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Antarctic Treaty
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Party: Turkey
2017/2018 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Scientific Information - Forward Plans
Science Plan/Program/Project: A New Approach to the Origin of Evaporate Formations in Antarctica: Implication of Mars
Planned Operating Period: From  06 Dec 2018   To  17 Jan 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Biogeochemistry, Geomicrobiology,, Geochemistry, Geology
Areas of Activity
King Sejong Station
Science Plan/Program/Project: Bioprospecting with new scientific approaches being undertaken on Antarctic organisms
Planned Operating Period: From  11 Dec 2018   To  15 Jan 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Bioprospecting
Areas of Activity
Antarctic Peninsula region
Science Plan/Program/Project: DEAIS: Deglaciation of the Eastern Antarctic Ice Sheet
Planned Operating Period: From  18 Dec 2018   To  28 Jan 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Geology
Areas of Activity
Princess Elisabeth Station

Science Plan/Program/Project: Observation at the Princess Elisabeth St. Area: The first step toward Turkey’s meteorite search and recovery expeditions in Antarctica.
Planned Operating Period: From  18 Dec 2018   To  16 Jan 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Astronomy, Astrophysics
Areas of Activity
Princess Elisabeth
Science Plan/Program/Project: Spatial and Temporal Geophysical Anatomy of Permafrost
Planned Operating Period: From  18 Dec 2018   To  17 Jan 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Glaciology
Areas of Activity
King Sejong Station
Science Plan/Program/Project: Cytological, Microbiological and ophthalmic evaluation of samples of ocular surface from the Antarctic peninsula penguins
Planned Operating Period: From  09 Jan 2019   To  05 Feb 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Biotechnology
Areas of Activity
Antarctic Peninsula region

Science Plan/Program/Project: Tracking the evolution of a magmatic arc on the plutonic and volcanic complexes of Livingston Island (South Shetland Archipelago, Antarctica)
Planned Operating Period: From  10 Jan 2019   To  05 Mar 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Magmatism, Geodynamics
Areas of Activity
St. Kliment Ohridski Base
Science Plan/Program/Project: Antarctic Peninsula Biodiversity and Food – web Relationships
Planned Operating Period: From  28 Jan 2019   To  04 Mar 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Ecology, Biodiversity; Pollution Studies
Areas of Activity
Horseshoe Island
Science Plan/Program/Project: Detection and Determination of Heavy Metal Pollution in Sediment and Nacella Concina in the vicinity of Antarctica
Planned Operating Period: From  28 Jan 2019   To  04 Mar 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Ecology, Pollution Studies
Areas of Activity
Horseshoe Island

Science Plan/Program/Project: Determination of Levels of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Antarctic Ecosystem; Passive Sampling Techniques
Planned Operating Period: From  28 Jan 2019   To  04 Mar 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Ecosystem modelling, Oceanography, Environmental sciences
Areas of Activity
Horseshoe Island
Science Plan/Program/Project: Ecology, diversity, taxonomy and biogeography of diatoms (Bacillariophyta) of Horseshoe Island
Planned Operating Period: From  28 Jan 2019   To  04 Mar 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Ecology, Diversity
Areas of Activity
Horseshoe Island
Science Plan/Program/Project: Genomic Variety Variation in Antarctica Vascular Plants Specimens
Planned Operating Period: From  28 Jan 2019   To  04 Mar 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Biodiversity
Areas of Activity
Horseshoe Island

Science Plan/Program/Project: Geological investigations at Horseshoe Island, Antarctica
Planned Operating Period: From  28 Jan 2019   To  04 Mar 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Geology
Areas of Activity
Horseshoe Island
Science Plan/Program/Project: Investigation of Amphipod Krustase Fauna in the Shallow Water Tidal Zone Habitats of Antarctica Peninsula Region by DNA Barcoding Method
Planned Operating Period: From  28 Jan 2019   To  04 Mar 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Biological sciences - other
Areas of Activity
Horseshoe island
Science Plan/Program/Project: Investigation of marine invertebrate diversity in the Antarctic Peninsula Region by using environmental DNA (eDNA) method
Planned Operating Period: From  28 Jan 2019   To  04 Mar 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Biodiversity
Areas of Activity
Horseshoe Island

Science Plan/Program/Project: Monitoring of Antarctic Region with Meteorological and GNSS Stations
Planned Operating Period: From  28 Jan 2019   To  04 Mar 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Meteorology, Geosciences
Areas of Activity
Horseshoe Island
Science Plan/Program/Project: Plankton in Antarctic Pelagic Ecosystem: Pigment Composition, Community Structure, Prokaryotic Metagenics
Planned Operating Period: From  28 Jan 2019   To  04 Mar 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Oceanography, Ecology
Areas of Activity
Horseshoe Island
Science Plan/Program/Project: Psychrophil and Psychro-tolerant microorganism studies which can breakdown with Genomic analysis of herbicides (Dalapon and Bromoxynil)
Planned Operating Period: From  28 Jan 2019   To  04 Mar 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Biotechnology
Areas of Activity
Horseshoe Island

