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                                                ANTARCTIC TREATY

                                      Annual Exchange of Information Under

                                             Article VII (5) for 2003 – 2004


                                         UNITED KINGDOM ACTIVITIES




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                                                ANTARCTIC TREATY

              EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION UNDER ARTICLE VII (5) FOR 2003-2004

                                         UNITED KINGDOM ACTIVITIES

      (The Roman numerals refer to the sections of the Standard format for the Annual Exchanges of
      Information annexed to Recommendation VIII-6 of the Eighth Antarctic Treaty Consultative
      Meeting.)

      I.        DETAILS OF SHIPS, AIRCRAFT AND OTHER VEHICLES

                Royal Research Ships (British Antarctic Survey)

                 Vessel                           Gross Registered Tonnage   Remarks
                 RRS Ernest Shackleton            4028 tonnes                No armaments
                 RRS James Clark Ross             5732 tonnes                No armaments

                Ice Patrol Ship (Royal Navy)

                 Vessel                           Deadweight                 Remarks
                 HMS Endurance                    2500 tonnes                Sundry small arms

                Aircraft (British Antarctic Survey)

                 Aircraft                                                Registration
                 DHC-6 de Havilland Twin Otter wheel/ski aircraft        VP-FAZ
                 DHC-6 de Havilland Twin Otter wheel/ski aircraft        VP-FBC
                 DHC-6 de Havilland Twin Otter wheel/ski aircraft        VP-FBL
                 DHC-7 de Havilland Dash 7 aircraft                      VP-FBQ

                The aircraft will be based in the Antarctic during the summer and flown by civilian
                personnel (see para. IV(c) below). The Twin Otter aircraft are used to provide logistic
                support for scientists in the Antarctic Peninsula, Ellsworth Land, Ronne Ice Shelf, Coats
                Land, Dronning Maud Land, and polewards of Halley station. The Dash 7 aircraft will
                operate between the Falkland Islands and Rothera Station and provide logistic support
                within Antarctica. See also Annex VI for information on aircraft landing facilities.


                Aircraft (Royal Navy)

                Two unarmed Royal Navy Lynx helicopters aboard HMS Endurance.



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        These are used to provide aerial photographic and logistic support for field operations of the
        British Antarctic Survey and for hydrographic survey purposes.

                Vehicles                    See VIII below.

                Boats                       See VIII below.

                Military equipment Only on HMS Endurance.

      II.       DETAILS OF EXPEDITIONS

                Ships:

                The itinerary of RRS Ernest Shackleton is presented in Annex I Section 1 and on the
                BAS Web site www.antarctica.ac.uk

                The itinerary of RRS James Clark Ross is presented in Annex I Section 2 and on the BAS
                Web site www.antarctica.ac.uk

                The itinerary of HMS Endurance is presented in Annex I Section 3.

                Aircraft:

                The flight schedule for DHC-7 Aircraft (VP-FBQ) is presented in Annex I Section 4 and
                on the BAS web site www.antarctica.ac.uk

      III.      DETAILS OF STATIONS IN THE ANTARCTIC

                Fuller details of the UK Antarctic stations are to be found on the COMNAP Web
                Site http://www.comnap.aq.

                The full address of the UK home page on the COMNAP site is:
                http://www.comnap.aq/comnap/comnap.nsf/P/CountryByISO/UK

                Summer and winter operation

                 Station                  Position        Opened       Remarks
                 Rothera                  6734'S         1 Dec 1976   Scientific station with
                 Adelaide Island          6808'W                      laboratories, wharf and airfield

                 Halley                   7533'S         6 Jan 1956   Geospace, ozone and
                 Coats Land               2630'W                      meteorological observatory




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                Summer operation only

                   Station                 Position       Opened         Remarks
                 Fossil Bluff             7120'S         20 Feb 1961   Air transit station
                 Alexander Island         6817'W
                 Signy                    6043'S         18 Mar 1947   Terrestrial and freshwater
                 South Orkney             4536'W                       biological laboratory
                 Islands

      IV.       PERSONNEL

                See Annex II

                Military personnel aboard HMS Endurance

                Captain Karsten
                plus 17 officers
                       29 senior ratings
                       71 junior ratings
                Total 118 military personnel

      V.        PERSONAL ARMAMENTS

                None.

      VI.       BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY PROGRAMME OF WORK

                See Annex III.

      VII.      PRINCIPAL SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT

                See Annex IV.

      VIII.     TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES AND COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT

      (a)       Air Transport

                See paragraph I above.

                Marine Transport

                Rothera           two 4.7 m outboard-powered inflatable dinghies
                                  Two 5.3 m outboard-powered inflatable dinghies
                                  one 5.5 m rigid hull outboard-powered inflatable dinghy
                                  two outboard-powered semi-rigid inflatable dinghies




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                Signy             one outboard-powered inflatable dinghy 4.9 m
                                   two rigid hull outboard-powered inflatable dinghies 4.9 m

                Land Transport

                Halley            Rough terrain vehicles

                                  Crane(s): 2 Nodwell 110C/Palfinger

                                  Tractors, loaders, excavators

                                  Tracked tractor(s): 2 Caterpillar D4H LGP, 1 Caterpillar D4H LGP
                                  (summer only), 6 Tucker Sno-Cat 1700 series, 2 Tucker Sno-Cat 2000
                                  series, 1 Tucker Sno-Cat 1500 series (with access lift)
                                  Snow cutting machine(s): 1 Overaasen UTV 90 (D4H mounted)

                                  Other support transport

                                  Snowmobiles: 34 Bombardier snowmobiles

                Rothera           Rough terrain vehicles

                                  Forklift(s): 1 JCB 530-70 and 1 Matbro Teleram C
                                  Crane(s): 1 Nodwell 60c/Tico 672 and 1 Muskeg/Tico WT 100
                                  ATV(s): 1 Honda 350, 6 John Deere diesel Gator, 1 John Deere AMT
                                  622, 1 Foremost Delta 100 (cw water tank& crane)

                                  Tractors, loaders, excavators

                                  Tracked tractor(s): 1 Caterpillar D4H LGP and 1 Sno-Cat 1700 series
                                  Wheeled tractor(s): 1 Massey Ferguson 350 4x4 and 1 Massey Ferguson
                                  362 4x4
                                  Wheeled loader(s): 1 JCB 453 and 1 JCB 456
                                  Snow cutting machine(s): 1 Fiji FSR 1118DF (pedestrian blower), 1
                                  Konrad Peter SFT 1000 (self propelled) and 1 Overaasen snow blower
                                  (mounted on JCB 456)
                                  Excavator(s): 1 JCB 802 Mini Excavator, 1 CASE 888/P2AL (with rock
                                  grab & breaker), 1 Aveling Barford ASG 13 motor grader
                                  Mobile fire appliances: 1 Stonefield/Godiva P5000 6x4
                                  Other mobile plant: 1 Larrington/Blatchford container lifter/trailer
                                  3 turntable trailers, 2 AS Marston 10 Tonne tipping trailers

                                  Other support transport

                                  Snowmobiles: 60 Bombardier snowmobiles

                Fossil Bluff      Tractors, loaders, excavators

                                  1 Bombadier Muskeg tractor




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                                     Other support transport

                                      Snowmobiles: 2 Snowmobiles

      (b)         Radio Communications

                  See Annex V. Information prepared in accordance with Recommendation VI-2 of the
                  Sixth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.

      (c)         Description of Airfields

                  See Annex VI. More information is provided in Antarctic Flight Information Manual.
                  The Standing Committee on Antarctic Logistics and Operations (SCALOP) of the
                  Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes (COMNAP) produces this. The
                  document was produced at the request of the ATCM, and is updated annually prior to the
                  start of the Antarctic summer season.

      IX.         FACILITIES FOR RENDERING ASSISTANCE

            (a)           Aircraft

                  Four twin-engined de Havilland DHC-6 aircraft will be available in the Antarctic
                  Peninsula area from October 2003 to March 2004. A wheels-only de Havilland DHC-7
                  aircraft will be available at Rothera Station from October 2003 to March 2004.

                  Two Lynx helicopters on HMS Endurance.

      (b)         Runways (Aircraft landing facilities in use by the British Antarctic Survey).

                  (i)        A crushed gravel runway adjacent to Rothera Station, Rothera Point, Adelaide
                             Island.
                  (ii)       An extensive snow runway about 5 km NNW of Rothera Station, Rothera Point,
                             Adelaide Island.
                  (iii)      Snow runway about 1.6 km SSE of Fossil Bluff, Alexander Island. This is
                             subject to melting and refreezing during the summer, so may be unusable.
                  (iv)       Snow runway about 1 km SSE of Halley station, Brunt Ice Shelf.

      (c)         Fuel Available

                  For emergency only: Aviation Turbine Kerosene at Halley and Rothera.

      (d)         Navigation Aids

                  See Annex VI.

      (e)         Medical facilities

                  Signy              Paramedic facilities only in summer
                  Halley             Doctor, X-ray, Anaesthetic equipment



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                Rothera           Doctor, X-ray, Anaesthetic equipment

        (f)      Accommodation

                Emergency accommodation can be provided at all stations. See also Annex VIII.

      X.        NOTICE OF EXPEDITIONS TO THE ANTARCTIC NOT ORGANISED BY THE
                PARTY BUT ORGANISED IN, OR PROCEEDING FROM THE PARTY'S
                TERRITORY (Private Expeditions)

                See Annex VII.

      XI.       NOTIFICATION OF UNOCCUPIED REFUGES AND STATIONS

                See Annex VIII.

      XII.      ANNUAL RETURN OF THE NUMBERS OF EACH SPECIES KILLED OR
                CAPTURED IN THE ANTARCTIC TREATY AREA

                Mr M Dunn undertook the weighing and non-lethal diet sampling of penguins at Signy
                Island, South Orkney Islands during the summer field season. Less than 3000 Adelie,
                Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins were captured temporarily for this work. No penguins
                were killed


      XIII.     NOTICE OF THE INTENDED USE OF RADIO-ISOTOPES IN SCIENTIFIC
                INVESTIGATIONS IN THE ANTARCTIC TREATY AREA

                See Annex IX.

      XIV. NOTICE OF INTENDED USE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ROCKETS IN THE
           ANTARCTIC TREATY AREA




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                No scientific research rockets will be used during this period.

        XV.      NOTICE OF SHIPS CARRYING OUT SUBSTANTIAL OCEANOGRAPHIC
                RESEARCH PROGRAMMES IN THE ANTARCTIC TREATY AREA

                See Annex X

      XVI       NOTICE OF PERMITS ISSUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANTARCTIC ACT
                1994

                See Annex XI

      XVII. WASTES MANAGEMENT REPORT FOR PERIOD 1 OCTOBER 2000 TO 30
            SEPTEMBER 2001

                See Annex XII

      XVIII ENACTMENT OF UNITED KINGDOM DOMESTIC LEGISLATION TO GIVE
            EFFECT TO THE ANTARCTIC TREATY

      The Antarctic Act 1994 (except for sections 3 to 7) was brought into effect in the United
      Kingdom on 1 November 1995 (Statutory Instrument 1995 No. 2748), consequent to the
      United Kingdom’s ratification of the Environmental Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty on 25
      April 1995. The Regulations to the Act (The Antarctic Regulations 1995) in respect of the
      United Kingdom also came into effect on 1 November 1995 (Statutory Instrument No. 2741).
       Section 7 of the Antarctic Act 1994 was brought into effect on 1 November 1996. Sections 5
      and 6 of the Antarctic Act 1994 were brought into effect on 1 June 1997 and 1 October 1997
      respectively. Sections 3 and 4 were both brought into effect on the date that the
      Environmental Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty came into force, 14 January 1998.

      The Antarctic Regulations were amended by the Antarctic (Amendment) Regulations 1998
      (Statutory Instrument No. 1007), the Antarctic (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (Statutory
      Instrument No. 2147), the Antarctic (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (Statutory Instrument
      No. 2054) and the Antarctic (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (Statutory Instrument No. 323).
      These may be cited together as the Antarctic Regulations 1995-2003.

      The Antarctic Act 1994 was extended to British Overseas Territories by the Antarctic Act
      (Overseas Territories) Order 1995 (Statutory Instrument 1995 No. 1030).

