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Party: Ukraine
2011/2012 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: Antarctic benthos ecosystems
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: Kharkiv V.N. Karazin National University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Study of sea ecosystem biodiversity. Creation of sea ecosystems 3-D generalized models and atlases.
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Project Name/Number: Automatic system development for control of fuel tank and pipelines functional condition at Vernadsky Station.
Discipline: New technologies
Principal Investigator: National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv polytechnic Institute”
Main Activity/ Remarks: Execution of research-design studies for creation of a hardware-software system for supervision of a fuel tank functional state and automated system for fuel spill prevention at Vernadsky station.
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Project Name/Number: Determination of mechanism of prophylactic-therapeutic action of bioactive substance isolated from Antarctic organisms
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Determination of mechanism of prophylactic-therapeutic action of bioactive substance isolated from Antarctic organisms
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Project Name/Number: Development of climate change bio indication system in the Costal Antarctica by land plant cenosis dynamics parameters
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: Institute of Molecular Biology and genetics, NAS of Ukraine
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Project Name/Number: Earth’s crust models of the Antarctic Peninsula continental outskirts
Discipline: Geophysics
Principal Investigator: Dr. Volodymyr Bakhmutov, Subbotin Institute of Geophysics, NAS of Ukraine
Main Activity/ Remarks: Creation of 2D and 3D deep structure models
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Project Name/Number: Investigation of deep structure and modern geodynamics of the Earth’s crust of the Antarctic Peninsula West slope by geo electromagnetic and tectonomagnetic methods
Discipline: Geophysics
Principal Investigator: Dr. Valentyn Maksymchyk, Carpathian Branch of Subbotin Institute of Geophysics, NAS of Ukraine
Main Activity/ Remarks: Creation of complex geophysical and geodesic testing area in the Vernadsky station region
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Project Name/Number: Investigation of electromagnetic events and weather disturbances in Antarctica
Discipline: Physics
Principal Investigator: Institute of Radioastronomy, NAS of Ukraine
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of magnetic and electric Earth field variations at Vernadsky station for reproducing and visualization of space weather state.
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Project Name/Number: Investigation of seasonal and interannual variation of hydrological and biooptical characteristics in the South Ocean surface layer and their connection with global processes in the Ocean-Atmosphere s
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Dr Yuri Artamonov, Marine Hydrophysical Institute, NAS of Ukraine
Main Activity/ Remarks: Introduction of complex monitoring system of hydrodynamic, hydrologic and hydrochemical fields. Detection of factors determining the structure of Antarctic polar frontal zone, implementation of the analysis of oceanic front dynamics and processes of water vertical circulation forming and also determination the water mass forming mechanism.
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Project Name/Number: Monitoring of hazardous geodynamic phenomena in the Antarctic Peninsula region
Discipline: Seismology
Principal Investigator: Aleksandr Lyaschuk, National Antarctic Scientific Center
Main Activity/ Remarks: Creation of computer-based system for interpretation and processing of geophysical information
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Project Name/Number: Organization of long-term multiposition synchronous measurements of the magnetic field ULF in the Vernadsky station area.
Discipline: Geophysics
Principal Investigator: Lviv Centre of the Institute of Space Research, NAS of Ukraine
Main Activity/ Remarks: Creation at Vernadsky station of electromagnetic observatory as an element of sub satellite ionosphere monitoring for implementation of the IONOSAT national space project and international geospace sounding satellite lines.
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Project Name/Number: Study of disturbance of adaptation functions of human central and visceral systems to Antarctic conditions.
Discipline: Medical-Biological
Principal Investigator: Bogomolets Institute of Physiology, NAS of Ukraine
Main Activity/ Remarks: Improvement of selection procedure for candidates to Antarctic expeditions.
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Project Name/Number: Study of karyogenes and chloroplast genes as potential markers for DNA – bar coding.
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: Institute of Cellular Biology and Genetic Engineering, NAS of Ukraine
Main Activity/ Remarks: Creation of genes data base that determines resistance to extreme factors; investigation of Antarctic flora resistance to extreme factors at the molecular-genetic level.
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Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Akademik Vernadsky
Type: Wintering
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Site Name: Galindez Island, Argentine Islands Archipelago, Antarctic Peninsula   Lat: 65º 15´ 00´´ S   Long: 64º 16´ 00´´ W  
Maximum Population: 15
Medical Facilities: Doctor and surgery available
Remarks / Description: Established 1954 Maximal population 15 persons during the winter season, 24 during the summer season Housing 10 buildings There are no refuges outside the station

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Polar Pioneer
Country of Registry: Russian Federation
Number of Voyages: 5
Maximum Passengers: 54
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Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
08 Dec 2011 Ushuaia 13 Dec 2011 Vernadsky station Scientific deployment, food supply
30 Dec 2011 Vernadsky station 05 Jan 2012 Ushuaia
28 Feb 2012 Ushuaia 02 Mar 2012 Field camp Pitermann, Wilhelm Archipelago
02 Mar 2012 Pitermann Island
Science deployment
18 Mar 2012 Ushuaia 23 Mar 2012 Vernadsky station Change over, resupply
27 Mar 2012 Vernadsky station 01 Apr 2012 Ushuaia Change over

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: None
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Remarks: NASC will not operate any aircraft in Antarctica during the season 2011/12.

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: No military personnel will participate in Ukrainian governmental activities.
Number and Type of Armaments possessed by personnel: None
Number and Type of Armaments of ships and aircraft: None
Information and Location of Military Equipment in the AT Area: Ukraine will not operate or place any type of military equipment in Antarctica

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

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 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)
ASPA/ASMA/HSM: Type:  HSM    Number:  62    Name:  Base F Wordie House (More Details)
Description of Change or Damage: During the season of 2010/2011 the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust team has made renovation of the HSM. During the season of 2011/2012 they will carry out some external and internal decoration and if time allow - undertake artifacts monitoring and assessment. Site Guidelines for Visitors are in effect since 2009 (Resolution 4, 2009).

Activities Undertaken in Cases of Emergencies Report
General Report