ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
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Party: Belarus
2016/2017 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: Assessment of renewable living resources of the Antarctic coastal ecosystems, energy value of Antarctic fishes
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: Dr. Juri Gygynjak, The Scientific and Practical Centre for Bioresourcesof the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Academicheskaya st., 27, 220072, Minsk, Belarus Phone: +375 17 284 21 91 e-mail: antarctida_2010@ basnet.by
Main Activity/ Remarks: Study of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of the Vechernyaya Mount: flora and fauna diversity, microbiology, resources Biological research, including the study of terrestrial and aquatic natural ecosystems, flora and fauna diversity (including mosses, lichens, phytoplankton and zooplankton, pelagic animals, zoobenthos), population features of birds and seals, avifauna migration dynamics
Link (URL): http://biobel.by/
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  15 Dec 2016   To:  20 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Enderby Land, Tala Hills, Mount Vechernyaya
Project Name/Number: Comprehensive terrestrial and satellite monitoring of tropospheric aerosol, clouds and underlying surface in Antarctica
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anatoly Chaikovski, Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Prospect Nezavisimosti, 68, 220072, Minsk, Belarus Phone: +375 17294-90-04 e-mail:chaikov@dragon.basnet.by
Main Activity/ Remarks: Lidar and radiometric observations of atmospheric aerosols
Link (URL): www.ledcenter.by
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  28 Dec 2016   To:  25 Mar 2017
Areas of Operation
Enderby Land, Tala Hills, Mount Vechernyaya
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Project Name/Number: Investigation of environmental and climate changes of Enderby Land, East Antarctic and adjacent territories under the impact of natural and anthropogenic factors and scientific provision of fulfillme
Discipline: Climate studies, Environmental sciences , Atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sergey Kakareka, Institute for Nature Management, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Skoriny st., 10, 220114, Minsk, Belarus Phone: +375 17 2663427, e-mail: sk001@yandex.ru
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of atmospheric depositions, lakes, soils at Vechernyaya oasis; monitoring of Belarusian Antarctic station environmental impacts; landscape mapping of Vechernyaya oasis; study of changes of main environmental and climatic parameters of Enderby Land Snow, lakes and sea water, soils and bottom sediments sampling at Vechernyaya oasis; impact assessment; environmental modeling
Link (URL): www.ecology.basnet.by
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  25 Dec 2016   To:  25 Jan 2017
Areas of Operation
Enderby Land, Tala Hills, Mount Vechernyaya
Project Name/Number: Ozonosphere and ultraviolet radiation investigations; hydrometeorological support of the Belarusian Antarctic expedition and climate research
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences , Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Leonid Turischev, National Ozone Monitoring Research and Education Center of the Belarusian State University, Kurchatova, 7, 220045, Minsk, Belarus Phone:+375 17 212532 e-mail: turishevln@tut.by
Main Activity/ Remarks: Measurements of solar UV radiation intensity, ozone and nitrogen oxide concentrations; meteorological observations ()
Link (URL): http://ozone.bsu.by/
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:  28 Dec 2016   To:  15 May 2017
Areas of Operation
Enderby Land, Tala Hills, Mount Vechernyaya

Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Mount Vechernyaya
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Mount Vechernyaya   Lat: 67º 39´ 35´´ S   Long: 46º 09´ 18´´ E  
Maximum Population: 6
Medical Facilities: One physician on summer base Molodeznaya as a part of seasonal group of the Russian Antarctic expedition
Remarks / Description: One section and the mounting platform of the second facility of the Belarusian Antarctic station were delivered to Antarctica in December of 2016 on Board the Russian vessel "Akademik Fedorov".Installation and commissioning of another object were produced in January-February 2017 at the place of construction of the Belarusian Antarctic station at Mount Vechernyaya, Enderby Land. http://www.ats.aq/devAS/ats_meetings_doc_database.aspx?lang=e&menu=2 Belarusian Antarctic Research Station - the current stage of the creation and development perspectives. ATCM XL, CEP XXX, IP02, 2017
Operating Period: From: December To: February

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Academician Fedorov
Country of Registry: Russian Federation
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 73
Maximum Passengers: 150
Remarks: Participants of the 9th Belarusian Antarctic Expedition were delivered to Antarctica from Cape Town by a Russian Antarctic Expedition (RAE) vessel ‘Academician Fedorov’ in December 2016 and back to Montevideo in April 2017

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Basler BT-67
Category: Intracontinental flights
Period From: 28/01/2017
Period To: 28/01/2017
Remarks: Personnel transportation (3 persons): Mount Vechernyaya,Tala Hills, Enderby Land -Progress Station (RAE) within the limits of Antarctic flights system DROMLAN.
Type: Basler BT-67
Category: Intracontinental flights
Period From: 18/02/2017
Period To: 18/02/2017
Remarks: Personnel transportation (3 persons): Mount Vechernyaya, Tala Hills, Enderby Land - Novolazarevskaya Station (RAE) within the limits of Antarctic flights system DROMLAN.

