ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
Electronic Information Exchange System

Party: United Kingdom
Permanent Information
Automatic Recording Stations Report
Scientific Information - Automatic Recording Stations / Observatories
Location:
Site Name: Halley (1988)   Lat: 75°35´S   Long: 26°14´W  
Type: Scientific station
Elevation: 33
Parameters Recorded: Search Coil magentometer, VLF radio receivers and analysis system, Dobson spectrophotometer, Radiosonde system, Local Automatic weather stations, Standard meteorological instruments, Laser Cloud Base Recorder, Dartcom HRPT receiver, Bomem spectrometer, 10 tropospheric ozone monitors within 250km, Network of GPS units to measure iceshelf movement and strain.
Observation Frequency:
Reference Number: WMO 89022
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Rothera   Lat: 67°34´03´´S   Long: 68°07´47´´W  
Type: Scientific station
Elevation: 33
Parameters Recorded: Low Power Magnetometer (M68/292), Standard meteorological instruments, Laser Cloud Base Recorder Radiosonde system, ARIES satellite receiver and hardware for collecting imagery of Antarctic weather systems, Horace weather forecast display system, SAOZ UV-visible spectrometer system, computer and spectral data analysis suite, Sea water level recorder, VLF receiver experiment, Bomem spectrometer, Airglow Imager, MF radar for mesospheric winds, Meteor scatter radar, Fluxgate magnetometer
Observation Frequency:
Reference Number: WMO 89062
Scientific Equipment:
Location:
Site Name: Signy   Lat: 60°42´30´´S   Long: 45°35´42´´W  
Type: Scientific station (summer only)
Elevation:
Parameters Recorded: Sea water level recorder, Wildlife Cameras, permad,
Observation Frequency:
Reference Number: WMO 89042
Scientific Equipment:

Permanent Station Report
Operational Information - Stations
Name: Halley
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Halley (1988)   Lat: 75°35´S   Long: 26°14´W   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 76
Date Established: 1956
Accommodation Facilities:
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
Link (URL): http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/living_and_working/research_stations/halley/index.php
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Rothera
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Rothera   Lat: 67°34´03´´S   Long: 68°07´47´´W   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 134
Date Established: 1975
Accommodation Facilities:
Medical Facilities: Full surgery & year round doctor, 2 doctors in summer
Remarks / Description: Scientific station with laboratories, wharf and airfield
Link (URL): http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/living_and_working/research_stations/rothera/index.php
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Fossil Bluff
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Fossil Bluff   Lat: 71°20´00´´S   Long: 68°16´40´´W   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 4
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: Forward logistics facility with skiway
Operating Period: From: October To: February
Link (URL): http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/living_and_working/research_stations/fossil_bluff/index.php
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Signy
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Signy   Lat: 60°42´30´´S   Long: 45°35´42´´W   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 8
Medical Facilities: Medical room & advanced first aider
Remarks / Description: Terrestrial and freshwater biological laboratory
Operating Period: From: November To: March
Link (URL): http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/living_and_working/research_stations/signy/index.php
Search and Rescue Information:

Name: Sky-Blu
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Sky-Blu   Lat: 74°50´56´´S   Long: 71°34´21´´W   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 15
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: Forwards logistics facility with blue ice runway
Operating Period: From: October To: February
Link (URL): https://www.bas.ac.uk/polar-operations/sites-and-facilities/facility/rothera/sky-blu/
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Blaiklock Island
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Blaiklock Island   Lat: 67°33´S   Long: 67°04´W   View in Google Earth Map
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.
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Cummings
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Cummings Cove   Lat: 60°43´25´´S   Long: 45°40´00´´W   View in Google Earth Map
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.
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Foca
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Foca Cove   Lat: 60°41´45´´S   Long: 45°38´39´´W   View in Google Earth Map
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.
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:

Name: Gourlay
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Gourlay Point   Lat: 60°43´56´´S   Long: 45°34´53´´W   View in Google Earth Map
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
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Lagoon Island
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Lagoon Island   Lat: 67°35´40´´S   Long: 68°14´10´´W   View in Google Earth Map
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.
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Station C - Cape Geddes
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Cape Geddes   Lat: 60º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 44º 34´ 00´´ W   View in Google Earth Map
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.
Link (URL): http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/about_bas/our_history/stations_and_refuges/cape_geddes.php
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Waterpipe
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Waterpipe Beach   Lat: 60°42´00´´S   Long: 45°36´30´´W   View in Google Earth Map
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.
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:

Name: Damoy
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name: Dorian Bay   Lat: 64°49´S   Long: 63°30´W   View in Google Earth Map
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.
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Detaille island
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name: Detaille Island   Lat: 66º 52´ 00´´ S   Long: 66º 48´ 00´´ W   View in Google Earth Map
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.
Link (URL): http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/about_bas/our_history/stations_and_refuges/detaille.php
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Horseshoe Island
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name: Sally Cove   Lat: 67°48´S   Long: 67°17´W   View in Google Earth Map
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.
Link (URL): http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/about_bas/our_history/stations_and_refuges/horseshoe.php
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Port Lockroy
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name: Goudier Island   Lat: 64º 49´ 30´´ S   Long: 63º 29´ 36´´ W   View in Google Earth Map
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.
Link (URL): http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/about_bas/our_history/stations_and_refuges/port_lockroy.php
Search and Rescue Information:

Name: Stonington Island
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name: Stonington Island   Lat: 68º 11´ 00´´ S   Long: 67º 00´ 00´´ W   View in Google Earth Map
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.
Link (URL): http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/about_bas/our_history/stations_and_refuges/stonington.php
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: Wordie House
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name: Stella Creek   Lat: 65°15´S   Long: 64°16´W   View in Google Earth Map
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
Link (URL):
Search and Rescue Information:

Permanent Vessels Report
Operational Information - Vessels
Name: HMS Protector
Flag of State: United Kingdom
Ice Strength: DNV ICE-05
Length: 89m
Beam: 18m
Gross Tonnage: 5000
Type: Hydrographic survey, re-supply and ice patrol
Link to CONNAMP data:
Maximum Crew: 100
Maximum Passengerss: 12
Description / Remarks: HMS Protector is the UK's ice patrol vessel. Each austral summer she undertakes a programme of work collecting hydrographic information to support the UK's international charting responsibilities; assistance to the British Antarctic Survey; and a range of other tasks, including support to the UK in its fulfilment of its Antarctic Treaty rights and responsibilities.
Search and Rescue Information: +441737 644341 ext 20304 (await the second dialling tone then dial the ext) Satellite phone – 870 773205422 Both numbers go to the bridge which is always manned. Emails: 367-ops@a.dii.mod.uk and 367-hm1@a.dii.mod.uk – please use both emails.
Name: RRS Ernest Shackleton
Flag of State:
Ice Strength:
Length:
Beam:
Gross Tonnage: 4028
Type: Royal Research Ship
Link to CONNAMP data:
Description / Remarks:
Search and Rescue Information:
Name: RRS James Clark Ross
Flag of State:
Ice Strength:
Length:
Beam:
Gross Tonnage: 5732
Type: Royal Research Ship
Link to CONNAMP data:
Description / Remarks:
Search and Rescue Information:

Aircraft Report
Operational Information - Aircraft
Type: DHC-6 de Havilland Twin Otter wheel/ski aircraft
Number: 4
Remarks: Registrations - VP-FAZ, VP-FBB, VP-FBC, VP-FBL. The aircraft are based in the Antarctic during the summer and flown by civilian personnel. The aircraft are used to provide logistic support for scientists within Antarctica
Search and Rescue Information:
Type: DHC-7 de Havilland Dash 7 aircraft
Number: 1
Remarks: Registration - VP-FBQ. The aircraft is based in the Antarctic during the summer and flown by civilian personnel. The aircraft operates between the Falkland Islands and Rothera Station and provides logistic support within Antarctica.
Search and Rescue Information:

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
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Waste Management (Waste Management Plans)
Title: BAS Waste Management Handbook
Fixed Site/Field Camp/Ship: Rothera, Halley, Signy & Field Parties
Objective:
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Clare Fothergill
Job Title or Position: Environmental Manager
Phone: +44 (0)1223 221239
Email: clathe@bas.ac.uk
File: Waste Management Handbook Ed.8 2015 final.pdf

Waste Management Inventory of Past Activities Report
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Management (Inventory of Past Activities)
Activity Type: Huts and camps
Location:
Site Name: Tranquil Lake   Lat60°42´15´´S   Long45°38´44´´W  
Description of Activity: Demolition of small field hut and clearing of site
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Mar 2007   Date end:  31 Mar 2007
Remaining Equipment or Facilities:
Activity Type: Huts and camps
Location:
Site Name: Jane Col   Lat60°41´55´´S   Long45°37´41´´W  
Description of Activity: Demolition of small field hut and clearing of site
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Mar 2007   Date end:  31 Mar 2007
Remaining Equipment or Facilities:
Activity Type: Huts and camps
Location:
Site Name: Sombre Lake   Lat60°41´13´´S   Long45°36´53´´W  
Description of Activity: Demolition of small field hut and clearing of site
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Mar 2007   Date end:  31 Mar 2007
Remaining Equipment or Facilities:
Activity Type: Huts and camps
Location:
Site Name: Shingle Cove   Lat60º 39´ 00´´ S   Long45º 33´ 00´´ W  
Description of Activity: Demolition of small field hut and clearing of site
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Mar 2007   Date end:  31 Mar 2007
Remaining Equipment or Facilities:

Activity Type: Huts and camps
Location:
Site Name: Gourlay Peninsula   Lat60°43´30´´S   Long45°35´18´´W  
Description of Activity: Demolition of small field hut and clearing of site
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Mar 2007   Date end:  31 Mar 2007
Remaining Equipment or Facilities:
Activity Type: Huts and camps
Location:
Site Name: South Orkney Islands   Lat60°35´S   Long45°30´W  
Description of Activity: Demolition of small field hut and clearing of site
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Mar 2007   Date end:  31 Mar 2007
Remaining Equipment or Facilities:
Activity Type: Fuel depot
Location:
Site Name: Castle Depot   Lat76º 54´ 56´´ S   Long88º 06´ 01´´ W  
Description of Activity: Removal of waste from 2007-2008 period
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Oct 2007   Date end:  31 Mar 2008
Remaining Equipment or Facilities:
Activity Type: Fuel depot
Location:
Site Name: RABID Depot   Lat78º 09´ 07´´ S   Long83º 53´ 32´´ W  
Description of Activity: Fuel Depot Clean-up
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Oct 2006   Date end:  31 Mar 2007
Remaining Equipment or Facilities:

Activity Type: Fuel depot
Location:
Site Name: Bluefields Depot   Lat77º 30´ 49´´ S   Long34º 14´ 11´´ W  
Description of Activity: Fuel Depot Clean-up
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Oct 2006   Date end:  31 Mar 2007
Remaining Equipment or Facilities:
Activity Type: Fuel depot
Location:
Site Name: Castle Depot   Lat76º 54´ 56´´ S   Long88º 06´ 01´´ W  
Description of Activity: Fuel Depot Clean-up
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Oct 2006   Date end:  31 Mar 2007
Remaining Equipment or Facilities:
Activity Type: Fuel depot
Location:
Site Name: Site 5 Depot   Lat80º 18´ 02´´ S   Long54º 43´ 11´´ W  
Description of Activity: Fuel Depot Clean-up
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Oct 2006   Date end:  31 Mar 2007
Remaining Equipment or Facilities:
Activity Type: Fuel depot
Location:
Site Name: South Dome, Berkner Island   Lat79º 32´ 46´´ S   Long45º 41´ 10´´ W  
Description of Activity: Fuel Depot Clean-up
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Oct 2006   Date end:  31 Mar 2007
Remaining Equipment or Facilities:

Activity Type: Fuel depot
Location:
Site Name: New Ronne Depot   Lat77º 10´ 49´´ S   Long52º 09´ 53´´ W  
Description of Activity: Waste removal and transfer of new fuel stocks into depot
Period of Activity: Date begin:  01 Oct 2007   Date end:  31 Mar 2008
Remaining Equipment or Facilities:

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: Oil Spill contingency Plan Fossil Bluff
Scope/coverage of the plan:
Objective:
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Rachel Clarke
Job Title or Position: Head of Environment Office
Phone: +44 (0)1223 221374
Email: racl@bas.ac.uk
File: fossilbluffoscp.pdf
Title: Oil Spill Contingency Plan Sky Blu Runway
Scope/coverage of the plan:
Objective:
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Rachel Clarke
Job Title or Position: Head of Environment Office
Phone: +44 (0)1223 221374
Email: racl@bas.ac.uk
File: skybluoscp.pdf
Title: Oil Spill Contingency Plan: Halley VI research Station
Scope/coverage of the plan: All oil contingency plans are tested twice a year during oil spill exercises, once during summer, and once during winter
Objective:
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Rachel Clarke
Job Title or Position: Head of Environment Office
Phone: +44 (0)1223 221374
Email: racl@bas.ac.uk
File: Halley VI OSCP_2015.pdf

Title: Oil Spill Contingency Plan: Rothera research Station
Scope/coverage of the plan: All oil contingency plans are tested twice a year during oil spill exercises, once during summer, and once during winter
Objective:
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Rachel Clarke
Job Title or Position: Head of Environment Office
Phone: +44 (0)1223 221374
Email: racl@bas.ac.uk
File: Rothera OSCP- 2015.pdf
Title: Oil Spill Contingency Plan: Signy research Station
Scope/coverage of the plan: All oil contingency plans are tested twice a year during oil spill exercises, once during summer, and once during winter
Objective:
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Rachel Clarke
Job Title or Position: Head of Environment Office
Phone: +44 (0)1223 221374
Email: racl@bas.ac.uk
File: Signy OSCP 2015.pdf
Title: Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan: RRS Ernest Shackleton
Scope/coverage of the plan: The Plan complies fully with ISM requirements, and is approved and endorsed by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency. All Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plans are tested every period of duty on board the vessel during a full oil spill response exercise. The Manual Identification, Distribution and Control information, and the contents page from the plan are available here, and more details can be obtained from Rachel Clarke.
Objective:
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Rachel Clarke
Job Title or Position: Head of Environment Office
Phone: +44 (0)1223 221374
Email: racl@bas.ac.uk
File: ES - SOPEP.doc

Title: Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan: RRS James Clark Ross
Scope/coverage of the plan: The Plan complies fully with ISM requirements, and is approved and endorsed by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency. All Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plans are tested every period of duty on board the vessel during a full oil spill response exercise. The Manual Identification, Distribution and Control information, and the contents page from the plan are available here, and more details can be obtained from Rachel Clarke.
Objective:
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Rachel Clarke
Job Title or Position: Head of Environment Office
Phone: +44 (0)1223 221374
Email: racl@bas.ac.uk
File: ~$R-SOPEP.doc

Relevant National Legislation Report
Other Information - Relevant National Legislation
Title: Antarctic Act 2013
Topic Environmental Protection: Annex VI (Liability)
Description: An Act to make provision consequential on Annex VI to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty; to amend the Antarctic Act 1994; and for connected purposes.
Date of Effect: 26 Mar 2013
Link (URL): http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2013/15/pdfs/ukpga_20130015_en.pdf
Contact Point:
Organisation: Polar Regions Department, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Name: Stuart Doubleday
Job Title or Position: Deputy Head
Phone: 020 7008 2616
Email: polarregions@fco.gov.uk
General Report