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Party: Brazil
2013/2014 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.
Remarks / Description: The Ferraz Station is built on the same site than the old British Station G (Admiralty Bay).
Name: Astrônomo Cruls
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Nelson Island   Lat: 62°17´S   Long: 59°00´W  
Accommodation Capacity: 6
Medical Facilities: Established in January 1985.
Remarks / Description:
Name: Emílio Goeldi
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Elephant Island   Lat: 61°10´S   Long: 55°14´W  
Accommodation Capacity: 6
Medical Facilities: Established in 1989.
Remarks / Description:

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Almirante Maximiano
Country of Registry: Brazil
Number of Voyages: 12
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
12 Oct 2013 Rio Grande (Brazil) 23 Oct 2013 Ushuaia (Argentina) Logistics
25 Oct 2013 Ushuaia (Argentina) 28 Oct 2013 King George Island (Antarctica) Logistics
19 Nov 2013 King George Island (Antarctica) 23 Nov 2013 Punta Arenas (Chile) Logistics
28 Nov 2013 Punta Arenas (Chile) 02 Dec 2013 King George Island (Antarctica) Logistics
19 Dec 2013 King George Island (Antarctica) 23 Dec 2013 Punta Arenas (Chile) Logistics
03 Jan 2014 Punta Arenas (Chile) 07 Jan 2014 King George Island (Antarctica) Logistics
27 Jan 2014 King George Island (Antarctica) 31 Jan 2014 Punta Arenas (Chile) Logistics
03 Feb 2014 Punta Arenas (Chile) 07 Feb 2014 King George Island (Antarctica) Logistics
03 Mar 2014 King George Island (Antarctica) 07 Mar 2014 Punta Arenas (Chile) Logistics
10 Mar 2014 Punta Arenas (Chile) 14 Mar 2014 King George Island (Antarctica) Logistics
29 Mar 2014 King George Island (Antarctica) 05 Apr 2014 Monte Videu (Uruguai) Logistics
09 Apr 2014 Monte Videu (Uruguai) 11 Apr 2014 Rio Grande (Brazil) Logistics
Name: Ary Rongel
Country of Registry: Brazil
Number of Voyages: 11
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
12 Oct 2013 Rio Grande (Brazil) 20 Oct 2013 King George Island (Antarctica) Logistics
09 Nov 2013 King George Island (Antarctica) 13 Nov 2013 Punta Arenas (Chile) Logistics
18 Nov 2013 Punta Arenas (Chile) 22 Nov 2013 King George Island (Antarctica) Logistics
19 Dec 2013 King George Island (Antarctica) 23 Dec 2013 Punta Arenas (Chile) Logistics
03 Jan 2014 Punta Arenas (Chile) 07 Jan 2014 King George Island (Antarctica) Logistics
25 Jan 2014 King George Island (Antarctica) 28 Jan 2014 Ushuaia (Argentina) Logistics
30 Jan 2014 Ushuaia (Argentina) 02 Feb 2014 King George Island (Antarctica) Logistics
22 Feb 2014 King George Island (Antarctica) 26 Feb 2014 Punta Arenas (Chile) Logistics
01 Mar 2014 Punta Arenas (Chile) 05 Mar 2014 King George Island (Antarctica) Logistics
29 Mar 2014 King George Island (Antarctica) 05 Apr 2014 Buenos Aires (Argentina) Logistics
09 Apr 2014 Buenos Aires (Argentina) 11 Apr 2014 Rio Grande (Brazil) Logistics

Name: Veleiro Fraternidade
Country of Registry: Salvador (Brazil)
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 9
Remarks: - Sailboat 21.03 m, with 2 poles and 2 engines - Period of stay in Antarctica: 25/12/2013 to 25/01/2014, maximum 20 days, and dates vary if there is bad weather.