      Polar Regions Unit
      Overseas Territories Department
      Foreign and Commonwealth Office
      LONDON SW1A 2AH

      www.fco.gov.uk

      November 2003




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                                                                             ANNEX I Section 1

        RRS ERNEST SHACKLETON – ITINERARY 2003-2004

      Depart Portsmouth                                   22 October 2003
      Arrive Immingham                                    24 October 2003
      Depart Immingham                                    28 October 2003
      Arrive Montevideo                                   20 November 2003
      Depart Montevideo                                   22 November 2003
      Arrive Falkland Islands                             26 November 2003
      Depart Falkland Islands                             30 November 2003
      Arrive Signy                                        02 December 2003
      Depart Signy                                        04 December 2003
      Arrive King Edward Point/Bird Island                07 December 2003
      Depart King Edward Point/Bird Island                11 December

                         Science work ES05

      Arrive Halley                                       24 December 2003
      Depart Halley                                       02 January 2004
      Arrive Signy                                        09 January 2004
      Depart Signy                                        12 January 2004
      Arrive Mare Harbour                                 15 January 2004
      Depart Mare Harbour                                 19 January 2004

                         Science work ES06
                         Science cruise ES07
                         Depot work ES08

      Arrive Halley                                       14 February 2004
      Depart Halley                                       21 February 2004
      Arrive Bird Island                                  26 February 2004
      Depart Bird Island                                  29 February 2004
      Arrive Falkland Islands                             03 March 2004
      Depart Falkland Islands                             06 March 2004
      Arrive Detaille                                     11 March 2004
      Depart Detaille                                     13 March 2004
      Arrive Rothera                                      14 March 2004
      Depart Rothera                                      17 March 2004
      Arrive Vernadsky                                    19 March 2004
      Depart Vernadsky                                    19 March 2004
      Arrive Lockroy                                      19 March 2004
      Depart Lockroy                                      19 March 2004
      Arrive Jubany                                       20 March 2004
      Depart Jubany                                       20 March 2004
      Arrive Falkland Islands                             24 March 2004
      Depart Falkland Islands                             26 March 2004
      Arrive Detaille                                     30 March 2004
      Depart Detaille                                     01 April 2004



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      Arrive Prospect Point                               02 April 2004
       Depart Prospect Point                               08 April 2004
       Arrive Danco                                        10 April 2004
      Depart Danco                                        15 April 2004
      Arrive Deception                                    17 April 2004
      Depart Deception                                    17 April 2004
      Arrive Stanley                                      20 April 2004
      Depart Stanley                                      25 April 2004
      Arrive UK                                           23 May 2004




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                                                                       ANNEX I Section 2

        RRS JAMES CLARK ROSS – ITINERARY 2003-2004

      Depart Immingham                                    10 September 2003
      Arrive Ponta Delgada                                18 September 2003
      Depart Ponta Delgada                                18 September 2003
      Arrive Falkland Islands                             14 October 2003
      Depart Falkland Islands                             19 October 2003
      Arrive King Edward Point/Bird Island                23 October 2003
      Depart King Edward Point/Bird Island                25 October 2003
      Arrive Falkland Islands                             28 October 2003
      Depart Falkland Islands                             30 October 2003
      Arrive Signy                                        02 November 2003
      Depart Signy                                        05 November 2003

                         Science cruise JR95

      Arrive King Edward Point/Bird Island                09 November 2003
      Depart King Edward Point/Bird Island                13 November 2003

                         Science cruise JR92

      Arrive Falkland Islands                             23 November 2003
      Depart Falkland Islands                             28 November 2003

                         Science cruise JR93

      Arrive Port Lockroy                                 04 December 2003
      Depart Port Lockroy                                 04 December 2003
      Arrive Rothera                                      05 December 2003
      Depart Rothera                                      08 December 2003

                         Science cruise JR94

      Arrive Falkland Islands                             17 December 2003
      Depart Falkland Islands                             20 December 2003
      Arrive King Edward Point                            23 December 2003
      Depart King Edward Point                            23 December 2003
      Arrive Falkland Islands                             27 December 2003
      Depart Falkland Islands                             30 December 2003

                         Science cruise JR103
                         Science cruise JR96

      Arrive King Edward Point                            15 January 2004
      Depart King Edward Point                            15 January 2004
      Arrive Bird Island                                  16 January 2004
      Depart Bird Island                                  16 January 2004



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      Arrive Falkland Islands                             20 January 2004
       Depart Falkland Islands                             23 January 2004

                         Science cruise JR104

      Arrive Falkland Islands                             13 February 2004
      Depart Falkland Islands                             15 February 2004

                         Science cruise JR77/78

      Arrive Falkland Islands                             05 March 2004
      Depart Falkland Islands                             08 March 2004

                         Science cruise JR100

      Arrive Falkland Islands                             05 April 2004
      Depart Falkland Islands                             08 April 2004
      Arrive Signy                                        10 April 2004
      Depart Signy                                        12 April 2004
      Arrive King Edward Point/Bird Island                14 April 2004
      Depart King Edward Point/Bird Island                19 April 2004
      Arrive Falkland Islands                             23 April 2004
      Depart Falkland Islands                             26 April 2004
      Arrive UK                                           02 June 2004




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                                                                                 ANNEX I Section 3

                                  HMS ENDURANCE – ITINERARY 2003-2004

      Depart Falklands                               3 January 2004

      Two work periods south of 60o South latitude involving:

      Hydrographic survey work in and around the Antarctic Peninsula.

      Logistical support to British Antarctic Survey (deployment of field parties).

      Small-scale base inspection programme.

      Arrive Falkland Islands                        4 March 2004




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                                                                                 Annex I Section
        4

      DASH 7 PASSENGER AND CARGO SCHEDULE 2003-04


      The following flights are scheduled between Stanley, Falkland Islands and Rothera Station,
      Antarctica.

      Flight No.                                          Flight No.    Date

      1 SOUTH            22 October 2003                  1 NORTH       24 October 2003
      2 SOUTH            30 October 2003                  2 NORTH       29 October 2003
      3 SOUTH            30 October 2003                  3 NORTH       1 November 2003
      4 SOUTH            2 November 2003                  4 NORTH       3 November 2003
      5 SOUTH            4 November 2003                  5 NORTH       7 November 2003
      6 SOUTH            9 November 2003                  6 NORTH       13 November 2003
      7 SOUTH            14 November 2003                 7 NORTH       17 November 2003
      8 SOUTH            18 November 2003                 8 NORTH       1 December 2003
      9 SOUTH            2 December 2003                  9 NORTH       19 December 2003
      10 SOUTH           21 December 2003                 10 NORTH      2 January 2004
      11 SOUTH           4 January 2004                   11 NORTH      8 January 2004
      12 SOUTH           9 January 2004                   12 NORTH      14 January 2004
      13 SOUTH           16 January 2004                  13 NORTH      26 January 2004
      14 SOUTH           27 January 2004                  14 NORTH      12 February 2004
      15 SOUTH           13 February 2004                 15 NORTH      17 February 2004
      16 SOUTH           19 February 2004                 16 NORTH      26 February 2004
      17 SOUTH           28 February 2004                 17 NORTH      3 March 2004




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                                                                                  ANNEX II

             OCCUPATIONS AND SPECIALISATIONS OF ANTARCTIC PERSONNEL
                                    2003-20034

      Officers in charge of stations

      John Hall                             Head of Operations Group
      Michael Dinn                          Operations Manager

      Stephen Brown                         Halley Base Commander
      Caroline Lewis                        Halley Logistics Coordinator
      Stephen Marshall                      Rothera Base Commander
      Rodney Arnold                         Rothera Field Operations Manager
      Rodney Strachan                       Rothera Station Support Manager
      Simon Gill                            Rothera Logistics Coordinator
      David Ellis                           Signy Base Commander
      Victoria Auld                         South Georgia, KEP Base Commander
      Ian Parsons                           South Georgia, KEP Base Commander
      Leslie Whittamore                     South Georgia Logistics Coordinator
      Margaret Annat                        Bird Island Base Commander

      Officers in charge of ships

      Christopher Hindley                   Ships Operations Manager

      Graham P Chapman                      Master – RRS Ernest Shackleton
      John B Marshall                       Master – RRS Ernest Shackleton
      Michael J S Burgan                    Master – RRS James Clark Ross
      Christopher R Elliott                 Master – RRS James Clark Ross

      Officers in charge of aircraft

      Gerard Nicholson                      Head of Air Unit
      Alan Meredith                         Chief Pilot
      Susan Evans                           Pilot
      Leslie Kitson                         Pilot
      David Leatherdale                     Pilot
      Gregory Marks                         Pilot
      Brian O’Driscoll                      Pilot
      Nigel D Pearson                       Pilot
      Geoffrey Porter                       Pilot
      Anthony Tuson                         Pilot

      Military personnel

      Heath Greville                        Royal Signals – Rothera
      Brendan Wilkes                        Royal Signals – Rothera
      Matthew Ashley                        Royal Signals – Halley



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      Paul Kinnaird                         REME – Rothera
       Gareth Wardle                         REME – Rothera
       Douglas Laws                          REME – Rothera
      Steven Milsom                         RAF – Halley
      Mark Keen                             RAF – Halley
      Alan Howland                          RAF – Rothera
      Dion Southern                         RAF – Rothera


                                                SUMMER PERSONNEL

    Bird Island

    Margaret Annat                                        Base Commander
    Andrew Cope                                           Facilities Engineer
    Paul Cousens                                          Buildings Officer
    Paul Duckworth                                        Builder/Carpenter
    Jaume Forcada                                         Population Ecologist
    Anthony Martin                                        Vertebrate Ecologist
    Iain Staniland                                        Vertebrate Ecologist
    Philip Trathan                                        Computer Modelling
    Andrew G Wood                                         Database Administrator

    Halley Research Station

    Matthew Ashley                                        Radio Operator
    Stephane Baugitte                                     Tropospheric Chemist
    Martin Bell                                           Vehicles Manager
    Edward Bowen                                          Mobile Plant Mechanic
    Stuart Bradley                                        ACP Acoustic Radar
    Fiona Brazil                                          Head of Personnel
    Steven Brown                                          Base Commander
    Ashley Bulmer                                         Operator-Mechanic
    Neil Cobbett                                          Electronic Engineer
    Paul Cousens                                          Buildings Officer
    Elaine Cowie                                          Meteorologist/Physicist
    Crispin Day                                           Field Assistant
    John Dudeney                                          Deputy Director
    Shaun Dudek                                           Steel Erector
    Leonard Evans                                         Steel Erector
    Neil Farnell                                          Base Assistant
    Annette Faux                                          Meteorologist/Physicist
    David Ganiford                                        AMOS W Specialist
    Christopher Gilbert                                   Senior Photographer
    Mark Godfrey                                          Senior Electrical Services Engineer
    Katherine Hayes                                       Applied Glaciologist
    Simon Higgins                                         Electrical Services Technician
    Caroline Lewis                                        Logistics Coordinator
    Mark Keen                                             Mast Erector



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    Nathan Keen                                           Facilities Engineer

    Russell Ladkin                                        Boundary Layer Scientist
    Kevin Larkin                                          Steel Fabricator/Welder
    Patrick McGoldrick                                    Carpenter
    Stuart McMillan                                       Chef Manager
    Steven Milsom                                         Mast Erector
    Craig Nicholson                                       Chef Manager
    Benjamin Norrish                                      Mobile Plant Mechanic
    Susan Patterson                                       Administrative Support
    Terence Pepper                                        Steel Erector
    Kate Read                                             Visiting Scientist
    Paul Rodhouse                                         Head of Biological Sciences
    Shane Rodwell                                         Electronics Technician
    Mark Ryan                                             Communications Manager
    Alfonso Saiz-Lopez                                    Atmospheric Chemist
    Lance Seviour                                         Operator-Mechanic
    Stephen Shorrock                                      Software Engineer
    Robert Shortman                                       Mechanical Services Technician
    Mark Stewart                                          Data Manager
    Donald Taylor                                         Head of Building Services
    Paul Torode                                           Field Assistant
    Mark Wales                                            Electrical Services Technician
    Douglas Willis                                        IT Engineer
    David Worthy                                          Steel Erector

    James Ross Island

    Joanne Johnson                                        Diagenetic Geochemist
    B De Vries                                            Visitor
    John Smellie                                          Petrologist

    Detaille Island

    David Burkitt                                         Abandoned Bases
    Rebecca Roper-Gee                                     Abandoned Bases
    John Shears                                           Environmental Manager
    Peter Wilmott                                         Abandoned Bases

    Shipborne Personnel on RRS James Clark Ross and RRS Ernest Shackleton

    Kjetil Aasekjaer                                      Simrad Engineer
    Vsevolod Afanasev                                     Electronics Engineer
    Clare Allen                                           Micropalaeontologist
    Alex Baker                                            Visiting Scientist
    Tiffany Barry                                         Visiting Scientist
    Thomas Bell                                           Visiting Scientist
    Andrew Black                                          Visiting Scientist



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    Fernando Bohoyo                                       Visiting Scientist

    Douglas Bone                                          Science Support
    Mark Brandon                                          Visiting Scientist
    Stephen Bremner                                       Head of Engineering Technology
    Andrew Brierley                                       Visiting Scientist
    Darren Clark                                          Visiting Scientist
    Charles Cook                                          Astrobiologist
    Patrick Cooper                                        Electronics Engineer
    Kate Creswell                                         Visiting Scientist
    Nathan Cunningham                                     Data Manager
    Julian Dowdeswell                                     Visiting Scientist
    Johnnie Edmonston                                     IT Engineer
    Peter Enderlein                                       Marine Scientist
    Grant Forster                                         Visiting Scientist
    Pauline Forward                                       Visitor
    James Fox                                             IT Engineer
    Bernard Fuchs                                         Visiting Scientist
    Nicola Gist                                           Visiting Scientist
    Catherine Goss                                        Marine Ecologist
    Angelica Granda                                       Visiting Scientist
    Paul Hampton                                          Visiting Scientist
    Sarah Hardy                                           Visiting Scientist
    Geoffrey Hargreaves                                   Visiting Scientist
    Simeon Hill                                           Ecosystem Modeller
    Andrew Hind                                           Visiting Scientist
    Christopher Hindley                                   Ships Operations Manager
    Andrew Hirst                                          Oceanographer
    Zackary Johnson                                       Visiting Scientist
    Robert Larter                                         Marine Geophysicist
    Samantha Lavender                                     Visiting Scientist
    Philip Leat                                           Principal Investigator
    Peter Lens                                            IT Engineer
    Eva Lopez                                             Visiting Scientist
    Christopher Lowe                                      Visiting Scientist
    Stephen Mack                                          Visiting Scientist
    Hugh Marsden                                          Postal Clerk
    Ian Millar                                            Petrologist
    James Miller                                          Personnel Officer
    Nicholas Millward                                     Visiting Scientist
    Benjamin Molyneux                                     Dental Officer
    Peter Morris                                          Data Manager
    Anthony North                                         Fish Biologist
    Timothy Parham                                        SOAP
    Julian Pearce                                         Visiting Scientist
    Uwe Piatkowski                                        Visiting Scientist
    David Pond                                            Marine Biochemist
    Graeme Potter                                         Visiting Scientist



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    Alexander Poulton                                     Visiting Scientist

    David Prentice                                        IT Engineer
    Mark Preston                                          Electronics Engineer
    Carol Pudsey                                          Marine Geophysicist
    John Pye                                              Head of Admin & Logistics Division
    Andrew Rees                                           Visitor
    Carol Robinson                                        Visiting Scientist
    Jenna Robinson                                        Visiting Scientist
    Jeremy Robst                                          IT Engineer
    Sarah Root                                            Visiting Scientist
    Elena San Martin                                      Visiting Scientist
    Julia Sas                                             Visiting Scientist
    Ryan Saunders                                         Visiting Scientist
    Jonathan Short                                        Visiting Scientist
    Catherine Stickley                                    Visiting Scientist
    Tina Stiglic-Buxton                                   Visitor
    Mark Stinchcombe                                      Visiting Scientist
    Andrew Tait                                           Electronics Engineer
    Geraint Tarling                                       Oceanographer
    Glen Tarran                                           Visiting Scientist
    Alexander Tate                                        Data Manager
    Sandy Thomalla                                        Visiting Scientist
    Howard Waldron                                        Visiting Scientist
    Jonathan Watkins                                      Krill Biologist
    Elizabeth White                                       Visiting Scientist
    Saritha Wilkinson                                     BBC World
    Emma Wilson                                           Medical Officer
    Hester Wilson                                         Visiting Scientist
    Richard Wilson                                        BBC World
    Malcolm Woodward                                      Visiting Scientist
    Jose Xavier                                           Visiting Scientist
    Michael Zubkov                                        Visiting Scientist

