ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
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Party: Belgium
2018/2019 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: Belgica 121
Discipline: biodiversity assessment, Genetics , Human Impacts, Marine biology , Environmental sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr Bruno Danis, Université Libre de Bruxelles, head of expedition
Main Activity/ Remarks: The Belgica121 expedition (B121) ventured to explore the marine biodiversity of the West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) to test the concept of using a nimble sampling platform, the R/V Australis, a steel hulled, fully rigged motor sailor. Named as a tribute to the first international scientific expedition in Antarctica lead by Adrien de Gerlache in 1897-99 (onboard the Belgica), B121 took sampling in 15 stations in 22 working days in an area extending from the Berthelot (65°19.751 S, 64°08.263 W) to the Melchior Islands (64°19.246 S, 62°55.375W). Deploying 20 different types of gear (both traditional and modern), the B121 team gathered over 1700 samples that will be brought back to Belgium for further identification (by taxonomic experts) and analyses (isotopes, population genetics or genomics…). The team focused on biodiversity assessments, from the intertidal to subtidal zone (20 m) in coastal areas with contrasting characteristics regarding their exposure to glaciers, oceanographic characteristics and intensity of touristic activities. Other projects included population genetics studies, trophic ecology, environmental DNA, microplastics surveys. The use of R/V Australis for coastal studies deemed to be extremely efficient, in terms of environmental impact (ca. 150x less CO2 emissions than a Polar class icebreaker) and reactivity, allowing the team to adapt the sampling efforts in function of the weather or anchoring conditions. Fully devoted to the expedition, the ship allowed the B121 team to sample in shallow areas, not accessible to icebreaker and too far away from research stations, and which have been under sampled. Regarding the biodiversity census, the B121 expedition worked on various realms/taxonomic levels including the intertidal, soft sediments, macro- and megabenthos, fish, birds and marine mammals. The Belgica 121 expedition was tasked by the Belgian Environment Public Service (SPF Environmnet) to visit Metchnikoff Point on Brabant island, in order to check the general status of historic monument N°45 dedicated to the Belgica expedition lead by Adrien de Gerlache in 1897-99. This historic monument is under the responsibility of the Belgian State in application of specific Antarctic dispositions. The monument has not been visited since 1999. The team was also asked to proceed to the reparation of the monument, in case of mild damage. The plaque itself was in good state, and no particular maintenance was required. A bronze-imitation (plastic) statue of Adrien de Gerlache was found behind the plaque, unattached. It was also documented and put back in place For more details see Danis, B., Christiansen, H., Guillaumot, C., Heindler, F., Houston, R., Jossart, Q., Lucas, K., Moreau, C., Pasotti, F., Robert. H., Wallis, B., Saucède, T., 2019. Report of the Belgica 121 expedition to the West Antarctic Peninsula. 96 pp.
Link (URL): http://belgica120.be/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/B121-Cruise-report.pdf
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  23 Feb 2019   To:  24 Mar 2019
Areas of Operation
Berthelot Islands
Enterprise Island
Arctowski Peninsula
Green Reef
Cape Tuxen
Useful Island
Vernadsky Station
Metchnikoff Point
Alvaro Cove
Melchior Islands
SeaMount
Skontorp Cove
Neko Harbour
Foyn Harbour
Hovgaard Island

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: 42
Medical Facilities: Supplies and equipment - 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 doctor present from 01/11/2018 and replaced by a second from 18/12/2018. 4 paramedics amongst team and 2 firemen amongst crew Number of patient beds: One
Remarks / Description: There were 3.069 man-days at the station and its vicinity (including visitors). During the season, research activities were carried out at the station, and in the field. In total 69 individuals visited the station. The following activities were the focus of the season: i) Station Maintenance (general infrastructure & installation servicing) ii) Fit-out of sleeping quarters in the South Annex iii) Construction of the vehicle hangar at the blue ice Winter Park. iv) Field operations in support of science v) Technical operations in support of science – including trouble shooting, and balloon launches vi) Upgrade of the Station management system software, and installation of new logging software. vii) Optimisation of the water treatment installation, with some re-engineering. viii) Cargo operations and traverses. The Energy production from the solar PV and Wind park was sufficient to power all activities (except vehicles) during the season. Fuel was used when the wind park, or solar park was under maintenance. Also when the batteries were replaced. Despite increased occupation of the Station, and construction work, the generators remained off most of the season. Treatment of waste-water has been less than optimal in the last seasons due to the increase in the occupancy rate of the Station. The initiative was taken to contact the designer of the system and request a full audit, which is currently underway. The reduction of the number of flights and cargo traverses has reduced significantly the amount of fuel required for logistic operations, again significantly diminishing impacts. Vehicles continue to use fuel, and this will be addressed over the coming years by investigating electrical vehicles for the field. An electrical skidoo is being purchased for testing during the forthcoming season.
Operating Period: From: November To: February

