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Party: Ukraine
2017/2018 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Scientific Information - Forward Plans
Science Plan/Program/Project: Comprehensive monitoring of the hydrodynamic, hydrological and hydrochemical fields of the Southern Ocean in accordance with the requirements of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and the South Ocean Observation System (SOOS)
Planned Operating Period: From  15 Nov 2018   To  14 Dec 2018
Contact Point:
Organisation: Ukrainian Scientific Center for Marine Ecology of the Ministry of Environmental Protection
Name: Viktor Komorin
Job Title or Position: Director
Phone: +380482- 636622
Email: accem@te.net.ua
Details/Description: Determination of the trends in the climate variability of the oceanographic fields of the Southern Ocean in the area of scientific and economic interests of Ukraine - CCAMLR 48 (48th fishing area of the Atlantic part of Antarctica) with an emphasis on navigational and hydrographic forecasts and forecasts of biological productivity of the Bellingshausen Sea
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Discipline: Oceanography
Areas of Activity
Bransfield Strait
Science Plan/Program/Project: Comprehensive study of the structure and functional characteristics of marine ecosystems in the area of scientific and economic interests of Ukraine - CCAMLR 48 (Antarctic Atlantic CCAMLR Area 48)
Planned Operating Period: From  15 Nov 2018   To  14 Dec 2018
Contact Point:
Organisation: National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine
Name: Evgen Dykyi
Job Title or Position: Director
Phone: 38 067 5030019
Email: evgendykyi@gmail.com
Details/Description: Study of biodiversity and trophic levels in the Antarctic Atlantic CCAMLR Area 48 to create generalized models of marine ecosystems and predict areas of high biological productivity.
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Discipline: Biology
Areas of Activity
Bransfield Strait
Science Plan/Program/Project: Forecasting of zones of increased biological productivity and industrial significance in the area of scientific and economic interests of Ukraine - CCAMLR 48 (Antarctic Atlantic CCAMLR Area 48)
Planned Operating Period: From  15 Nov 2018   To  14 Dec 2018
Contact Point:
Organisation: Ukrainian Scientific Center for Marine Ecology of the Ministry of Environmental Protection
Name: Viktor Komorin
Job Title or Position: Director
Phone: +380482- 636622
Email: accem@te.net.ua
Details/Description: Monitoring of the population of Antarctic krill Euphausia superba in the 48th fishing area of the Atlantic part of Antarctica, as well as the spatial andtemporal distribution of topographicwhirlwind to predict areas of increased biological productivity and industrial significance.
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Discipline: Oceanography
Areas of Activity
Bransfield Strait

Science Plan/Program/Project: Studies of the geological structure of Western Antarctica and the assessment of its mineral resource potential
Planned Operating Period: From  15 Nov 2018   To  14 Dec 2018
Contact Point:
Organisation: S.I. Subbotin Institute of Geophysics NAS of Ukraine
Name: Volodymyr Bakhmutov
Job Title or Position: Head of Department
Phone:
Email: bakhm@igph.kiev.ua, bakhmutovvg@gmail.com
Details/Description: Investigation of the deep structure of the oceanic lithosphere along profiles along the route of the vessel in the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean and the Western Antarctica with the aim of constructing structural schemes of tectonic development and formation of mineral deposits.
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Discipline: Geology, Geophysics and seismology
Areas of Activity
Bransfield Strait
Science Plan/Program/Project: Broadening and modernization of hydrometeorological monitoring, search of new methods of data collection
Planned Operating Period: From  01 Feb 2019   To  05 Apr 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine
Name: Denys Pishniak
Job Title or Position: Head of Department of Atmoshperic Physics
Phone:
Email: den.meteo.is@gmail.com
Details/Description: Installation and setup of new equipment, repair of equipment already in operation; Collection of information on island glacier stratigraphy.
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Discipline: Meteorology
Areas of Activity
Vernadsky Station
Science Plan/Program/Project: Conduct of geological and geophysical research in the region of Vernadsky station
Planned Operating Period: From  01 Feb 2019   To  05 Apr 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: S.I. Subbotin Institute of Geophysics NAS of Ukraine
Name: Volodymyr Bakhmutov
Job Title or Position: Head of Department
Phone:
Email: bakhm@igph.kiev.ua, bakhmutovvg@gmail.com
Details/Description: Study of stratigraphic succession of the Vernadsky station region, accurate definition of position and lithological characteristics of stratified volcanogenic sedimantary formations; rock samples for laboratory research. Implementation of the technique for studying the magnetic texture of rocks using magnetic anisotropy parameters as indexes of deflected mode of rocks
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Discipline: Geology, Geophysics and seismology
Areas of Activity
Vernadsky Station

