ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
Electronic Information Exchange System

Party: United Kingdom
2016/2017 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Scientific Information - Forward Plans
Science Plan/Program/Project: Polar Science for Planet Earth
Planned Operating Period: From  01 Oct 2016   To  01 Oct 2017
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: David Vaughan
Job Title or Position: Director of Science
Phone:
Email: dgv@bas.ac.uk
Details/Description: See https://www.bas.ac.uk/science/our-research/our-strategy/
Link (URL): https://www.bas.ac.uk/science/our-research/our-strategy/
Additional Information:  
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences, Analytical chemistry, Animal tracking, Atomic/molecular physics, Biochemistry, Biogeography, Bioinformatics, Biological sciences - other, Biology, Botany, Climate studies, Data processing, Ecology, Bacteriology, Cell and molecular biology, Developmental biology, Earth and atmospheric sciences - other, Ecosystem modelling, Environmental policy, Environmental sciences, Fisheries management, Fisheries modelling, Genetics, Geochemistry, Geology, Geomorhology, Geophysics and seismology, Limnology, Glaciology, Human Impacts, Oceanography, Zoology, Volcanology, Soil biology, Physics, Physical chemistry, Paleontology, Paleobiology
Areas of Activity
Antarctica

Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: Polar Science for Planet Earth
Discipline:
Principal Investigator: Dr Robert Mulvaney, Dr John King, Professor Eugene Murphy, Dr Michael Meredith, Professor Lloyd Peck, Professor Richard Horne, Dr Fausto Ferracioli, Professor Dominic Hodgson
Main Activity/ Remarks: Science research
Link (URL): https://www.bas.ac.uk/about/about-bas/our-organisation/our-science-teams/
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation

Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Halley
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Halley (1988)   Lat: 75°35´S   Long: 26°14´W  
Maximum Population: 76
Medical Facilities: Full surgery & year round doctor, 2 doctors in summer
Remarks / Description: Location of base is variable as ice shelf moves. Geospace, ozone and meteorological observatory, Clean air laboratory (CASLAB), skyway
Name: Rothera
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Rothera   Lat: 67°34´03´´S   Long: 68°07´47´´W  
Maximum Population: 134
Medical Facilities: Full surgery & year round doctor, 2 doctors in summer
Remarks / Description: Scientific station with laboratories, wharf and airfield
Name: Fossil Bluff
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Fossil Bluff   Lat: 71°20´00´´S   Long: 68°16´40´´W  
Maximum Population: 4
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: Forward logistics facility with skiway
Operating Period: From: October To: February
Name: Signy
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Signy   Lat: 60°42´30´´S   Long: 45°35´42´´W  
Maximum Population: 8
Medical Facilities: Medical room & advanced first aider
Remarks / Description: Terrestrial and freshwater biological laboratory
Operating Period: From: November To: March

Name: Sky-Blu
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Sky-Blu   Lat: 74°50´56´´S   Long: 71°34´21´´W  
Maximum Population: 15
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: Forwards logistics facility with blue ice runway
Operating Period: From: October To: February
Name: Blaiklock Island
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Blaiklock Island   Lat: 67°33´S   Long: 67°04´W  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: No medical facilities
Remarks / Description: On beach on west coast of Blaiklock Island, Bigourdan Fjord; established March 1957. Food and fuel. Used intermittently by BAS field parties from Rothera Research Station. Considered to be part of Horseshoe Island base and designated along with Horseshoe as Historic Site and Monument No. 63 at the XIX ATCM in March 1995. Last visited by BAS personnel in 1999.
Name: Cummings
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Cummings Cove   Lat: 60°43´25´´S   Long: 45°40´00´´W  
Accommodation Capacity: 2
Medical Facilities: Basic medical facilities.
Remarks / Description: At Cummings Cove, Signy Island. Close proximity to Signy Research Station. Scientific field hut visited regularly by BAS personnel from Signy Station. Food and fuel. Basic medical facilities.
Name: Foca
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Foca Cove   Lat: 60°41´45´´S   Long: 45°38´39´´W  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: First aid facilities at hut.
Remarks / Description: At Foca Cove, Signy Island. Close proximity to Signy Research Station on opposite side of the island. Scientific field hut visited regularly by BAS personnel from Signy Station. Food and fuel.