    South Georgia

    Mark Belchier                                         Science Manager
    John Clemens                                          Mechanical Services Technician
    Martin Collings                                       Marine Ecologist
    Susan Dowling                                         Medical Officer
    Andrew Godsell                                        Electrical Services Technician
    Ian Parsons                                           Base Commander
    Leslie Whittamore                                     Logistics Coordinator

    Port Lockroy

    Richard Atkinson                                      Base Assistant
    Peter Milner                                          Project Leader



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    David Wattam                                          Base Assistant


    Rothera Research Station

    David Adam                                            Journalist
    Olivier Alemany                                       Berkner Island Drilling
    Paul Arnold                                           BBC Newsround
    Rodney Arnold                                         Field Operations Manager
    Andrew Barker                                         Communications Manager
    Paul Best                                             Mobile Plant Technician
    Andrew Binney                                         Buildings Officer
    David Bloomer                                         Finance Officer, NERC
    Stefen Bokhorst                                       Visiting Scientist
    Alois Bory                                            Berkner Island Drilling
    David Bowden                                          Marine Ecologist
    Stuart Bradley                                        ACP Acoustic Radar
    Fiona Brazil                                          Head of Personnel
    Paul Bridge                                           Head of Evolutionary Biology
    Jonathan Bursnall                                     Field Assistant
    Richard Burt                                          Field Assistant
    Linda Capper                                          Head of Press, PR & Education
    Andrew Cavanagh                                       Head of Finance
    Sandra Chapman                                        Writers & Artists Programme
    Stuart Cochrane                                       AWG
    Gary Constantine                                      Domestic
    Peter Convey                                          Research Scientist
    Lucy Conway                                           Fish Nurse
    Alexander Cottle                                      Plant Operator
    John Coyle                                            Concreter/Builder
    Justin Cranfield                                      Domestic
    John Davies                                           AWG
    Matthew Davies                                        Base Assistant
    Jan Diettrich                                         Lidar Research Engineer
    Athena Dinar                                          Media Liaison
    Michael Dinn                                          Operations Manager
    Roy Dodson                                            IT Engineer
    Roderick Downie                                       Fossil Bluff Clean Up
    Darren Edmunds                                        AWG
    Stuart Eggington                                      Ecologist
    Andreas Engelen                                       Lichen Study
    Nicholas Evans                                        SOAP
    Susan Evans                                           Pilot
    Patrick Fielder                                       Facilities Engineer
    Richard Flower                                        Meteorologist/Physicist
    Christopher Francis                                   Domestic
    Hans Francke                                          Visiting Scientist
    Keiron Fraser                                         Marine Biologist



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    Paul Freeman                                          Fixed Plant Mechanic
     Tobias Garstecki                                      Micrbiologist
     Paul Geissler                                         Biologist
    Anthony George                                        Base Assistant
    Isabelle Gerrard                                      Chef Manager
    Simon Gill                                            Logistics Coordinator
    Marina Gordon                                         Laboratory Manager
    Laura Grange                                          Invertebrate Reproduction
    Kevin Gray                                            CODIS installation
    Elizabeth Greenwood                                   BBC Newsround
    Heath Greville                                        Radio Operator
    Hilmar Gudmundsson                                    Atmospheric Scientist
    John Hall                                             Head of Operations
    Ian Heffernan                                         Boatman
    Robert Hibbins                                        Physical Scientist
    Christopher Hill                                      CODIS Installation
    Dominic Hodgson                                       Biologist
    Kevin Hughes                                          Terrestrial Ecologist
    Ad Huiskies                                           Visiting Scientist
    David Ingham                                          Mast Officer
    Grace Ingoldby                                        Writers & Artists Programme
    Christopher Jacobs                                    Mobile Plant Technician
    Matthew Jobson                                        Builder/Carpenter
    Paul Kinnaird                                         Aircraft Mechanic
    Leslie Kitson                                         Pilot
    Douglas Laws                                          Aircraft Mechanic
    Professor John Lawton                                 Chief Executive, NERC
    David Leatherdale                                     Pilot
    David Lee                                             Weather Forecaster
    Genevieve Littot                                      Berkner Island Drilling
    Gregory Marks                                         Pilot
    Stephen Marshall                                      Base Commander
    David Maxfield                                        Atmos Scientist
    Gary McCall                                           Aircraft Mechanic
    Trevor McCormack                                      Berkner Island Drilling
    Edward McGough                                        Field Assistant
    Alan Meredith                                         Chief Pilot
    Martin Miller                                         AFI Coordinator
    David Mitchell                                        AWG
                                                          House of Lords Science & Technology
    Lord Parry Mitchell                                   Select Committee
    Timothy Moffat                                        Directorate Assistant
    Robert Mulvaney                                       Berkner Island Drilling
    Jane Nash                                             Medical Officer
    Ernie Nathaniel                                       Aircraft Mechanic
                                                          Clerk, House of Lords Science &
    Rebecca Neal                                          Technology Select Committee
    Gerard Nicholson                                      Head of Air Unit
    Katherine Nicholson                                   Senior Shipping Officer



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    Mairi Nicolson                                        Terrestrial Ecologist
     E Nielsen                                             Aircraft Mechanic
     Brian O’Driscoll                                      Pilot
                                                          Chair, House of Lords Science &
    Lord Ronald Oxburgh                                   Technology Select Committee
    David Pearce                                          Terrestrial Ecologist
    Douglas Pearson                                       Pilot
    Lloyd Peck                                            Marine Invertebrate Physiologist
    Margaret Peek                                         Administrative Support
    Geoffrey Porter                                       Pilot
    P Possenti                                            Berkner Island Drilling
    Kim Quince                                            Administrative Support
    Christopher Rapley                                    Director
    Judith Rhodes                                         Weather Forecaster
    Andrew Richardson                                     Buildings Officer
    David Routledge                                       Field Assistant
                                                          Polar Regions Section, Foreign &
    Jane Rumble                                           Commonwealth Office
    Pauline Sackett                                       Logistics Coordinator FI
    Jonathan Seddon                                       Electronics Engineer
    Jonathan Shanklin                                     Meteorologist
    Michael Sims                                          AWG
    Robert Smith                                          Field Assistant
    Neil Stevenson                                        Field Assistant
    Rodney Strachan                                       Station Support Manager
    John Taylor                                           AWG
    G Teste                                               Berkner Island Drilling
    Alistair Taylor                                       Field Assistant
    Eric Thornthwaite                                     Mechanical Services Technician
    Anthony Tuson                                         Pilot
                                                          NERC Science & Innovation Strategy
    Andrew Tyler                                          Board
    Paul Tyler                                            Visiting Scientist
    Marc van de Wouw                                      Visiting Scientist
    Allan Vaughan                                         Structural Geologist
    Craig Vear                                            Artists & Writers Programme
                                                          House of Lords Science & Technology
    Baroness Joan Walmsley                                Select Committee
                                                          Head of Environment & Information
    David Walton                                          Division
    Gary Wardle                                           Aircraft Mechanic
    Karen Webb                                            Research Assistant
    Anke Wendt                                            Petrologist
    Stephen White                                         Head of Vehicles Section
    Brendan Wilkes                                        Radio Operator
    Roger Worland                                         Terrestrial Biologist




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    Signy Research Station

     Richard Borthwick                                      Facilities Technician
    Simon Buckles                                          Electrical Testing
    Judith Dickson                                         Biological Research Assistant
    Michael Dunn                                           Zoological Research Assistant
    David Ellis                                            Base Commander
    Simon Herniman                                         Field Assistant
    Andrew Hodson                                          Visiting Scientist
    Marc Patrick                                           Electrical Testing


      Crew of RRS Ernest Shackleton and RRS James Clark Ross

      RRS Ernest Shackleton

      Graham Chapman                                      Master
      Antonio Gatti                                       Chief Officer
      Alan Newman                                         2nd Officer
      Vacant                                              3rd Officer
      Steven Buxton                                       ETO
      Derek Forward                                       Chief Engineer
      Michael Jones                                       2nd Engineer
      Robert Mathieson                                    3rd Engineer
      Waterhouse Kevin                                    4th Engineer
      Robert Roullier                                     ETO
      Michael Quinn                                       Catering Manager
      Charles Chalk                                       Bosun
      Noel Littlehales                                    Bosun’s Mate
      Murdo Nicholson                                     Launchman
      David Taylor                                        AB
      James Baker                                         AB
      Michael Brown                                       EDH
      Richard Parsley                                     Motorman
      Richard Simpson                                     Chef
      Robert Shields                                      Assist Chef
      Mark Jones                                          Steward
      John Marshall                                       Master
      John Harper                                         Chief Officer
      Noel Lynam                                          2nd Officer
      Christopher Handy                                   3rd Officer
      Steven Mee                                          ETO(R)
      Peter Brigden                                       Chief Engineer
      Malcolm Inch                                        2nd Engineer
      Robert Macaskill                                    3rd Engineer
      Thomas Balfe                                        4th Engineer



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      Thomas Waller                                       ETO (L)

      David Bailey                                        Catering Manager
      Martin Brookes                                      Bosun
      Raymond Davis                                       Bosun’s Mate
      Keith Dickson                                       AB
      Andrew Campbell                                     AB
      Barry Edwards                                       AB
      John McGowan                                        AB
      Craig Paice                                         Motorman
      Keith Walker                                        Assist Chef


      RRS James Clark Ross

      Christopher Elliott                                 Master
      Robert Paterson                                     Chief Officer
      Andrew Liddell                                      2nd Officer
      Michael Golding                                     3rd Officer
      Charles Waddicor                                    ETO
      David Cutting                                       Chief Engineer
      Gerard Armour                                       3rd Engineer
      Steven Eadie                                        4th Engineer
      Nicholas Dunbar                                     Electrical Officer
      James Gibson                                        Catering Officer
      John Summers                                        Deck Officer
      Simon Wright                                        Deck Engineer
      George Stewart                                      Bosun
      David Williams                                      Bosun’s mate
      Derek Jenkins                                       AB
      Terence Spiers                                      AB
      John McLeod                                         EDH
      Lester Jolly                                        AB
      Mark Blaby                                          AB
      Mark Robinshaw                                      Motorman
      Sydney Smith                                        Motorman
      Duncan Macintyre                                    Chief Cook
      Raymond Collins                                     2nd Cook
      Clifford Pratley                                    Snr Steward
      Derek Lee                                           Steward
      James Newall                                        Steward
      Kenneth Weston                                      Steward

      M Jeremy Burgan                                     Master
      David Gooberman                                     Chief Officer
      David King                                          2nd Officer



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      Paul Clarke                                         3rd Officer

      Micael Gloistein                                    ETO
      Duncan Anderson                                     Chief Engineer
      Colin Smith                                         2nd Engineer
      James Stevenson                                     3rd Engineer
      Thomas Elliott                                      4th Engineer
      Anthony Rowe                                        Elect Officer
      Richard Turner                                      Catering Officer
      Douglas Trevett                                     Deck Engineer
      Colin Lang                                          Bosun
      David Peck                                          Bosun’s mate
      George Dale                                         AB
      Ian Raper                                           AB
      Albert Bowen                                        AB
      Kelvin Chappell                                     AB
      Kevin Holmes                                        AB
      Bruce Smith                                         Motorman
      Angus Macaskill                                     Motorman
      D Hume                                              Chief Cook
      William Hyslop                                      2nd Cook
      Nicholas Greenwood                                  Steward
      Graham Raworth                                      Steward
      Michael Weirs                                       Steward


      WINTERING PERSONNEL 2003

      Bird Island

      Isaac Forster                             Zoological Field Assistant
      Christopher Green                         Zoological Field Assistant
      Sarah Robinson                            Zoological Field Assistant

      Halley

      Stephane Baugitte                         Tropospheric Chemist
      Graeme Barton                             Fixed Plant Technician
      Simon Coggins                             Data Manager
      Jeffrey Cohen                             Electronic Engineer
      Nigel Colgan                              Mechanical Services Technician
      Stuart Colley                             Meteorologist/Physicist
      Edwyn Dodd                                Field Assistant
      Thomas Gillie                             Builder/ Carpenter
      Russell Locke                             Electronic Engineer
      Mark Maltby                               Electronic Engineer
      Craig Nicholls                            Meteorologist/Elec Tech



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      Vanessa O’Brien                           Meteorologist/Physicist
       Kevin O’Donnell                           Chef Manager
       Steven Randall                            Mechanical Services Technician
      Michael Rooney                            Communications Manager
      Rhian Salmon                              Tropospheric Chemist
      Frank Swinton                             Medical Officer
      Allen Thomas                              Electrical Services Technician
      Gareth Wale                               Mobile Plant Technician

      Rothera

      Ian Airth                                 Mobile Plant Technician
      Alec Berry                                Field Assistant
      Timothy Burton                            Field Assistant
      Paul Booth                                Mobile Plant Technician
      Anthony Brennan                           Fixed Plant Technician
      Hamish Campbell                           Visiting Scientist
      Philip Harding                            Communications Manager
      Stephen Hinde                             Base Commander
      Robin Jarvis                              Field Assistant
      Julian Klepacki                           Electronic Engineer
      Andrew Miller                             Assistant Marine Biologist
      Cyril Millet                              Chef Manager
      Graham Nott                               Lidar Engineer
      Finbar O’Sullivan                         Medical Officer
      Andrew Porte                              Electrical Services Technician
      Dougal Ranford                            Field Assistant
      John Riseborough                          Carpenter/Builder
      Andrew Silvester                          Mechanical Services Technician
      Daniel Smale                              Marine Biologist
      Katherine Snell                           Terrestrial Research Assistant
      Adam Thornhill                            Meteorologist/Physicist
      Andrew Wilson                             Boat Handler
      John Withers                              Diving Officer

      South Georgia

      Victoria Auld                             Base Commander
      Brian Beck                                Plant Technician
      Jenny Corser                              Medical Officer
      Christopher Hall                          Electrical Services Technician
      Susan Hawkins                             Scientific Assistant
      Peter Love                                Boat Handler/ Maintainer
      Richard Mitchell                          Scientific Assistant
      Howard Owen                               Boat Handler/Maintainer
      Katherine Ross                            Scientific Officer




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                                                                                                   ANNEX III

                                   UK ANTARCTIC PROGRAMME OF WORK

      OCTOBER 2003 TO SEPTEMBER 2004

      STATIONS TO BE OCCUPIED

        Station               Wintering         Activities planned
                              staff

        Rothera               24                Geoscience, glaciology, terrestrial & inshore marine biology,
                                                human physiology and health, surface meteorology,
                                                meteorological studies using satellite imagery, ozone studies,
                                                mapping, UV impact studies.

