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Party: Sweden
2011/2012 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Svea
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Svea   Lat: 74º 35´ 00´´ S   Long: 11º 13´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 4
Medical Facilities: First Aid Kit
Remarks / Description: The Svea Research Station was built during the 1987/88 Antarctic Expedition, and was the first Swedish research station in Antarctica built since the Maudheim Station in 1949 and the Snow Hill Station in 1901. During the season 2011/12 Svea will not be manned.
Operating Period: From: November To: February
Name: Wasa
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Wasa   Lat: 73°30´00´´S   Long: 13°25´12´´W  
Maximum Population: 16
Medical Facilities: First Aid Kit
Remarks / Description: Swedish research station Basen in the N part of Vestfjella, Maudheimvidda. Established 1989 during SWEDARP 1988-89. During the season 2011/12 Wasa will not be manned due to maintenance.
Operating Period: From: November To: February

Vessels Report
Aircrat Report
Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Andreas Viltfjäll
Contact Address: Vikekärrsvägen 19, SE-429 34 Kullavik, Sweden
Email Address: andreasviltfjall@yahoo.com
Website Address: www.nemoofsweden.com
Name of Vessel: Nemo of Sweden
Country of Registry: Sweden
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 2
Maximum Passengers:
Remarks: Decision No. 2011-64. Permit to visit Antarctica – Tourism. Andreas Viltfjäll and Martin Noaksson. Document with Registration no. 2011-111. The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat decides to allow Andreas Viltfjäll and Martin Noaksson to visit south of 60 degrees south latitude and in Antarctica in accordance with the Antarctic Act (2006:924) during the period of December 2011 - February 2012. Nemo of Sweden will sail from either Puerto Williams in Chile or Ushuaia in Argentina in the end of December to Antarctica. The applicant plan to stay there for approximately one month and will return to some of the two harbours mentioned above. Nemo of Sweden is a 38 feet sailboat made of steel and has one 450 liter dielsel tank and one 25 liter petrol tank. Call signal: SFC8414, Satelite telephone: +881641469964 and shortwave radio call signal: SA6BUI. The applicant plan to visit: Deception Island (62 57S, 60 38W), Melchior Island (64 19S, 62 57W), Livingstone Island (62 36S, 60 30W), Johnsons Dock (62 40S, 60 22W) and Elephant Island (62 00S, 58 00W). The environmental impact from the stay in Antartica is considered to be less than minor or at most transitory taken into account that the time on land is short, great care to wildlife is held and no waste will be left behind. The permit is valid only with acceptable security for the financial responsibility of the applicant in the event of an environmental accident in Antarctica. The applicant has confirmed that they have got liability insurance from Edward William Marine Services to cover any costs from possible hazardous accidents in Antarctica during the planned stay in Antarctica.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: Lars Alfredsson
Contact Address: Södra Rydbergsvägen 19, 443 50 Lerum, Sweden
Email Address: 4lars@telia.com, dawnbreaker@mailasail.com
Website Address: http://blog.mailasail.com/dawnbreaker/59
Name of Vessel: Dawnbreaker
Country of Registry: Sweden
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 5
Maximum Passengers:
Remarks: Decision No. 2011-65. Permit to visit Antarctica - Tourism. Lars Alfredsson, Urban Edvardsson, Thomas Ohlsson, Thomas Heimann, Robert Davey. Dnr 2011-103. The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat decides to allow Lars Alfredson, Urban Edvardsson, Thomas Ohlsson, Robert Davey (British citizen) and Thomas Heimann (Brazilian citizen ) to visit south of 60 degrees south latitude and in Antarctica in acccordance with the Antarctic Act (2006:924) during the period January-February 2012. The vessel Dawnbreaker will sail from Puerto Williams in Chile to Antarctica. During the visit, the crew plan to go ashore and visit; Hope Creek (62:23 S 56:59 W), Deception Island (62:58 S: 60:39 W), Melchior Islands (64:19 S 62:57 W), Port Lockroy (64 : 29S, 63:30 V) and Hovgaard Island (65:8 S, 64: V). Dawnbreaker will after the visit return to Puerto Williams and the whole journey will take about 1 month. Dawnbreaker is of model: Kanter 64 and is a 19.4 meters long, built of aluminum and has a total fuel tank capacity of 1600 liters. Dawnbreaker has the Call signal: SIGF, Satellite telephone +881641430828. The applicant is informed of the rules and guidelines that apply in the Antarctic and certifies that all waste will be returned to Puerto Williams. The stay in Antarctica is therefore considered to have less than minor or transitory impact. The permit is valid with acceptable security for the financial responsibility of the applicant, Lars Alfredson in the event of an environmental accident in Antarctica.