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
20 Nov 2013 Rio Grande (Brazil) 28 Dec 2013 Puerto Williams (Chile)
28 Dec 2013 Deception
01 Jan 2014 Archipelago Melchior
05 Jan 2014 Dorian Bay
09 Jan 2014 Danco Is
15 Jan 2014 Argentine Islands
19 Jan 2014 Enterprise Islands (Nansen Island)
Observe, photograph and film nature in Antarctica
Name: Veleiro Kotic
Country of Registry: Antigua and Barbuda
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 3
Maximum Passengers: 7
Remarks:
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
22 Jan 2014 Ushuaia (Argentina) 11 Feb 2014 Antarctica
22 Jan 2014 Archipelago Melchior
24 Jan 2014 Dorian Bay
26 Jan 2014 Lockroy, Port
27 Jan 2014 Charcot, Port
28 Jan 2014 Pleneau Island
30 Jan 2014 Vernadsky station
05 Feb 2014 Deception
tourism

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: C-130 HERCULES
Category:
Number Of Flights: 10
Period From: 26/10/2013
Period To: 27/09/2014
Remarks:
Departure Date Route Purpose
26 Oct 2013 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janerio (BRA) 1º Flight Logistics
14 Dec 2013 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janerio (BRA) 3º Flight Logistics
11 Jan 2014 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janerio (BRA) 4º Flight Logistics
01 Feb 2014 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janerio (BRA) 5º Flight Logistcs
08 Mar 2014 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janerio (BRA) 6º Flight Logistcs
25 Mar 2014 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janerio (BRA) 7º Flight Logistcs
19 May 2014 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janerio (BRA) 8º Flight Logistcs
27 Jul 2014 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janerio (BRA) 9º Flight Logistcs
27 Sep 2014 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janerio (BRA) 10º Flight Logistcs
24 Nov 3913 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Pelotas (BRA) - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Eduardo Frei Antarctic Base - Punta Arenas (CHI) - Pelotas (BRA) - Rio de Janerio (BRA) 2º Flight Logistics

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: 15 militares (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:  112    Name:  Coppermine Peninsula, Robert Island, South Shetland Islands  (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 6
Permit Period: From:  04 Feb 2014   To:  07 Mar 2014
Purpose: (1) Detailed study of the active layer in key areas of Maritime Antarctica, in terms of its thermal, hydric and physico-chemical dynamics, establishing a database regarding the soils from this region; (2) Characterization and mapping of soils (3) Biogeochemical dynamics of soils due to increasing permafrost melting with emphasis on mechanisms of carbon sinking and emissions in soils and development of patterned ground
Summary of activities: Combined sampling of soils and sediments (max of 500 g per sample for each hoirzon or layer) and samples of 500g of rocks or coarse materials on different substrates of Coppermine. Considering 18 perfis soil profiles, the estimate total of sample is aproximately 90 kg of soil samples to be transported and analyzed in the laboratories of UFV; Due to field observations the total of soil profiles may be altered and this will be rigorously informed to the Brazilian Ministry of Environment with the exact position of each sampled point. Soil sampling down to permafrost table and hydryc and thermal monitoring during sampling; Installation of automatic monitoring sites for active layer temperature and moisture.
Event or project name/number: INCT Criosfera (Nucleo Terrantar)
ASPA: Number:  125    Name:  Fildes Peninsula, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 9
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  31 Dec 2013
Purpose: To collect samples of ice, snow and soil to isolate microorganisms present in Antarctic environment, which will be deposited in a culture collection of extremphile microorganisms.
Summary of activities: Activity and number of samples: ice (50 a 100 L), snow (50 a 100 L) and soil (20 a 40 kg).
Event or project name/number: Polar Microbiology: Taxonomy, distribution, diversity, ecology and astrobiology of microorganisms p
ASPA: Number:  126    Name:  Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2013   To:  01 Feb 2014
Purpose: In this project, we aim the detailed characterization of the active layer in pilot areas of Maritime Antarctica, in terms of its thermal, hydric and physico-chemical dynamics, establishing a data base regarding soils of this region.
Summary of activities: Maintenance of automatic systems for monitoring active layer temperature and water content. The procedure is the downloading the data acquired during the previous year and battery replacement for data acquisition during 2014. It will be necessary just one day of work in the period mencioned.
