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Party: China
2011/2012 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´ 44´´ W  
Maximum Population: 60
Medical Facilities: Doctor and surgery available
Remarks / Description: -Permanently occupied- Logistic operations:oil tanks infrastructure, station cultural building, investigation of the Antarctic geographical names,and maintenance of the mechanical equipments. Science programs:study on ethogramand habitat of Antarctic seals,study on the multi-media distribution and fate of persistent organic pollutants in Antarctic area,culture and resynthesis of the mycobiont and photobiont isolated from Antarctic lichans,investigation of diversity of planktonic roseobacter and their ecological functions in the Great Wall Bay, Antarctica,studies on tunder carbon nitrogen and ohosporus biogeochemical cycles in Fildes Peninsula, monitoring and assessing of atmospheric chemical environment around Great Wall Station, Antarctica, Ecological and Enciromental monitoring and study in the offshore water of the Chinese Antarctic Great Wall Station, equipment replacing and maintenance of the polar marine environment monitoring system, satellite receiving system maintenance and upgrade in Great Wall station, Antarctica, seismic activity and tectonic setting in the Fildes Peninsula and its adjacent regions, construction of tide gauge system and increase of GPS control network in Great Wall station, effect on the cognition, phychological health and safety of the changes of sleed and circadian phase during winter in Antarctica, characterizing persistent organic pollutants in the food chains of Antarctica, meteorological and oceanograohical observations in teh Great Wall station.
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: dormitory building and electricity building construction under the Eleventh Five-year Construction Plan and maintenance of the mechanical equipment. Science programmes: satellite receiving system upgrade in Zhongshan station, the local testing of GPS automatic tracking system and improving the wireless sensor network in polar environement, comprehensive survey on Amery ice sheet, air-photography at Dalk glacier dynamics, in situ expedition and application research of polar robot, meterological observations in Zhongshan station, observation of upper atmosphere physics study at the Zhongshan station, Geophysics observation in the Zhongshan station, the observation of perennial GPS tracking station and the tide observation at teh Zhongshan staion.
Name: Kunlun Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Kunlun Station   Lat: 80º 25´ 01´´ S   Long: 77º 06´ 58´´ E  
Maximum Population: 24
Medical Facilities: General emergency medical care equipment
Remarks / Description: Logistic operation:construction of the complex building and garage, construction of deep ice core drilling workshop, maintaince of the station. Science programs: glacial and meteorologic investigations of transverse section between the Zhongshan station and Dome A, Installation of Antarctic survey telescope and maintenance of Dome A astronomcial station, navigation of route, GPS net of Antarctic ice movement monitoring repeat observation adn maintenence.
Operating Period: From: December To: January

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Xue Long
Country of Registry: CHINA
Number of Voyages: 7
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 2011/2012 is to transport personnel, materials and fuels and provide a platform for ocean investigation.
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
03 Nov 2011 Tianjin, China 19 Nov 2011 Fremantle, Australia Multidiscipline marine science trials;Transportation of Personnnel\cargoes\fuels.
21 Nov 2011 Fremantle, Australia 03 Dec 2011 Zhongshan Station Multidiscipline marine science trials;Transportation of Personnnel\cargoes\fuels. Discharge the expeditioners, fuel and other materials.
19 Dec 2011 Zhongshan Station 02 Jan 2012 Great Wall Station Multidiscipline marine science trials;Transportation of Personnnel\cargoes\fuels. Discharge the expeditioners, fuel and other materials.
07 Jan 2012 Great Wall Station 11 Jan 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina Multidiscipline marine science trials,Transportation of Personnnel\cargoes\fuels, fuel and water supplement .
14 Jan 2012 Ushuaia, Argentina 04 Feb 2012 Zhongshan Station Multidiscipline marine science trials;Transportation of Personnnel\cargoes\fuels.
10 Mar 2012 Zhongshan Station 19 Mar 2012 Fremantle, Australia Multidiscipline marine science trials, Transportation of Personnnel\cargoes\fuels,fuel and water supplement .
24 Mar 2012 Fremantle, Australia 08 Apr 2012 Shanghai, China Multidiscipline marine science trials;Transportation of Personnnel\cargoes\fuels.

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: KA-32
Category:
Period From: 03/12/2011
Period To: 10/03/2012
Remarks: KA-32 air plane on board will be used for delivery of goods between the vessel and the station.
Type: Z9(Dolphin)
Category:
Period From: 03/12/2011
Period To: 10/03/2012
Remarks: Z9-air plane on board will be used for transportation of personnel, aerial photograph and aerial survey in the Antarctica

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:  125    Name:  Fildes Peninsula, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2
Number of people permitted: 3
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2011   To:  22 Feb 2012
Purpose: Ecological studies
Summary of activities: Visits by scientists from Institute of Micobiology,CAS, andPolar Research Institute of China. Investigations of GHG flux measurement, microbial ecology investigation and resynthesis of the mycobiont and photobiont of lichen, lichen species sampling.
Event or project name/number: 2011/02, 2011/04
ASPA: Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 5
Number of people permitted: 8
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2011   To:  29 Feb 2012
Purpose: Ecological studies
Summary of activities: Visits by scientists from Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, Institute of Micobiology,CAS, Polar Research Institute of China, Heilongjiang Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, Wuhan University, University of Science and Technology of China, Taiwan Zhongshan University, Taiwan Marine Biology and Aquarium Museum. Investigations on air sampling, resynthesis of the mycobiont and photobiont of lichen, lichen species sampling, site selection and construction of GPS control point, , conjunction of GPS network , GHG flux measurement, microbial ecology investigation, soil, feather, egg shell remains, animal dung and body remains sampling.
Event or project name/number: 2011/02,2011/03,2011/04,2011/05,2011/06
ASPA: Number:  171    Name:  Narebski Point, Barton Peninsula, King George Island (More Details)
Permit Number: 1
Number of people permitted: 1
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2011   To:  29 Feb 2012
Purpose: Ecological and Eco-chemical Studies
Summary of activities: visits by scientist from University of Science and Technology of China, investigation on tundra carbon nitrogen and phosporus biogeochemical cycles.
Event or project name/number: 2011/04
Aircrat Report
General Report