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Party: Brazil
2009/2010 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Comandante Ferraz
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Comandante Ferraz   Lat: 62°49´59´´S   Long: 58°23´28´´W  
Maximum Population: 60
Medical Facilities: Doctor available all year long; surgery room, infirmary, x-ray equipment. Dental emergency services.
Remarks / Description: The Ferraz Station is built on the same site than the old British Station G (Admiralty Bay).

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Almirante Maximiano
Country of Registry: Brazil
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 78
Maximum Passengers: 30
Remarks: Surgery room and dental facilities. Two AS-355 Ecureuil or IH-6B (Bell Jet Ranger) helicopters.
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
22 Oct 2009 Rio de Janeiro 12 Apr 2010 Rio de Janeiro Logistics and scientific activities
Name: Ary Rongel
Country of Registry: Brazil
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 78
Maximum Passengers: 27
Remarks: Surgery room and dental facilities. Two AS-355 Ecureuil helicopters.
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
27 Oct 2009 Rio de Janeiro 12 Apr 2010 Rio de Janeiro Logistics and scientific activities

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Hercules
Category:
Number Of Flights: 10
Period From: 02/11/2009
Period To: 08/11/2009
Remarks:
Departure Date Route Purpose
02 Nov 2009 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janeiro (BRA) Logistics
21 Nov 2009 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janeiro (BRA) Logistics
14 Dec 2009 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janeiro (BRA) Logistics
05 Jan 2010 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janeiro (BRA) Logistics
06 Feb 2010 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janeiro (BRA) Logistics
06 Mar 2010 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janeiro (BRA) Logistics
21 Mar 2010 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janeiro (BRA) Logistics
24 May 2010 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janeiro (BRA) Logistics
26 Jul 2010 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janeiro (BRA) Logistics
27 Sep 2010 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janeiro (BRA) Logistics

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: 15 military (4 officers: 1 Commander and 3 Lieutenant-Commander)
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: none

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
Area Protection and Management Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management
ASPA: Number:  126    Name:  Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  15 Jan 2010   To:  05 Feb 2010
Purpose: The objective for the area is to observe and participate, if requested and / or authorized, in the work of the archaeological team of Prof. Dr. Andrés Zarankin, which implement the Project in White Landscapes: historical archeology in Antarctica.
Summary of activities: Annotations in notebooks and fieldwork diary, and taking of photographs and filming. Contribute to the activities of the “Landscape Project in White: historical archeology in Antarctica”, led by Dr. Andres Zarankin. One can not specify now if the coordinator of this project will effectively join the excavations of the archaeologist, which could occur, depending on the relations of ethnographic fieldwork that are typically unpredictable, as is known of Anthropology and Social Cultural.
Event or project name/number: Scientific experiences in Antarctic: toward an austral region’s ethnography
ASPA: Number:  126    Name:  Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  15 Jan 2010   To:  05 Feb 2010
Purpose: The main goal of this project is to learn more about the first human strategies for occupying Antarctica at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries, fousing our attention on the South Shetland Islands from an archaeological point of view. This investigation intends to obtain archaeological information on the first human occupations on South Shetland Islands.
Summary of activities: Fieldwork activities will involve archaeological surveys in specific areas of Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island. We will use architectural survey techniques to determine the conservation of historical sites previously detected in other fieldwork seasons. We also plan to excavate two archaeological sites: Sealer 3 and Sealer 4 which are shelters built of stones by seal hunters in the beginning of the XIX century.
Event or project name/number: Blank landscapes; Archaeology in Antarctica
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  05 Jan 2010   To:  03 Feb 2010
Purpose: The objective of visiting the area is to get to know the routines and the environmental care that are adopted by other scientific stations that exist in the area, like the H. Arctowski polonaise station and the Copacabana american station, including the practices adopted by its members regarding the surrounding area, which are parts of the ASPA.
Summary of activities: No samples will be collected. The only thing that will be done is the area recognition from the trails that are already demarcated and mostly from the american station, concerning its features that are related with the environmental performance.
Event or project name/number: Environment Management System (EMS/14001) at EACF
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  05 Jan 2010   To:  12 Feb 2010
Purpose: The objective of the visit is the recognition of the Area by the environmental officer from the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment. Natural characteristics of this Antarctic Specially Protected Area will be observed, as well as local permanent structures and the efficiency and means to its protection.
Summary of activities: Walks on foot around the Area aiming its recognition. Also, the following up of scientific activities conducted by brazilian researchers inside the area.
Event or project name/number:

ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 20
Permit Period: From:  09 Nov 2009   To:  22 Mar 2010
Purpose: Provide logistical support to researchers carrying an official permit to undertake scientific activities in the Area. The numer includes all the logistical staff and alpinists, but access to the area normally does not exceed 6 people per visit.
Summary of activities: Logistical Support Operations
Event or project name/number:
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 7
Permit Period: From:  25 Nov 2009   To:  08 Mar 2010
Purpose: - Evaluate population trends and distribution of seabirds at all ice-free areas of Admiralty Bay; - Compare past data with those actual, aiming to infer about increases or decreases of seabird populations.
Summary of activities: Identification and counting of seabird population are to be conducted. Identification by sight and with binoculars depending on species and environment conditions. Quantitative evaluation will be conduced at ice-free areas through land permanence by short periods. Quantitative evaluation and breeding success will follow techniques proposed by CEMP (CCMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program), Standard Methods (2000).
Event or project name/number: Impact of Global Change on Antarctic Environment, Flotation and Distribution of Bird Populations
ASPA: Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 11
Permit Period: From:  20 Feb 2010   To:  31 Mar 2010
Purpose: Detailed study of active layer in Maritime Antarctica, with reference to thermic and hydric regime and set up a soil database for Maritime Antarctica; To study the biogeochemical dynamics of soils under global warming , with emphasis on carbon sequestration and emission in polygonal soils;
Summary of activities: Use of ground penetrating radar for permafrost mapping; Measurements of CO2 fluxes using the automatic system L1-6400, with closed chamber of 991 cm3, and contact area of 78,5 cm2 (diameter de 0,10 m) using PVC collars onto the soil, for no environmental impact Set up of a permafrost monitoring sites in areas to be chosen in the field.; Ecological studies of vegetation at each environmental unit using GPS. Soil morphological observations and soil drilling down to permafrost level from thermal and hydric monitoring of selected sites, registering the depth and color and temperature data for each soil layer, in approximately 20 mini-pedons opened and re-filled after observations; None of the activities above involve soil sampling.
Event or project name/number: Monitoring dynamics of permafrost and characterization and mapping of the active layer and Crysols
Aircrat Report
General Report