Event or project name/number: INCT Criosfera (Nucleo Terrantar)
ASPA: Number:  126    Name:  Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 12
Permit Period: From:  27 Nov 2013   To:  13 Dec 2013
Purpose: 1. Perform diversity analysis of seaweeds and associated fungi, using morphoanatomical features and molecular approaches. 2. Associated distribution and biomass of conspicuous seaweed with abiotic parameters. 3. Perform morphoanatomical and molecular studies with Chlorophytes, Rhodophytes, Phaeophyceae and associated fungi / yeasts using several taxonomical tools; 4. Monitor temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, nitrogen and phosphorus compounds of water column from sampling sites; 5. Estimate index of Escherichia coli and Enterococcos faecalis in adjacent waters and on macroalgal thallus / fronds; 6. Analyze concentrations of heavy metals in bottom sediments and in macroalgal thallus; 7. Publishing teaching material regarding seaweeds species and marine fungi aiming to promote PROANTAR and introduce the polar research relevance in public high schools; 8. Trainee human resources through monographs, Master and Doctoral program.
Summary of activities: Samples (n=6) of distinct species (20-50 spp.) of seaweeds will be collected using spatula in the intertidal area. In the shallow subtidal area sampling will be performed using a Van Veen grabber (opening of 30 cm, without trawling). Tree sampling transects on intertidal area (500 m long each) from the rocky beach, parallel and transversal to the coastal line. Livingston sampling sites: Beach in front of Spanish and Bulgarian Station; Punta Elefante. Half Moon Island: Shores around Camara Argentinean Station, and between Baliza and Xenia Hills.
Event or project name/number: Biodiversity and distribution of seaweeds and marine fungi, associated with abiotic, biochemical and

ASPA: Number:  126    Name:  Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 10
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  31 Mar 2014
Purpose: Establish though non invasive sampling methods the levels of persistent toxic substances (organochlorated pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls), trace-elements (mercury, cadmium and selenium) and stress levels (corticosterone) of the avian community of the Admiralty Bay and other areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, with emphasis in Skuas and Penguins. The analysis planned in this study, made in an integrated and complimentary manner, will contribute to expand the knowledge about the ecology of the studied species populations, especially in relation to the contamination levels and the stress ecology. Beyond the scientific interest, studies that expand the knowledge about these birds ecology will have future application in conservation plans for these birds, as well as for related species and the environment they live.
Summary of activities: The area will be visited for 2 / 4 researchers during a períod of 4-6 hours to colected carcasses of birds (chicks and adults) and other itens as algae, krill, vegetations. All sampled points will be record with a GPS. We will not catch live animals in the area. We will collect a maximum of 30 abandoned eggs for specie in breeding areas (penguins and skuas) and also collect soil samples (5cm3 each - ten points for colonies of penguins and 5 points next breeding áreas of skuas / maximum 25 samples).
Event or project name/number: Bioecological Studies in Penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica, P. papua and P. adeliae) and Skuas (Cathar
ASPA: Number:  126    Name:  Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 9
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  28 Feb 2014
Purpose: To collect samples of ice, snow and soil to isolate microorganisms present in Antarctic environment, which will be deposited in a culture collection of extremphile microorganisms.
Summary of activities: Activity and number of samples: ice (50 a 100 L), snow (50 a 100 L) and soil (20 a 40 kg).
Event or project name/number: Polar Microbiology: Taxonomy, distribution, diversity, ecology and astrobiology of microorganisms p
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:  12 Mar 2014   To:  27 Mar 2014
Purpose: - Conduct the phytosociological and microbiological studies to locate the different vegetation and soil microbial communities occurring in the study area, using the quadrats technique to delimit the plant and microbial communities, assessing trends and the occurrence of environmental impacts caused by phenomena natural or by human action. - Describe the plant formations and associations, based mainly on vegetation cover and species lists. - Determine the abundance, diversity and identity of microorganisms (bacteria, archaea and fungi) that live in the studied areas. - Relate the plant and microbial communities of the region with the bird colonies, through the comparative study of plant and microbial communities in regions near the bird colonies and those away from them, which are important data in the impact assessment environment, being indicative of the presence of birds. - To assess the genetic diversity of plant species of Maritime Antarctic to understanding of the phylogeographical relationship of Polytrichum moss species, using AFLP and microsatellite as molecular markers, in order to understand the dynamics of populations of Subantarctic and bipolar species.