        Halley                18                Surface and upper-air meteorology, human physiology and
                                                health, meteorological studies using satellite imagery,
                                                turbidity, ozone studies, geomagnetism, ionospheric
                                                observations above Halley and poleward, airglow and auroral
                                                observations, whistler observations, ULF pulsations

        Bird Island           4                 Bird and seal ecology, CCAMLR monitoring

        South Georgia         9                 Applied fisheries research for the Government of South
                                                Georgia

        Signy                 0                 Lake chemistry, microbial & plant ecology, invertebrate
                                                ecology & physiology, CCAMLR monitoring.

        Fossil Bluff          0                 Meteorology.


      UK SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMES OCTOBER 2003 TO SEPTEMBER 2004

      The research programmes of BAS are planned on a five-year timetable. The programme was
      based on proposals from staff. After international peer review organised by the NERC, the most
      highly rated were integrated into the Survey’s infrastructure capability. The outcome is a suite of
      nine research programmes. In addition, the Antarctic Funding Initiative (AFI) provides access to
      Antarctica for projects that are bid for competitively by BAS and NERC staff and the scientific
      research community in British universities.

      The UK Antarctic programme optimises the use of two research vessels RRS James Clark Ross
      and RRS Ernest Shackleton, three Antarctic research stations, Halley, Rothera and Signy, two
      stations on South Georgia, Bird Island and King Edward Point, and the fleet of four Twin Otter
      and one Dash-7 aircraft.

      The nine major BAS scientific programmes are:




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      Signals in Antarctica of past global changes
       Global interactions of the Antarctic ice sheet
       Antarctic climate processes
      Magnetic reconnection, substorms and their consequences
      Geospace atmosphere transfer functions
      Antarctica in the dynamic global plate system
      Antarctic biodiversity: past, present and future
      Life at the edge - stresses and thresholds
      Dynamics and management of ocean ecosystems

      The current programme is described in the booklet Antarctic Science in the Global Context,
      2000-2005. This information is reproduced on the BAS website in the section
      www.antarctica.ac.uk/Science/Programmes/index.html

      Besides the programme of the British Antarctic Survey there are a number of Antarctic-
      related studies undertaken in UK universities and research institutes. Some of these are
      funded directly by the British Antarctic Survey, and some are funded by the Natural
      Environment Research Council and from other academic sources. Details of the BAS-funded
      Antarctic Funding Initiative may be found be accessed through:
      http://www.nerc-bas.ac.uk/public/afi/




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                                                                                 ANNEX IV

                            SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT IN USE IN ANTARCTICA

      At Halley Research Station

                Advanced ionospheric sounder (AIS)
                Southern Hemisphere Auroral Radar Experiment (SHARE) Radar
                Four wide-beam riometers with directional aerials
                Imaging Riometer System (IRIS) with 49 beams
                Fluxgate magnetometer
                VLF radio receivers and analysis system
                Dobson spectrophotometer
                Radiosonde system
                Automatic weather stations
                Meteorological instruments
                Laser Cloud Base Recorder
                Sonic anemometers and other instruments for turbulence studies
                Meteosat DCP for transmission of meteorological observations
                Network services
                Sun, and Viglen computing systems and Satcomm connection
                Digital all-sky camera
                Acoustic radar (SODAR)
                Kite-borne atmospheric profiling system
                Dartcom HRPT receiver
                Medical X-ray machine
                Bomem spectrometer

          Clean Air Sector laboratory instruments:
              High Volume air samplers (HiVol)
              Aerosol sampling pump
              Aethalometer for soot carbon
              Condensation nucleus counter
              Ozone monitor (troposphere)
              Dual channel NOx analyser
              Spectroradiometer
              Formaldehyde analyser
              Denuder sampling system
              HONO Analyser
              Differential Optical Absorption Spectrometer
              Gas chromatographs (2)
              Hydrogen Peroxide analyser

      At 77°31'24"S, 23°25'18"W

                Fluxgate magnetometer




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      At 79°04'36"S, 24°07'11"W

                 Fluxgate magnetometer

      At 80°53'30"S, 22°14'48"W

                Fluxgate magnetometer
                Infra red radiometer

      At 81°30'00"S, 03°00'00"E

                Fluxgate magnetometer

      At 82°53'58"S, 12°14'57"W

                Fluxgate magnetometer

      At 84°21'34"S, 23°51'06"W

                Fluxgate magnetometer
                Infra red radiometer

      At 85°21'25"S, 02°03'44"E

                Fluxgate magnetometer

      At 85°23'22"S, 95°58'26"E

                Fluxgate magnetometer

      At 86°59'57"S, 28°24'49"E

                Fluxgate magnetometer

      At 86°30'53"S, 68°10'30"E

                Fluxgate magnetometer

      At 88°01'31"S, 43°51'56"W

                Fluxgate magnetometer

      At Automatic Geophysical Observatory (AGO) Site A80 (8054'S, 2216'W)

                Magnetometer
                Riometer
                VLF receiver
                Meteorological instruments
                Scanning receiver (Dartmouth College, USA)



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        Search coil magnetometer (University of New Hampshire, USA)

      At Automatic Geophysical Observatory (AGO) Site A81 (8130'S, 300'E)

                Magnetometer
                Riometer
                VLF receiver
                Scanning receiver (Dartmouth College, USA)
                Search coil magnetometer (University of New Hampshire, USA)
                Meteorological instruments

      At Automatic Geophysical Observatory (AGO) Site A84 (8422'S, 2352'E)

                Magnetometer
                Riometer
                VLF receiver (to be deployed in January 1998)
                Scanning receiver (Dartmouth College, USA)
                Search coil magnetometer (University of New Hampshire, USA)
                Meteorological instruments
                Imaging riometer system with sixteen beams

      At field locations near 77ES, 26EW

                Three automatic weather stations

      At Larsen Ice Shelf 66.9ºS 60.9ºW

                Automatic Weather Station

      At Butler Island 72.2ºS 60.2ºW

                Automatic Weather Station

      At Lyddan Ice Rise 74ºS 22ºW

                Automatic weather stations (2)

      At Sky Blu 75ºS 71ºW

                Infra red radiometer
                Automatic Weather Station

      At Rothera Research Station

                Bentham spectroradiometer
                Laboratory glass washing machine
                Water purification system
                Medical X-ray machine
                Meteorological instruments including satellite receivers & transmitter
                Laser Cloud Base Recorder
                Mobile radiosonde system (from 2001)


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       Antarctic Reception of Imagery for Environmental Sciences (ARIES) satellite receiver and
             associated hardware for collecting imagery of Antarctic weather systems
             Système Automatique d'Observations Zenithales (SAOZ) UV-visible spectrometer
             system, computer and spectral data analysis suite
             Sea water level recorder
             Microbiology incubators
             Laminar flow unit
      Network services and computers
             Microbalances
             Environmental growth cabinets




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       -20°C freezers
       -80°C freezers
       Carbolite furnaces
       Ovens
       Data loggers
       Centrifuge
       Incubators
       Fluorimeter
       Class II microbiological safety cabinet
       Marine aquarium system
       Diving decompression system
       VLF receiver experiment
       Iron Lidar (from 01.01.03)
       Infra red radiometer
       Airglow imager
       Bomem spectrometer
       Sun Unix workstations, Viglen computers and Satcomm connection
       CTD with fluorometer and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) sensor
       MF radar for mesospheric winds
       Spectrophotometer
       Autoclave
       Fume Hoods

At Signy Research Station

       Microclimate stations (two)
       Rackbeta Scintillation counter
       Microbalances (two)
       Viglen computers and Satcomm connection
       Network services
       Sea water level recorder
       Data loggers
       Sea ice camera for unattended operation
       Fume cupboards (two); one with flume; one with filters only
       Centrifuge
       Sanyo incubator, PH meter and Autoclave
       Corers
       Laminar flow cabinet
       Autoanalyser
       -80C freezer
       Water deioniser
       Fluorimeter
       Furnace
       Freezer and refrigerator

At Fossil Bluff

       Infra red radiometer
       Automatic weather station

Equipment used in aircraft



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       Trimble 4000SE global positioning system (GPS) (used on ground only or not at all)
       Ice sounding radar equipment
       Ashtec Z12 global positioning system (GPS) equipment
       HF antenna radiation pattern measurement equipment
       Scintrex Magnetometer System
       Airborne gravimeter
       Zeiss camera

For ground surveys/field use

       1 Trimble 4000SSE GPS receiver for geophysical survey
       2 Trimble 4000SSI GPS receivers for geophysical survey
       3 broadband seismometers
       Theodolites (various) and levels
       Hand-held GPS receivers for navigation
       Magellan 5000 PRO GPS position fixing equipment
       Two Trimble 4000 SSE GPS for studies of ice deformation and flow
       BISON 24-and 48-channel seismic recording systems with peripheral cables and geophones
       Geodimeter 220 Electronic Distance Measurement EDMs
       Three geophysical tiltmeters for ice dynamical studies
       Advanced Geophysical MicroMax seismic data processing system.
       Towed geophone array
       Lacoste-Romberg gravimeter
       Three Worden gravimeter-geodetic models
       Two hot water drills (40 kW power) for obtaining seismic shot holes
       Hot water drill (250 kW power) for drilling through ice shelves with a proven capability of 600 metres
       Borehole oceanographic profiling system
       Ice sounding radar (BAS-SPRI Mark 4)
       Automatic weather station
       Microclimate loggers
       Laptop computers
       Automatic air sampling system (located in Dronning Maud Land)
       2 hand operated ice core drills capable of attaining 50 metres
       Electromechanical ice core drill for attaining 200 metres of ice core
       Ice core drilling winch
       Portable ice core conductivity measurer
       Geological field equipment (hammers, collecting bags, boxes)

On RRS James Clark Ross

       Working Deck Areas

                 After Deck: 20 m long, full deck width, 370 sq m
                 Starboard:       5 m wide to midships, 150 sq m
                 Forward:         Starboard main deck, 130 sq m
                 All working deck areas covered by matrix of 1-tonne capacity bolt-down points at 1-m centres.
                 Facilities for 5 Laboratory containers (ISO 20 ft, 4 aft, 1 fwd)

       Gantries

                 20-tonne articulated "A"- frame gantry aft
                 30-tonne articulated "A"- frame gantry midships


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    Winch Systems

             Cantilevered drum traction winch of 30 tonnes pull serving aft and midships gantries
             Cantilevered drum traction winch of 10 tonnes pull
             15,000 metres tapered trawl warp – possibly shorter following retermination
             8,000 metres deep coring warp – possibly shorter following retermination
             7,000 metres standard 16 mm coring warp – possibly shorter following retermination10,000 metres
             armoured coaxial electro-mechanical cable – possibly shorter following retermination
             8,000 metres 10.8 mm single conductor cable – possibly shorter following retermination
             9,000 metres hydrographical wire– possibly shorter following retermination
             Twin warp trawling winch
             Twin Gilson winches 5 tonne
             Portable net drum winch

    Laboratories

             Wet Laboratory
             Main Laboratory
             Rough Workshop
             Scientific Workshop
             Water Bottle Room
             Chemistry Laboratory
             Preparation Laboratory
             Biochemistry Laboratory
             Microbiology/Radioactive Laboratory

    Computer/Electronic/Control Spaces

             Underway Instrumentation and Control Room
             Electronics Workshop
             Data Preparation Room
             Computer Room
             Paper and Magnetic Tape Ready-Use Store
             Sun Unix workstations and Viglen personal computers

    Other scientific spaces

             Gravity Meter Room
             Cool Specimen Room
             Walk-in Scientific Freezer (-20C)
             Scientific Chest Freezer (-80C)
             Scientific Hold
             Explosives Magazine
             Hazardous Chemicals Lockers
             Storm Clothing Annex

    Scientific Data Logging

             NOAA SCS Data Logging system
             Sun/Solaris workstations
             Netware Servers


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                Viglen PCs for general use
                HP Designjet 650C A0 colour plotters
                HP Laserjet printers
                Local Area Network providing 100Mbits/s to all equipment
                Logging PCs connected to instrumentation

      Scientific Instrumentation

                Simrad EM 120 1 degree by 1 degree multibeam swath bathymetry system
                Kongsberg TOPAS sub-bottom profiler
                Simrad EA 500 navigational sounder
                Simrad EK 60, 38 kHz 120 kHz and 200 kHz transceivers
                Precision Echo Sounder, 10 kHz
                Furuno CSH50 directional sonar
                Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (RD1 Type RD-VDM150)
                Acoustic pinger 10/12 kHz
                Pitch, Roll, Heave monitor/compensator
                Dual Axis Doppler Log (Sperry SRD 421S)
                Electromechanical Log (Chernikeef Aquaprobe Mk 5)
                BAS STCM three-component magnetometers
                Seismic compressors for air guns
                Gun handling equipment
                Marine Magnetics towed overhauser magnetometer

      Navigation and Oceanography

                Two Ashtec G12 global positioning system (DGPS) for Kongsberg Dynamic
                   Positioning System on vessel
                Ultrasonic anemometer
                Trimble 8-channel DGPS receiver
                Ashtech ADU2 3D DGPS
                Ashtech GLONASS/GPS receiver
                PC based Oceanlogger underway instrumentation
                including:
                        SeaBird Thermosalinograph
                        Thru-Flow fluorometer
                        Vaisala Digital Barometer
                        TIR sensor
                        PAR sensor
                        Air temp PRT
                        Humidity sensor
                        Sea water intake PRT
                Bench top salinometer
                Scintillation counter
                Conductivity-temperature-depth profiler (CTD )- including
                        PAR sensor, dissolved oxygen sensor
                        Fluorometer
                        Transmissometer
                        Altimeter
                        Deep ocean standards thermometer
                        12 bottle rosette sampler
                XBT system


