ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
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Party: Sweden
2010/2011 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Scientific Information - Forward Plans
Science Plan/Program/Project: Swedish Antarctic Research Programme (SWEDARP) is under continuous development. Detailed information about ongoing and forward plans for SWEDARP can be obtained from Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Details/Description: Swedish Polar Research Secretariat P.O. Box 50003 SE-104 05 Stockholm Sweden E-mail: office@polar.se
Link (URL): Website: http://www.polar.se
Additional Information:  
Discipline:
Areas of Activity

Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: Amanda/IceCube
Discipline: The international particle physics IceCube project at the South Pole is a collaboration beween many countries including Sweden.
Principal Investigator: Per Olof Hulth, Stockholm University
Main Activity/ Remarks: South Pole Neutrino Detector
Link (URL): http://www.physto.se/~amanda/
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
Project Name/Number: Amundsen Sea Polynya International Research Expedition (ASPIRE): Patchiness and significance of microbial communities controlling the Southern Ocean carbon cycle
Discipline: The Swedish Antarctic research programme during the summer season of 2010/11 included the cruise Oden Southern Ocean (OSO) where Swedish and US scientists worked in marine projects on the icebreaker Oden. Detailed information about the scientific programmes can be obtained from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
Principal Investigator: Stefan Bertilsson, Uppsala University
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Southern Pacific Ocean, Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea
Project Name/Number: Circulation of warm oceanic water and glacier melt water in the Amundsen Sea – Ross Sea shelf region, Western Antarctica
Discipline: The Swedish Antarctic research programme during the summer season of 2010/11 included the cruise Oden Southern Ocean (OSO) where Swedish and US scientists worked in marine projects on the icebreaker Oden. Detailed information about the scientific programmes can be obtained from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
Principal Investigator: Göran Björk, University of Gothenburg
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Southern Pacific Ocean, Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea
Project Name/Number: Climate Change and predatory invasion of the Antarctic Marine Environment
Discipline: The Swedish Antarctic research programme during the summer season of 2010/11 included the cruise Oden Southern Ocean (OSO) where Swedish and US scientists worked in marine projects on the icebreaker Oden. Detailed information about the scientific programmes can be obtained from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
Principal Investigator: Per Moksnes, University of Gothenburg
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Southern Pacific Ocean, Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea

Project Name/Number: Climate Change and predatory invasion of the Antarctic Marine Environment
Discipline: The Swedish Antarctic research programme during the summer season of 2010/11 included the cruise Oden Southern Ocean (OSO) where Swedish and US scientists worked in marine projects on the icebreaker Oden. Detailed information about the scientific programmes can be obtained from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
Principal Investigator: Rebecca Dickhut, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Southern Pacific Ocean, Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea
Project Name/Number: Climate Change and Predatory Invasion of the Antarctic Marine Environment
Discipline: The Swedish Antarctic research programme during the summer season of 2010/11 included the cruise Oden Southern Ocean (OSO) where Swedish and US scientists worked in marine projects on the icebreaker Oden. Detailed information about the scientific programmes can be obtained from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
Principal Investigator: Richard Aronson, Florida Institute of Technology and James McClintock, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Southern Pacific Ocean, Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea
Project Name/Number: Dynamics and evolution of epidemic diseases in Antarctic and Arctic seals
Discipline: The Swedish Antarctic research programme during the summer season of 2010/11 included the cruise Oden Southern Ocean (OSO) where Swedish and US scientists worked in marine projects on the icebreaker Oden. Detailed information about the scientific programmes can be obtained from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
Principal Investigator: Tero Härkönen, The Swedish Museum of Natural History
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Southern Pacific Ocean, Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea
Project Name/Number: Inter-Related Biogeochemical Cycles of Halocarbons and Mercury in the Southern Ocean
Discipline: The Swedish Antarctic research programme during the summer season of 2010/11 included the cruise Oden Southern Ocean (OSO) where Swedish and US scientists worked in marine projects on the icebreaker Oden. Detailed information about the scientific programmes can be obtained from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
Principal Investigator: Katarina Abrahamsson, University of Gothenburg
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Southern Pacific Ocean, Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea

Project Name/Number: Iodine isotopes (129I and 127I) and species (I- and IO3-) as ultra sensitive tracers of ocean circulation
Discipline: The Swedish Antarctic research programme during the summer season of 2010/11 included the cruise Oden Southern Ocean (OSO) where Swedish and US scientists worked in marine projects on the icebreaker Oden. Detailed information about the scientific programmes can be obtained from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
Principal Investigator: Ala Aldahan, Uppsala University
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Southern Pacific Ocean, Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea
Project Name/Number: Iron speciation and lead in Amundsen Sea: Study of the relative importance of sea and glacial ice sources
Discipline: The Swedish Antarctic research programme during the summer season of 2010/11 included the cruise Oden Southern Ocean (OSO) where Swedish and US scientists worked in marine projects on the icebreaker Oden. Detailed information about the scientific programmes can be obtained from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
Principal Investigator: Kuria Ndungu, Stockholm University
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Southern Pacific Ocean, Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea
Project Name/Number: Moveable Atmospheric Radar for Antarctica
Discipline: The Movable Atmospheric Radar of Antarctic project (MARA) taking place at the Finish research station Aboa. Detailed information can be obtained from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, and for MARA: http://www.irf.se/program/afp/?dbfile=MARA_AFP_IRF2&dbsec=IPY
Principal Investigator: Sheila Kirkwood, Swedish Institute of Space Physics
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL): http://www.irf.se/program/afp/?dbfile=MARA_AFP_IRF2&dbsec=IPY
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Wasa Research Station
Troll
Project Name/Number: Processes driving the CO2 system in sea ice and water in the climatically sensitive Amundsen and Ross Seas
Discipline: The Swedish Antarctic research programme during the summer season of 2010/11 included the cruise Oden Southern Ocean (OSO) where Swedish and US scientists worked in marine projects on the icebreaker Oden. Detailed information about the scientific programmes can be obtained from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
Principal Investigator: Melissa Chierici, University of Gothenburg
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Southern Pacific Ocean, Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea

Project Name/Number: The Sea Ice System in Antarctic Summer
Discipline: The Swedish Antarctic research programme during the summer season of 2010/11 included the cruise Oden Southern Ocean (OSO) where Swedish and US scientists worked in marine projects on the icebreaker Oden. Detailed information about the scientific programmes can be obtained from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
Principal Investigator: Kevin Arrigo, Stanford University
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Southern Pacific Ocean, Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea
Project Name/Number: The Sea Ice System in Antarctic Summer
Discipline: The Swedish Antarctic research programme during the summer season of 2010/11 included the cruise Oden Southern Ocean (OSO) where Swedish and US scientists worked in marine projects on the icebreaker Oden. Detailed information about the scientific programmes can be obtained from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
Principal Investigator: Stephen Ackley, University of Texas at San Antonio
Main Activity/ Remarks:
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Southern Pacific Ocean, Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea

Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Svea Research Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Svea   Lat: 74°35´S   Long: 11°13´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. Svea is located in the Heimefront Range about 40 metric miles from the coast in the Scharffenbergbotnen niche valley at 74°35'S, 11°13'W. The station, comprising two joined fibreglass modules, is about 12 m² and has four beds and one pantry. Svea is used periodically during the field season and was the main base for the 1992/93 expedition when its capacity was expanded by adding a living module, workshop, and storage container.
Operating Period: From: November To: January
Name: Wasa Research Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Wasa   Lat: 73°02´36´´S   Long: 13°24´30´´W  
Maximum Population: 16
Medical Facilities: First Aid Kit
Remarks / Description: The Wasa Research Station was built at Vestfjella in Dronning Maud Land during the 1988/89 Antarctic Expedition. The station is located at 73°03'S, 13°25'W at the Basen nunatak. Nearby is the Finnish Aboa Research Station that, together with Wasa, constitutes the Nordenskiold Base. The main building is 17.5 × 7.6 m, made of wood, and rests on 1.5-m high poles in order to avoid the accumulation of blowing snow. The station house consists of four bedrooms, a large kitchen, and a common room. There is also a sauna, shower, and laundry room. The station accommodates 12–16 people. Near the main building is the 7.5 × 6-m generator house, which contains generators, the water supply system, and a workshop. Twenty-foot containers are used for storage; they are usually transported to Antarctica in connection with specific expeditions.
Operating Period: From: November To: January

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: The Icebreaker Oden
Country of Registry: Sweden
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 20
Maximum Passengers: 40
Remarks:

Aircrat Report
Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: The Swedish Maritime Administration
Contact Address: SE-601 78 Norrköping, Sweden, Phone +46 0771-63 00 00
Email Address: sjofartsverket@sjofartsverket
Website Address: http://www.sjofartsverket.se/en/
Name of Vessel: Oden
Country of Registry: Sweden
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 20
Maximum Passengers: 40
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: MARA 2010/11 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Aeroplane
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 29 Nov 2010
Date end: 30 Jan 2011
Number of personnel: 2
Operator:
Name: Swedish Institute of Space Physics
Contact Address: Box 812, SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden, Telephone number: +46-980-79000
Email Address: irf@irf.se
Website Address: http://www.irf.se/
Remarks:
Location of Activities
Wasa
Routes:

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)
Description: Environmental impact descriptions are an important part of the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat's environmental work. The ways in which research and overall expeditionary logistics will impact the environment during an expedition are assessed in these reports.
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se/english/environment/iee.html

Environmental Impact Assessment Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (IEE/CEE List - Annex I)
Type: IEE
Title: Initial Environmental Evaluation (IEE). SWEDARP 2010/11. Oden Southern Ocean
Organization(s) responsible: Swedish Antarctic Research Programme (SWEDARP)
Activity: Marine Research Expedition
Topics: - Science
Locations: Site name: Southern Ocean
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed. The unavoidable environmental impacts from OSO 2010/11 associated with scientific activities are considered to be less than minor or transitory.

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: Nordic Environmental Handbook
Fixed Site/Field Camp/Ship: WASA station, Svea Station
Objective: The Nordic Environmental Handbook, a handbook for environmental work in Antarctica, has been prepared jointly by the three Nordic countries Finland, Norway and Sweden. The handbook contains information and plans regarding environmental protection, such as waste management plans, action plans in the event of environmental accidents, and guidelines for helicopter and airplane operations.
Implementation Report: The participants visiting Antarctica are educated according to the Nordic Environmental Handbook, including waste management.
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Cecilia Selberg
Job Title or Position: Environmental Officer
Phone: +46 70 344 92 42
Email: cecilia.selberg@polar.se
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se/english/environment/handbook.html

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