Summary of activities: - Mapping vegetation and phytosociological survey in Rakusa Point, Point Thomas, Jasnorzewski Gardens, Panorama Ridge, Skua Cliff, Jardine Peaks, Jersak Hills, Kasprowy Hills Italian Valley, Dutkiewicz Creek, Breecia Crag, and in ice-free areas Station Pieter Lenie "Copacabana," and Demay Point adjacencies. - Collection of plants (flowering plants, liverworts, mosses, fungi and lichens) for identification in the laboratory and molecular analyzes (in this case the samples are preserved in silica gel); ca 100 gr for each species. - Collecting soil samples to represent the microbial diversity associated plant communities surveyed (approx 250g of soil sampled in each community) - Collecting water samples from lakes near Penguin Ridge for identification of diatom algae
Event or project name/number: Plant Communities from ice-free areas of Antarctica
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 12
Permit Period: From:  03 Jan 2014   To:  13 Mar 2014
Purpose: 1. Perform diversity analysis of seaweeds and associated fungi, using morphoanatomical features and molecular approaches. 2. Associated distribution and biomass of conspicuous seaweed with abiotic parameters. 3. Perform morphoanatomical and molecular studies with Chlorophytes, Rhodophytes, Phaeophyceae and associated fungi / yeasts using several taxonomical tools; 4. Monitor temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, nitrogen and phosphorus compounds of water column from sampling sites; 5. Estimate index of Escherichia coli and Enterococcos faecalis in adjacent waters and on macroalgal thallus / fronds; 6. Analyze concentrations of heavy metals in bottom sediments and in macroalgal thallus; 7. Publishing teaching material regarding seaweeds species and marine fungi aiming to promote PROANTAR and introduce the polar research relevance in public high schools; 8. Trainee human resources through monographs, Master and Doctoral program.
Summary of activities: Samples (n=6) of distinct species (20-50 spp.) of seaweeds will be collected using spatula in the intertidal area. In the shallow subtidal area sampling will be performed using a Van Veen grabber (opening of 30 cm, without trawling). Tree sampling transects on intertidal area (500 m long each) from the rocky beach, parallel and transversal to the coastal line, will be traveled walking inside ASPA 128 – Admiralty Bay. The moss beds are quite distant from the sampled area, such as birds and or marine mammal’s colonies, ensuring not to disturb fauna, flora and/or entire coastal ecosystems.
Event or project name/number: Biodiversity and distribution of seaweeds and marine fungi, associated with abiotic, biochemical and

ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 9
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2013   To:  28 Feb 2014
Purpose: To collect samples of ice, snow and soil to isolate microorganisms present in Antarctic environment, which will be deposited in a culture collection of extremphile microorganisms.
Summary of activities: Activity and number of samples: ice (50 a 100 L), snow (50 a 100 L) and soil (20 a 40 kg).
Event or project name/number: Polar Microbiology: Taxonomy, distribution, diversity, ecology and astrobiology of microorganisms p
ASPA: Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 18
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  31 Mar 2014
Purpose: Establish though non invasive sampling methods the levels of persistent toxic substances (organochlorated pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls), trace-elements (mercury, cadmium and selenium) and stress levels (corticosterone) of the avian community of the Admiralty Bay and other areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, with emphasis in Skuas and Penguins. The analysis planned in this study, made in an integrated and complimentary manner, will contribute to expand the knowledge about the ecology of the studied species populations, especially in relation to the contamination levels and the stress ecology. Beyond the scientific interest, studies that expand the knowledge about these birds ecology will have future application in conservation plans for these birds, as well as for related species and the environment they live
Summary of activities: The area will be visited for 2 / 4 researchers during a períod of 4-6 hours to colected carcasses of birds (chicks and adults) and other itens as algae, krill, vegetations. All sampled points will be record with a GPS. We will not catch live animals in the area. We will collect a maximum of 30 abandoned eggs for specie in breeding areas (penguins and skuas) and also collect soil samples (5cm3 each - ten points for colonies of penguins and 5 points next breeding áreas of skuas / maximum 25 samples).
Event or project name/number: Bioecological Studies in Penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica, P. papua and P. adeliae) and Skuas (Cathar
ASPA: Number:  132    Name:  Potter Peninsula, King George Island (Isla 25 de Mayo), South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 10
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  31 Mar 2014
Purpose: Establish though non invasive sampling methods the levels of persistent toxic substances (organochlorated pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls), trace-elements (mercury, cadmium and selenium) and stress levels (corticosterone) of the avian community of the Admiralty Bay and other areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, with emphasis in Skuas and Penguins. The analysis planned in this study, made in an integrated and complimentary manner, will contribute to expand the knowledge about the ecology of the studied species populations, especially in relation to the contamination levels and the stress ecology. Beyond the scientific interest, studies that expand the knowledge about these birds ecology will have future application in conservation plans for these birds, as well as for related species and the environment they live.
