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Party: Belgium
2015/2016 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: Acme (Radio soundings at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica)
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium
Main Activity/ Remarks: Launch Radio sounding balloon to investigate the water vapour in the air column rising up to the troposphere and upper air soundings through out the season
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  24 Nov 2015   To:  21 Dec 2015
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: Aerocloud (How do aerosols and clouds affect the East Antarctic climate)
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium
Main Activity/ Remarks: The water cycle, cloud microphysics and cloud-aerosol-radiation interactions are key components of the Antarctic climate system; clouds and aerosols play a significant role in the surface energy budget thus affecting the surface temperatures. It is hypothesized that changes in cloud amount or particle size have played a role in the major warming of the Antarctic winter troposphere. In addition, clouds are an important part of the hydrological cycle serving as the agents linking water vapour transport into Antarctica with precipitation. Because precipitation is the only source term in the mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet, it is one of the key factors affecting sea level. The remoteness and harsh conditions, inhibiting the deployment of instrumentation, limit the understanding of Antarctic cloud and aerosol processes. However, this is now changing with robust ground-based remote sensing instruments becoming available that can both vertically and temporally resolve the aerosol, cloud, precipitation and meteorological state. The first station, employing a comprehensive set of in-situ and remote sensing observations of clouds and aerosols is the Belgian Antarctic station Princess Elisabeth (PE) in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. This is the only site that deploys a precipitation radar, which opens the avenue to obtain insight in quantitative precipitation amounts separately from the other components of the local Surface Mass Balance (SMB). Note that these other components are mainly redistribution of snow and sublimation. The PE observatory opens the avenue to study the direct effect of clouds, precipitation and aerosols on the East Antarctic climate system. But it also enables a study on how aerosols affect the Antarctic climate indirectly
Link (URL): http://belatmos.blogspot.be/
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  24 Nov 2015   To:  21 Dec 2015
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: AWDANET (Automatic Whistler Detector and Analyzer network)
Discipline: Astronomy
Principal Investigator: Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
Main Activity/ Remarks: The main goals of this project are to build a statistical analysis of whistlers observed, to derive density information along the magnetic field lines and in particular in the plasmasphere, and finaly to compare with density in-situ observations made by the Cluster satellites. The goal was to install a compact magnetic antenna at the Princess Elisabeth station. The station is a very interesting place for such an instrument because of the low electromagnetic activity at and around the station, which usually perturbs the measurements. The antenna will record whistler waves (a particular type of electromagnetic waves that propagate from one hemisphere to another in the Earth's magnetosphere). From such data we can infer information about the state of the plasmasphere, an inner part of the magnetosphere. The ultimate goal of this network is to provide data to feed a data-assimilative model of the plasmasphere.
Link (URL): http://awda.aeronomie.be/
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  08 Jan 2016   To:  10 Feb 2016
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: BENEMELT (melting ice shelves in East Antarctica)
Discipline: Glaciology
Principal Investigator: IMAU UTRECHT & KULeuven
Main Activity/ Remarks: The project aims to investigate how much snow melts on the ice shelves in East Antarctica, by how much that melt will increase in the future, and how that will impact ice shelf stability and a resulting rise in global sea levels. Installation of an automatic weather station (AWS) around the Derwael Ice Rise, in the proximity of Breid Bay)
Link (URL): http://benemelt.blogspot.be/
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  08 Jan 2016   To:  10 Feb 2016
Areas of Operation

Project Name/Number: Giant-Lissa (Geodesy for Ice in ANTarctica" and "Lithospheric and Intraplate Structure and Seismicity in Antarctica)
Discipline: Geo-physics
Principal Investigator: University of Luxembourg
Main Activity/ Remarks: That project intends on improving scientific knowledge about land mass changes since the last glacial period and climate-related mechanisms, but also to increase our understanding about climate change.By combining GPS data, gravimetry and seismology techniques, GIANT-LISSA will trace the horizontal and vertical deformation of the Earth's surface and focus on the relation between ice mass variation and crust deformation in the Polar Regions.
Link (URL): http://www.portail-qualite.public.lu/fr/actualites/metrologie/2016/Absolute-gravity-measurements-at-the-Princess-Elisabeth-station-in-Antarctica/index.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  08 Jan 2016   To:  10 Feb 2016
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: Icecon (Constraining Ice Mass Changes in Coastal Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica)
Discipline: Climatologie-Glaciologie
Principal Investigator: Nicolas BERGEOT, Reinhard DREWS, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Main Activity/ Remarks: The project aims at a better understanding of the past and present deglaciation of the Antarctic ice sheet in Dronning Maud Land (DML) through a new series of measurements and observations with the aid of ensemble experiments using ice sheet system modelling. The approach is multidisciplinary, involving ice-sheet modelling, precise GNSS (e.g. GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) observations, radio-echo sounding, ice core drilling and analysis. All applied methods converge to one single objective: reducing the uncertainty on last glacial maximum ice volumes and the associated timing of deglaciation of the Antarctic ice sheet in DML.
Link (URL): https://www.ulb.ac.be/rech/inventaire/projets/5/PR4985.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  24 Nov 2015   To:  21 Dec 2015
Areas of Operation