Name: Gourlay
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Gourlay Point   Lat: 60°43´56´´S   Long: 45°34´53´´W  
Accommodation Capacity: 2
Medical Facilities: First aid facilities at hut
Remarks / Description: On Gourlay Peninsula overlooking Rock Haven, Signy Island. Close proximity to Signy Research Station, 3 km overland. Scientific field hut visited regularly by BAS personnel from Signy Station. Food and fuel at hut. A new hut was built at this location in March 2007, and the old hut demolished and removed
Name: Lagoon Island
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Lagoon Island   Lat: 67°35´40´´S   Long: 68°14´10´´W  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: Basic medical facilities
Remarks / Description: On small rocky beach on Lagoon Island, part of the Anchorage Islands; established November 1989. Food and fuel. Used regularly by field parties from Rothera Research Station.
Name: Rasmussen Peninsula
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Rasmussen Peninsula   Lat: 68°53´S   Long: 67°13´W  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: No medical facilities
Remarks / Description: At 9 m above sea level, attached to mainland east of the Argentine Islands; established March 1984. Last inspected by BAS personnel in March 1991. Hut now used regularly by scientists and support staff from the Ukrainian Antarctic research programme operating from Vernadsky.
Name: Station C - Cape Geddes
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Cape Geddes   Lat: 60º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 44º 34´ 00´´ W  
Accommodation Capacity: 4
Medical Facilities: No medical facilities on site
Remarks / Description: On north coast of Laurie Island; established January 1946 and evacuated in March 1947. Occasionally used by other national operators as a field refuge. A demolition feasibility study was undertaken at Cape Geddes in March 2007. The study concluded that the site is environmentally sensitive and that demolition could not be undertaken during the austral summer without resulting in greater environmental impact than leaving it in situ.

Name: Waterpipe
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Waterpipe Beach   Lat: 60°42´00´´S   Long: 45°36´30´´W  
Accommodation Capacity: 2
Medical Facilities: First aid facilities at the hut
Remarks / Description: Situated on a rocky outcrop by Waterpipe Beach. Installed in 1999/2000 as a refuge hut and visited regularly by BAS personnel from Signy Station. Food and fuel at hut.
Name: Damoy
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name: Dorian Bay   Lat: 64°49´S   Long: 63°30´W  
Medical Facilities: No medical facilities
Remarks / Description: At Dorian Bay on west coast of Wiencke Island; established November 1975. No fuel. Hut in good order. Visited by BAS personnel in March 2005 when a leaking fuel drum removed, and again in the 2007/08 austral summer when other hazardous materials were removed. The site was designated HSM 84 by Measure 14 (2009). The site is now managed by the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust.
Name: Detaille island
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name: Detaille Island   Lat: 66º 52´ 00´´ S   Long: 66º 48´ 00´´ W  
Medical Facilities: No medical facilities
Remarks / Description: On small rocky island at entrance to Lallemand Fjord, Loubet Coast; established February 1956. The hut is habitable. Visited by BAS personnel in March 1997 when the hut was cleaned up and hazardous waste removed. A survey of the site was undertaken as part of a wider heritage survey during the 2006/07 austral summer. The site was designated HSM 83 by Measure 14 (2009). The site is managed by the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust.
Name: Horseshoe Island
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name: Sally Cove   Lat: 67°48´S   Long: 67°17´W  
Medical Facilities: No medical facilities
Remarks / Description: In Sally Cove on north west coast of Horseshoe Island; established 11 March 1955. Food and fuel. Used regularly by field parties from Rothera Research Station and occasionally by other national operators. Designated as Historic Site and Monument No 63 at the XIX ATCM in March 1995. A programme of renovation was carried out during March 1997. A survey of the site was undertaken as part of a wider heritage survey during the 2006/07 austral summer. Asbestos sampling was carried out during the 2011/12 austral summer.

