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Party: Belgium
2013/2014 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Princess Elisabeth
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Utsteinen   Lat: 71º 57´ 00´´ S   Long: 23º 20´ 00´´ E  
Maximum Population: 31
Medical Facilities: 1. Medical facilities and personnel Supplies and equipment from the Belgian Army- 30kg of medical equipment and supplies. Medical facilities have basic equipment – defibrillators, ventilators. No X rays, ultrasound or other sophisticated diagnostic capabilities. Emergency facilities installed at the airstrip. One surgeon will be present from 9th November 2013 until 20th December 2013. One medical doctor will be present from 20th December 2013 until 25th February 2014. 2. Number of patient bed
Remarks / Description: Princess Elisabeth is constructed as a compact station. The main building - designed for optimal use by 12 people with a surface area (living, technical, research, storage) of 900 m² - is located above ground-level and anchored onto snow-free rock area. A garage and storage building constructed under the snow in the lee side of the ridge provides room for around 30 additional beds and people. There are a few satellite units (containers) located nearby the station, providing shelter for eg. scientific activities. The station is built to utilize renewable energy as the primary energy source with the minimum use of fossil fuels. Energy production: The station is equipped with 9 wind turbines, with a capacity of 54 kW. In addition solar photovoltaic panels (9 kW, 90 m2) and solar thermal panels (20 kW, 200 m2) are installed. The photovoltaic system will be capable of providing up to 10% of the electrical load and thereby reducing the number of batteries required. Energy consumption: The station has a comprehensive energy management regime. An ingenious energy monitoring and control system which steers the different processes in the building according to demand, and keeps energy use coordinated to energy supply has been installed. In addition technologies reducing consumption are present, such as use of low energy-use equipment, “presence detector” systems for unoccupied rooms, etc. Heating and water production and storage: The station has solar thermal panels installed which are used to heat the thermal buffer. The excess heat is used to melt snow and heat sanitary water. Zero emission policy: The systems described above allow the station to be close to a zero emission station. Back-up generators have been installed to ensure a constant energy supply. It is currently expected that the generators will be used maximum 200 hours per season. However, fuel will be used for vehicles and transport, and the estimated fuel consumption (polar diesel, petrol, Jet A-1) per season is at approx 400 drums. All fuel is currently stored in 200 liter drums. Transport and production is not accounted for in this zero emission framework, but the daily operation of the station would entail near zero emission. Waste management: Water is recycled several times before the treated water finally is discharged into a nearby ice pit. All other waste is sorted, stored in a shipping container and returned to Cape Town for recycling and proper disposal.
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: Alain BATBEDAT
Contact Address: 6 rue Les Jardins du lac, F-40140 SOUSTONS France
Email Address: abbatbedat@yahoo.fr
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: LEAVA
Country of Registry: BELGIUM
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 2
Maximum Passengers: 2
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
01 Jan 2014 Puerto-Williams 28 Feb 2014 Géorgie du sud

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date15/01/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: de Gerlache, Détroit Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date17/01/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brabant, Ile Latitude: 64°15´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date19/01/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date21/01/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: canal Neumayer Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date23/01/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Anvers, Ile Latitude: 64°33´S Longitude: 63°35´W
Visit Date25/01/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay Latitude: 64º 52´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/02/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire, Canal Latitude: 65°04´S Longitude: 63°57´W
Visit Date03/02/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/02/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Booth Island Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 64°00´W
Visit Date07/02/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date09/02/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Circumcision, Port Latitude: 65º 11´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date11/02/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Argentina, islas Latitude: 65°16´S Longitude: 64°17´W
Visit Date13/02/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing

Operator:
Name: LATITUDE OCEANE SPRL
Contact Address: 40 RUE NYSTEN, B-4000 LIEGE
Email Address: info@vaihere.com
Website Address: http://www.vaihere.com
Name of Vessel: VAIHERE
Country of Registry: Belgium
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 3
Maximum Passengers: 10
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
13 Dec 2013 Ushuaia 06 Jan 2014 Ushuaia

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Drake Passage Latitude: 58°00´S Longitude: 65°00´W
Visit Date14/12/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date18/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date19/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date20/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date21/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesStation Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 10´´ S Longitude: 63º 31´ 11´´ W
Visit Date21/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date22/12/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peltier Channel Latitude: 64°52´S Longitude: 63°32´W
Visit Date22/12/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ile Pleneau Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date23/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hovgaard Island Latitude: 65°08´S Longitude: 64°07´W
Visit Date24/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesStation Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Waterboat Point Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date25/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesStation Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date27/12/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date28/12/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date29/12/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Drake Passage Latitude: 58°00´S Longitude: 65°00´W
Visit Date30/12/2013
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
13 Jan 2014 Ushuaia 06 Feb 2014 Ushuaia

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Drake Passage Latitude: 58°00´S Longitude: 65°00´W
Visit Date14/01/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date18/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Ice Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date19/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Ice Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date20/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Ice Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date21/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 10´´ S Longitude: 63º 31´ 11´´ W
Visit Date21/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Ice Walk
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peltier Channel Latitude: 64°52´S Longitude: 63°32´W
Visit Date22/01/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date22/01/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Ice Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ile Pleneau Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date23/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Ice Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hovgaard Island Latitude: 65°08´S Longitude: 64°07´W
Visit Date24/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Ice Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Waterboat Point Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date25/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Ice Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date27/01/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Ice Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date28/01/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
Activities: Anchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date29/01/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
Activities: Anchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Drake Passage Latitude: 58°00´S Longitude: 65°00´W
Visit Date30/01/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
Activities: Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
13 Feb 2014 Ushuaia 09 Mar 2014 Ushuaia

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Drake Passage Latitude: 58°00´S Longitude: 65°00´W
Visit Date14/02/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date18/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date19/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date21/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date22/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesStation Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 10´´ S Longitude: 63º 31´ 11´´ W
Visit Date22/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date23/02/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peltier Channel Latitude: 64°52´S Longitude: 63°32´W
Visit Date23/02/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Ile Pleneau Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date24/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hovgaard Island Latitude: 65°08´S Longitude: 64°07´W
Visit Date25/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesStation Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Waterboat Point Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date26/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesStation Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date28/02/2014
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date28/02/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date01/03/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Drake Passage Latitude: 58°00´S Longitude: 65°00´W
Visit Date02/03/2014
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising
Duration of landing

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

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