Science Plan/Program/Project: Terrestrial ecosystems on the margin of maritime Antarctic: interactions between components
Planned Operating Period: From  28 Jan 2019   To  04 Mar 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Ecology
Areas of Activity
Horseshoe Island
Science Plan/Program/Project: The analysis of the reactions of Antarctica food webs to environmental changes with stable isotopes, eDNA and paleo-ecological methods
Planned Operating Period: From  28 Jan 2019   To  04 Mar 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Biodiversity
Areas of Activity
Horseshoe Island
Science Plan/Program/Project: Sedimentological, geochemical and magnetic susceptibility properties of permafrost and soil deposits in King George Island: Paleo-environmental implications
Planned Operating Period: From  15 Feb 2019   To  12 Mar 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Istanbul Technical University
Name: Burcu  OZSOY
Job Title or Position: Dr.
Phone: +90 (534) 498 64 89
Email: ozsoybu@gmail.com
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Discipline: Geosciences
Areas of Activity
King Sejong Station

Science Activities in Previous Year
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Risopatron Station (Chile)
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Robert Island    Lat: 62º 22´ 42´´ S   Long: 59º 42´ 03´´ W  
Maximum Population: 10
Medical Facilities: A medical doctor was a part of the group. No medical facilities available, but medical care is available at camp group.
Remarks / Description: 10 Researchers stayed at the tents at Robert Island, next to Risopatron Station (Chile) for 16 days (3 weeks with preparation). The aim of the camp was to study the Robert Island and increase the knowledge of the researchers about camping, temporary base camp situations.
Operating Period: From: October To: March

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Antarctic Warrior
Country of Registry: Chile
Number of Voyages: 2
Maximum Crew: 19
Maximum Passengers: 18
Remarks: Turkish Antarctic Expedition – 2 with 18 scientists and 8 projects on board the vessel planned to sail along the Western Antarctic Peninsula during March 2018. The planned operations included the setup of a 10 people camp site along Risopatron Station (Chile) on Robert Island and sail down to 68° South along the Peninsula and sail back to King George Island. Along the route 8 projects were conducted on board the vessel.
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
13 Mar 2018 Punta Arenas 11 Apr 2018 Nansen Island
18 Mar 2018 King George Island
19 Mar 2018 Robert Island
27 Mar 2018 Horseshoe Island
30 Mar 2018 Calmette Bay
03 Apr 2018 Adelaide Island
05 Apr 2018 Hovgaard Island
05 Apr 2018 Lemaire Channel
07 Apr 2018 Nansen Island
08 Apr 2018 Portal Point
Scientific Research
11 Apr 2018 Nansen Island 16 Apr 2018 King George Island
11 Apr 2018 Nansen Island
11 Apr 2018 Portal Point
13 Apr 2018 Deception Island
14 Apr 2018 King George Island
15 Apr 2018 King George Island
16 Apr 2018 King George Island
Scientific Research
Name: Betanzos
Country of Registry: Chile
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 14
Maximum Passengers: 32
Remarks: Turkish Antarctic Expedition – 2 with 18 scientists and 8 projects on board the vessel planned to sail along the Western Antarctic Peninsula during March 2018. The planned operations included the setup of a 10 people camp site along Risopatron Station (Chile) on Robert Island and sail down to 68° South along the Peninsula and sail back to King George Island. Along the route 8 projects were conducted on board the vessel.
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
11 Apr 2018 Nansen Island 16 Apr 2018 King George Island
05 Apr 2018 Nansen Island
07 Apr 2018 South of Nansen Island
10 Apr 2018 Portal Point
13 Apr 2018 Deception Island
14 Apr 2018 King George Island
16 Apr 2018 King George Island
Scientific Research