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: 32
Medical Facilities: 1. Medical facilities and personnel Supplies, medication and equipment from the Belgian Army. Medical clinic almost equipped and functional.Emergency facilities installed at the air strip. One doctor was present from 18th November 2015 until 21th February 2016. One medical assistant was present during the same period. 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. 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. However, fuel will be used for vehicles and transport. 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: 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: Conservation à bord de tout déchet (organique et non-organique) et tout emballage. Les déchets ont été triés au fur et à mesure et gardés à bord dans des bidons et sacs en plastic fermés. Les déchets ont été déposés dans les endroits prévus à cet effet au retour à Puerto Williams. Rien n’a été mis à la mer. Aucun hydrocarbure n’est passé par-dessus par bord. Le bateau est équipé de réservoir à eaux noires. Tout papier de toilette utilisé a été gardé bord jusqu’au retour. En quittant Puerto Williams toutes les chaussures et bottes du bord ont été nettoyées soigneusement. Respect de la vie animale sur place : En coupant le moteur à chaque fois que nous étions dans les environs de baleines, les laissant eux se rapprocher au lieu de nous en rapprocher nous. Et en prenant soin de ne pas déranger la vie animale à terre (phoques, éléphants de mer, colonies de manchots). Aucun « souvenir » ramené, tant en mer qu’à terre impact environnemental réduit au minimum possible.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
19 Dec 2015 Puerto Williams 16 Jan 2016 Puerto Williams Jean-François Eeman

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date23/12/2015
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date24/12/2015
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date25/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors4
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wiencke Island/Dorian Bay, Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wiencke Island/Dorian Bay, Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesExtended Walk, observation pinguins colony, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wiencke Island/Dorian Bay, Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesExtended Walk, observation pinguins colony, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date29/12/2015
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Dannebrog Islands Latitude: 65°02´S Longitude: 64°06´W
Visit Date30/12/2015
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Dannebrog Islands Latitude: 65°02´S Longitude: 64°06´W
Visit Date31/12/2015
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Dannebrog Islands Latitude: 65°02´S Longitude: 64°06´W
Visit Date01/01/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date02/01/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Peltier Channel Latitude: 64°52´S Longitude: 63°32´W
Visit Date02/01/2016
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 Date03/01/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wiencke Island/Dorian Bay, Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/01/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wiencke Island/Dorian Bay, Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date04/01/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Wiencke Island/Dorian Bay, Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 32´ 00´´ W
Visit Date05/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors4
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Bay/base Gabriel Gonzales Videla Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ 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
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
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: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date09/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors4
ActivitiesExtended Walk
Duration of landing
Site Name: Base Melchior Latitude: 64°19´59´´S Longitude: 62°58´59´´W
Visit Date10/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brabant Island Latitude: 64°17´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date11/01/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Anvers Island Latitude: 64°35´S Longitude: 63°30´W
Visit Date11/01/2016
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: 4
Maximum Passengers: 10
Remarks: 1st trip 3 crew & 10 pax 2nd trip 4 crew & 10 pax
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
21 Dec 2015 Ushuaia 15 Jan 2016 Ushuaia Eric Dupuis

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date26/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date27/12/2015
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date28/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesExtended Walk
Duration of landing
Site Name: Port Lockroy Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date29/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesKayaking, Small Boat Cruising
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 visitors12
ActivitiesStation Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date29/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Waterboat Point Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date30/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesStation Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date30/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: González Videla Antarctic Base Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 52´ 00´´ W
Visit Date30/12/2015
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesStation Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date01/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesKayaking, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date02/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesKayaking, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
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 visitors13
ActivitiesKayaking, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Recess Cove Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 61°31´W
Visit Date05/01/2016
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 Date07/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesKayaking, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64º 19´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 57´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesKayaking, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
21 Jan 2016 Ushuaia 14 Feb 2016 Ushuaia Eric Dupuis

