ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
Electronic Information Exchange System

Party: Belgium
Permanent Information
Automatic Recording Stations Report
Scientific Information - Automatic Recording Stations / Observatories
Location:
Site Name: Utsteinen   Lat: 71º 57´ 00´´ S   Long: 23º 20´ 00´´ E  
Type: meteorological & seismological instruments
Elevation: 1397
Parameters Recorded: Instr: AWS, aethalometer, CIMEL sunphotometer, TEOM, Nephelometer, Infrared pyrometer, Ceilometer, rain radar, seismometer, GPS. Param: temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, pressure, short- and long-wave radiation and accumulation at high temporal resolution, atmospheric aerosol composition, cloud-base height and potential backscatter signals by aerosols, equivalent blackbody brightness temperature of the scene, GPS- and seismic measurements, gravity. Scientific data is accessibl
Observation Frequency: year-round
Reference Number:
Scientific Equipment:

Permanent Station Report
Operational Information - Stations
Name: Princess Elisabeth
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Utsteinen   Lat: 71º 57´ 00´´ S   Long: 23º 20´ 00´´ E   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 55
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. 1 MD will be present from 13/11/2019 and will be replaced by a second one from 09/01/2020. Number of patient beds: One
Remarks / Description: The root philosophy is to avoid potential waste through planning of the procurement and logistics of recurrent supplies. This applies to most aspects of operation, upstream and downstream, and all types of waste, solid, liquid or gaseous. The station in itself is an energy prototype that uses renewable energies to a large extent for functioning, thereby reducing the amount of waste generated in the form of air pollution from the energy production. By reducing the amount of fuel required very significantly, it has also been possible to reduce all waste associated with the transport of fuel by ship and overland, and with the evacuation of empty fuel containers from the Antarctic continent. Further reductions are envisaged. However, vehicle operations are still run on fuel.
Operating Period: From: November To: February
Link (URL): www.belspo.be/antar - www.antarcticstation.org
Search and Rescue Information:

Permanent Vessels Report
Aircraft Report
Compliance with the Protocol Report
Environmental Information - Compliance with the Protocol
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Environmental Impact Assessment: Procedures Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (Procedures)
No new procedures were established during this reporting period.

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.

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
File: CCGuide_en.pdf
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
File: FichesEnvCodeOfCond_en.pdf
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
File: FichesFuelSpActionCard_en.pdf

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
File: RProcedure_en.pdf

Relevant National Legislation Report
Other Information - Relevant National Legislation
Title: Loi du 21 juillet 2017 relative à la protection de l’environnement et à la régulation des activités menées sous juridiction belge en Antarctique
Topic Environmental Protection: General
Description: Au terme d’une décennie d’application et après évaluation, cette nouvelle loi actualise de nombreuses dispositions de la loi du 7 avril 2005 et comble divers lacunes et oublis afin de répondre à plusieurs situations et thématiques apparues depuis 2005, en particulier la question des activités menées sous juridiction de la Belgique. La nouvelle loi établit un cadre juridique cohérent et complet pour toutes les activités soumises à un permis par le droit belge et clarifie le statut des activités menées sous juridiction belge.
Date of Effect: 28 Jul 2017
Link (URL): https://www.health.belgium.be/fr/news/protection-de-lenvironnement-et-regulation-des-activites-menees-sous-juridiction-belge-en
File: Loi_Antarctique_28-07-2017.pdf
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: François André
Job Title or Position: CEP delegate
Phone:
Email: antarctica@health.fgov.be
Title: Loi du 17 janvier 1984 portant approbation de la Convention sur la conservation de la faune et de la flore marines et de l'Antarctique, et de l'Annexe, faites à Canberra le 20 mai 1980 (CCAMLR)
Topic CCAMLR
Description: Ratification de CCAMLR
Date of Effect: 28 Apr 1984
File: Scan-to-Me from 172 16 22 212 2013-03-04 172628.pdf
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: François André
Job Title or Position: CEP delegate
Phone:
Email: antarctica@health.fgov.be
Title: Loi du 17 janvier 1978 portant approbation de la convention pour la protection des phoques de l'Antarctique (CCAS), et de l'Annexe, faites à Londres le 1er juin 1972
Topic Other conventions
Description: Ratification CCAS
Date of Effect: 01 Apr 1978
File: Scan-to-Me from 172 16 22 212 2013-03-04 172607.pdf
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: François André
Job Title or Position: CEP delegate
Phone:
Email: antarctica@health.fgov.be

Title: Loi du 12 juillet 1960 portant approbation du Traité sur l'Antarctique, signé à Washington le 1er décembre 1959
Topic Antarctic Treaty
Description: Ratification du Traité sur l'Antarctique
Date of Effect: 09 Dec 1961
File: Scan-to-Me from 172 16 22 212 2013-03-04 175000.pdf
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: François André
Job Title or Position: CEP delegate
Phone:
Email: antarctica@health.fgov.be
General Report