Summary of activities: The area will be visited for 2 / 4 researchers during a períod of 4-6 hours to colected carcasses of birds (chicks and adults) and other itens as algae, krill, vegetations. All sampled points will be record with a GPS. We will not catch live animals in the area. We will collect a maximum of 30 abandoned eggs for specie in breeding areas (penguins and skuas) and also collect soil samples (5cm3 each - ten points for colonies of penguins and 5 points next breeding áreas of skuas / maximum 25 samples).
Event or project name/number: Bioecological Studies in Penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica, P. papua and P. adeliae) and Skuas (Cathar
ASPA: Number:  133    Name:  Harmony Point, Nelson Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 10
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  31 Mar 2014
Purpose: Establish though non invasive sampling methods the levels of persistent toxic substances (organochlorated pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls), trace-elements (mercury, cadmium and selenium) and stress levels (corticosterone) of the avian community of the Admiralty Bay and other areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, with emphasis in Skuas and Penguins. The analysis planned in this study, made in an integrated and complimentary manner, will contribute to expand the knowledge about the ecology of the studied species populations, especially in relation to the contamination levels and the stress ecology. Beyond the scientific interest, studies that expand the knowledge about these birds ecology will have future application in conservation plans for these birds, as well as for related species and the environment they live
Summary of activities: The area will be visited for 2 / 4 researchers during a períod of 4-6 hours to colected carcasses of birds (chicks and adults) and other itens as algae, krill, vegetations. All sampled points will be record with a GPS. We will not catch live animals in the area. We will collect a maximum of 30 abandoned eggs for specie in breeding areas (penguins and skuas) and also collect soil samples (5cm3 each - ten points for colonies of penguins and 5 points next breeding áreas of skuas / maximum 25 samples).
Event or project name/number: Bioecological Studies in Penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica, P. papua and P. adeliae) and Skuas (Cathar

ASPA: Number:  134    Name:  Cierva Point and offshore islands, Danco Coast, Antarctic Peninsula (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 10
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  31 Mar 2014
Purpose: Establish though non invasive sampling methods the levels of persistent toxic substances (organochlorated pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls), trace-elements (mercury, cadmium and selenium) and stress levels (corticosterone) of the avian community of the Admiralty Bay and other areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, with emphasis in Skuas and Penguins. The analysis planned in this study, made in an integrated and complimentary manner, will contribute to expand the knowledge about the ecology of the studied species populations, especially in relation to the contamination levels and the stress ecology. Beyond the scientific interest, studies that expand the knowledge about these birds ecology will have future application in conservation plans for these birds, as well as for related species and the environment they live.
Summary of activities: The area will be visited for 2 / 4 researchers during a períod of 4-6 hours to colected carcasses of birds (chicks and adults) and other itens as algae, krill, vegetations. All sampled points will be record with a GPS. We will not catch live animals in the area. We will collect a maximum of 30 abandoned eggs for specie in breeding areas (penguins and skuas) and also collect soil samples (5cm3 each - ten points for colonies of penguins and 5 points next breeding áreas of skuas / maximum 25 samples).
Event or project name/number: Bioecological Studies in Penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica, P. papua and P. adeliae) and Skuas (Cathar
ASPA: Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 13
Permit Period: From:  26 Nov 2013   To:  17 Jan 2014
Purpose: To describe the synoptic coupling between the atmosphere’s and the ocean’s boundary layers at the study area; To describe the heat fluxes between the land and the atmosphere by using numerical modeling and data taken from direct measurements made by meteorological sensors installed in a tower at the coastal zone of the Deception Island; To describe the temporal variability of physical variables like air and sea water temperature, winds, atmospheric pressure, precipitation, relative humidity, and radiative fluxes by using a meteo-oceanographic buoy to be moored in shallow waters inside Port Foster; To compare heat fluxes between the ocean, atmosphere and the coastal zone measured by instruments with outputs of the WRF (Weather Research and Forecasting) model; To build and test 6 prototypes of lagrangian drifters tracked by radio for utilization in the Antarctic shallow waters in order to describe the variability of the surface currents inside port foster bay; To describe the vertical profiles of current velocity and wave patterns at three specific locations inside port foster by using adps (acoustic doppler current profilers) installed in shallow waters; To describe the possible coastal dynamics processes occurring inside deception island based upon current, waves and beach transects taken locally; To describe the morphological characteristics at specific sites at the beach region of port foster bay from sedimentary composition prospection performed in situ.