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                 Dartcom HRPT satellite receiver
                 Sound velocity profiler
                 Deionised water maker

On RRS Ernest Shackleton

Laboratories

                 Dry laboratory, with computer flooring and work benches - 45 square m
                 Wet laboratory, with stainless steel interior - 45 square m
                 Preparations made for installing two container labs. (ISO 20 ft)

Research facilities

                 Telescopic crane at stern 10 T
                 ROV crane on upper deck 5 T/10 m-hydraulic and able to pick up from sea level
                 Navigation information system to all laboratories.
                 Uncontaminated sea water supply to wet laboratory
                 Slow speed and position-keeping facilities
                 Track Steering and Dynamic Positioning
                 12 kHz hydrographic echo sounder .
                 Preparations (hull dome) made for installation of bottom mapping system
                 Sonar room with void sluice valves up to 16 inch
                 Electrical power for science areas: 230 V and 120 V UPS 60 Hz, 230 V and 120 V 60 Hz clean
                 power & 230 V - 50 Hz clean power

Helicopter facilities - designed for Super Puma

                 Max weight of helicopter - 10 T on wheels
                 Diameter of deck - 18 m
                 Upper cargo hold to be used as hangar

Manoeuvring, navigation and communication

                 Dynamic positioning and separate joy-stick
                 Conventional back-up system in wheelhouse and crow=s nest
                 Three radars, two gyro compasses, RDF, helicopter homing beacon, GPS navigation system, wind
                 sensors and log
                 ECDIS digital mapping system
                 Navigation echo sounder, navigation sonar, hydrographic echo sounder
                 Communications to GMDSS including satcom., MF/HF and VHF intercom and hailing system
                 TV-monitoring with 20 cameras

Scientific instrumentation

                 Dartcom HRPT satellite receiver
                 EA 500 echo sounder
                 BAS STCM three-component magnetometer
                 Viglen PCs
                 Compaq Server
                 XBT system



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                                                                                     ANNEX V




                    INFORMATION ON UNITED KINGDOM TELECOMMUNICATIONS

                                    EQUIPMENT AND SCHEDULES IN THE ANTARCTIC




                                                          Date of preparation


                                                           November 2003




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                    INFORMATION ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND SCHEDULES FOR THE YEAR 2003 - 2004

            COUNTRY:           UNITED KINGDOM                      ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE ON THIS INFORMATION:
                                                                   The Director
            STATION:           BIRD ISLAND                         British Antarctic Survey
                                                                   High Cross, Madingley Road
            LAT 5400'S        LONG 3803'W                        Cambridge CB3 OET

            CALLSIGN           ZBH 22                              Telephone:      + 44 (0)1223 221400
                               SELCAL 05438                        Telegrams:      Polasurvey, Cambridge
                               INMARSAT STD B I/D                  Telex:          817725
                               TPH 382343127                       Telephone:      + 44 (0)1223 362616
                               FAX 382343131


                  TRANSMITTERS                                                  RECEIVERS                                                      REMARKS

  TYPE             FREQUENCY                 TYPES OF        FREQUENCY             TYPE         FREQUENCY         TYPES OF    FREQUENCY
                     BANDS                 TRANSMISSION      SELECTION                         BANDS             RECEPTION     SELECTION
                                            AND POWER                                                            AVAILABLE


TRP               1.6-30 MHz              AM. H3E, J3E     Synthesised
8250 S                                    FI.B 250 W PEP


PRM 4021          2-15.9 MHz              H3E, J3E         Synthesised                                                                      Transceiver with
TA 944C                                   10/100 W PEP                                                                                      linear amp


PRM 4051          2-11.9 MHz              H3E, J3E         Synthesised                                                                      Transceiver
                                          5W

Icom M59e         156-162 MHz             FM J3E           Synthesised          FRG 7700       0.15-29.9 MHz    AM H3E, J3E   Synthesised   General purpose
                                          25 W                                                                                              B/C receiver

NERA
SATURN B+         1635.5 MHz              TDM                                                  1535 MHz         TDM                         Marine band
                  1645.0 MHz              36 W                                                 1543.5 MHz                                   VHF transceiver




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                                                                  STATION: BIRD ISLAND: ZBH 22


          ANTENNA                             FACSIMILE                  TELEPRINTER                              REMARKS                 LIST OF AVAILABLE

                                                                                                                                                FREQUENCIES

 TYPE             AZIMUTH (IN                     TYPE       GROUP           TYPE               SPEED
                  DEGREES OR                                                                    (BAUD)
                     OMNI)

 AT80H        OMNI                         Brother 8250      3          SAIT XH 5112       50              ARQ or Unprotected 425        As other UK stations
                                                                        VISA 33                            Hz available
                                                                        terminal                                                          NB. No permanent
 TRAP         195                                                                                                                        watch - station manned
 DIPOLE                                                                                                                                   for short periods only




                          GMT             FREQUENCIES USED                             CIRCUIT CONDUCT

                                                                                                                                                REMARKS

  STATION        OPEN        CLOSE        TRANSMITTING           RECEIVING      TYPE OF          TYPE OF     SX
  WORKED                                                                       EMISSION          TRAFFIC     OR     SIDEBAND
                                                                               (SEE CCIR                     DX
                                                                                 432) (X)

 SIGNY           2000                     4067/9016       SIMPLEX             FIB or J3E                                             Dependent on quantity of
 ZHF 33                                                                                                                              traffic




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             COUNTRY:          UNITED KINGDOM                        ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE ON THIS INFORMATION:
                                                                     The Director
             STATION:          HALLEY                                British Antarctic Survey
                                                                     High Cross, Madingley Road
             LAT 7558'S       LONG 02634'W                         Cambridge CB3 OET

             CALLSIGN          ZHF 22                                Telephone:     + 44 (0)1223 221400
                               SELCAL 89022                          Telegrams:     Polasurvey, Cambridge
                               INMARSAT STD B I/D                    Telex:         817725
                               TPH 323202010                         Fax No:        + 44 (0)1223 362616
                               FAX 323202011
                               TLX 323202013 ZHFZ


                      TRANSMITTERS                                            RECEIVERS                                                               REMARKS

                 FREQUENCY               TYPES OF          FREQUENCY              TYPE        FREQUENCY            TYPES OF        FREQUENCY
   TYPE            BANDS               TRANSMISSION        SELECTION                            BANDS             RECEPTION        SELECTION
                                        AND POWER                                                                 AVAILABLE


   SKAN        1.6-30 MHz              J3E, R3E, H3E,     Synthesised        SKANTI          10 kHz-30 MHz       J3E, R3E, H3E,   Synthesised 10 Hz
   TI                                 A1A, H2A, F1B       100 Hz steps       R8000                               A3E, F1B, A1A,   steps
   TRP87                              750 W PEP                                                                  H2A
   57 S
   TXCV
   RS (x2)
               1.6-30 MHz             A3E, J3E            Synthesised                                                                                 HF Field
                                      20 Watts            100 Hz steps                                                                                Transceiver

   PRM
   4790A




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                                                                     STATION: HALLEY ZHF 22

                        TRANSMITTERS                                             RECEIVERS                                         REMARKS

        TYPE        FREQUENCY                   TYPES OF        FREQUENCY      TYPE    FREQUENCY           TYPES OF   FREQUENCY
                      BANDS                   TRANSMISSION       SELECTION            BANDS               RECEPTION    SELECTION
                                               AND POWER                                                  AVAILABLE

      VHF
      TXCVR
      SAILOR       154.40- 163.75 MHz        F3E              Synthesised
      RT2048                                 25 Watts

                   156-161 MHz
      KENWO                                  F3E              Synthesised                                                          Handheld
      OD                                     5 Watts                                                                               Channels 6,
      TK260                                                                                                                        8, 9, 16
                   156-161 MHz                                                                                                     programmed
                                             F3E              Synthesised
      STAND                                  5 Watts                                                                               Handheld
      ARD                                                                                                                          Channels 1-
      HX390        118-136.975 MHz                                                                                                 16
                                             A3E              Synthesised                                                          Programmed
                   118-136.975 MHz           10 Watts
      JOTRON                                                                                                                       Air/Ground
      TR-6102                                A3E              Synthesised                                                          Communicati
                                             1 Watt                                                                                ons
      WALTE
      R                                                                                                                            Handheld
      DITTEL                                                                                                                       Air/Ground
      FSG 5        1626.5-1646.5                                                                                                   Communicati
                   MHz                                                                                                             ons

      Inmarsat                               TDM                                      1530.0-1559.0 MHz   TDM
      Terminal                               33/25 dBW EIRP

      Saturn
      Bm



                                                                    STATION: HALLEY ZHF 22


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                        ANTENNA                     FACSIMILE            TELEPRINTER

                                                                                                          REMARKS                LIST OF
                                                                                                                          AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                             FREQUENCIES

          TYPE              AZIMUTH                       TYPE   GROUP       TYPE            SPEED
                          (IN DEGREES                                                       (BAUD)
                            OR OMNI)

     WIDEBAND           OMNI                     PITNEY BOWES    GPIII   XH5112        50            ARQ or UNPROTECTED   Frequencies pairs
     FAN DIPOLE                                  9820                                                TELEX AVAILABLE      scanned on ARQ
     (x2)                                                                                                                 (KHz):
                                                                                                                          (RX, TX)
     INVERTED           OMNI                                                                                              (3800, 3186)
     V DIPOLE                                                                                                             (4030, 4553)
                                                                                                                          (7623, 7623)
                                                                                                                          (8198, 9106)
                                                                                                                          (11255, 11565)
                                                                                                                          (14475, 14915)
                                                                                                                          (16040, 16315)

                                                                                                                          Frequencies in
                                                                                                                          common use for RT
                                                                                                                          (KHz):
                                                                                                                          4067, 5080, 5150,
                                                                                                                          5800 6210, 7450,
                                                                                                                          7775, 9106, 9115,
                                                                                                                          10049, 11055, 11255,
                                                                                                                          12425, 14915




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                    INFORMATION ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND SCHEDULES FOR THE YEAR 2003 - 2004

             COUNTRY:         UNITED KINGDOM                            ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE ON THIS INFORMATION:
                                                                        The Director
             STATION:         RRS JAMES CLARK ROSS                      British Antarctic Survey
                                                                        High Cross, Madingley Road
             LAT MOBILE         LONG                                    Cambridge CB3 OET

             CALLSIGN         ZDLP                                      Telephone:        + 44 (0)1223 221400
                              SELCAL 50441                              Telegrams:        Polasurvey, Cambridge
                              TPH 374033920                             Telex:            817725
                              FAX 374033924                             Fax No:           + 44 (0)1223 362616
                              TLX 374033926 ZDLP


                                      TRANSMITTERS                                                                     RECEIVERS                      REMARKS

      TYPE           FREQUENC             TYPES OF           FREQUENCY                   TYPE        FREQUENCY            TYPES OF       FREQUENCY
                     Y                  TRANSMISSION         SELECTION                              BANDS                RECEPTION        SELECTION
                        BANDS            AND POWER                                                                       AVAILABLE

   TRP 8757 D        1.6-30 MHz       J3E, R3E, H3E,      Synthesised                TRANSREC       WITH               INDEPENDENT      RECEIVER
   TRP 8757 S        1.6-30 MHz       A1/H2A, F1B         Synthesised                TRANSREC       WITH               INDEPENDENT      RECEIVER
                                      750 W PEP
                                                                                     OCEANIC        15 kHz-30 MHz      A1A, A2A, J3E,   Synthesised
                                                                                                                       R3E, F1B, A2A,
                                                                                                                       H2B, A3E, H3E

   NERA SAT B        1636.5-1645      EIRE 40 W                                                                                         SINGLE CH
                     MHz
   SAILOR
   VHF-FM RT                          G3EJN               Synthesised                SAILOR         2182 kHz
   146               156-161 MHz      (PHASE MOD)                                    R501           1535-1543.5 MHz

   SAILOR                             As above            Synthesised
   RT 2048           156-161 MHz                                                     TR 6102        118-136 MHz

   TRP 3000                           As above            Synthesised
                     156-161 MHz
   JOTRON                             As above            Synthesised
   VHF-AM TR         118-136 MHz
   6102

                                                              STATION: RRS JAMES CLARK ROSS



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                    ANTENNA                     FACSIMILE                TELEPRINTER                              REMARKS                  LIST OF
                                                                                                                                    AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                                    FREQUENCIES

       TYPE           AZIMUTH (IN                 TYPE          GROUP       TYPE              SPEED
                      DEGREES OR                                                              (BAUD)
                         OMNI)


   A59ST          OMNI                     PITNEY BOWES        GPIII    TT1585E          50               SAT-STD B TLX             NORMALLY
                                           8050                         TEXTEL3200                                                  ALLOCATED
   AT100D         OMNI                                                                                                              MARINE
                                                                        PCU 9000         50               HF TLX - ARQ or           FREQUENCIES
   STA10A         OMNI                                                                                    UNPROTECTED               PLUS
                                                                                                          AVAILABLE                 FREQUENCIES
   Z5086001       OMNI                                                                                                              ALLOCATED FOR
                                                                                                                                    USE IN
                                                                                                                                    ANTARCTIC
                                                                                                                                    WATERS




                               GMT                        FREQUENCIES                    CIRCUIT                                      REMARKS
                                                           USED                          CONDUCT

                   OPEN                      TRANS-         RECEIVING    TYPE OF         TYPE OF        SX    SIDEBAND
   STATION                     CLOSE         MITTING                     EMISSION        TRAFFIC         OR
                                                                                                        DX
   WORKED

   UK              HX          HX            Various      Various        J3E, H3E, F1B   ADMIN,               AS            OPERATES IN ANTARCTIC
   ANTARCT                                                                               DATA                 REQUIRED      FOR APPROX 7 MONTHS OF
   IC                                                                                    PVT                                YEAR
   STATIONS                                                                                                                 OCT-APR




                   INFORMATION ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND SCHEDULES FOR THE YEAR 2003 - 2004




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             COUNTRY:           UNITED KINGDOM                      ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE ON THIS INFORMATION:
                                                                   The Director
            STATION:          RRS ERNEST SHACKLETON                British Antarctic Survey
                                                                   High Cross, Madingley Road
            LAT MOBILE LONG                                        Cambridge CB3 OET

