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Party: China
2016/2017 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Science Activities in Previous Year
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: The Chinese Great Wall Station, located in King George Island, west Antarctic. At the moment there are 25 buildings, and the total area of Great Wall Station amounts to 4200 square meters. The station can accommodate 60 research personnel in summer and 20 research personnel in winter. Science disciplines carried out at the Station mainly include Biology, Ecology, Meteorology, Geology, Geochemistry, Environment and Ocean Sciences. According to statistics of the observed data from 1985 to 2000, Great Wall Station mean temperatures range from 1.9°C in January and February to -6.3°C in July, with the maximum of 11.7°C and the minimum of -26.6°C. The multi-yearly averaged wind speed of Great Wall Station is 7.2 m/s; the most frequent wind direction is WNW(18%) and the maximum wind speed is 40.3m/s.
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: The Chinese Zhongshan Station, located at Larsemann Hills, was erected on the 26th February, 1989. At the moment there are 15 buildings, and the total area amounts to 2700 square meters. The station can accommodate 80 research personnel in summer and 25 research personnel in winter. The science disciplines carried out at the station include Upper Atmosphere Physics (UAP), Meteorology, Glaciology, Oceanography, Geology, Geochemistry(Meteorite), Geography and Environmental Science, and so forth.Compared with Great Wall Station, the climate in Zhongshan Station is more continental. The mean temperatures there range from -0.2°C in January to -15.9°C in September, with the maximum of 9.6°C and the minimum of -45.7°C. The multi-yearly averaged wind speed of Zhongshan Station is 7.0 m/s; with the most frequent wind direction of E(27%) and the maximum wind speed of 46.2m/s. Katabatic winds regularly occur at Zhongshan Station.
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: The Chinese Kunlun Station is the first Chinese inland station, located in the Dome A area. The altitude is 4087 meters. The total area is 556 square meters. The station can accommodate 20-24 research personnel in summer. The science disciplines carried out at the station include Glaciology, Geophysics, Astronomy and so on.
Operating Period: From: December To: January
Name: Taishan Summer Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Taishan Summer Camp   Lat: 73º 51´ 49´´ S   Long: 76º 56´ 29´´ E  
Medical Facilities: not applied at present time
Remarks / Description: The Chinese Taishan Summer Camp is announced to open on February 8, 2014 by the State Oceanic Administration (SOA), People’s Republic of China. It is located at the site with travelling distance of 522 km far from the Zhongshan Station, 715 km from the Kunlun Station, and 85 km from the Grove Mountains. The altitude there is 2620m. The annual average temperature is -35.44℃ and the annual average wind speed is 5.5 m/s. The main purpose of the camp is to provide relay support of logistics for the investigation of the Kunlun Station and Grove Mountains, to provide emergency rescue protection for inland research activities in east Antarctica, and to support local observation of glaciology, meteorology, geophysics and aviation remote sensing in the east Antarctic ice sheet. The camp construction area takes up about 300 m2 at present time. With the logistical support provided mainly by inland fleet vehicles, the summer camp can supply up to 5 people for 60 days’ accommodation and work, and another 25 people for an average of 4 days’ accommodation per capita during the summer season. The design service life of the camp is 10 years.

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
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 2009/2010 is to transport personnel, materials and fuels and provide a platform for ocean investigation.

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: BT-67
Category: Intercontinental flights
Period From: 01/11/2016
Period To: 28/02/2017
Remarks: Xueying 601, the fixed-wing aircraft's main missions include cargoes and personnel transportation, scientific research in areas like Princess Elizabeth land and Amery ice shelf and emergency rescue.
Type: Dolphin B-7102
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 20/11/2016
Period To: 10/11/2017
Remarks: Dolphin B-7102 is mainly used for tansporting the logistic support materials, personnel bewteen the vessel and the Zhongshan Station, as well as performing other tasks like aerial photograph.
Type: KA-32
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 20/11/2016
Period To: 10/03/2017
Remarks: KA-32 is mainly used for transporting the logistic support material bewteen vessel and stations, research fields, etc.

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
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)
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  112    Name:  Coppermine Peninsula, Robert Island, South Shetland Islands  (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016 /11
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  19 Jan 2017   To:  08 Feb 2017
Purpose: geological survey
Summary of activities: expedition on geology and rock samples collection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  113    Name:  Litchfield Island, Arthur Harbor, Anvers Island, Palmer Archipelago (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/11
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  19 Jan 2017   To:  08 Feb 2017
Purpose: geological survey
Summary of activities: expedition on geology and rock samples collection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  116    Name:  New College Valley, Caughley Beach, Cape Bird, Ross Island (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/02-03
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  25 Jan 2017   To:  15 Mar 2017
Purpose: ecological survey
Summary of activities: Bird community and habitat investigation, recording the call of Emperor Penguin and performing acoustic playback experiment, collecting the feathers and tissue sample from natural died animals, collecting eggshell fragment. Moss and Lichen sample collection, vegetation monitoring quadrat establishment
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  125    Name:  Fildes Peninsula, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/01
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  19 Jan 2017   To:  03 Feb 2017
Purpose: biological survey
Summary of activities: Investigation of birds and habitat, muscle sample collection from dead birds and eggshell collection from hatched out eggs.
Event or project name/number:

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  125    Name:  Fildes Peninsula, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/06
Number of people: Permitted to enter  12   That actually entered:  12
Permit Period: From:  10 Jan 2017   To:  20 Feb 2017
Purpose: geological survey
Summary of activities: rock and soil sampling
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  125    Name:  Fildes Peninsula, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/08
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  08 Jan 2017   To:  03 Feb 2017
Purpose: ecological survey
Summary of activities: maintaining and reinvestigating vegetation quadrats, and collecting soil samples, hair grass, moss and lichen specimens
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  125    Name:  Fildes Peninsula, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/09
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  30 Dec 2016   To:  30 Dec 2017
Purpose: biological and environmental survey
Summary of activities: distribution investigation and behavior observation of pinnipeds, collection of the animal fur and fecal samples, collection of the environmental soil samples
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  125    Name:  Fildes Peninsula, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  08 Jan 2017   To:  03 Feb 2017
Purpose: geological survey
Summary of activities: rock samples collection and geological survey
Event or project name/number:

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  125    Name:  Fildes Peninsula, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/11
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  19 Jan 2017   To:  08 Feb 2017
Purpose: geological survey
Summary of activities: expedition on geology and rock samples collection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  126    Name:  Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016 /11
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  19 Jan 2017   To:  08 Feb 2017
Purpose: geological survey
Summary of activities: expedition on geology and rock samples collection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  128    Name:  Western shore of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016 /11
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  19 Jan 2017   To:  08 Feb 2017
Purpose: geological survey
Summary of activities: expedition on geology and rock samples collection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  133    Name:  Harmony Point, Nelson Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/11
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  19 Jan 2017   To:  08 Feb 2017
Purpose: geological survey
Summary of activities: expedition on geology and rock samples collection
Event or project name/number:

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  140    Name:  Parts of Deception Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016 /11
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  19 Jan 2017   To:  08 Feb 2017
Purpose: geological survey
Summary of activities: expedition on geology and rock samples collection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  146    Name:  South Bay, Doumer Island, Palmer Archipelago (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/11
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  19 Jan 2017   To:  08 Feb 2017
Purpose: geological survey
Summary of activities: expedition on geology and rock samples collection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  149    Name:  Cape Shirreff and San Telmo Island, Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016 /11
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  19 Jan 2017   To:  08 Feb 2017
Purpose: geological survey
Summary of activities: expedition on geology and rock samples collection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016 /09
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  30 Dec 2016   To:  30 Dec 2017
Purpose: biological and environmental survey
Summary of activities: distribution investigation and behavior observation of pinnipeds, collection of the animal fur and fecal samples, collection of the environmental soil samples
Event or project name/number:

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016 /10
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  08 Jan 2017   To:  03 Feb 2017
Purpose: geological survey
Summary of activities: rock samples collection and geological survey
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/01
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  19 Jan 2017   To:  03 Feb 2017
Purpose: biological survey
Summary of activities: Investigation of birds and habitat, muscle sample collection from dead birds and eggshell collection from hatched out eggs.
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/04
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  10 Jan 2017   To:  20 Feb 2017
Purpose: ecological survey
Summary of activities: soil and Intertidal sediment samples collection, lake water samples collection.
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/05
Number of people: Permitted to enter  8   That actually entered:  8
Permit Period: From:  08 Jan 2017   To:  28 Feb 2017
Purpose: ecological survey
Summary of activities: soil, vegetation, intertidal biological material and intertidal sediment sampling
Event or project name/number:

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/07
Number of people: Permitted to enter  2   That actually entered:  2
Permit Period: From:  30 Dec 2016   To:  04 Feb 2017
Purpose: environmental survey
Summary of activities: Collecting air, sediment and plant samples
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/08
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered:  4
Permit Period: From:  08 Jan 2017   To:  03 Feb 2017
Purpose: ecological survey
Summary of activities: maintaining and reinvestigating vegetation quadrats, and collecting soil samples, hair grass, moss and lichen specimens
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  150    Name:  Ardley Island, Maxwell Bay, King George Island (25 de Mayo) (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/11
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  19 Jan 2017   To:  08 Feb 2017
Purpose: geological survey
Summary of activities: expedition on geology and rock samples collection
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  151    Name:  Lions Rump, King George Island, South Shetland Islands (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016 /11
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  19 Jan 2017   To:  08 Feb 2017
Purpose: geological survey
Summary of activities: expedition on geology and rock samples collection
Event or project name/number:

ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  169    Name:  Amanda Bay, Ingrid Christensen Coast, Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarctica (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/02-03
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  25 Jan 2017   To:  15 Mar 2017
Purpose: ecological survey
Summary of activities: Bird community and habitat investigation, recording the call of Emperor Penguin and performing acoustic playback experiment, collecting the feathers and tissue sample from natural died animals, collecting eggshell fragment. Moss and Lichen sample collection, vegetation monitoring quadrat establishment
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  173    Name:  Cape Washington and Silverfish Bay, Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea (More Details)
Permit Number: 2016/02-03
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered:  5
Permit Period: From:  25 Jan 2017   To:  15 Mar 2017
Purpose: ecological survey
Summary of activities: Bird community and habitat investigation, recording the call of Emperor Penguin and performing acoustic playback experiment, collecting the feathers and tissue sample from natural died animals, collecting eggshell fragment. Moss and Lichen sample collection, vegetation monitoring quadrat establishment
Event or project name/number:

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