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Party: Belgium
2015/2016 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: 33
Medical Facilities: 1. Medical facilities and personnel Supplies and equipment from the Belgian Army. Medical clinic almost equipped and functional.Emergency facilities installed at the air s trip. One doctor will be present from 11th November 2015 until 26th February 2016. One medical assistant will be present from 11th November 2015 until 26th February 2016. 2. Number of patient beds : One
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
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Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: Jean-François EEMAN
Contact Address: 6B chemin du vieux-pont, 22220 Plouguiel, FRANCE
Email Address: jeanfrancois.eeman@gmail.com
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: Juan sa Bulan 3
Country of Registry: Belgium
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 3
Maximum Passengers: 2
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
18 Dec 2015 Puerto Williams 18 Jan 2016 Puerto Williams

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Drake Passage Latitude: 58°00´S Longitude: 65°00´W
Visit Date21/12/2015
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date27/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date28/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesStation Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 10´´ S Longitude: 63º 31´ 11´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesIce Walk
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peltier Channel Latitude: 64°52´S Longitude: 63°32´W
Visit Date30/12/2015
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors5
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date30/12/2015
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors5
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Charcot, Port Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date01/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hovgaard Island Latitude: 65°08´S Longitude: 64°07´W
Visit Date02/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky station Latitude: 65º 15´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 15´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesStation Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Waterboat Point Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date06/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesStation Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date07/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesIce Walk, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date08/01/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Drake Passage Latitude: 58°00´S Longitude: 65°00´W
Visit Date10/01/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesShip Cruise
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
20 Dec 2015 Puerto Williams 15 Jan 2016 Ushuaia

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Drake Passage Latitude: 58°00´S Longitude: 65°00´W
Visit Date22/12/2015
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date27/12/2015
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 Date28/12/2015
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 Date29/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 10´´ S Longitude: 63º 31´ 11´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesIce Walk
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peltier Channel Latitude: 64°52´S Longitude: 63°32´W
Visit Date30/12/2015
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date30/12/2015
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/12/2015
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 Date31/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesStation Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Hovgaard Island Latitude: 65°08´S Longitude: 64°07´W
Visit Date01/01/2016
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 Date01/01/2016
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 Date02/01/2016
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 Date03/01/2016
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 Date04/01/2016
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 Date05/01/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Drake Passage Latitude: 58°00´S Longitude: 65°00´W
Visit Date06/01/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesShip Cruise
Duration of landing
20 Jan 2016 Puerto Williams 15 Feb 2016 Ushuaia

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Drake Passage Latitude: 58°00´S Longitude: 65°00´W
Visit Date22/01/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors10
Activities: 
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date27/01/2016
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 Date28/01/2016
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 Date29/01/2016
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 Date29/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Extended Walk
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peltier Channel Latitude: 64°52´S Longitude: 63°32´W
Visit Date30/01/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date30/01/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Ice Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date31/01/2016
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 Date01/02/2016
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 Date01/02/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Ice Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date02/02/2016
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 Date03/02/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
Activities: Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date04/02/2016
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 Date05/02/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Anchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Drake Passage Latitude: 58°00´S Longitude: 65°00´W
Visit Date06/02/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: Asteria Expedition Cruise 2016  (Cancelled)
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Via a cruise organised by Asteria expeditions on the M/V Sea Spirit
Activities:
Number of Participants: 4
Date begin: 28 Jan 2016
Date end: 06 Feb 2016
Number of personnel:
Operator:
Name: Polar Circles (Dixie Dansercoer)
Contact Address: Dixie Dansercoer & Julie Brown, Kafmaasberg 4, B-3040 Huldenberg; Belgium
Email Address: dixie@polarcircles.com
Website Address: www.polarcircles.com
Remarks: Only one participant will do Kiteboarding if the weather conditions allow it.
Location of Activities
Belgica Glacier
Clapp Point
Trooz Glacier
Routes:
Expedition Name: IPF 2016 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Aircraft flight (ALCI) & skidoos
Activities:
Number of Participants: 4
Date begin: 18 Feb 2016
Date end: 26 Feb 2016
Number of personnel: 8
Operator:
Name: International Polar Foundation (Alain Hubert)
Contact Address: Rue des Vétérinaires 42C/1
Email Address: alain.hubert@polarfoundation.org
Website Address: www.polarfoundation.org
Remarks: This expedition shall be implemented in due respect of the provisions of the Judgement of 17th December 2015 of the Court of appeal of Brussels ruling that the Belgian State and the IPF should proceed to the establishment of an assessment and a contradictory inventory of the objects, facilities and stocks located at the Belgian Antarctic Research Station Princess Elisabeth and the Judgement of 20th January 2016 of the Tribunal of First Instance of Brussels. The inventory will take place between 19-23th february.
Location of Activities
Princess Elisabeth Station
10 Feb 2016 Novo Airbase
26 Feb 2016 Novo Airbase
Routes: Novo Airbase/Perseus /Crow Bay- Romnoes-Vesthaugen/Princess Elisabeth Polar Station/Novo Airbase

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