            CALLSIGN          ZDLS1                                Telephone:       + 44 (0)1223 221400
                              SELCAL 45968                         Telegrams:       Polasurvey, Cambridge
                              INMARSAT                             Telex:           817725
                              TPH 374035710                        Fax No:          + 44 (0)1223 362616
                              FAX 374035712
                              Telex 374035714 ZDLS1


                                        TRANSMITTERS                                                             RECEIVERS                  REMARKS

     TYPE           FREQUENCY               TYPES OF        FREQUENCY             TYPE         FREQUENCY           TYPES OF    FREQUENCY
                      BANDS               TRANSMISSION      SELECTION                         BANDS               RECEPTION     SELECTION
                                           AND POWER                                                              AVAILABLE

  TRP 8757 D       1.6-30 MHz           J3E, R3E, H3E,    Synthesised           TRANSREC      WITH               INDEPENDENT   RECEIVER     Frequency
  TRP 8757 S       1.6-30 MHz           A1/H2A, F1B       Synthesised           TRANSREC      WITH               INDEPENDENT   RECEIVER     capability
                                        750 W PEP

  TRP 3000         156-161 MHz          VHF-FM            Synthesised                                                                       Transceiver
  SAILOR           156-161 MHz          VHF-FM            Synthesised                                                                       VHF
  2047/D                                                                                                                                    Transceiver
                                                                                                                                            VHF
  JOTRON           118-136 MHz          6A3E, 2.5 W       Synthesised
  TR-6102
                                                                                                                                            VHF-AM
  NERA             1635.5-1645          TDM 36 W                                              1535-1543 MHz                                 transceiver
  SATURN           MHz
  BM                                                                                                                                        Maritime
                                                                                                                                            satellite
                                                                                                                                            terminal
                                                           STATION: RRS ERNEST SHACKLETON




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                                  GMT                      FREQUENCIES                       CIRCUIT                                             REMARKS
                                                            USED                             CONDUCT

    STATION          OPEN                      TRANS-      RECEIVING      TYPE OF            TYPE OF         SX   SIDEBAND
    WORKED                      CLOSE          MITTING                    EMISSION           TRAFFIC        OR
                                                                                                            DX

  UK Antarctic       HX         HX                                                                                                RRS Ernest Shackleton only
  Stations                                                                                                                        operates during season Nov-May.

  BAS                                                                                                                             Main mode of communication via
  Headquarters                                                                                                                    e-mail
  in Cambridge,
  UK



                 ANTENNA                      FACSIMILE                  TELEPRINTER                                  REMARKS                      LIST OF
                                                                                                                                            AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                                            FREQUENCIES

      TYPE          AZIMUTH (IN                   TYPE        GROUP           TYPE                SPEED
                    DEGREES OR                                                                    (BAUD)
                       OMNI)

  Comrod         OMNI-TX                   Brother 8250p                 PCU 9000 with       50               Maritime TOR protected        Normal allocated
                 Cage Dipole                                             Scancom software.                    wide band - unprotected       maritime Freqs plus
                 OMNI RX                                                                                      available                     Freqs allocated for use
                                                                                                                                            in Antarctic waters.
                 OMNI-TX
                 OMNI-TX


  1.3 M          DISH
  DISH


                   INFORMATION ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND SCHEDULES FOR THE YEAR 2003 - 2004


            COUNTRY:           UNITED KINGDOM                      ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE ON THIS INFORMATION:
                                                                   The Director
            STATION:           ROTHERA                             British Antarctic Survey



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                                                                      High Cross, Madingley Road
            LAT 6734'S       LONG 6808'W                           Cambridge CB3 OET

            CALLSIGN          ZHF 45                                 Telephone:     + 44 (0)1223 221400
                                                                     Telegrams:     Polasurvey, Cambridge
                              TPH 323201510                          Telex:         817725
                              FAX 323201514                          Fax No:        + 44 (0)1223 362616
                              Telex 323201517 ZHFR


                     TRANSMITTERS                                             RECEIVERS                                                         REMARKS

     TYPE         FREQUENCY              TYPES OF          FREQUENCY              TYPE         FREQUENCY           TYPES OF        FREQUENCY
                     BANDS             TRANSMISSION        SELECTION                             BANDS            RECEPTION        SELECTION
                                        AND POWER                                                                 AVAILABLE


  SKANTI         1-30 MHz             A1A, H3E,           Synthesised        SKANTI           0.15-30 MHz        A1B, A3A, H3E,   Synthesised
  TRP                                 J3E, F1B            100 Hz steps       R8001                               J3E, F1B         10 Hz steps
  8757D                               750 W PEP
  TRIPLE
  TXCVR's
                 310KHz               A2A or A3E
  SAC-NDB                             100 W
  TYPE
  SA100
  DUAL




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                                                                    STATION: ROTHERA ZHF 45


                     TRANSMITTERS                                             RECEIVERS                                    REMARKS

     TYPE         FREQUENCY                TYPES OF         FREQUENCY       TYPE     FREQUENCY      TYPES OF   FREQUENCY
                    BANDS                TRANSMISSION        SELECTION              BANDS          RECEPTION   SELECTION
                                          AND POWER                                                AVAILABLE


  HF Field
  TXCVR


  PRM4021        2-16 MHz              A3E, J3E, A1A       Synthesised
                                       10 W                100 Hz steps

  PRM4031        2-30 MHz              A3E, J3E, A1A       Synthesised
                                       10 W                100 Hz steps

  PRM4051        2-12 MHz              A1A, J3E            Synthesised
                                       5W                  100 Hz steps

  PRM 4041       2-30 MHz              A1A J3E             Synthesised
                                       20 W                100 Hz steps

  PRM            2-30 MHz              A1A, A3E, J3E F2B   Synthesised
  4790A                                20 W                100 Hz steps




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                                                                  STATION: ROTHERA ZHF 45


                     TRANSMITTERS                                             RECEIVERS                                        REMARKS

     TYPE            FREQUENCY               TYPES OF       FREQUENCY       TYPE     FREQUENCY          TYPES OF   FREQUENCY
                       BANDS               TRANSMISSION     SELECTION               BANDS              RECEPTION   SELECTION
                                            AND POWER                                                  AVAILABLE

  NDB

  SS 1000A           310 kHz              A1A             Fixed frequency
                                          100 W PEP       crystal

  DME

  Fernau
  DME2020            Ch119Y               PULSE                                     119Y
                                          100 WATTS
  INMARSAT
  EQUIPMENT

  NERA
  SATURN BM          1636.5-              TDM 40 W                                  1535-1543.5 MHz   TDM
                     1645 MHz                                                       L BAND




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                                                                  STATION: ROTHERA ZHF 45


                      TRANSMITTERS                                      RECEIVERS                                           REMARKS

      TYPE          FREQUENCY             TYPES OF        FREQUENCY       TYPE      FREQUENCY     TYPES OF   FREQUENCY
                      BANDS             TRANSMISSION      SELECTION                   BANDS      RECEPTION   SELECTION
                                         AND POWER                                               AVAILABLE

   VHF
   TRANS-
   RECEIVER

   Icom M59        156-158 MHz          VHF-FM            Synthesised
                                        25 Watt

   Icom M15        156-158 MHz          VHF-FM            Synthesised
                                        5 Watt                                                                           118.1, 118.3
   JOTRON          118-136 MHz          VHF-AM            Synthesised                                                    121.5
                                        50 Watt
   DITTEL          118-136 MHz          VHF-AM            Synthesised                                                    118.1, 118.3
                                        2 Watt                                                                           121.5

   Motorola        Channel 18           25 Watt           Synthesised

   Motorola        Channel 1            10 Watt           Synthesised

   Icom M3         156-158 MHz          VHF-FM            Synthesised                                                    Marine channel
                                        5 Watt                                                                           repeater




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                                                               STATION: ROTHERA ZHF 45


                      ANTENNA                 FACSIMILE            TELEPRINTER

                                                                                                        REMARKS                 LIST OF
                                                                                                                         AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                         FREQUENCIES

       TYPE           AZIMUTH (IN                 TYPE    GROUP        TYPE           SPEED
                      DEGREES OR                                                      (BAUD)
                         OMNI)

   SABRE              STEERABLE            Brother 8250   GP 111                                                         3186, 3250, 3800,
   RLPA                                                            XH5112        50                                      4892
                                                                                                                         5930, 7623, 8190,
   SABRE                                                                                                                 9480
   800-4              0/180
   800-4              90/270                                     TT1585E       50             Used with SES terminal
                                                                   TEXTEL320                                             Frequencies in
   NDB                                                                                                                   common use
   SAC                OMNI                                                                                               4067, 4553, 5080,
   MONOPOLE                                                                                                              5800 6386.5, 7450,
                                                                                                                         8198, 8265 9106,
                                                                                                                         10049, 11055, 11255
                                                                                                                         12425, 14915, 17975




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                                                                         STATION: ROTHERA ZHF 45

                                GMT               FREQUENCIES USED                            CIRCUIT CONDUCT                           REMARKS

      STATION                                       TRANSMITTING                        TYPE OF     TYPE OF     SX   SIDEBAND
      WORKED           OPEN          CLOSE                                  RECEIVING   EMISSION    TRAFFIC     DX

   HALLEY              1000          1015         9106U, 7775U                          J3E         MET                         DAILY
   DEEP FIELD          1015          1030         7775U, 9106U                          J3E         SAFETY                      OCT-MAR DAILY
   FIELD               1030          1045         4067U, 5080U, 7775U                   J3E         SAFETY                      OCT-MAR DAILY
   PARTIES                                                                                          ADMIN
   STANLEY             1100          1130         7775U, 8855U, 9106U,                  J3E         MET                         OCT-MAR DAILY
                                                  10049U
   FOSSIL              1130          1135         4067U, 5080U                          J3E         MET                         OCT-MAR DAILY
   BLUFF
   MET SCHEDS          1135          1200         as required                           J3E         MET                         DAILY
   FIELD               1200          1230         5080U, 6386.5U                        J3E         SAFETY                      OCT-MAR DAILY
   PARTIES                                                                                          ADMIN
   INTER-BASE          1230                       11055U, 9106U                         J3E         ADMIN                       APR-SEP SATURDAY
   BAS HQ              1430          1445         Satellite                             SATELLITE   FAX                         MON-FRI
   MET SCHEDS          1735          1800         as required                           J3E         MET                         DAILY
   INTER-BASE          1830                       4067U                                 J3E         MET                         OCT-MAR DAILY
   DEEP FIELD          1830          1900         9106U, 7623U, 11055U
                                                  Satellite                             J3E         ADMIN                       APR-SEP SATURDAY
   BAS HQ              2000          2015         5080U, 4067U                          SATELLITE   E-MAIL                      MON-FRI
   FIELD               2230          2330                                               J3E         SAFETY                      OCT-MAR DAILY
   PARTIES                                        5080U, 4067U                                      ADMIN
   FOSSIL              2330          2335                                               J3E         MET                         OCT-MAR DAILY
   BLUFF                                          as required
   MET SCHEDS          2335          0000                                               J3E         MET                         DAILY
                                                  5080U, 7775U, 118.1
   LISTENING           0000-                      MHz, 156.8 MHz &                      J3E         SAFETY                      OCT-MAR DAILY
   WATCHES             1000                       Marine Channel 6                      J3E
                                                  2023.5                                J3E
                                                                                                                                APR-SEP DAILY
                       1130-
                       2359

 DURING PERIOD OCT-MAR, 6, 8, 10, 11 AND 12 MHZ FREQUENCIES ARE USED AS REQUIRED TO COMMUNICATE WITH AIRCRAFT AND DISTANT FIELD PARTIES




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                    INFORMATION ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND SCHEDULES FOR THE YEAR 2003 - 2004

             COUNTRY:         UNITED KINGDOM                            ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE ON THIS INFORMATION:
                                                                        The Director
             STATION:         SIGNY                                     British Antarctic Survey
                                                                        High Cross, Madingley Road
             LAT 6043'S      LONG 4536'W                              Cambridge CB3 OET

             CALLSIGN         ZHF 33                                    Telephone:     + 44 (0)1223 221400
                              SELCAL 89042                              Telegrams:     Polasurvey, Cambridge
                              INMARSAT                                  Telex:         817725
                              TPH 382341575                             Fax No:        + 44 (0)1223 362616
                              FAX 382341579

             SIGNY STATION OPERATES SUMMER ONLY



                     TRANSMITTERS                                               RECEIVERS                                                    REMARKS

     TYPE          FREQUENCY              TYPES OF          FREQUENCY                TYPE        FREQUENCY            TYPES OF   FREQUENCY
                     BANDS              TRANSMISSIO         SELECTION                              BANDS             RECEPTION   SELECTION
                                       N                                                                             AVAILABLE
                                         AND POWER

  SKANTI          2-28 MHz             J3E, R3E, H3E      Synthesised
  TRP 8253S                            FIB 250 W PEP

  Navico          156-161MHz           25W                Synthesised                                                                        VHF Marine
                                                                                                                                             radio
  HF Field
  TXCVR

  Inmarsat
  Equipment

  Nera            1636.5-1645          TDM 36 EIRE                                              1535-1543.5 MHz     TDM
  SATURN          MHz
  Bt




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STATION: SIGNY ZHF 33


                ANTENNA                          FACSIMILE           TELEPRINTER                         REMARKS                  LIST OF
                                                                                                                           AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                           FREQUENCIES

     TYPE           AZIMUTH (IN                      TYPE    GROUP       TYPE            SPEED
                    DEGREES OR                                                           (BAUD)
                       OMNI)

 WB1510         120 approx                                          SIEMENS T100   50            ARQ or UNPROTECTED       3186, 3250, 3800,
 3-30 MHz                                                                                         TLX AVAILABLE            4892
                                                                                                                           5930, 7623, 8190,
 AT80H          OMNI                                                                                                       9480
 1.6-30
 MHz                                                                                                                       Frequencies in
 Dipoles                                                                                                                   common use
 various                                                                                                                   4067, 4553, 5080,
                                                                                                                           5800 6386.5, 7450,
                                                                                                                           8198, 8265 9106,
                                             PITNEY          GROUP   OKITEX         50            Used with SES Terminal   10049, 11255
                                             BOWES           III     TERMINAL                                              12425, 14915, 17975
                                             7100