Summary of activities: The main activity to be performed this year in the Deception Island is the land surveillance aiming to help on the installation of equipments that will be made next year (30th Brazilian Antarctic Operation). The project is now in the phase of buying and mounting the instruments that will be installed in the Deception Island’s water and land. The areas to be chosen for the equipment installation depend upon the characteristics of the terrain and the bathymetry, the environmental restrictions and the proximity to the source of energy (batteries or electricity). The camping team will work in the installation of one meteorological tower with sensors. An important part of the project is related to the research on the beach dynamics in the island. For that, already in this year we will perform a morphological survey of the beach in a region close to our camp base. The methodology includes feet walks using GPS for determining the beach morphology in the interest region. The surveys consists of a person walking about with the mobile receptor (antenna and receptor) and the collection of positioning data in a fixed station (tripod, antenna and receptor). The walking will be performed along pre-determined cross sections in the beach for allowing the survey of the beach morphology at a good resolution. For allowing a preliminary prospection of the sedimentary composition of the beach in question, we propose the collection of 30 (thirty) sedimentary samples collected along 10 (ten) sections (3 samples by section). The samples will weight about 300 g each, and will be held inside plastic bags and marked for future granulometric analysis back in Brazil. In order to perform the work we will need the following material which will be taken to the camp site in the Island: Trimble R3 receptor (bag measuring aprox. 30x30x20 cm); Trimble 5700 receptor (bag measuring aprox. 30x30x20 cm); walking stick (1,5 m long); aluminium tripod (1,2 m long); rechargeable batteries.
Event or project name/number: INTERCEPTION – OCEAN, COSTAL ZONE AND ATMOSPHERE MICRO-SCALE INTERACTIONS AT THE DECEPTION ISLAND, S
ASPA: Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 9
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  31 Dec 2013
Purpose: To collect samples of ice, snow and soil to isolate microorganisms present in Antarctic environment, which will be deposited in a culture collection of extremphile microorganisms.
Summary of activities: Activity and number of samples: ice (50 a 100 L), snow (50 a 100 L) and soil (20 a 40 kg).
Event or project name/number: Polar Microbiology: Taxonomy, distribution, diversity, ecology and astrobiology of microorganisms p
ASPA: Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 10
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  31 Mar 2014
Purpose: Establish though non invasive sampling methods the levels of persistent toxic substances (organochlorated pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls), trace-elements (mercury, cadmium and selenium) and stress levels (corticosterone) of the avian community of the Admiralty Bay and other areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, with emphasis in Skuas and Penguins. The analysis planned in this study, made in an integrated and complimentary manner, will contribute to expand the knowledge about the ecology of the studied species populations, especially in relation to the contamination levels and the stress ecology. Beyond the scientific interest, studies that expand the knowledge about these birds ecology will have future application in conservation plans for these birds, as well as for related species and the environment they live
Summary of activities: The area will be visited for 2 / 4 researchers during a períod of 4-6 hours to colected carcasses of birds (chicks and adults) and other itens as algae, krill, vegetations. All sampled points will be record with a GPS. We will not catch live animals in the area. We will collect a maximum of 30 abandoned eggs for specie in breeding areas (penguins and skuas) and also collect soil samples (5cm3 each - ten points for colonies of penguins and 5 points next breeding áreas of skuas / maximum 25 samples).
Event or project name/number: Bioecological Studies in Penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica, P. papua and P. adeliae) and Skuas (Cathar

ASPA: Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 12
Permit Period: From:  14 Dec 2013   To:  17 Dec 2013
Purpose: 1. Perform diversity analysis of seaweeds and associated fungi, using morphoanatomical features and molecular approaches. 2. Associated distribution and biomass of conspicuous seaweed with abiotic parameters. 3. Perform morphoanatomical and molecular studies with Chlorophytes, Rhodophytes, Phaeophyceae and associated fungi / yeasts using several taxonomical tools; 4. Monitor temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, nitrogen and phosphorus compounds of water column from sampling sites; 5. Estimate index of Escherichia coli and Enterococcos faecalis in adjacent waters and on macroalgal thallus / fronds; 6. Analyze concentrations of heavy metals in bottom sediments and in macroalgal thallus; 7. Publishing teaching material regarding seaweeds species and marine fungi aiming to promote PROANTAR and introduce the polar research relevance in public high schools; 8. Trainee human resources through monographs, Master and Doctoral program.