Science Plan/Program/Project: Conduct of tectonomagnetic research on the geophysical test site in the of Vernadsky station area; installation of equipment for geomagnetic research in Argentine islands observatory
Planned Operating Period: From  01 Feb 2019   To  05 Apr 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Carpathian Branch of S.I. Subbotin Institute of Gephysics NAS of Ukraine
Name: Valerntyn Maksymchuk
Job Title or Position: Director, Prof
Phone: +38-067-67-23-707
Email: vmaksymchuk@cb-igph.lviv.ua
Details/Description: Tectonomagnetic observations on the geodynamic test site in Vernadsky station water area; Conduct of a detailed magnetic survey of the arcchipelago islands to reveal magnetic anomalies and mapping of anomalous magnetic field distribution; Preventive measures and calibration of Vernadsky AIA magnetic observatory equipment. Installation of a new measurement complex at the base of variometer LEMI-025
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Discipline: Geology, Geophysics and seismology
Areas of Activity
Vernadsky Station
Science Plan/Program/Project: Geodynamic research of changes of island glaciers, compilation of orthophoto and topographic maps of the islands adjacent to Vernadsky station
Planned Operating Period: From  01 Feb 2019   To  05 Apr 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Lviv Polytechnic National University, Institute of Geodesy
Name: Kornyliy Tretyak
Job Title or Position: Director, Prof
Phone:
Email: kornel@polynet.lviv.ua
Details/Description: Development of geodynamic model of the earth's crust of the Argantine islands region; study of changes of volume of island glaciers; compilation of orthophoto and topographic maps of the islands adjacent to Vernadsky station ; installationof permanent GNSS-station at the territory of Vernadsky station
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Discipline: Geology, Geophysics and seismology
Areas of Activity
Vernadsky Station
Science Plan/Program/Project: Georadar research of glaciers near Ukrainian Antarctic Akademik Vernadsky station
Planned Operating Period: From  01 Feb 2019   To  05 Apr 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: S.I. Subbotin Institute of Geophysics NAS of Ukraine
Name: Volodymyr Bakhmutov
Job Title or Position: Head of Department
Phone:
Email: bakhm@igph.kiev.ua, bakhmutovvg@gmail.com
Details/Description: Detection of inhomogeneties in the ice mass (cracks, breakup and water flow shifting areas, caves); Definition the boundary between layers of ice of different age and different density; Forecasting the future development of identified inhomogeneities
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Discipline: Geology, Geophysics and seismology
Areas of Activity
Vernadsky Station

Science Plan/Program/Project: Modernization of electromagnetic observatory at Vernadsky station
Planned Operating Period: From  01 Feb 2019   To  05 Apr 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Institute of Radio Astronomy NAS of Ukraine
Name: Andriy Sopin
Job Title or Position: Acting Head of Department
Phone:
Email: rian@rian.kharkov.ua
Details/Description: Аpprobation of new measuring equipment - the model of the receiving and recording VLF complex, verification, calibration and modernization of existing systems of the HF and VLF range.
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Discipline: Physics and astronomy - other
Areas of Activity
Vernadsky Station
Science Plan/Program/Project: Organization of monitoring stations to determine the impact of climate change on the biological and hydrochemical indicators of the marine ecosystem at Vernadsky station
Planned Operating Period: From  01 Feb 2019   To  05 Apr 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine
Name: Evgen Dykyi
Job Title or Position: Director
Phone: 38 067 5030019
Email: evgendykyi@gmail.com
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Discipline: Biology
Areas of Activity
Vernadsky Station
Science Plan/Program/Project: Study of Argentine islands dryland ecosystems under global climate change
Planned Operating Period: From  01 Feb 2019   To  05 Apr 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine
Name: Ivan Parnikoza
Job Title or Position: Head of Biological Department
Phone:
Email: ivan.parnikoza@gmail.com
Details/Description: Study of the current state of terrestrial ecosystems; Laying of new types of monitoring the influence of external factors on terrestrial ecosystems in international cooperation.
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Discipline: Biology
Areas of Activity
Vernadsky Station

