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Party: China
2008/2009 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Great Wall Station
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Great Wall   Lat: 62º 12´ 59´´ S   Long: 58º 57´ 52´´ W  
Maximum Population: 60
Medical Facilities: Doctor and surgery available
Remarks / Description: -Permanently occupied- Logistic operations: The project of capacity building for the Great Wall Station under the Tenth Five-year Plan; The VSAT communication project; The field investigation of establishing a health care system for Chinese Antarctic expeditioners; Study on the support system for physiological and psychological test of the winter crew; Maintenance to the installations of the Station. Science programs: Ionospheric vertical detection in Antarctic; The measurement of regional images control points at the Great Wall Station and its peripheral areas; Updated the topographic map of 1:500scale of the Great Wall Station; SCAR epoch GPS campaigns and GPS tracking station construction in the Great Wall Station; The maintenance and upgrading of the seismic station in the Great Wall Station; Study on evolvement of the ecological environment around the Great Wall Station; Ecological and environmental monitoring at Fildes Peninsula; Eco-environmental change records in the sediments influenced by marine animals at Byers Peninsula; Meteorological routine observations.
Name: Zhongshan Station
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Zhongshan    Lat: 69º 22´ 24´´ S   Long: 76º 22´ 40´´ E  
Maximum Population: 80
Medical Facilities: Doctor and surgery available
Remarks / Description: -Permanently occupied- Logistic operations: The project of capacity building for the Zhongshan Station under the Tenth Five-year Plan; The VSAT communication project; The geological survey for future upgrading in Zhongshan Station; Maintenance to the installations of the Station. The construction of the Dome A Station. Science programs: SLF/ELF air noise measure and analysis in Antarctic area; Expansion of satellites monitoring station and the base construction in Zhongshan Station; The establishment of absolute gravity datum at the Zhongshan Station; effects of the Zhongshan Station and inland environment on physiology and psychology of Chinese Expeditioners; Observations of Dalk Glacier and lakes in Larsman Hills near the Zhongshan Station; Comprehensive survey on Amery Ice Shelf; Antarctic katabatic wind observation; The study on clock gene and some biological rhythm of Chinese Antarctic Expeditioners; Real time observation on the atmospheric composition at the Zhongshan Station; The deployment and observation of the sea ice buoy in Prydz Bay; Study on the circulation of C,N,S and P around the Zhongshan Station; Meteorological routine observation; Ozone observations; General geomagnetism observation; Upper atmosphere physics observation study ; Observation on gravity earth tide; Observation of perennial GPS tracking and the tide gauge at the Zhongshan Station. Routine glaciology observation along a traverse from the Zhongshan Station to Dome A; Astronomical observation at Dome A; GPS survey at Dome A area.
Name: Kunlun Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Kunlun   Lat: 80º 25´ 01´´ S   Long: 77º 06´ 58´´ E  
Maximum Population: 24
Medical Facilities: General emergency medical care equipment
Remarks / Description: For this year`s Inland Expedition to Dome A, completing the construction phase I of Kunlun Station is a major mission.The first phase of construction of Kunlun Station is scheduled to be completed in Jan.,2009.Besides the mission of station building, the Inland Expedition will carry out the study in the field of graciology, astronomy and geology.
Operating Period: From: December To: January

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Xue Long
Country of Registry:
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 40
Maximum Passengers: 80
Remarks: “Xuelong” is B1 ice-breaker with displacement 21025 tons, 167 meters long, 22.6m wide, the maximum navigation ability for 20,000 miles. “Xuelong” has been upgraded for 3 times since 1993. the present vessel has the atmosphere, hydrology, biological, computer data processing center, meteorological forecast center and Marine physical, chemical, biological, geology, meteorological and clean and so on a series of scientific research laboratories, with a total area of 500 square meters. Equipped with the MK-3 / WOCE CTD and water sampler; 75KHZ and ADCP fish explorer; survey equipment such as was A frame, CTD winch; 3000 meters hydrological winch and two 6000 meters geological winches, can undertake multi-disciplinary comprehensive Marine investigation. Her main task for 2009/2010 is to transport personnel, materials and fuels and provide a platform for ocean investigation.
Name: Xue Long
Country of Registry: CHINA
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 40
Maximum Passengers: 80
Remarks: “Xuelong” is B1 ice-breaker with displacement 21025 tons, 167 meters long, 22.6m wide, the maximum navigation ability for 20,000 miles. “Xuelong” has been upgraded for 3 times since 1993. the present vessel has the atmosphere, hydrology, biological, computer data processing center, meteorological forecast center and Marine physical, chemical, biological, geology, meteorological and clean and so on a series of scientific research laboratories, with a total area of 500 square meters. Equipped with the MK-3 / WOCE CTD and water sampler; 75KHZ and ADCP fish explorer; survey equipment such as was A frame, CTD winch; 3000 meters hydrological winch and two 6000 meters geological winches, can undertake multi-disciplinary comprehensive Marine investigation. Her main task for 2011/2012is to transport personnel, materials and fuels and provide a platform for ocean investigation.

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: KA-32
Category:
Period From: 20/11/2008
Period To: 10/03/2009
Remarks: KA-32 air plane on board will be used for delivery of goods between the vessel and the station. The total flight time in Antarctic is 120 hours.
Type: Z9(Dolphin)
Category:
Period From: 20/11/2008
Period To: 10/03/2009
Remarks: Z9-air plane on board will be used for transportation of personnel, aerial photograph and aerial survey in the Antarctica. The total flight time in Antarctic is 120 hours.

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: None
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: 2008/03
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  05 Jan 2009   To:  25 Jan 2009
Purpose: Ecological studies
Summary of activities: -visits by the scientist of the University of Science and Technology of China-Water, soil, sediment, lake sampling and Eco-geological field investigating.
Event or project name/number: Eco-environmental change records in the sediments influenced by marine animals at Byers Peninsula
ASPA: Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2008/02
Number of people permitted: 4
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2008   To:  22 Feb 2009
Purpose: Ecological studies
Summary of activities: -visits by scientists of the University of Science and Technology of China-Gas and soil sampling and Eco-geological investigating
Event or project name/number: Study on evolvement of the ecological environment around the Great
Aircrat Report
General Report