Name: Port Lockroy
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name: Goudier Island   Lat: 64º 49´ 30´´ S   Long: 63º 29´ 36´´ W  
Medical Facilities: Basic first aid medical facilities
Remarks / Description: On Goudier Island, a small rocky island in a sheltered harbour on the west coast of Wiencke Island; established February 1944. Designated as Historic Site and Monument No 61 at the XIX ATCM in 1995. Base repaired and cleaned up by five-man team in February 1996. Since then the station has been opened for visitors and further work carried out during each summer season. The British Antarctic Survey has undertaken the conservation work with the guidance of the United Kingdom Heritage Trust and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The operation of Port Lockroy was handed over to the UK Antarctic Heritage in July 2006.
Name: Stonington Island
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name: Stonington Island   Lat: 68º 11´ 00´´ S   Long: 67º 00´ 00´´ W  
Medical Facilities: No medical facilities
Remarks / Description: On small rocky island, Falličres Coast; established February 1946. Buildings watertight and in reasonable condition. Clean-up by two-man team in February 1992 with removal of fuel, hazardous wastes and empty drums. Designated as Historic Site and Monument No 64 at the XIX ATCM in March 1995. Emergency repair work undertaken by two-man team during January 2003. A survey of the site was undertaken as part of a wider heritage survey during the 2006/07 austral summer. Asbestos sampling was carried out during the 2011/12 austral summer.
Name: Wordie House
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name: Stella Creek   Lat: 65°15´S   Long: 64°16´W  
Medical Facilities: No medical facilities
Remarks / Description: On opposite side of Stella Creek to Ukrainian Vernadsky Research Station. Established in 1947 on the site of the 1937/38 British Graham Land Expedition hut. In view of close proximity (0.75 km) to Vernadsky station it is not regarded as an emergency refuge and so does not hold food and fuel stock. Designated as Historic Site and Monument No 62 at the XIX ATCM in 1995. A survey of the site was undertaken as part of a wider heritage survey during the 2006/07 austral summer. Jointly managed by UK/Ukraine

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: RRS Ernest Shackleton
Country of Registry: United Kingdom
Number of Voyages: 34
Remarks:
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
14 Jul 2016 Frederikshavn 14 Jul 2016 Frederikshavn
19 Jul 2016 Frederikshavn 21 Jul 2016 Harwich
24 Jul 2016 Harwich 25 Jul 2016 Portsmouth
25 Jul 2016 Portsmouth 03 Aug 2016 St Johns, Canada
08 Aug 2016 St Johns, Canada 08 Sep 2016 Sisimiut, Greenland
08 Sep 2016 Sisimiut, Greenland 09 Sep 2016 Nuuk Greenland
09 Sep 2016 Nuuk Greenland 13 Sep 2016 St Johns, Canada
15 Sep 2016 St Johns, Canada 23 Sep 2016 Frederikshavn
23 Sep 2016 Frederikshavn 14 Oct 2016 Frederikshavn
14 Oct 2016 Frederikshavn 16 Oct 2016 Immingham
24 Oct 2016 Immingham 26 Oct 2016 Portsmouth
26 Oct 2016 Portsmouth 22 Nov 2016 Stanley
26 Nov 2016 Stanley 29 Nov 2016 KTP (SG)
01 Dec 2016 KEP (SG) 02 Dec 2016 Bird Island
06 Dec 2016 Bird Island 09 Dec 2016 Stanley
14 Dec 2016 Stanley 17 Dec 2016 Signy
17 Dec 2016 Signy 25 Dec 2016 Halley
01 Jan 2017 Halley 11 Jan 2017 Bird Island
11 Jan 2017 Bird Island 14 Jan 2017 Stanley
18 Jan 2017 Stanley 21 Jan 2017 Bird Island
21 Jan 2017 Bird Island 06 Feb 2017 Ronne (Alternative sites)
10 Feb 2017 Ronne (Alternative sites) 18 Feb 2017 Neumayer
19 Feb 2017 Neumayer 21 Feb 2017 Halley
04 Mar 2017 Halley 12 Mar 2017 Signy
12 Mar 2017 Signy 15 Mar 2017 Stanley
19 Mar 2017 Stanley 22 Mar 2017 Bird Island
25 Mar 2017 Bird Island 26 Mar 2017 KEP (SG)
02 Apr 2017 KEP (SG) 04 Apr 2017 Signy
08 Apr 2017 Signy 11 Apr 2017 Horseshoe
11 Apr 2017 Horseshoe 12 Apr 2017 Rothera
16 Apr 2017 Rothera 21 Apr 2017 Stanley
25 Apr 2017 Stanley 29 Apr 2017 Montevideo
01 May 2017 Montevideo 26 May 2017 UK Port tbc
30 May 2017 UK Port tbc 31 May 2017 UK Port tbc
Name: RRS James Clark Ross
Country of Registry: United Kingdom
Number of Voyages: 16
Remarks:
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
16 Jul 2016 Immingham 18 Jul 2016 Frederikshavn
13 Aug 2016 Frederikshavn 16 Aug 2016 Frederikshavn
08 Sep 2016 Frederikshavn 10 Sep 2016 Immingham
20 Sep 2016 Immingham 22 Sep 2016 Portsmouth
22 Sep 2016 Portsmouth 28 Sep 2016 Azores
30 Sep 2016 Azores 04 Nov 2016 Stanley
08 Nov 2016 Stanley 11 Nov 2016 Signy
14 Nov 2016 Signy 27 Nov 2016 Rothera
30 Nov 2016 Rothera 05 Dec 2016 Stanley
10 Dec 2016 Stanley 13 Jan 2017 Stanley
17 Jan 2017 Stanley 05 Mar 2017 Punta Arenas
10 Mar 2017 Punta Arenas 04 May 2017 Montevideo
07 May 2017 Montevideo 18 May 2017 Ascension Island
20 May 2017 Ascension Island 04 Jun 2017 Ascension Island
07 Jun 2017 Ascension Island 20 Jun 2017 Southampton
26 Jun 2017 Southampton 02 Jul 2017 Arctic Cruise TBC onsite