Science Plan/Program/Project: Study of modern bottom sediments in lakes and sea lagoons in the area of Akademik Vernadsky station
Planned Operating Period: From  01 Feb 2019   To  05 Apr 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Institute of Geological Sciences NAS of Ukraine
Name: Petro Gozhyk
Job Title or Position: Acad., Director
Phone: +38-044- 486-36-55
Email: dir@igs-nas.org.ua, info@igs-nas.org.ua
Details/Description: Geological sampling of bottom sediments, sampling of snow, firn and ice along the cores of the top of the Argentine Archipelago glaciers;determination of total ion content and composition of the insoluble part of modern bottom sediments.
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Discipline: Geology
Areas of Activity
Vernadsky Station
Science Plan/Program/Project: Works on installation of new equipment for measurements of magnetic and electromagnetic terrestrial fields at Vernadsky station
Planned Operating Period: From  01 Feb 2019   To  05 Apr 2019
Contact Point:
Organisation: Lviv Centre of Institute for Space Research
Name: Vira Pronenko
Job Title or Position: Deputy Director
Phone:
Email: pron@isr.lviv.ua
Details/Description: Modernization of equipment for geomagnetic and electromagnetic observations at Vernadsky station; Bringing it into line to INTERMAGNET International standarts; Insuring continuous monitoring of VLF signals in spatially allocated points of the Antarctica-Arctic-Ukraine global interferometer.
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Discipline: Earth and atmospheric sciences - other
Areas of Activity
Vernadsky Station

Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: Continuation of monitoring of the status of terrestrial groups in the Argentine Islands.
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: Dr Viktor Kunakh, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Main Activity/ Remarks: The purpose of the work is to continue assessing the current status of the terrestrial ecosystems of the Coastal Antarctic, as well as studying the biodiversity and biological activity of the Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems under climate change conditions.
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Operating Period: From:  04 Apr 2016   To:  28 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Vernadsky Station
Project Name/Number: Geophysical monitoring of high-energy natural phenomena in the Antarctic Peninsula region
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology
Principal Investigator: Dr Aleksandr Liashchuk, Research and Testing Center for Special Control of the State Space Agency of Ukraine,
Main Activity/ Remarks: The purpose of the work is to create a bank of geophysical data for the further study of general seismic activity in the Antarctic region, study of tectonic conditions in the region, observation of global high-energy phenomena, monitoring of iceberg formation processes and monitoring of infrasound phenomena associated with various natural sources.
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Operating Period: From:  04 Apr 2016   To:  28 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Vernadsky Station
Project Name/Number: Hydrometeorological observations under the program of the World Meteorological Organization, glaciological and ozonometric measurements.
Discipline: Meteorology , Climate studies
Principal Investigator: Dr Denys Pishniak, National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine
Main Activity/ Remarks: The purpose of the work is to proceed with the series of continuous meteorological observations conducted since 1947 under the program of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and which are key in the study of Antarctic climate change and the compilation of operational weather forecasts. Study of the state and dynamics of the stratospheric anomaly of the "ozone hole" which is traced at the station since the 80's of the last century. Study of the impact of climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula on glaciers and snow accumulation in the region.
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Operating Period: From:  04 Apr 2016   To:  28 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Vernadsky Station
Project Name/Number: Investigation of electromagnetic manifestations of geospace and weather disturbances in Antarctica.
Discipline: Physics and astronomy - other
Principal Investigator: Yuriy Yampolsky, Kharkiv Institute of Radio Astronomy, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Main Activity/ Remarks: The aim of the work is a broadband monitoring of the electromagnetic environment of the Earth in Antarctica, and the reproduction of parameters of space weather disturbances, stimulated by natural space and weather factors, as well as anthropogenic impact.
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Operating Period: From:  04 Apr 2016   To:  28 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Vernadsky Station

