic structures, surface deposits and water sampling
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-26372
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  126    Name:  Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2012-EIA-1
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  29 Dec 2012   To:  08 Jan 2013
Purpose: Scientific Research
Summary of activities: Environment characterization, sampling, and laboratory work
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-28736
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  126    Name:  Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2012-EIA-12
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  19 Jan 2013   To:  29 Jan 2013
Purpose: Scientific research
Summary of activities: Review of scientific equipment, data recovery, study of themal activity of frozen soils.
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-15565-E

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-EIA-2012-10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  15 Feb 2013   To:  27 Feb 2013
Purpose: Scientific Research
Summary of activities: Recogida de muestras de plantas vasculares Dechampsia antartica y Colobanthus quitensis y muestras de hielo
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-08648-E
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  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 to enter  1   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  08 Jan 2013   To:  31 Jan 2013
Purpose: Scientific research
Summary of activities: Maintenance of a broadband seismometer
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-16049-E
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  134    Name:  Cierva Point and offshore islands, Danco Coast, Antarctic Peninsula (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-EIA-2012-3
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  20 Dec 2012   To:  30 Jan 2013
Purpose: Investigación científica
Summary of activities: - Posicionamiento mediante GPS de diferentes puntos de la zona - Descripción, fotografía y muestreos superficiales para validación de las observaciones mediante imágenes de satélite - Medida de fallas e indicadores tectónicos en las mismas - Toma de muestras de agua.
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-26372
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2012-EIA-11
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  17 Dec 2012   To:  28 Feb 2013
Purpose: Scientific research. 3 people during the the fisrt part of the campaign and 2 the second
Summary of activities: Seismic network installation, manteinance and removal
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-16049-E

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2012-EIA-12
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  17 Dec 2012   To:  09 Jan 2013
Purpose: Scientific research
Summary of activities: Review of scientific equipment, data recovery, study of themal activity of frozen soils.
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-15565-E
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2012-EIA-3
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  17 Dec 2012   To:  29 Jan 2013
Purpose: Scientific research
Summary of activities: Geomorphology studies, measures of tectonic structures, surface deposits and water sampling
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-26372
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2012-EIA-6
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  3
Permit Period: From:  29 Jan 2013   To:  28 Feb 2013
Purpose: Scientific research
Summary of activities: ESTUDIO DE LOS EDIFICIOS VOLCAŃICOS DE CRATER 70, LAGO ESCONDIDO, CRATER LAKE Y BAHÍA BALLENEROS. ANÁLISIS DE LA ESTRATIGRAFÍA VOLCÁNICA Y RECOGIDA DE MUESTRAS PARA TAMIZAR CON EL FIN DE RECONSTRUIR LA DINÁMICA ERUPTIVA DE ESTOS VOLCANES Y ESTIMAR EL PELIGRO DE UNA POSIBLE FUTURA ERUPCIÓN DE SIMILARES CARACTERÍSITCAS EN LA ISLA.
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-13578-E
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2012-EIA-8
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered:  3
Permit Period: From:  17 Dec 2012   To:  28 Feb 2013
Purpose: Scientific research
Summary of activities: Installation, maintenance and removal of geodetic and geophysical equipment.
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-14936-E

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  145    Name:  Port Foster, Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2012-EIA-7
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered:  0
Permit Period: From:  30 Jan 2013   To:  28 Feb 2013
Purpose: Investigación científica en Puerto Foster. No se accedió a los subsitios A y B
Summary of activities: The main activity will be done in Port Foster outside the restricted area
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-13902-E
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  145    Name:  Port Foster, Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2012-EIA-8
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  17 Dec 2012   To:  28 Feb 2013
Purpose: Scientific research
Summary of activities: Installation, maintenance and removal of geodetic and geophysical equipment.
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-14936-E
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: CPE-2012-EIA-3
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  17 Dec 2012   To:  29 Jan 2013
Purpose: Scientific research
Summary of activities: Geomorphology studies, measures of tectonic structures, surface deposits and water sampling
Event or project name/number: CTM2011-26372

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