Aircrat Report
Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: EYOS Expeditions Limited (M/Y Legend)
Contact Address: Kissick Court, 29 Parliament Street, Ramsey, Isle of Man IM8 1AT
Email Address: rob@expeditionvoyage.com
Website Address: http://www.expeditionvoyage.co.uk/index.htm
Name of Vessel: M/Y Legend
Country of Registry: Panama
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 24
Maximum Passengers: 26
Remarks: Tourist cruise Antarctic Peninsula.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: EYOS Expeditions Ltd (MY Alucia)
Contact Address: Knox House, 16-18 Finch Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 2PT
Email Address: rob@eyos-expeditions.com
Website Address: www-expeditions.com
Name of Vessel: M/Y Alucia
Country of Registry: Marshall Islands
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 34
Maximum Passengers: 12
Remarks: Tourism (zodiac cruises, kayaking) and commercial filming (scuba diving, submersibles, UAV, helicopter)
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: Hans Hansson
Contact Address: Beaver Island, Falkland Islands, FIQQ1ZZ
Email Address: contact@hanshansson.net
Website Address: http://www.goldenfleecexp.co.fk/english/prices_en.html
Name of Vessel: Hans Hansson
Country of Registry: United Kingdom
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 4
Maximum Passengers: 12
Remarks: Tourism cruise to South Shetland Islands and western coast of Antarctic peninsula as far south as Detaille Island.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

Operator:
Name: Pelagic Expeditions Ltd
Contact Address: 171 Main Street Road Town Tortola BVI
Email Address: skipnovak@pelagic.co.uk
Website Address:
Name of Vessel: S/Y Pelagic Australis
Country of Registry: British Virgin Islands
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 3
Maximum Passengers: 9
Remarks: Three sailing cruises around the South Shetlands and the west coast of Antarctica, one of which will involve commercial filming and one of which will involve camping, skiing and climbing.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader

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: BEAMISH ANTARCTICA
Organization(s) responsible: British Antarctic Survey
Activity: To improve the understanding of uncertainty in predicting future sea level rises
Topics: - Drilling (ice/rock)
- Science
Locations: Site name: Rutland Ice Stream
Latitude: 79º 00´ 00´´ S
Latitude: 81º 00´ 00´´ W
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor transitory impact.
Type: IEE
Title: Filchner Ice Sheet System
Organization(s) responsible: British Antarctic Survey
Activity: To gain a better understanding of the interaction of the ice shelf and ocean shelf seas
Topics: - Drilling (ice/rock)
- Science
Locations: Site name: Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact.
Type: IEE
Title: Halley Relocation Project
Organization(s) responsible: British Antarctic Survey
Activity: To relocate Halley VI Research Station 2016/17 and 2017/18
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
- Science
- Waste management
Locations: Site name: Halley Research Station, Brunt Ice Shelf
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity: 2016/17 and 2017/18
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Wolfs Fang Runway
Organization(s) responsible: White Desert Ltd
Activity: To re-establish a former blue ice runway in Dronning Maud Land in 2016
Topics: - Air facilities: construction / operations
Locations: Site name: Dronning Maud Land
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: No more than a minor or transitory impact.