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: AUSTRALIS (BELGICA 121)
Country of Registry: AUSTRALIA
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 3
Maximum Passengers: 9
Remarks: Belgica121 expedition (B121) ventured to explore the marine biodiversity of the West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) to test the concept of using a nimble sampling platform, the R/V Australis, a steel hulled, fully rigged motor sailor. Named as a tribute to the first international scientific expedition in Antarctica lead by Adrien de Gerlache in 1897-99 (onboard the Belgica), B121 took sampling in 15 stations in 22 working days in an area extending from the Berthelot (65°19.751 S, 64°08.263 W) to the Melchior Islands (64°19.246 S, 62°55.375W). Deploying 20 different types of gear (both traditional and modern), the B121 team gathered over 1700 samples that will be brought back to Belgium for further identification (by taxonomic experts) and analyses (isotopes, population genetics or genomics…). The team focused on biodiversity assessments, from the intertidal to subtidal zone (20 m) in coastal areas with contrasting characteristics regarding their exposure to glaciers, oceanographic characteristics and intensity of touristic activities. Other projects included population genetics studies, trophic ecology, environmental DNA, microplastics surveys. The use of R/V Australis for coastal studies deemed to be extremely efficient, in terms of environmental impact (ca. 150x less CO2 emissions than a Polar class icebreaker) and reactivity, allowing the team to adapt the sampling efforts in function of the weather or anchoring conditions. Fully devoted to the expedition, the ship allowed the B121 team to sample in shallow areas, not accessible to icebreaker and too far away from research stations, and which have been under sampled. Regarding the biodiversity census, the B121 expedition worked on various realms/taxonomic levels including the intertidal, soft sediments, macro- and megabenthos, fish, birds and marine mammals. The Belgica 121 expedition was tasked by the Belgian Environment Public Service (SPF Environmnet) to visit Metchnikoff Point on Brabant island, in order to check the general status of historic monument N°45 dedicated to the Belgica expedition lead by Adrien de Gerlache in 1897-99. This historic monument is under the responsibility of the Belgian State in application of specific Antarctic dispositions. The monument has not been visited since 1999. The team was also asked to proceed to the reparation of the monument, in case of mild damage. The plaque itself was in good state, and no particular maintenance was required. A bronze-imitation (plastic) statue of Adrien de Gerlache was found behind the plaque, unattached. It was also documented and put back in place. For more details see Danis, B., Christiansen, H., Guillaumot, C., Heindler, F., Houston, R., Jossart, Q., Lucas, K., Moreau, C., Pasotti, F., Robert. H., Wallis, B., Saucède, T., 2019. Report of the Belgica 121 expedition to the West Antarctic Peninsula. 96 pp. http://belgica120.be/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/B121-Cruise-report.pdf
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
23 Feb 2019 USHUAIA 24 Mar 2019 USHUAIA
27 Feb 2019 Melchior Islands
03 Mar 2019 Metchnikoff Point
03 Mar 2019 Neko Harbour
06 Mar 2019 SeaMount
06 Mar 2019 Useful Island
08 Mar 2019 Skontorp Cove
10 Mar 2019 Alvaro Cove
11 Mar 2019 Hovgaard Island
14 Mar 2019 Berthelot Islands
14 Mar 2019 Vernadsky Station
15 Mar 2019 Cape Tuxen
15 Mar 2019 Green Reef
18 Mar 2019 Arctowski Peninsula
18 Mar 2019 Foyn Harbour
20 Mar 2019 Enterprise Island
Scientific research (Biodiversity) and inspection of the general status of historic monument N°45 (Belgica expedition lead by Adrien de Gerlache in 1897-99)

Aircrat Report
Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
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: 6
Maximum Passengers: 10
Remarks: Second activity from 13th january to 05 february 2019 is under investigation from our NCA, that activity could have been carried out without a permit.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port TP TC Expedition Leader
12 Dec 2018 USHUAIA 05 Jan 2019 USHUAIA N/A N/A ERIC DUPUIS