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Bell Huey UH1-H (FACH – Fuerza Aerea De Chile)
Category: Intracontinental flights
Number Of Flights: 2
Period From: 14/03/2018
Period To: 24/04/2018
Remarks: Transport of supplies to/from King George Island
Departure Date Route Purpose
14 Mar 2018 King George Island – Robert Island Transport of supplies and researchers
24 Mar 2018 King George Island – Robert Island Transport of supplies and researchers
Type: MBB Bo105 (DAP Helicopteros)
Category: Local helicopter flights
Number Of Flights: 22
Period From: 11/04/2018
Period To: 16/04/2018
Remarks: Transport of supplies to/from King George Island
Departure Date Route Purpose
11 Apr 2018 Betanzos – Nansen Island – Betanzos Observation over the Nansen Island
14 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (Uruguay Station Transport of researchers
14 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (Russian Station) Transport of researchers and research supplies
14 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (Russian Station) Transport of researchers and research supplies
14 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (Uruguay Station) Transport of researchers
14 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (Russian Station) Transport of researchers and research supplies
15 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (Chinese Station) Transport of researchers
15 Apr 2018 King George Island (Chinese Station) – Betanzos Transport of researchers
15 Apr 2018 King George Island (Chinese Station) – Betanzos Transport of researchers
15 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (Chinese Station) Transport of researchers
16 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (Airport Runway) Transport of researchers
16 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (Airport Runway) Transport of researchers
16 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (Airport Runway) Transport of researchers
16 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (Airport Runway) Transport of researchers
16 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (Airport Runway) Transport of researchers
16 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (South Korea Station Transport of researchers
16 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (South Korea Station) Transport of researchers
16 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (Airport Runway) Transport of researchers
16 Apr 2018 King George Island (South Korea Station) – Betanzos Transport of researchers
16 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (Airport Runway) Transport of researchers
16 Apr 2018 King George Island (South Korea Station) – Betanzos Transport of researchers
16 Apr 2018 Betanzos – King George Island (Russian Station) Transport of researchers and research supplies
Type: RJ-100 (DAP)
Category: Intercontinental flights
Number Of Flights: 2
Period From: 14/03/2018
Period To: 16/04/2018
Remarks: Transport of personnel, scientists, and supplies to/from King George Island
Departure Date Route Purpose
14 Mar 2018 Punta Arenas – King George Island Transport of personnel, scientists, and supplies to King George Island
16 Apr 2018 King George Island – Punta Arenas Transport of personnel, scientists, and supplies to King George Island

Type: Twin Otter (DAP)
Category: Intercontinental flights
Number Of Flights: 1
Period From: 20/03/2018
Period To: 20/03/2018
Remarks: Transport of supplies to/from King George Island
Departure Date Route Purpose
20 Mar 2018 Punta Arenas – King George Island Transport of supplies to King George Island

Research Rockets Report
Military
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
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
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)
Description of Measure: Camping site on Robert Island, next to Risopatron used portable potties. All waste produced by the camping team is returned to the vessel Antarctic Warrior and carried back to Punta Arenas to be discarded.

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: TAP 32/2018 and TAP 33/20
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  07 Mar 2018   To:  25 Apr 2018
Purpose: Application of project and sea water, benthic and sediment sampling
Summary of activities: Walking and sea water, benthic and sediment sampling
Event or project name/number: Determination of coastal marine meroplankton diversity in Antarctica-Robert Island and its vicinity
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  112    Name:  Coppermine Peninsula, Robert Island, South Shetland Islands  (More Details)
Permit Number: TAP 35/2018 and TAP 36/20
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  07 Mar 2018   To:  25 Apr 2018
Purpose: Application of project and excrete sampling
Summary of activities: Walking and excrete sampling
Event or project name/number: Elucidating the effects of climate change on Antarctic freshwater ecosystems (lakes and rivers) by u
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  112    Name:  Coppermine Peninsula, Robert Island, South Shetland Islands  (More Details)
Permit Number: TAP 37/2018 and TAP 38/20
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  07 Mar 2018   To:  25 Apr 2018
Purpose: Application of project and rock sampling
Summary of activities: Walking and geological rock sampling
Event or project name/number: Sedimentological Properties of Miers Bluff Formation Outcropping in South Shetland Islands: Sandston
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: TAP 60/2018
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  07 Mar 2018   To:  25 Apr 2018
Purpose: Application of project and sea water, benthic and sediment sampling
Summary of activities: Walking and sea water, benthic and sediment sampling
Event or project name/number: Determination of coastal marine meroplankton diversity in Antarctica-Robert Island and its vicinity

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: TAP 61/2018
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  07 Mar 2018   To:  25 Apr 2018
Purpose: Application of project and rock sampling
Summary of activities: Walking and geological rock sampling
Event or project name/number: Sedimentological Properties of Miers Bluff Formation Outcropping in South Shetland Islands: Sandston
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: TAP 62/2018
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  07 Mar 2018   To:  25 Apr 2018
Purpose: Application of project and excrete sampling
Summary of activities: Walking and excrete sampling
Event or project name/number: Elucidating the effects of climate change on Antarctic freshwater ecosystems (lakes and rivers) by u

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.

General Report