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: PolarQuest Expeditions AB
Contact Address: Stora Nygatan 29, PO Box 180, 40123 Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Email Address: info@polarquest.se
Website Address: www.polar-quest.com www.polarquest.se
Name of Vessel: m/v Ocean Nova
Country of Registry: The Bahamas
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 39
Maximum Passengers: 84
Remarks: Decision No. 2011-56. Permit to visit Antarctica – Tourism. PolarQuest Expeditions AB, Decision no. 2011-96. The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat decides to allow the PolarQuest Expeditions ABs (PolarQuest) participants and crew onboard the vessel m/v Ocean Nova to visit south of 60 degrees south latitude and in Antarctica in accordance with the Antarctic Act (2006:924). The permit is valid for all persons included in the enclosed name list during the period of October 23 to November 12, 2011. The cruise is carried out with the ice-strengthened expedition ship M / V Ocean Nova, acting in PolarQuest direction during the above mentioned period. PolarQuest is a B1 member of IAATO. This permit is based on the Initial Environmental Evaluation (IEE) made for this cruise. The Environmental Protection Agency has received the above mentioned IEE and approves the cruise and the stay in Antarctica. The permit is valid only with acceptable security for the financial responsibility of the applicant in the event of an environmental accident in Antarctica. The applicant has confirmed that they have got liability insurance from Assurans and Chartis Europe S.A. to cover any costs for hazardous accidents in Antarctica.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: Pole2pole 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Transport to and from Antarctica with aeroplane. Within Antarctica by on skies.
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 29 Nov 2011
Date end: 30 Jan 2012
Number of personnel: 2
Operator:
Name: Johan Ernst Nilsson
Contact Address: Idungatan 4a, 113 45 Stockholm, Sweden
Email Address: johanernstnilson@gmail.com
Website Address: www.pole2pole.net/
Remarks: Decision no. 68 - 2011 Permit to visit Antarctica – Tourism. Johan Ernst Nilsson and Knut Skarpeteig. Document with Registration no. 2011-134. The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat decides to allow Johan Nilsson and Knut Skarpeteig (Norwegian citizen) to visit south of 60 degrees south latitude and in Antarctica in accordance with the Antarctic Act (2006:924) during the period of November 29, 2011 – January 30, 2012. The above-mentioned people are flying with TAC (The Antarctic Company who are members of IAATO) from Cape Town in South Africa to the Russian research station Novolazarevskaya in Antarctica. From there, the two members will travel on skis to the U.S research station South Pole Station and therfrom fly with ALE (Antartic Logistics and Expeditions) to Cape Town in South Africa. The calculated time of skiing is estimated at approximately 50 days. Extra stores and supplies for 20 days is brought along on the trip. Two satellite phones are available on the trip: +881632564402 and +881632564403. The environmental impact is considered to be less than minor taken into account that no garbage or human waste will be left behind, no motor vehicles is used for transportation on land and great care will be shown to the fragile fauna and flora. The applicant is also infomerad of the requirements of the Antarcrtic act and is also informed of the prevention of non-native species in Antarctica.
Location of Activities
29 Nov 2011 Novolazarevskaja, nauchnaja stancija /SSSR/
30 Jan 2012 Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
Routes:

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