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date18/12/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landingMAX 2 HOURS
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date19/12/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landingMAX 2 HOURS
Site Name: Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 10´´ S Longitude: 63º 31´ 11´´ W
Visit Date20/12/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesExtended Walk
Duration of landingMAX 2 HOURS
Site Name: Peltier Channel Latitude: 64°52´S Longitude: 63°32´W
Visit Date21/12/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lemaire Channel Latitude: 65°05´S Longitude: 63°59´W
Visit Date22/12/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/12/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landingMAX 2 HOURS
Site Name: Charcot, Port Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/12/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landingMAX 2 HOURS
Site Name: Hovgaard Island Latitude: 65°08´S Longitude: 64°07´W
Visit Date25/12/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landingMAX 2 HOURS
Site Name: Vernadsky Station Latitude: 65º 02´ 05´´ S Longitude: 64º 02´ 06´´ W
Visit Date26/12/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesStation Visit
Duration of landingMAX 2 HOURS
Site Name: Petermann Island Latitude: 65º 10´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 10´ 00´´ W
Visit Date27/12/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landingMAX 2 HOURS
Site Name: Waterboat Point Latitude: 64°49´S Longitude: 62°51´W
Visit Date28/12/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesStation Visit
Duration of landingMAX 2 HOURS
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date29/12/2018
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors10
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landingMAX 2 HOURS
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date30/12/2018
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
13 Jan 2019 USHUAIA 05 Feb 2019 USHUAIA N/A N/A ERIC DUPUIS

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date18/01/2019
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors14
Activities: Anchoring Only
Duration of landing5H45
Site Name: Base Melchior Latitude: 64°19´59´´S Longitude: 62°58´59´´W
Visit Date18/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing1H15
Site Name: Melchior Islands Latitude: 64°19´S Longitude: 62°57´W
Visit Date19/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Kayaking, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing6 HOURS
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 00´ 06´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date22/01/2019
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors12
Activities: Extended Walk, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing5H15
Site Name: Palmer Station Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date23/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Station Visit
Duration of landing75 minutes
Site Name: Torgersen Island Latitude: 64º 46´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 05´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing50 minutes
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date24/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors7
Activities: Kayaking, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing2H45
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date25/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
Activities: Station Visit
Duration of landing1H15
Site Name: Waterboat Point/Gonzalez Videla Station Latitude: 64 º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 51´ 00´´ W
Visit Date26/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors11
Activities: Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing1H35
Site Name: Almirante Brown Station Latitude: 64º 89´ 43´´ S Longitude: 62º 87´ 15´´ W
Visit Date26/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Extended Walk, Kayaking, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing1H45
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date27/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
Activities: Kayaking, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing8H30
13 Feb 2019 USHUAIA 08 Mar 2019 USHUAIA N/A N/A ERIC DUPUIS

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Damoy Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 10´´ S Longitude: 63º 31´ 11´´ W
Visit Date21/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing2H30
Site Name: Goudier Island Latitude: 64º 49´ 30´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 36´´ W
Visit Date22/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing90 min
Site Name: Jougla Point Latitude: 64º 49´ 35´´ S Longitude: 63º 29´ 37´´ W
Visit Date22/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing40 minutes
Site Name: Pleneau Island Latitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ S Longitude: 65º 06´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing6H45
Site Name: Port Charcot Latitude: 65º 00´ 06´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date24/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing155 minutes
Site Name: Argentine Islands/Wordie Hut Latitude: 65º 25´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 26´ 00´´ W
Visit Date25/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors13
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing2Hours
Site Name: Argentine Islands Latitude: 65°15´S Longitude: 64°17´W
Visit Date26/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesKayaking, Small Boat Cruising
Duration of landing10 hours
Site Name: Vernadsky Station Latitude: 65º 02´ 05´´ S Longitude: 64º 02´ 06´´ W
Visit Date26/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors14
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing2H40
Site Name: Almirante Brown Station Latitude: 64º 89´ 43´´ S Longitude: 62º 87´ 15´´ W
Visit Date27/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing2H15
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date28/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesKayaking, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing2 HOURS
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date01/03/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors12
ActivitiesSmall Boat Cruising, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing2H30

Operator:
Name: MOUCHART Nicolas
Contact Address: Rue de la Ferme du Chapitre, 5 - 1390 Gottechain, Belgium
Email Address: perdpaslenord@mouchart.be
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: PERD PAS LE NORD
Country of Registry: BELGIUM
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 2
Maximum Passengers: 3
Remarks:
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port TP TC Expedition Leader
22 Jan 2019 PUERTO WILLIAMS 08 Mar 2019 PUERTO WILLIAMS N/A N/A MOUCHART Nicolas

