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Antarctic Treaty
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Party: United States
2018/2019 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Science Activities in Previous Year
Station Report
Vessels Report
Aircrat Report
Research Rockets Report
Military
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 Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (IEE/CEE List - Annex I)
Type: IEE
Title: Abercrombie & Kent USA LLC's 2nd Year Supplemental Information to the 2017-2018 through 2021-2022 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for Ship-based Tourism
Organization(s) responsible: Abercrombie & Kent USA LLC
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands
Latitude:
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Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Albatros Expeditions' 2nd Year Supplemental Information to the 2017-2018 through 2021-2022 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation For Ship-based Tourism to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and South Orkney Islands
Organization(s) responsible: Albatros Expeditions US Ltd
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Antarctic Ice Pilot for the S/Y Destination's Initial Environmental Evaluation for the proposed Antarctic Peninsula Cruise for the 2018-2019 season
Organization(s) responsible: Ashley Perrin
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions' 4th Year Supplemental Information to the 2015-2016 through 2019-2020 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation
Organization(s) responsible: Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions
Activity: Tourism: Land-based and aircraft
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Various Locations: Union Glacier, Patriot Hills, Ellsworth Mountains, Vinson Massif, South Pole
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact

Type: IEE
Title: Cheesemans Ecology Safaris' 2nd Year Supplemental Information to the 2017-2018 through 2021-2022 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for Ship-based Tourism
Organization(s) responsible: Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands, Elephant Island
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Friedlaender Expeditions' 4th Year Supplemental Information for the 2015-2016 through 2019-2020 Multi-Year Environmental Evaluation for Antarctic Site Inventory
Organization(s) responsible: Dr. Ari S. Friedlaender
Activity: Monitoring
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Science
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands, Elephant Island
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Grand Circle Corporation's 2018-2019 through 2022-2023 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for Antarctic Peninsula Ship-based Tourism
Organization(s) responsible: Grand Circle Corporation
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Holland America Line's 2018-2019 through 2022-2023 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation
Organization(s) responsible: Holland America Line N.V.
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands, Elephant Island
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact

Type: IEE
Title: Lindblad Expeditions' 3rd Year Supplemental Information to the 2016-2017 through 2020-2021 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation For Ship-based Tourism
Organization(s) responsible: Lindblad Expeditions
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Oceanites' 2nd Year Supplemental Information to the 2017-2018 through 2021-2022 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for Antarctic Site Inventory
Organization(s) responsible: Oceanites, Inc.
Activity: Monitoring
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Science
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula Region and Ross Sea Region
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Polar Latitudes' 2nd Year Supplemental Information to the 2017-2018 through 2021-2022 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for an Antarctic Peninsula Cruise Program
Organization(s) responsible: Polar Latitudes
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula Region
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Quark Expeditions' 2018-2019 through 2022-2023 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for Ship Based Tourism aboard the Kapitan Khlebnikov
Organization(s) responsible: Quark Expeditions
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula Region and Ross Sea Region
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact

Type: IEE
Title: Quark Expeditions' 2nd Year Supplemental Information to the 2017-2018 through 2021-2022 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for Ship Based Tourism to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and South Orkney Islands
Organization(s) responsible: Quark Expeditions
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Quixote Expeditions' 3rd Year Supplemental Information to the 2017-2017 through 2020-2021 Multi-Year Initial Evaluation for the Ocean Tramp
Organization(s) responsible: Quixote Expeditions
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands, Elephant Island
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd's 2018-2019 through 2022-2023 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for Antarctic Sailings
Organization(s) responsible: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Seabourn Cruise Line Limited's 2018-2019 through 2022-2023 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for Proposed Antarctic Expeditions
Organization(s) responsible: Seabourn Cruise Line Limited
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact

Type: IEE
Title: Silversea Cruises Ltd's 2nd Year Supplemental Information to 2017-2018 through 2021-2022 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for Ship-based Tourism to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and South Orkney Islands
Organization(s) responsible: Silversea Cruise Ltd
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access (SALSA): Integrated study of carbon cycling in hydrologically active sublgacial environments in West Antarctica
Organization(s) responsible: National Science Foundation. Office of Polar Programs
Activity: Research activities to access the subglacial environment.
Topics: - Drilling (ice/rock)
Locations: Site name: Subglacial Lake Mercer (SLM)
Latitude: 84º 38´ 39´´ S
Latitude: 149º 32´ 37´´ E
Period/length of the activity: One field season (2018/2019)
Decision/Comment: National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP) has determined that implementing the proposed activity (Alternative A) would not create more than a minor or transitory effect on the Antarctic environment within the meaning of NSF's implementing regulations for the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty. Therefore, a comprehensive environmental evaluation will not be prepared.
Type: IEE
Title: The Big Animals Expedition's Initial Environmental Evaluation for the 2018-2019 Season
Organization(s) responsible: Amos Nachoum
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands, Elephant Island
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: The DeLaurentis Expedition's Initial Environmental Evaluation for the 2018-2019 Season
Organization(s) responsible: Robert G. DeLaurentis
Activity: Tourism: Flight
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Science
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: King George Island
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact

Type: IEE
Title: The John Bone Expedition's Initial Environmental Evaluation for the 2018-2019 Season
Organization(s) responsible: John Bone
Activity: Tourism: Flight
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: King George Island
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: The Kennedy Sailing Expedition's Initial Environmental Evaluation for the 2018-2019 season
Organization(s) responsible: John Kennedy
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula Region
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: The McArthur Climbing Expedition's Initial Environmental Evaluation for the 2018-2019 Season
Organization(s) responsible: Bradford Pope McArthur
Activity: Tourism: Land-based
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Brabant Island
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact
Type: IEE
Title: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's 2018-2019 through 2021-2022 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation for proposed research activities in the Antarctic Peninsula
Organization(s) responsible: Dr. Daniel Zitterbart
Activity: Monitoring
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Science
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula Region
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact

Type: IEE
Title: Zegrahm Expeditions' 3rd Year Supplemental Information to the 2016-2017 through 2020-2021 Multi-Year Initial Environmental Evaluation For Ship-based Tourism
Organization(s) responsible: Zegrahm Expeditions
Activity: Tourism: Cruise
Topics: - Non Governmental Expedition
- Tourism
Locations: Site name: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands
Latitude:
Latitude:
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: Proceed - No more than a minor or transitory impact

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