Project Name/Number: Monitoring of krill-dependent predators using ARGOS satellite transmitters and GLS labels, support and development of a network of CEMP cameras in the Antarctic Peninsula region.
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: Dr Igor Dykyi, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Main Activity/ Remarks: The aim of the work is to support and develop a network of CEMP cameras and track the use of krill dependent predators during the winter in subarea 48.1 with the help of ARGOS satellite transmitters and geo-tagging labels installed on penguins in subarea 48.1, in particular, on the territory of the Argentine islands archipelago and Peterman island according to international CEMP projects (“Establishing a CEMP Camera Network in Subarea 48.1” and “Tracking the overwinter habitat use of krill dependent predators from Subarea 48.1”)
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Operating Period: From:  04 Apr 2016   To:  28 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Vernadsky Station
Project Name/Number: Monitoring of parameters of hydrodynamic, hydrological and hydro chemical fields of the Southern Ocean in the Antarctic Peninsula.
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Dr Volodymyr Yeremeiev, Oceanographic Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Main Activity/ Remarks: The purpose of the work is to obtain data on the state of the Antarctic Hydrosphere, to establish trends in the climate variability of the oceanographic fields of the Southern Ocean, forecast predictors of areas of increased biological productivity and industrial significance.
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Operating Period: From:  04 Apr 2016   To:  28 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Vernadsky Station
Project Name/Number: Monitoring of parameters of the Earth's geomagnetic field at UAS "Akademik Vernadsky"
Discipline: Geology , Geophysics and seismology
Principal Investigator: Dr Volodymyr Bakhmutov, Subbotin Institute of Gepghysics NAS of Ukraine
Main Activity/ Remarks: The purpose of the work is to ensure the functioning of the “Argentine Islands” Geomagnetic Observatory (AIA), to receive and process geomagnetic data, and to transfer it to the INTERMAGNET for the construction of international models of the Earth's magnetic field.
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Operating Period: From:  04 Apr 2016   To:  28 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Vernadsky Station
Project Name/Number: Psychophysiological monitoring of participants of the Antarctic expedition
Discipline: Biological sciences - other
Principal Investigator: Dr Evgen Moiseienko, National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine
Main Activity/ Remarks: The purpose of the work is to study the adaptation alterations of the psycho-physiological functions of Antarctic winterers under conditions of a long-term adaptation to extreme conditions and to provide practical recommendations for preventing the development of desynchronous and depressive states during the long professional activity at Akademik Vernadsky station. The work is a continuation of a long-term research of mental and psycho-physiological functions of a person in the conditions of long expeditionary activity in Antarctica.
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Operating Period: From:  04 Apr 2016   To:  28 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Vernadsky Station

Project Name/Number: Study of biodiversity of terrestrial and marine ecosystems in the Antarctic region and search for producers of biologically active substances
Discipline: Biological sciences - other
Principal Investigator: Dr Valeryi Polishchuk, Educational and Scientific Center "Institute of Biology", Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Main Activity/ Remarks: Comprehensive work, the purpose of which is: - continuation of ecological and fauna studies of various groups of invertebrates and chordates of ecosystems of water, soil and air and terrestrial habitats with the aim of constructing a complete picture of their species diversity, ecological aspects and adaptive mechanisms to extreme factors; - continuation of study of bacteriophages in the area of the Argentinean islands that are under extreme conditions (studies will be aimed at characterizing the molecular biological, environmental properties of viruses isolated from Antarctica biocenoses); - continuation of the study on the search for producers of biologically active substances among the diversity of Antarctic microorganisms (bacteria, yeasts, and micelles), the establishment of their biological characteristics, and the replenishment of a collection of technologically advanced strains of microorganisms by new species (strains) of microorganisms - producers of biologically active compounds;; - sampling of Antarctic fauna for screening of potential objects for obtaining preparations of proteins and peptides for pharmacological application; The proposed studies in many areas are either original or initiated in accordance with the multi-year research program since 2007 (invertebrates of freshwater and soil ecosystems, microorganism viruses), and they also continue the ongoing research started by other scientists (phenological studies of birds and mammals).
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Operating Period: From:  04 Apr 2016   To:  28 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Vernadsky Station

Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Akademik Vernadsky
Type: Wintering
Location:
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: Communications Facilities and Frequencies Akademik Vernadsky Station 870 772210555 Voice Iridium 870 782216197 Fax Iridium uac@uac.gov.ua E-mail

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Ushuaia
Country of Registry: Comoros
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 38
Maximum Passengers: 84
Remarks:

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: No aircraft
Category: Intercontinental flights
Period From: 10/04/2018
Period To: 10/04/2018
Remarks: No aircrafts are used

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: No military personnel in the expedition
Number and Type of Armaments possessed by personnel: No armament prossessed by personnel
Number and Type of Armaments of ships and aircraft: No armaments of ships and aircraft
Information and Location of Military Equipment in the AT Area: No military equipment at Vernadsky station

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)
No change or damage was observed during this reporting period.

General Report