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Livingston Island Latitude: 62°36´S Longitude: 60°30´W
Visit Date30/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Deception Island Latitude: 62°57´S Longitude: 60°38´W
Visit Date31/01/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brabant, Ile Latitude: 64°15´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date02/02/2019
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 Date03/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesKayaking, SCUBA Diving, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Dorian Cove Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date05/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Lockroy, Port Latitude: 64º 49´ 00´´ S Longitude: 63º 30´ 00´´ W
Visit Date07/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesSCUBA Diving, Small Boat Cruising, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Charcot, Port Latitude: 65º 04´ 00´´ S Longitude: 64º 00´ 00´´ W
Visit Date08/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Small Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky Station Latitude: 65º 02´ 05´´ S Longitude: 64º 02´ 06´´ W
Visit Date10/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Kayaking, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Duchaylard Island Latitude: 65°43´S Longitude: 65°08´W
Visit Date12/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Vernadsky Station Latitude: 65º 02´ 05´´ S Longitude: 64º 02´ 06´´ W
Visit Date14/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Florence, Ile Latitude: 66°38´23´´S Longitude: 140°05´05´´E
Visit Date16/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesExtended Walk, SCUBA Diving, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Almirante Brown Station Latitude: 64º 89´ 43´´ S Longitude: 62º 87´ 15´´ W
Visit Date18/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing, Station Visit
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date19/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Kayaking, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date20/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Kayaking, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Cuverville Island Latitude: 64º 41´ 00´´ S Longitude: 62º 38´ 00´´ W
Visit Date21/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesExtended Walk, Kayaking, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Enterprise Island Latitude: 64°32´S Longitude: 62°00´W
Visit Date22/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesExtended Walk, SCUBA Diving, Small Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Portal Point Latitude: 64º 30´ 00´´ S Longitude: 61º 46´ 00´´ W
Visit Date23/02/2019
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesSmall Boat Landing
Duration of landing
Site Name: Brabant, Ile Latitude: 64°15´S Longitude: 62°20´W
Visit Date24/02/2019
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors5
ActivitiesAnchoring Only
Duration of landing
Site Name: Drake Passage Latitude: 58°00´S Longitude: 65°00´W
Visit Date25/02/2019
This visit includes landingNo  Number of visitors5
Activities
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
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: INITIAL ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION FOR ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT AT THE PRINCESS ELISABETH ANTARCTIC RESEARCH STATION BELARE 2018-2019
Organization(s) responsible: Belgian Polar Secretariat & International Polar Foundation (IPF)
Activity: operation of the Princess Elisabeth Station, construction, science support
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: 1st november 2018- 03rd March 2019
Decision/Comment: Impacts likely to be minor or transitory _PROCEED in accordance with the Law of 21th July 2017. 1. Each participant is required to hold a copy of the Permit while in Antarctica. 2. The Permit is covering only the activities and participants that were listed in the IEE. All other activity taking place at Station, from it or in its vicinity are considered as being out of the scope of the present Permit and should therefore be covered by another permit, for instance any activity falling within the scope of annex II of the protocol. 3. A daily log shall be kept at the Station for each participant with his/her whereabouts and, if applicable, where samples (with exact coordinates) were taken. 4. The use of motorized vehicles near measure equipment is not allowed. 5. An updated information regarding the infrastructures and vehicles registered in application of Title 3 of the law will be communicated by the recipients at the end of the current season. 6. An updated and detailed waste management plan with a commitment to evacuate the wastes on site, including a timetable, will be communicated by the recipients after the end of the current season taking into account any progress made during it. 7. The recipients shall transmit within 8 weeks after its end date a report to the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain safety and Environment, DG Environment stating all the impact on the environment of the activity and the mitigation measures taken in accordance.

Environmental Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (Monitoring and follow-up Activities)
Name of Activity: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT & MITIGATION REPORT FOR ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT AT THE PRINCESS ELISABETH ANTARCTIC RESEARCH STATION BELARE 2018-2019
Location:
Site Name: Princess Elisabeth Station   71º 57´ 00´´ S   Long: 23º 20´ 00´´ E  
Procedures put in Place: Under the provisions of the relevant legislation, the PEA 2018-19 Expedition is carried out under a permit from the FPS Public Health, Food Chain Security and the Environment). The permitting process requires the operator (IPF) to submit an Initial Environmental Evaluation of the impact of activities, to the federal Minister for Environment. She issue permit 2018/06 for activities in line with the request and activities developed in the IEE. The Environmental Impact and Mitigation Report is produced as a condition of the issue of the permit.
Information Obtained:
Actions Taken:
Related EIA:
Year 2018   TitleINITIAL ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION FOR ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT AT THE PRINCESS ELISABETH ANTARCTIC RESEARCH STATION BELARE 2018-2019
File: BELARE 2018-19 EIMR.pdf

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