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Party: Belarus
2017/2018 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: Project M-1: 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. Geophysical studies of the atmosphere, including lidar measurements of aerosol and cloud parameters, radiometric measurements of the aerosol layer and measuring of the Earth’s surface albedo. Region of the Mount Vechernyaya, Enderby Land.
Link (URL): www.ledcenter.by
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Operating Period: From:  01 Dec 2017   To:  31 Mar 2018
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: Project M-2: 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 concentrations; meteorological observations. Meteorological observations for providing the aircraft operations and marine vessels in the region of Enderby land. Region of the Mount Vechernyaya, Enderby Land, board of the vessel "Academician Fedorov" along a route Molodezhnaya - Bellingshausen-Montevideo-Bremerhaven.
Link (URL): http://ozone.bsu.by/
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Operating Period: From:  01 Dec 2017   To:  30 Apr 2018
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: Project M-3: Geophysical and geochemical surveys of the earth’s crust in Antarctica
Discipline: Geophysics and seismology
Principal Investigator: Prof. German Karataev, Institute for Nature Management, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Skoriny st., 10, 220114, Minsk, Belarus Phone: +375 17 369 86 74 e-mail: german@nature.basnet.by
Main Activity/ Remarks: State Program ‘‘Monitoring of the Earth’s Polar Areas, construction of Belarusian Antarctic Station and Promotion of Polar Expeditions for 2016-2020’ Geophysical observations, measurements of magnetic fields. Geophysical and geochemical studies of the Earth’s crust at BAS surroundings; development of tectonophysical model of lithosphere formation and evolution at Enderby Land; study of the modern tectonosphere dynamics. Region of the Mount Vechernyaya, Enderby Land
Link (URL): www.ecology.basnet.by
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Operating Period: From:  01 Dec 2018   To:  28 Feb 2019
Areas of Operation
Project Name/Number: Project M-4: Comprehensive research, assessment of the prospects for the use of biological resources and environmental monitoring of the biotic components of the Antarctic environment
Discipline: Biology
Principal Investigator: Dr. Juri Gygynjak, The Scientific and Practical Centre forBioresourcesof 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: State Program ‘Monitoring of the Earth’s Polar Areas, construction of Belarusian Antarctic Station and Promotion of Polar Expeditions for 2016-2020’. Study of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of the Vechernyaya Mount: flora and faunadiversity, 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. Region of the Mount Vechernyaya, Enderby Land, board of the vessel "Academician Fedorov" along a route Molodezhnaya - Bellingshausen
Link (URL): http://biobel.by/
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Operating Period: From:  01 Dec 2017   To:  30 Apr 2019
Areas of Operation

Project Name/Number: Project M-5: 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
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences , Climate studies, Environmental 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: State Program ‘Monitoring of the Earth’s Polar Areas, construction of Belarusian Antarctic Station and Promotion of Polar Expeditions for 2016-2020’. 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. Oases of Tala Hills, Enderby Land
Link (URL): www.ecology.basnet.by
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Operating Period: From:  01 Dec 2017   To:  30 Mar 2019
Areas of Operation

Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Mount Vechernyaya
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Enderby Land, Tala Hills, Mount Vechernyaya   Lat: 67º 39´ 30´´ S   Long: 46º 09´ 12´´ E  
Maximum Population: 7
Medical Facilities: One physician.
Remarks / Description: Three sections from the second module of Belarusian Antarctic Station and the expedition personnel of the 10th Belarusian Antarctic Expedition were delivered to Antarctica by Russian Antarctic Expedition (RAE) vessel “Academician Fedorov” in December 2017. In December, 2017 - March, 2018 works on assembly of designs of the second object of the Belarusian Antarctic station "Mount Vechernyaya", East Antarctica, Tala hills, Enderby Land were carried out. http://www.ats.aq/devAS/ats_meetings_doc_database.aspx?lang=e&menu=2 Information on the activities of the Republic of Belarus in the Antarctic Treaty area: X Belarusian Antarctic Expedition 2017-2018 . ATCM XLI, CEP XXI, IP07, 2018
Operating Period: From: December To: March