Summary of activities: Samples (n=6) of distinct species (20-50 spp.) of seaweeds will be collected using spatula in the intertidal area. In the shallow subtidal area sampling will be performed using a Van Veen grabber (opening of 30 cm, without trawling). Tree sampling transects on intertidal area (500 m long each) from the rocky beach, parallel and transversal to the coastal line. Sampling Sites in Deception Island: Pendulum Cove, Whalers Bay, Telephone Bay.
Event or project name/number: Biodiversity and distribution of seaweeds and marine fungi, associated with abiotic, biochemical and
ASPA: Number:  145    Name:  Port Foster, Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
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Number of people permitted: 12
Permit Period: From:  14 Dec 2013   To:  17 Dec 2013
Purpose: 1. Perform diversity analysis of seaweeds and associated fungi, using morphoanatomical features and molecular approaches. 2. Associated distribution and biomass of conspicuous seaweed with abiotic parameters. 3. Perform morphoanatomical and molecular studies with Chlorophytes, Rhodophytes, Phaeophyceae and associated fungi / yeasts using several taxonomical tools; 4. Monitor temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, nitrogen and phosphorus compounds of water column from sampling sites; 5. Estimate index of Escherichia coli and Enterococcos faecalis in adjacent waters and on macroalgal thallus / fronds; 6. Analyze concentrations of heavy metals in bottom sediments and in macroalgal thallus; 7. Publishing teaching material regarding seaweeds species and marine fungi aiming to promote PROANTAR and introduce the polar research relevance in public high schools; 8. Trainee human resources through monographs, Master and Doctoral program.
Summary of activities: Samples (n=6) of distinct species (20-50 spp.) of seaweeds will be collected using spatula in the intertidal area. In the shallow subtidal area sampling will be performed using a Van Veen grabber (opening of 30 cm, without trawling). Tree sampling transects on intertidal area (500 m long each) from the rocky beach, parallel and transversal to the coastal line. Sampling Sites in Deception Island: Pendulum Cove, Whalers Bay, Telephone Bay.
Event or project name/number: Biodiversity and distribution of seaweeds and marine fungi, associated with abiotic, biochemical and
ASPA: Number:  145    Name:  Port Foster, Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
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Number of people permitted: 9
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  31 Dec 2013
Purpose: To collect samples of ice, snow and soil to isolate microorganisms present in Antarctic environment, which will be deposited in a culture collection of extremphile microorganisms.
Summary of activities: Activity and number of samples: ice (50 a 100 L), snow (50 a 100 L) and soil (20 a 40 kg).
Event or project name/number: Polar Microbiology: Taxonomy, distribution, diversity, ecology and astrobiology of microorganisms p
ASPA: Number:  149    Name:  Cape Shirreff and San Telmo Island, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
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Number of people permitted: 10
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  31 Mar 2014
Purpose: Establish though non invasive sampling methods the levels of persistent toxic substances (organochlorated pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls), trace-elements (mercury, cadmium and selenium) and stress levels (corticosterone) of the avian community of the Admiralty Bay and other areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, with emphasis in Skuas and Penguins. The analysis planned in this study, made in an integrated and complimentary manner, will contribute to expand the knowledge about the ecology of the studied species populations, especially in relation to the contamination levels and the stress ecology. Beyond the scientific interest, studies that expand the knowledge about these birds ecology will have future application in conservation plans for these birds, as well as for related species and the environment they live.
Summary of activities: The area will be visited for 2 / 4 researchers during a períod of 4-6 hours to colected carcasses of birds (chicks and adults) and other itens as algae, krill, vegetations. All sampled points will be record with a GPS. We will not catch live animals in the area. We will collect a maximum of 30 abandoned eggs for specie in breeding areas (penguins and skuas) and also collect soil samples (5cm3 each - ten points for colonies of penguins and 5 points next breeding áreas of skuas / maximum 25 samples).