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date30/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date31/01/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date01/02/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date01/02/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Paradise Harbour Latitude: 64°51´S Longitude: 62°54´W
Visit Date03/02/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Danco Island Latitude: 64º 44´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 36´ 00´´ W
Visit Date03/02/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Landing
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 visitors13
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Recess Cove Latitude: 64°30´S Longitude: 61°31´W
Visit Date06/02/2016
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities: Ship Cruise
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date07/02/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date08/02/2016
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
Activities: Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: IPF 2016 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Aircraft flight (ALCI) & skidoos
Activities: Camping, Journey with 2 Skidoos from Perseus till PE Station, Science Support, Station Visit
Number of Participants: 4
Date begin: 10 Feb 2016
Date end: 27 Feb 2016
Number of personnel: 2
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: No contact was had with any flora or fauna. Operational areas were blue ice and snow covered areas.No radioactive wastes, or polyvinyl chloride wastes were produced. All wastes were of ordinary household type (paper, cardboard, glass, and polyethylene) as well as organic wastes (human and kitchen wastes). The waste from the 10 days on site was approximately 45kg (25kg household waste and 20kg of organic waste) and was placed in a container at the site to be evacuated in the next season. Grey water was discharged into a dedicated and marked discharge point. No incineration was carried out. The expedition did not carry out any activities in the vicinity of the ocean and did not approach or enter any specially protected or managed areas.
Location of Activities
Princess Elisabeth Station
10 Feb 2016 Novo Airbase
11 Feb 2016 Camp Perseus (temporary blue ice airfield)
12 Feb 2016 Camp Perseus (temporary blue ice airfield)
13 Feb 2016 Camp Perseus (temporary blue ice airfield)
14 Feb 2016 Camp Perseus (temporary blue ice airfield)
15 Feb 2016 Camp Perseus (temporary blue ice airfield)
16 Feb 2016 Camp Perseus (temporary blue ice airfield)
17 Feb 2016 Camp Perseus (temporary blue ice airfield)
18 Feb 2016 Camp Perseus (temporary blue ice airfield)
19 Feb 2016 Camp Perseus (temporary blue ice airfield)
20 Feb 2016 Princess Elisabeth Station
21 Feb 2016 Princess Elisabeth Station
22 Feb 2016 Princess Elisabeth Station
23 Feb 2016 Princess Elisabeth Station
24 Feb 2016 Novo Airbase
25 Feb 2016 Novo Airbase
26 Feb 2016 Novo Airbase
27 Feb 2016 Novo Airbase
Routes: Novo Airbase/Perseus /Crow Bay- Romnoes-Vesthaugen/Princess Elisabeth Polar Station/Novo Airbase

Denial of Authorizations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Denial of Authorizations
Name of vessel and/or expedition: PEA –Antarctic Research Expedition 2015 - 2016
Operator: International Polar Foundation
Date Of Denial: 10 Nov 2015
Reason for Denial: * Tribunal's ruling preventing IPF to go the Princess Elisabeth Station * Initial application for permit similar (dates, places, etc.) to the one previously delivered to the governmental expedition BELARE 2015-16 at Princess Elisabeth Station
Remarks:

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 Information - Contingency Plans
Title: Code of Conduct
Scope/coverage of the plan:
Objective: Guidelines to keep Antarctica pristine, protect Antarctic wildlife, be safe, for field activities, fuel spill prevention and waste management
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Vancauwenberghe Maaike
Job Title or Position: Programme manager
Phone: +32 2 2383678
Email: vcau@belspo.be
Title: Environmental code of conduct
Scope/coverage of the plan:
Objective: MAXIMISE your Antarctic experience with MINIMUM environmental impact
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Vancauwenberghe Maaike
Job Title or Position: Programme manager
Phone: +32 2 2383678
Email: vcau@belspo.be
Title: Fuel spill action card
Scope/coverage of the plan:
Objective:
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Vancauwenberghe Maaike
Job Title or Position: Programme manager
Phone: +32 2 2383678
Email: vcau@belspo.be

Title: Fuel spill action plan
Scope/coverage of the plan:
Objective: Response procedures in the event of a fuel spill in Utsteinen base camp or during the traverses
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Vancauwenberghe Maaike
Job Title or Position: Programme manager
Phone: +32 2 2383678
Email: vcau@belspo.be

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: PRELIMINARY ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION FOR ANTARCTIC ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT BY THE BELGIAN ANTARCTIC RES EARCH EXPEDITION
Organization(s) responsible: Belgian Polar Secretariat with support Ministry of Defense & FPS Health, foodchain Safety & Environment
Activity: Science Support for station & field campaigns & On-going maintenance at the Princess Elisabeth Station
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
- National Antarctic Programme
- Science
- Waste management
Locations: Site name: Princess Elisabeth Station
Latitude: 71º 51´ 00´´ S
Latitude: 23º 20´ 00´´ E
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed

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.

General Report