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Academician Fedorov
Country of Registry: Russian Federation
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 80
Maximum Passengers: 80
Remarks: Participants of the 10th Belarusian Antarctic Expedition were delivered to Antarctica from Cape Town by a Russian Antarctic Expedition (RAE) vessel ‘Academician Fedorov’ in December 2017 and back to Montevideo by vessel ‘Academician Treschnicov’ in April 2018
Name: Academician Treschnicov
Country of Registry: Russian Federation
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 60
Maximum Passengers: 80
Remarks: Participants of the 10th Belarusian Antarctic Expedition were delivered to Antarctica from Cape Town by a Russian Antarctic Expedition (RAE) vessel ‘Academician Fedorov’ in December 2017 and back to Montevideo by vessel ‘Academician Treschnicov’ in April 2018

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Basler BT-67
Category: Intracontinental flights
Period From: 01/02/2018
Period To: 28/02/2018
Remarks: Personnel transportation: Mount Vechernyaya, Tala Hills, Enderby Land - Progress Station within the limits of Antarctic flights system DROMLAN.
Type: IL-76
Category: Intercontinental flights
Period From: 01/11/2017
Period To: 30/11/2017
Remarks: Personnel transportation: Cape Town- Novolazarevskaya Station within the limits of Antarctic flights system DROMLAN.
Type: Twin-Otter
Category: Intracontinental flights
Period From: 01/12/2017
Period To: 30/12/2017
Remarks: Personnel transportation: Novolazarevskaya Station - Mount Vechernyaya,Tala Hills, Enderby Land 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
Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
Environmental Information - Conservation of Fauna and Flora
Permit Number: 4
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Dec 2017   Date end:  31 Mar 2018
Species: Asteroidea spp.
Location:
Site Name: Lazurnaya Bay, Cosmonauts Sea   Lat: 67º 39´ 23´´ S   Long: 46º 10´ 26´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Handle
Amount: 2
Purpose: scientific collection and investigation
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Pursuant to the provisions of the State Program ‘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 prospects for use of biological resources and env. monitoring of biotic components
Permit Number: 5
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Dec 2017   Date end:  31 Mar 2018
Species: Echinoidea spp.
Location:
Site Name: Lazurnaya Bay, Cosmonauts Sea   Lat: 67º 39´ 23´´ S   Long: 46º 10´ 26´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Handle
Amount: 12
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 prospects for use of biological resources and env. monitoring of biotic components
Permit Number: 1
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Dec 2017   Date end:  31 Mar 2018
Species: Fish: Trematomus sp.
Location:
Site Name: Lazurnaya Bay, Cosmonauts Sea   Lat: 67º 39´ 23´´ S   Long: 46º 10´ 26´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Handle
Amount: 12
Purpose: scientific collection and investigation
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Pursuant to the provisions of the State Program ‘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 prospects for use of biological resources and env. monitoring of biotic components

Permit Number: 2
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Dec 2017   Date end:  31 Mar 2018
Species: Lichens spp.
Location:
Site Name: Mount Vechernyaya   Lat: 67º 39´ 35´´ S   Long: 46º 09´ 18´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Handle
Amount: 8
Purpose: scientific collection and investigation
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Pursuant to the provisions of the State Program ‘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 prospects for use of biological resources and env. monitoring of biotic components
Permit Number: 3
Permit Period: Date begin:  01 Dec 2017   Date end:  31 Mar 2018
Species: Mosses spp.
Location:
Site Name: Mount Vechernyaya   Lat: 67º 39´ 35´´ S   Long: 46º 09´ 18´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Handle
Amount: 6
Purpose: scientific collection and investigation
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks: Pursuant to the provisions of the State Program ‘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 prospects for use of biological resources and env. monitoring of biotic components

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