Environmental Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (Monitoring and follow-up Activities)
Name of Activity: Monitoring for non-indigenous species
Location:
Site Name: Rothera Point   67°34´03´´S   Long: 68°07´47´´W  
Procedures put in Place: Monitoring for the invasive sprintail Hypogastrura viatica on Rothera Point and the islands of Ryder Bay
Information Obtained: No evidence of the invasive springtail Hypogastrura viatica, in contrast with an earlier report from the early 1990s: See: 1. Hughes, K. A., Greenslade, P., and Convey, P. (2017). The fate of the non-native Collembolon, Hypogastrura viatica, at the southern extent of tis introduction range in Antarctica. Polar Biology: DOI: 10.1007/s00300-017-2121-4
Actions Taken: Maintenance of biosecurity procedures for those travelling within the local travel area including Ryder Bay islands by boat
Related EIA:
Year 0   Title

Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
Environmental Information - Conservation of Fauna and Flora
Permit Number: S7-08/2016
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Oct 2016   Date end:  30 Apr 2017
Species: Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo penguin. Fur seal, elephant seal, Blue-eyed shag, Southern Giant Petrel
Location:
Site Name: Signy Island   Lat: 60°43´S   Long: 45°38´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Handle
Molest
Amount: 25,000
Purpose: Studies of marine mammal and bird population sizes, breeding success, diet, condition and at-sea foraging behavior
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number:
Permit Number: S7-01/2016
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Dec 2016   Date end:  15 Apr 2017
Species: Amphipods
Location:
Site Name: Rothera Point   Lat: 67°34´03´´S   Long: 68°07´47´´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Handle
Kill
Amount: 300
Purpose: Experiments to assess physiological responses of amphipods to environmental change
Removal or Disposal: Yes
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number:
Permit Number: S7-06/2016
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Oct 2016   Date end:  31 Jan 2017
Species: Aptenodytes forsteri
Location:
Site Name: Brunt Ice Shelf   Lat: 74°45´S   Long: 22°30´W  
Action: Harmful interference
Harmful Interference: Other activities of distubance to any species
Amount: 0
Purpose: Sampling of emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) tissue from dead adults, dead chicks and unviable eggs
Removal or Disposal: Yes
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number:

Permit Number: S7-05/2016
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Oct 2016   Date end:  31 Mar 2017
Species: Catharacta maccormicki
Location:
Site Name: Rothera Point   Lat: 67°34´03´´S   Long: 68°07´47´´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Handle
Amount: 360
Purpose: Capture, ring, fit loggers, take blood and feather samples and make biometric measurements of south polar skuas
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number:
Permit Number: S7-13/2016
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Oct 2016   Date end:  15 Apr 2017
Species: chinstrap penguin, gentoo penguin, Adelie penguins
Location:
Site Name: Signy Island   Lat: 60°43´S   Long: 45°38´W  
Action: Harmful interference
Harmful Interference: Other activities of distubance to any species
Amount: 2450
Purpose: Undertake bird colony and station facility surveys using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at Signy Island, South Orkney Islands
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number:
Permit Number: S7-11/2016
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Oct 2016   Date end:  15 Apr 2017
Species: chinstrap penguin, gentoo penguin, Adelie penguins
Location:
Site Name: Signy Island   Lat: 60°43´S   Long: 45°38´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Handle
Amount: 180
Purpose: Investigate the presence and biological impact of nano-sized particles from polymeric marine debris in the Antarctic marine environment at Signy Island, South Orkney Islands
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number:

Permit Number: S7-09/2016
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Nov 2016   Date end:  28 Feb 2017
Species: Chinstrap penguin, South Georgia Shag
Location:
Site Name: Signy Island   Lat: 60°43´S   Long: 45°38´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Handle
Molest
Amount: 26
Purpose: Study foraging ecology of penguins and South Georgia shags on Signy Island using tracking devices and diet assessment techniques
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number:
Permit Number: S7-10/2016
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Oct 2016   Date end:  15 Mar 2017
Species: gentoo and chinstrap penguins
Location:
Site Name: Signy Island   Lat: 60°43´S   Long: 45°38´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Handle
Amount: 20
Purpose: Study the foraging ecology of gentoo and chinstrap penguins through the use of video cameras and time depth recorders
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number:
Permit Number: S7-07/2016
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Oct 2016   Date end:  15 Apr 2017
Species: Lissarca miliaris
Location:
Site Name: Signy   Lat: 60°42´30´´S   Long: 45°35´42´´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Kill
Amount: 300
Purpose: Biological sampling for monitoring purposes
Removal or Disposal: Yes
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number:

Permit Number: S7-02/2016
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Dec 2016   Date end:  15 Apr 2017
Species: Odontaster validus
Location:
Site Name: Rothera Point   Lat: 67°34´03´´S   Long: 68°07´47´´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Handle
Injure
Kill
Amount: 800
Purpose: Experiments to assess transgenerational plasticity in polar marine invertebrates as a mechanism of rapid adaptation to environmental change
Removal or Disposal: Yes
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number:
Permit Number: S7-12/2016
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Nov 2016   Date end:  31 Jan 2017
Species: pelagic species
Location:
Site Name: South Scotia Ridge   Lat: 60°00´S   Long: 46°30´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Handle
Kill
Amount: <50 kg
Purpose: Scientific sampling of marine biota to examine ocean acidification impacts and the importance of sea-ice within the ecosystem
Removal or Disposal: Yes
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number:
Permit Number: S7-03/2016
Permit Period: Date begin:  10 Nov 2016   Date end:  15 Apr 2017
Species: sessile species
Location:
Site Name: Rothera Point   Lat: 67°34´03´´S   Long: 68°07´47´´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Kill
Amount: 0
Purpose: Scientific sampling of marine biota adhered to ship hulls at Rothera Research Station wharf in order to quantify levels of marine non-native species introductions
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number:

Permit Number: S7-04/2016
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Oct 2016   Date end:  30 Apr 2017
Species: Terrestrial invertebrates and vegetation
Location:
Site Name: Lagotellerie Island   Lat: 67°53´S   Long: 67°24´W  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Kill
Plant Removal
Amount: 10 kg
Purpose: Biological sampling for monitoring purposes
Removal or Disposal: Yes
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number:

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)
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  107    Name:  Emperor Island, Dion Islands, Marguerite Bay, Antarctic Peninsula (More Details)
Permit Number: S9 34/2016
Number of people: Permitted to enter  10   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2016   To:  28 Feb 2017
Purpose: To recover and replace a penguin monitoring camera, check for evidence of breeding attempts and conduct a site survey.
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  108    Name:  Green Island, Berthelot Islands, Antarctic Peninsula (More Details)
Permit Number: S9-14/2016
Number of people: Permitted to enter  14   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2016   To:  30 Apr 2017
Purpose: Environmental management
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  115    Name:  Lagotellerie Island, Marguerite Bay, Graham Land (More Details)
Permit Number: S9-14/2016
Number of people: Permitted to enter  14   That actually entered:  14
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2016   To:  30 Apr 2017
Purpose: Environmental Management
Summary of activities:
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  129    Name:  Rothera Point, Adelaide Island (More Details)
Permit Number: S9-15/2016
Number of people: Permitted to enter  6   That actually entered:  6
Permit Period: From:  15 Oct 2016   To:  30 Apr 2017
Purpose: Environmental Management Skua monitoring.
Summary of activities: Capture, ring, fit loggers, take blood and feather samples and make biometric measurements of south polar skuas (Catharacta maccormicki) at Rothera Point and Anchorage Island, Marguerite Bay
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  157    Name:  Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: S9-43/2016
Number of people: Permitted to enter  3   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2016   To:  31 Dec 2016
Purpose: For Patrick Charles Bergel, Ko Han Gia nd Jang Mok Cheon to visit Shackleton’s hut and to film the experience. Will be taken by helicopter, authorised by the Koreans.
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  158    Name:  Hut Point, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: S9-43/2016
Number of people: Permitted to enter  12   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2016   To:  31 Dec 2016
Purpose: To visit Discovery Hut to film and experience the place where Sir Ernest Shackleton stayed during the 1907 – 1909 British Antarctic ‘Nimrod’ Expedition and where the stranded Ross Sea party of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition sought shelter in 1915 and 1916.
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No change or damage was observed during this reporting period.

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