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                INFORMATION ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND SCHEDULES FOR THE YEAR 2003-2004
            COUNTRY:           UNITED KINGDOM                      ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE ON THIS INFORMATION:
                                                                   The Director
            STATION:           King Edward Point,
                               South Georgia                       British Antarctic Survey
                                                                   High Cross, Madingley Road
            LAT 5417'S        LONG 3630'W                        Cambridge CB3 OET

            CALLSIGN           KEP MMSI No. 740365000              Telephone:      + 44 (0)1223 221400
                               SELCAL 45969                        Telegrams:      Polasurvey, Cambridge
                               INMARSAT STD B                      Telex:          817725 BASCAM G
                               TPH 382359030                       Telephone:      + 44 (0)1223 362616
                               FAX 382359035
                               Telex 382359038 BASD X


                       TRANSMITTERS                                             RECEIVERS                                                    REMARKS

       TYPE          FREQUENCY                  TYPES OF      FREQUENCY            TYPE         FREQUENCY         TYPES OF   FREQUENCY
                       BANDS                 TRANSMISSION      SELECTION                        BANDS            RECEPTION    SELECTION
                                               AND POWER                                                         AVAILABLE


    TRP              1.6-30 MHz             AM. H3E, J3E    Synthesised         DSC9000                                                   DSC Equipped
    9500                                    F1B 500 W PEP

    TRP 1000         156-162 MHz            FM J3E          Synthesised                                                                   DSC Equipped
                                            25 W

    Icom M59e        156-162 MHz            FM J3E          Synthesised
                                            25 W

    NERA             1635.5 MHz             TDM             Synthesised
    SATURN                                  36 W
    Bm                                                                                      1535 MHz            TDM
                                                                                            1543.5 MHz




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                                                             STATION: KING EDWARD POINT


              ANTENNA                            FACSIMILE               TELEPRINTER                                  REMARKS                          LIST OF
                                                                                                                                                AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                                                FREQUENCIES

      TYPE          AZIMUTH (IN                      TYPE     GROUP           TYPE                 SPEED
                    DEGREES OR                                                                     (BAUD)
                       OMNI)

   Vertical     OMNI                         Brother 8250P    3          PCU9000 with         50              ARQ or Unprotected 425           As other UK
   Whip                                                                  Scancomm                             Hz available                      stations
                                                                         Software
                270-090                                                                                                                         NB. No permanent
   Jay                                                                   PCU 9000 with        50              for use with SES terminal         watch - station
   Beam                                                                  Telex Software                                                         manned for short
   Wide                                                                                                                                         periods only
   Band
   Dipole




                               GMT            FREQUENCIES USED                            CIRCUIT CONDUCT

                                                                                                                                                     REMARKS

   STATION             OPEN       CLOSE       TRANSMITTING        RECEIVING       TYPE OF           TYPE OF    SX
   WORKED                                                                        EMISSION           TRAFFIC    OR       SIDEBAND
                                                                                 (SEE CCIR                     DX
                                                                                   432) (X)

   Fishing Fleets     0900Z      0930Z        4049            SIMPLEX           J3E USB                                                   Fisheries Report




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                                                                                           ANNEX VI

                            AIRCRAFT LANDING FACILITIES IN USE BY THE
                                   BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY

                All information in this Annex is to be found in the Antarctic Flight Information Manual
                (AFIM). AFIM is a document produced by the Standing Committee on Antarctic
                Logistics and Operations (SCALOP) of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic
                Programmes. The Antarctic Flight Information Manual (AFIM) is produced at the
                request of the ATCM and is updated annually prior to the start of the Antarctic summer
                season. Please consult this document for a fuller description and additional details.

      1.        ROTHERA STATION GRAVEL RUNWAY (See AFIM)

                Position: ROTHERA - situated on the eastern coast of Adelaide Island in Laubeuf Fjord,
                lat. 6734'19"S, long. 6807'37"W. (Magnetic variation 21E in 1980.)

                Height of runway above mean sea level: 3 metres.

                Nearest station: The runway is within the Rothera Station complex.

                Runway facilities: One runway designated 360/180 magnetic on true bearings
                22/202. Length 900 metres. Width 45 metres.

                Surface of runway: Crushed gravel.

                Period of operation: Summer operation - October to March.

                Ground facilities: Medical and fire fighting facilities available. Hanger space may be
                available for visiting aircraft by prior arrangement only. Snowblower and grader
                available. Runway lighting and apron lights. PAPI at south end of runway. Hazard
                beacon on hanger. Grounded icebergs may obstruct runway thresholds.

                Taxiing guidance system: VHF with ground crew on 118.1 MHz.
                Base monitors 5080 kHz (USB), 1000Z - 0030Z.
                Call sign: ZHF 45, voice identification "Rothera Base".
                Ground/air communications: 5080 kHz as primary frequency with secondary frequency
                of 7775 kHz (all USB).

                Radio aids for navigation and approach: At all stations the main transmitters may be
                called upon to act as beacons (for information on transmitter equipment at each station
                see Annex V).

                At Rothera Point: NDB 310 kHz.
                IDENT ROT.
                DME Channel 119 Y (117.25 MHz).


      2.        ROTHERA STATION SKIWAY (see AFIM)

                Position: ROTHERA SKIWAY - situated on the eastern coast of Adelaide Island in

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        Laubeuf Fjord, lat. 6734'S, long. 6807'W. (Magnetic variation 21E in 1980.)

                Height of skiway above mean sea level: 900 feet.

                Nearest station: Rothera Station is about 5 km SSE of landing area on bearing 140
                magnetic.

                Skiway facilities: One skiway designated 020/200 magnetic on true bearing of
                041/221T. The skiway is marked by drums on its west side. Skiway is situated on
                bearing 320 magnetic at 3 nautical miles when over-head NDB. The skiway has a slight
                concave profile with the col in a mountain ridge at its southern end. Total marked length
                is 2.5 km.

                Surface of skiway: Unprepared snow.

                Period of operation: Summer operation - October to April.

                Ground facilities: At Skiway: No ground installations apart from pickets for aircraft,
                two small cabooses and windsock.
                Skiway and base VHF: capability 118.1 MHz
                Base monitors 5080 kHz (USB), 1000Z - 0030Z
                Call sign: ZHF 45, voice identification "Rothera Base".
                Ground/air communications: 5080 kHz primary frequency with secondary frequency
                7775 kHz (all USB).

                Radio aids for navigation and approach: At all stations the main transmitters may be
                called upon to act as beacons (for information on transmitter equipment at each station
                see Annex V).
                At Rothera Point: NDB 310 kHz.
                IDENT ROT.
                DME Channel 119 Y (117.25 MHz).


      3.        FOSSIL BLUFF (See AFIM)

                Position: FOSSIL BLUFF, George VI Sound, lat. 7120'S, long. 6817'W. (Magnetic
                Variation 23.5E in 1980)

                Height of skiway above mean sea level: 300 feet. Slope up to south.

                Nearest station: Fossil Bluff lies about 1.6 km NNW of landing area. Food and medical
                supplies at huts. Station normally manned October-February, with party reporting to
                Rothera Station.

                Skiway facilities:

                The skiway is 1200 metres long and marked by drums on the west of the skiway. The
                bearing is 330/150T. This landing area is an ice shelf in front of the hut and
                immediately on its western side is bounded by the steep-sided bluff. During summer with
                high melt conditions the strip may become unusable, being either a small lake or a hard
                frozen area of sharp-edged corrugations.

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                Surface of skiway: Unprepared snow.

                Period of operation: Summer operation. Skiway can deteriorate due to heavy melt in
                mid-summer season.

                Ground facilities: HF link on 5080 USB to Rothera (minimum twice daily).
                Hand-held VHF capability 118.1 MHz when aircraft known in area.

                Radio aids for navigation and approach: At all stations the main transmitters may be
                called upon to act as beacons (for information on transmitter equipment at each station
                see Annex V).


      4.        HALLEY (See AFIM)

                Position: HALLEY, Brunt Ice Shelf, Coats Land, lat. 75 33.87'S, long. 026 33.72W.
                The coordinates change due to the movement of the ice on which the station is located.
                (Magnetic variation 2ºW in 1988).

                Height of skiway above mean sea level: about 30 metres.

                Nearest station: Halley Station lies approximately 1100 metres SSW of skiway. The
                skiway is marked with drums and there are some radio masts in the vicinity. The highest
                antennae are 45 metres tall, and lie approximately 750 metres south of the station.

                Skiway facilities: One skiway on true bearing of 09/27T marked by single line of
                drums approximately 1200 metres long. Many other perimeter and guide drum lines in
                vicinity. Only land on south side of skiway drum markers.

                Surface of skiway: Unprepared snow.

                Period of operation: Summer operation.

                Ground facilities: HF 5080 USB, 7775 USB, Marine VHF Channel 16, Aero VHF
                118.1 MHz. Call sign: ZHF 22, voice identification "Halley".

                Radio aids for navigation and approach: At all stations the main transmitters may be
                called upon to act as beacons (for information on transmitter equipment at each station
                see Annex V).




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                                                                                       ANNEX VII

      NOTICE OF EXPEDITIONS TO THE ANTARCTIC NOT ORGANISED BY THE
      PARTY BUT ORGANISED IN, OR PROCEEDING FROM, THE PARTY’S
      TERRITORY (Private Expeditions)


      1. Wings Around the World - Mrs Polly Vacher

      Gilbournes Farm
      Drayton
      Abingdon
      OX14 4HA

      Operations for 2003/2004 Season

      Circumnavigation of the globe via Antarctica by solo flight.


      2. Falkland Islands Government Coroner - Mr Nicholas Sanders

      c/o Government House
      Port Stanley
      Falkland Islands

      Operations for 2003/2004 Season

      Investigation of the death of Ms Kirsty Brown, British Antarctic Survey scientist (August
      2003).


      3. University of York – Mr David Wevill

      Department of Chemistry
      University of York
      YORK
      YO10 5DD

      Operations for 2003/2004 Season

      To undertake air-monitoring.


      4. Scott Polar Research Institute – Ms Susannah Grant

      University of Cambridge
      Lensfield Road
      CAMBRIDGE
      CB2 1ER

      Operations for 2003/2004 Season


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        To research human uses of the marine environment.


      5. Landrover 4 × 4 × 4 Challenge – Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt

      Greenlands
      Exford
      SOMERSET
      TA24 7NU

      Operations for 2003/2004 Season

      To run a marathon (October 2003).


      6. Saga Shipping Company – Saga Rose 2004 World Cruise

      The Saga Building
      Enbrook Park
      FOLKESTONE
      CT20 3SE

      Operations for 2003/2004 Season

      Application still pending: To briefly visit Antarctica with the cruise ship Saga Rose as part of
      her 107 night World Cruise, landing passengers ashore at three sites.




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                                                                                             ANNEX VIII

                 NOTIFICATION OF UNOCCUPIED UNITED KINGDOM STATIONS
                         AND REFUGES IN THE ANTARCTIC 2003-2004

      In accordance with Recommendation III-II of Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) III,
      the location and facilities available at unoccupied United Kingdom stations and refuges are noted
      below. All refuges are built on rock unless otherwise stated. No radio facilities are available at
      any of these stations or refuges. Any person who visits any of these stations or refuges, or uses
      any of the facilities, is requested to leave it closed. They are also requested to inform the Director
      of the British Antarctic Survey of the state of repair and of the facilities used as soon as possible.

      SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS

      Cape Geddes: 6041'S, 4434'W, on north coast of Laurie Island; established January 1946 and
      evacuated in March 1947. Accommodation for 4 people; no food or fuel. Occasionally used by
      other national operators as a field refuge. Last inspection by BAS personnel on 23 January 1992.

      Shingle Cove: 6039'S, 4533'W, on beach in Shingle Cove, Iceberg Bay, Coronation Island;
      established May 1962. Accommodation for 2 people, food and fuel. Field refuge for Signy
      station. Last inspected January 1996.

      Cummings: 6043'45"S, 4539'50"W, at Cummings Cove, Signy Island. Close proximity to
      Signy Research Station over the ice cap. Scientific field hut visited regularly by BAS personnel
      from Signy Station. Accommodation for 2 people; food and fuel for 2 person-months.

      Foca: 6041'50"S, 4538'40"W, at Foca Cove, Signy Island. Close proximity to Signy Research
      Station on opposite side of the island. Scientific field hut visited regularly by BAS personnel
      from Signy Station. Accommodation for 4 people; food and fuel for 2 person-months.

      Gourlay: 6043'50"S, 4535'05"W, on Gourlay Peninsula overlooking Rock Haven, Signy Island.
       Close proximity to Signy Research Station, 3 km overland. Scientific field hut visited regularly
      by BAS personnel from Signy Station. Accommodation for two people; food and fuel for 2
      person-months.

      SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS

      Deception Island: 6259'S, 6034'W, at Whalers Bay, Deception Island; established February
      1944 and evacuated during a major volcanic eruption in February 1969. Station buildings are
      now in a very dilapidated condition. However, the aircraft hangar remains standing and intact.
      In March 1991 a two-man team carried out a thorough survey of the site, and collected a large
      quantity of widely scattered rubbish. Follow-up visit during January 1992 when a four-man
      clean-up team removed all accessible hazardous wastes and fuel and a large quantity of rubbish.
      Last inspection by BAS personnel was during January 2002 when a resurvey of the contents and
      condition of the buildings was carried out. Designated as part of Historic Site and Monument No.
      71 at the XXVI ATCM in 2003.

      ANTARCTIC PENINSULA: West coast of Graham Land.

      Danco Island: 6444'S, 6236'W, on northern end of island in Errera Channel, Danco Coast;
      established March 1956. Accommodation for 6 people; no food, coal, l.5 kW generator and fuel.

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       Hut in good order. Occasionally used by other national operators as a field refuge. Last visited
      by BAS personnel on 13 January 2003.

      Damoy: 6448'S, 6330'W, at Dorian Bay on west coast of Wiencke Island; established
      November 1975. Accommodation for 15 people; food for 4 person-years, but no fuel. Hut in
      good order. Visited by BAS personnel in March 2003.