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 Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (Monitoring and follow-up Activities)
Name of Activity: Environmental Monitoring at Mount Vechernyaya, Enderby Land (Belarusian Antarctic Station)
Location:
Site Name: Mount Vechernyaya, Enderby Land    67º 39´ 35´´ S   Long: 46º 09´ 18´´ E  
Procedures put in Place: Sample plot was established according to requirements.
Information Obtained: Environmental indicators were selected to observe the effect of construction and operation of the station and scientific activities at the territory and around station
Actions Taken:
Related EIA:
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Link (URL): http://ats.aq/documents/ATCM38/ip/ATCM38_ip039_e.doc

Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
Environmental Information - Conservation of Fauna and Flora
Permit Number: 1-b
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Feb 2017   Date end:  28 Feb 2017
Species: Asteroidea
Location:
Site Name: Nella Fjord   Lat: 69°22´30´´S   Long: 76°21´00´´E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Handle
Amount: 4
Purpose: Scientific collection and investigation
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Pursuant to the provisions of the StateProgram ‘Monitoring of the Earth’s Polar Areas, construction of Belarusian Antarctic Station and Promotion of Polar Expeditions for 2016-2020’
Event or Project Name/Number: Assessment of renewable living resources of the Antarctic coastal ecosystems, energy value of Antarc
Permit Number: 2-b
Permit Period: Date begin:  25 Dec 2016   Date end:  25 Jan 2017
Species: Fish: Trematomus spp.
Location:
Site Name: Lazurnaya Bay, Cosmonauts Sea   Lat: 67º 39´ 23´´ S   Long: 46º 10´ 26´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Handle
Amount: 7
Purpose: Scientific collection and investigation
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: 7 samples of fish (total weight with preserving liquid - 1400 g) and 5 samples of its fragments (total weight with preserving liquid - 400 g) Pursuant to the provisions of the State Program ‘Monitoring of the Earth’s Polar Areas, construction of Bela
Event or Project Name/Number: Assessment of renewable living resources of the Antarctic coastal ecosystems, energy value of Antarc
Permit Number: 3-b
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Feb 2017   Date end:  01 Mar 2017
Species: Holothuroidea
Location:
Site Name: Nella Fjord   Lat: 69°22´30´´S   Long: 76°21´00´´E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Handle
Amount: 1
Purpose: Scientific collection and investigation
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Pursuant to the provisions of the StateProgram ‘Monitoring of the Earth’s Polar Areas, construction of Belarusian Antarctic Station and Prom
Event or Project Name/Number: Assessment of renewable living resources of the Antarctic coastal ecosystems, energy value of Antarc

Permit Number: 4-b
Permit Period: Date begin:  20 Dec 2016   Date end:  25 Jan 2017
Species: Mosses and Lichens
Location:
Site Name: Nizhneye Lake    Lat: 67º 39´ 20´´ S   Long: 46º 09´ 07´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Plant Damage
Plant Removal
Amount: 4 samples of mosses and 3 of lichens
Purpose: scientific collection and study (taxonomy, ecological and biochemical features)
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Pursuant to the provisions of the StateProgram ‘Monitoring of the Earth’s Polar Areas, construction of Belarusian Antarctic Station and Promotion of Polar Expeditions for 2016-2020’
Event or Project Name/Number: Assessment of renewable living resources of the Antarctic coastal ecosystems, energy value of Antarc
Permit Number: 5-b
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Feb 2017   Date end:  01 Mar 2017
Species: Nemertea
Location:
Site Name: Nella Fjord   Lat: 69°22´30´´S   Long: 76°21´00´´E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Handle
Amount: 2
Purpose: Scientific collection and investigation
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Pursuant to the provisions of the StateProgram ‘Monitoring of the Earth’s Polar Areas, construction of Belarusian Antarctic Station and Promotion of Polar Expeditions for 2016-2020’
Event or Project Name/Number: Assessment of renewable living resources of the Antarctic coastal ecosystems, energy value of Antarc
Permit Number: 6-b
Permit Period: Date begin:  20 Dec 2016   Date end:  25 Jan 2017
Species: Plankton, Algae
Location:
Site Name: Nizhneye Lake    Lat: 67º 39´ 20´´ S   Long: 46º 09´ 07´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Handle
Amount: Plankton: 5 samples , Amount: Plankton: 5 samples
Purpose: scientific collection and study (taxonomy, caloric value)
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Pursuant to the provisions of the StateProgram ‘Monitoring of the Earth’s Polar Areas, construction of Belarusian Antarctic Station and Promotion of Polar Expeditions for 2016-2020’
Event or Project Name/Number: Assessment of renewable living resources of the Antarctic coastal ecosystems, energy value of Antarc

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