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Party: China
2012/2013 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: Science programs:recognition mechanism and resynthesis of the mycobiont and photobiont form Antarctic lichens, linear/branched isomerization and long-rande transport mechanism of perfluorinated compounds in Antarctica, establishment of observation quadart of terrestrial vegatation surrounding the Great Wall Station, study on the diversity of microbes involved in the degradation of organic nitrogen in Antarctica, study of ionospheric monitoring based on beacon satellite observations and measuring of electromagnetic environment over the Great Wall Station, data transmission platform construction and annual maintenance in the Great Wall Seismic Station,maintenance and calibration of tide gauge in Great Wall Station, exploring the benthos diversity, benthic ecology environment, organic pollutants and natural products in Antarctica, investigation on the biological, physical and chemical environment of the Great Wall Station regions, investigations of geology in the Antarctic Peninsula-Scotia Arc-Falkland islands region, meteorological obervations, study of ashore behavior of pinnipeds and habitat situation in Fildes Peninsula. Logistic operation: mechanical, electric, medical and communication equipments maintenance, station cultural construction, investigation on the Antarctic environment protection and the related international regulations, mapping on the facility zone of the Fildes Peninsula.
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: Science programs:investigation and evaluation of the polar station-based soil environmental baseline around Zhongshan Station, expedition on Amery Ice Shelf, cryospher watch in the adjacent region of Zhongshan Station, Antarctic ice/snow spectrum, radiance collection, geological investigations of the Prydz Bay-eastern Anery Ice Shelf region, observation on upper atmosphere physics at Zhongshan Station, geomagentics and gravity earth tide observations, observation o perennial GPS tracking station, stmosphere, space environment adn astronomical observation, effect evaluation on the cognition, psychological health and safety of the changes of sleep and circadian phase during winter of the 29th expedition at Zhongshan Station. Logistic operation:mechanical, electric, medical, communication equipment maintenance, oil tanks improvement, popular science base construction.
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: Science programs: glaciological investigation, maintenance of Dome A astronomcial telescope instruments, the inland navigation and surveying of Antarctic ice sheet, snow chemical and bioindicator research in Dome A, atmosphere, space environment and astronomical observations, the effects of Antarctic Dome A environmetn on physiology and psychology of the 29th Chinese inland expeditioners, maintenance of the low power magnetometers, maintenence seimic stations. Logistic operation: mechanical, medical and communication equipments maintenance, deep core drilling base construction, comprehensive building construction.
Operating Period: From: December To: January

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: Xue Long
Country of Registry: China
Number of Voyages: 8
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.
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
05 Nov 2012 Shenzhen, China 16 Nov 2012 Fremantle, Australia Transportation of Personnnel\cargoes,fuels supply.
19 Nov 2012 Fremantle, Australia 02 Dec 2012 Zhongshan Station Multidiscipline marine science trials;Transportation of Personnnel\cargoes\fuels. Discharge the expeditioners, fuel and other materials.
17 Dec 2012 Zhongshan Station 27 Dec 2012 Ross Sea Station 1 Multidiscipline marine science trials;Transportation of Personnnel\cargoes\fuels.
01 Jan 2013 Ross Sea Station 1 07 Jan 2013 Ross Sea Station 2 Multidiscipline marine science trials;Transportation of Personnnel\cargoes\fuels.
12 Jan 2013 Ross Sea Station 2 19 Jan 2013 Hobart, Australia Multidiscipline marine science trials;Transportation of Personnnel\cargoes\fuels. Discharge the expeditioners, fuel and other materials supply.
22 Jan 2013 Hobart, Australia 01 Feb 2013 Zhongshan Station Investigation in Pryze Bay, transportation personnel, fuel and cargo.
11 Mar 2013 Zhongshan Station 22 Mar 2013 Fremantle, Australia Multidiscipline marine science trials, Transportation of Personnnel\cargoes\fuels,fuel and water supplement
26 Mar 2013 Fremantle, Australia 09 Apr 2013 Shanghai, China Multidiscipline marine science trials;Transportation of Personnnel\cargoes\fuels.

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: KA-32
Category:
Period From: 02/12/2012
Period To: 11/03/2013
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: 02/12/2012
Period To: 11/03/2013
Remarks: Z9-airplane 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: 3
Number of people permitted: 5
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2012   To:  22 Feb 2013
Purpose: Ecological studies, sampling
Summary of activities: Visits by scientists from Institute of Micobiology,CAS, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, Wuhan University, Institute of Botany, CAS. Investigations on experiment plot of colonization and recovery of lichens,experiment plot of observation of lichen-plant, experiment plots establishments, microbial communities’ activation and interrelationship study, Deschampsia antarctica distribution reinvestigation, plant speciments collection and lichen species, lake water, snow, air, sediments and soil sampling
Event or project name/number: 2012/2, 2012/3, 2012/5
ASPA: Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 6
Number of people permitted: 9
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2012   To:  22 Feb 2013
Purpose: Ecological studies
Summary of activities: Visits by scientists from Institute of Micobiology,CAS, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, Wuhan University, Institute of botany, CAS, Shandong University, National Marine Environment Monirtoring Cener, Marine Biology Museum in Taiwan. Investigations on experiment plot of colonization and recovery of lichens,experiment plot of observation of lichen-plant,experiment plots establishments, microbial communities’ activation and interrelationship study, Deschampsia antarctica distribution reinvestigation, plant speciments collection,lichen species, lake water, snow, air, sediments , soil and animal dung sampling
Event or project name/number: 2012/2, 2012/3, 2012/4, 2012/5, 2012/6, 2012/7
Aircrat Report
General Report