Event or project name/number: Bioecological Studies in Penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica, P. papua and P. adeliae) and Skuas (Cathar

ASPA: Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
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Number of people permitted: 7
Permit Period: From:  02 Feb 2014   To:  10 Mar 2014
Purpose: - Conduct the phytosociological and microbiological studies to locate the different vegetation and soil microbial communities occurring in the study area, using the quadrats technique to delimit the plant and microbial communities, assessing trends and the occurrence of environmental impacts caused by phenomena natural or by human action. - Describe the plant formations and associations, based mainly on vegetation cover and species lists. - Determine the abundance, diversity and identity of microorganisms (bacteria, archaea and fungi) that live in the studied areas. - Relate the plant and microbial communities of the region with the bird colonies, through the comparative study of plant and microbial communities in regions near the bird colonies and those away from them, which are important data in the impact assessment environment, being indicative of the presence of birds. - To assess the genetic diversity of plant species of Maritime Antarctic to understanding of the phylogeographical relationship of Polytrichum moss species, using AFLP and microsatellite as molecular markers, in order to understand the dynamics of populations of Subantarctic and bipolar species.
Summary of activities: - Mapping vegetation and phytosociological survey in adjacent ice-free areas from Ardley island. - Collection of plants (flowering plants, liverworts, mosses, fungi and lichens) for identification in the laboratory and molecular analyzes (in this case the samples are preserved in silica gel); ca 100 gr for each species. - Collecting soil samples to represent the microbial diversity associated plant communities surveyed (approx 250g of soil sampled in each community) - Collecting water samples from lakes near Penguin Ridge for identification of diatom algae
Event or project name/number: Plant Communities from ice-free areas of Antarctica
ASPA: Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
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Number of people permitted: 18
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  31 Mar 2014
Purpose: Establish though non invasive sampling methods the levels of persistent toxic substances (organochlorated pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls), trace-elements (mercury, cadmium and selenium) and stress levels (corticosterone) of the avian community of the Admiralty Bay and other areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, with emphasis in Skuas and Penguins. The analysis planned in this study, made in an integrated and complimentary manner, will contribute to expand the knowledge about the ecology of the studied species populations, especially in relation to the contamination levels and the stress ecology. Beyond the scientific interest, studies that expand the knowledge about these birds ecology will have future application in conservation plans for these birds, as well as for related species and the environment they live.
Summary of activities: The area will be visited for 2 / 4 researchers during a períod of 4-6 hours to colected carcasses of birds (chicks and adults) and other itens as algae, krill, vegetations. All sampled points will be record with a GPS. We will not catch live animals in the area. We will collect a maximum of 30 abandoned eggs for specie in breeding areas (penguins and skuas) and also collect soil samples (5cm3 each - ten points for colonies of penguins and 5 points next breeding áreas of skuas / maximum 25 samples).
Event or project name/number: Bioecological Studies in Penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica, P. papua and P. adeliae) and Skuas (Cathar
ASPA: Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
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Number of people permitted: 18
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2013   To:  31 Mar 2014
Purpose: Establish though non invasive sampling methods the levels of persistent toxic substances (organochlorated pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls), trace-elements (mercury, cadmium and selenium) and stress levels (corticosterone) of the avian community of the Admiralty Bay and other areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, with emphasis in Skuas and Penguins. The analysis planned in this study, made in an integrated and complimentary manner, will contribute to expand the knowledge about the ecology of the studied species populations, especially in relation to the contamination levels and the stress ecology. Beyond the scientific interest, studies that expand the knowledge about these birds ecology will have future application in conservation plans for these birds, as well as for related species and the environment they live
Summary of activities: The area will be visited for 2 / 4 researchers during a períod of 4-6 hours to colected carcasses of birds (chicks and adults) and other itens as algae, krill, vegetations. All sampled points will be record with a GPS. We will not catch live animals in the area. We will collect a maximum of 30 abandoned eggs for specie in breeding areas (penguins and skuas) and also collect soil samples (5cm3 each - ten points for colonies of penguins and 5 points next breeding áreas of skuas / maximum 25 samples).
Event or project name/number: Bioecological Studies in Penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica, P. papua and P. adeliae) and Skuas (Cathar
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