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Party: Sweden
2011/2012 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Scientific Information - Forward Plans
Science Plan/Program/Project: Dronning Maud Land (DML), Swedarp 2011/12
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Cecilia Selberg
Job Title or Position: Environmental Officer
Phone: +46 70 344 92 42
Email: cecilia.selberg@polar.se
Details/Description: The Expedition Dronning Maud Land DML 2011/12is planned to take place during the Austral summer from January to February 2012
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se/sites/default/files/polar/miljoarbete/mkb/EIA_OSO_201011.pdf
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Science Plan/Program/Project: MARA - Movable Atmospheric Radar for Antarctica at Troll
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Cecilia Selberg
Job Title or Position: Environmental Officer
Phone: +46 70 344 92 42
Email: cecilia.selberg@polar.se
Details/Description: The science addressed with the radar includes • Understanding processes related to aerosol-particles and waves in the polar middle atmosphere by testing theories based on measurements in the Arctic against observations in the distinctly different conditions over Antarctica. • Understanding the origin and development of tropospheric aerosol particles in the ’clean’ air of the Antarctic in comparison with the polluted air of the Arctic. The radar will contribute to accurate back-trajectory calculations for aerosol particles arriving at the measuring site, which are studied by scientists from the Finnish meteorological Institute. • Improving understanding of the meteorological disturbances which determine weather conditions at Nordenskjöld Basen and neighbouring Antarctic stations.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Physical Oceanography of the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Details/Description: One participant will travel with the Korian icebreaking Research Vessel ARAON and is part of the Korean Programme "KOPRI Amundsen Cruise 2012 (ANA02C) from January 19 throughout march 2012
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Victoria Land, SWEDARP 2011/12
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
Details/Description: This year there are two Swedish science projects included in the expedition “Victoria Land”: - Cardiovascular and Gastrointestinal control mechanisms (PI M Axelsson, with a total of 4 team members) - Hot fossils in a cold land: early Cambrian stem group bilaterian animals from Antarctica (PI L-E Holmer, with a total of 5 team members) The Antarctic field component of the projects takes place October 24 – No-vember 30, 2011. The team members will fly from Christchurch in New Zealand to McMurdo in Antarctica and back again, when finished. The flight is planned and conducted by the U.S. The “Cardiovascular and Gastrointestinal control mechanisms“-project will stay at the McMurdo station. They will use snowmobiles to get out to the planned twelve sites of a maximum of four hours stay on each, on the sea-ice in the McMurdo Sound to collect fish which they transport to the crary lab at McMurdo station to carry out planned studies and tests. The “Hot fossils in a cold land: early Cambrian stem group bilaterian animals from Antarctica”-project will deploy at the McMurdo station and fly out to Ho-lyoake Formation and Southern Churchill Mountains to collect fossiliferous carbonade samples. It is planned for four sites with one night stay at each site. The team includes a recommended experienced mountain guide. The team members will, in advance, receive all necessary environmental training to prevent harming these fragile areas. (See Annex 3). The team members will al-so be informed of the Antarctica Act (2006:924).
Link (URL): http://www.polar.se/sites/default/files/polar/PA_Victoria_Land.pdf
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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/
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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
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Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
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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
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Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
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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
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Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
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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
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Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
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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
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Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
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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
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Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
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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
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Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
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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
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Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
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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
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Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
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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
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Link (URL): http://www.irf.se/program/afp/?dbfile=MARA_AFP_IRF2&dbsec=IPY
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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
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Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
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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
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Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
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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
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Link (URL): http://www.polar.se
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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: January
Name: Wasa
Type: Summer
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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: January

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
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Maximum Crew: 2
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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.
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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
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Maximum Crew: 5
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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.
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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.
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Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: Pole2pole 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Aircraft TAC, ALE to and from Antarctica, skies whithin Antarctica
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Date begin: 29 Nov 2011
Date end: 30 Jan 2012
Number of personnel: 3
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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: Dronning Maud Land 2011/12 (SWEDARP)
Organization(s) responsible: Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
Activity: Swedsh actitivites in Dronning Maud Land 2012 with a focus on safety, maintenance and environment
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
Locations: Site name: Dronning Maud Land and Finnish station Aboa
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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.

Activities Undertaken in Cases of Emergencies Report
General Report