      Port Lockroy: 6450'S, 6318'W, on Goudier Island, a small rocky island in a sheltered harbour
      on the west coast of Wiencke Island; established February 1944. Designated as Historic Site and
      Monument No 61 at ATCM XIX in 1995. Accommodation for 6 people; base repaired and
      cleaned up by five-man team in February 1996. Since then the station has been opened for
      visitors and further work carried out during each summer season. The British Antarctic Survey
      has undertaken the conservation work with the guidance of the United Kingdom Heritage Trust
      and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

      Rasmussen Peninsula: 6515'S, 6406'W, at 9 m above sea-level, attached to mainland east of the
      Argentine Islands; established March 1984. Accommodation for 4 people; food, fuel and
      sleeping equipment, also mountain rescue equipment. Last inspected by BAS personnel in March
      1991. Hut now used regularly by scientists and support staff from the Ukrainian Antarctic
      research programme operating from Vernadsky.

      Wordie House: 6515'05"S, 6415'15"W, on opposite side of Stella Creek to Faraday Research
      Station. Established in 1947 on the site of the 1937/38 British Graham Land Expedition hut.
      Accommodation for 4 people. In view of close proximity (0.75 km) to Ukrainian Vernadsky
      station it is not regarded as an emergency refuge and so does not hold food and fuel stock.
      Designated as Historic Site and Monument No 62 at ATCM XIX in 1995. Last inspected by
      BAS personnel in 2000.

      Prospect Point: 6600'S, 6521'W, on small rock outcrop south of Ferin Head, Graham Coast,
      established February 1957. Accommodation for 6-10 people, no food, coal. Last inspected by
      BAS personnel in March 2000, when hazardous wastes, fuel and rubbish were removed. Hut now
      in very poor condition. Last visited by BAS personnel on 14 January 2003.

      Detaille Island: 6652'S, 6648'W, on small rocky island at entrance to Lallemand Fjord, Loubet
      Coast; established February 1956. Accommodation for 10 people (hut was left insecure by a
      private yacht in 1984-85 and has deteriorated); coal. The hut is habitable. Visited by BAS
      personnel in March 1997 when the hut was cleaned up and hazardous waste removed. Last
      visited by BAS personnel on 15 January 2003.

      ANTARCTIC PENINSULA: Marguerite Bay.

      Blaiklock Island: 6733'S, 6714'W, on beach on west coast of Blaiklock Island, Bigourdan
      Fjord; established March 1957. Accommodation for 4 people; food and fuel. Used intermittently
      by BAS field parties from Rothera Research Station. Considered to be part of Horseshoe Island
      base and designated along with Horseshoe as Historic Site and Monument No. 63 at ATCM XIX
      in March 1995. Last visited by BAS personnel during 1999.

      Lagoon Island: 6735'S, 6815'W, on small rocky beach on Lagoon Island, part of the Anchorage
      Islands; established November 1989. Accommodation for 4 people; food and fuel. Used
      regularly by field parties from Rothera Research Station.



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       Léonie Island: 6736'S,6821'W, on small rocky beach on Léonie Island; established March
      1996. Accommodation for 6 people, food and fuel. Used regularly by scientific field parties
      from Rothera research station.

      Horseshoe Island: 6748'S, 6718'W, in Sally Cove on north-west coast of Horseshoe Island;
      established 11 March 1955. Accommodation for 10 people; food and fuel. Used regularly by
      field parties from Rothera Research Station and occasionally by other national operators.
      Designated as Historic Site and Monument No 63 at ATCM XIX in March 1995. A programme
      of renovation was carried out during March 1997. Last visited by BAS staff in 2002.

      Stonington Island: 6811'S, 6700'W, on small rocky island attached to glacier on mainland,
      Falličres Coast; established February 1946. Accommodation for 18 people; food. Generators.
      Buildings watertight and in reasonable condition. Clean-up by two-man team in February 1992
      with removal of fuel, hazardous wastes and empty drums. Designated as Historic Site and
      Monument No 64 at ATCM XIX in March 1995. Emergency repair work undertaken by two-man
      team during January 2003.




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                                                                                   ANNEX IX

       ADVICE NOTE FOR CONSULTATIVE PARTIES TO THE ANTARCTIC TREATY
            PROJECTED USE OF RADIOCHEMICALS AND RADIONUCLIDES
                BY BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY 2003-2004 SEASON




        Research               Base            Project         Radiochemical      Activity
        Worker

                                               Low temper-     3H-phenylalanine   185 MBq
        Kieron Fraser          Rothera         ature protein
                                               metabolism




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                                                                                         ANNEX X

             NOTICE OF SHIPS CARRYING OUT SUBSTANTIAL OCEANOGRAPHIC
               RESEARCH PROGRAMMES IN THE ANTARCTIC TREATY AREA


      CRUISE JR077

      Contact point: Dr Phil Leat, British Antarctic Survey

      Project Title/Location: Geochemical tracing of Pacific-to-Atlantic mantle flow through the
      Drake Passage/Scotia Sea 'gateway'(AFI 2/36)

      Personnel : Phil Leat + 5 science staff

      Dates : Early February 2004 (Postponed from Nov 2002 due to ship accident)

      Logistics: We will survey the sea floor using the swath bathymetry system (5 days), and
      dredge at least 12 sites on the spreading centre (5 days). We also will collect standard
      underway geophysical data, for example using towed and fixed magnetometers.

      Equipment: Standard to the JCR, except: Dredging equipment and Towed Magnetometer.

      Samples: We will collect basalt lavas from the sea floor.

      Science plan: The Drake Passage/Scotia Sea region is one of three 'gateways' which allow
      mantle to flow beneath the ocean crust from the shrinking Pacific Ocean to the expanding
      Atlantic Ocean. Working on the existing BAS collection, we have established using isotope
      geochemistry that mantle has flowed eastwards from the Pacific through the Drake Passage
      and westwards from the Atlantic through the East Scotia Sea. Thus a mantle domain
      boundary should lie somewhere within the hitherto unsampled Central Scotia Sea. The aim of
      this project is to survey, and dredge samples from, this critical area. Elemental and isotope
      (Sr, Nd, Pb, Hf) analyses will be used to fingerprint mantle provenance. The results will be
      used to locate and investigate the nature of the Pacific-South Atlantic mantle domain
      boundary and thus to contribute to the understanding and quantification of global upper
      mantle fluxes.




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        CRUISE JR078

      Contact point : Roy Livermore, British Antarctic Survey.

      Project Title: ADGPS

      Location: Scotia Sea

      Personnel : PSO Roy Livermore

      Dates : Early February 2004 (postponed from Nov 2002 due to ship accident)

      Summary: It's generally believed that the glaciation of Antarctica was a direct consequence
      of its thermal isolation by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. For the current to form, there
      had to be a circumpolar, deep-water pathway, and the last impediment to that lay at what is
      today Drake Passage.

      If opening had a direct and immediate effect on global climate, then we expect major tectonic
      events (i.e. the creation of deep seaways) in the region at around 33 and 24 million years ago,
      when the oxygen isotope record says it became suddenly cooler. But the truth is, we don't
      know exactly when or even how Drake Passage opened. The story is complicated by the
      possible presence of fragments of continent which may have blocked the passage even after
      separation of South America from Antarctica.

      We know that the floor of the western Scotia Sea formed between about 28 and 7 million
      years ago, and that the east Scotia Sea has been growing since about 15 million years ago.
      Between the two lies a large fragment of crust (the central Scotia Sea) of unknown age. If this
      is older than about 20 million years, then it must have played a part in the early opening story.
      If it is younger, then there must have been a complex network of plate boundaries operating
      simultaneously in the Scotia Sea at some time during the past 20 million years.

      Our task during JR78, which is combined in a single leg with JR77, is simple. We need to
      date the sea floor of the central Scotia Sea. We plan to do this by:

      i. bathymetric mapping, to examine the processes of crustal formation and search for
      sampling sites,
      ii. magnetic anomaly mapping, to identify datable magnetic intervals,
      iii. dredging any sediment-free areas of basement rock for samples.

      Normally, rocks this old on the sea bed are covered with a thick layer of sediments. However,
      we can see from old seismic sections that this may not always be the case here.

      What will it mean if we are successful? Well, it will resolve one of the major outstanding
      problems of Scotia Sea evolution, and help us take a step towards confirming whether Drake
      Passage had such a profound effect on global climate as we have believed.




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      CRUISE JR091

      Contact point: Carol Robinson, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (carol.robinson@pml.ac.uk)

      Project Title/Location: The Atlantic Meridional Transect Programme (www.amt-uk.org )

      Personnel : C Robinson + 25 science staff

      Dates: Sept/Oct 2003

      The Atlantic Meridional Transect Programme (AMT) is a NERC funded project which aims
      to quantify the nature and causes of ecological and biogeochemical variability in the
      planktonic ecosystems of the Atlantic Ocean, and the effects of this variability on the
      biological C pump and on air-sea exchange of radiatively active gases and aerosols. The
      programme continues a series of 12 bi-annual transect cruises between the UK (50oN) and the
      Falkland Islands (52oS) which took place between 1995 and 2000 making measurements of
      hydrographic and bio-optical properties, plankton community structure and primary
      production. Six further cruises will take place between 2003 and 2005 to provide a unique
      decadal time series of spatially extensive observations on the structure and biogeochemical
      properties of planktonic ecosystems. The project will allow 45 investigators from 6 partner
      UK institutions to test nine inter-related hypotheses which fall within the following three
      scientific objectives :

      * To determine how the structure, functional properties and trophic status of the major
      planktonic ecosystems vary in space and time
      The first three hypotheses strive to address the question of linking plankton biodiversity with
      variability in biogeochemical fluxes, in particular the potential for carbon export to the deep
      sea and ocean / atmosphere exchange of carbon dioxide. A fourth hypothesis will develop and
      validate models and empirical relationships to enable the use of remote sensing to interpolate
      in time between the two AMT sampling periods per year and to extrapolate in space from the
      single track of in situ samples to the basin scale.

      * To determine the role of physical processes in controlling the rates of nutrient supply,
      including dissolved organic matter, to the planktonic ecosystem
      Hypothesis 5 and 6 deal with the physical supply of nutrients on two space and time scales.
      The programme will derive an indication of lateral transport of nutrients from upwelling
      regions into the gyres as well as validating models which predict the impact of atmospheric
      forcing functions on nutrient supply mechanisms.

      * To determine the role of atmosphere-ocean exchange and photo-degradation in the
      formation and fate of organic matter
      Hypothesis 7 assesses the impact of atmospheric input of nutrients such as inorganic nitrogen
      and iron, and hypothesis 8 will further investigate the link between the production of
      radiatively important gases and plankton community structure with a view to improving basin
      scale estimates of the fluxes of CO2, DMS, N2O and CH4. Finally hypothesis 9 will
      determine the magnitude and variability of the photodegradation products of coloured
      dissolved organic matter.

      The first cruise of the programme occurred in May / June 2003 [JR90] and aimed to compare
      and contrast the functioning of the plankton in the North and South Atlantic Gyres.


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       AMT13 [JR91] will sample some of the stations in the North Atlantic and all of the stations
      in the South Atlantic that were sampled during AMT12 [JR90] in order to compare the
      plankton community structure and activity in May / June and Sept / October. In addition, a
      primary focus of this cruise will be to sample in coastal upwelling regions off the north west
      coast of Africa. Coastal upwellings tend to support plankton communities dominated by
      larger phytoplankton and have a well developed mesozooplankton community whereas the
      open ocean gyres are dominated by smaller sized phytoplankton and microzooplankton. The
      cruise participants will reflect this dominance of microbial loop science (ie berths to scientists
      studying bacterial, microzooplankton and mesozooplankton dynamics). The daily sampling
      routine will be a 2.5 to 3 hr station at 2:00 / 3:00 am plus a 1 hour station at 11:00 am.




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        CRUISE JRO92

      Contact point: Peter Enderlein, British Antarctic Survey

      Project Title/Location Acoustic/Oceanographic surveys North-West of South Georgia, Year
      4, early season + AFI 3/16 mooring recovery and redeployment.

      Personnel : P Enderlein, D Bone

      Dates : Early November 2003

      Acoustic survey: Each summer for the past seven years acoustic surveys for krill in areas to
      the north of South Georgia have enhanced our understanding of the functioning of the pelagic
      ecosystem there. Surveys were also carried out intermittently at the Island prior to this. To
      continue the time series of acoustic estimates of krill density (and other associated biological
      and oceanographic data sets), a sequence of surveys was planned for the five years 2000/01 to
      2004/05, which included simplified surveys carried out at the time of the ship's first and last
      visits to the Island each year.

      Methods: Continuous Daylight operation of the Simrad EK60 echosounder. Periodic
      deployments of XBTs (Expendable bathythermographs) and of the CTD (Chlorinity,
      temperature depth recorder). Continuous operation of underway data logging system
      (bathymetry, location, sea surface temperature etc.)

      AFI 3/16 mooring recovery and redeployment:
      The AFI moorings are sampling long tern acoustic and oceanographic data at two locations
      within the Western Core Box. They are unique in the area and will, for the first time, show
      the year around changes in krill abundances, water mass temperature, salinity and tide action.




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      CRUISE JRO93

      Contact point : Roy Livermore, British Antarctic Survey

      Project Title: ADGPS

      Location: Drake Passage

      Personnel : PSO Roy Livermore

      Dates : Nov-Dec 2003

      Summary: It's generally believed that the glaciation of Antarctica was a direct consequence
      of its thermal isolation by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. For the current to form, there
      had to be a circumpolar, deep-water pathway, and the last impediment to that lay at what is
      today Drake Passage.

      If opening had a direct and immediate effect on global climate, then we expect major tectonic
      events (i.e. the creation of deep seaways) in the region at around 33 and 15 million years ago,
      when the oxygen isotope record says it became suddenly cooler. But the truth is, we don't
      know exactly when or even how Drake Passage opened. The story is complicated by the
      possible presence of fragments of continent which may have blocked the passage even after
      separation of South America from Antarctica.

      We believe that these fragments may not, in fact, be continental, and that they may not have
      existed during the early opening of Drake Passage. Our task during JR93, is to sample the
      biggest fragment, to determine its nature and age. We plan to do this by:

      iv. bathymetric mapping, to examine the processes of crustal formation and search for
      sampling sites,
      v. dredging any sediment-free areas of basement rock for samples.

      What will it mean if we are successful? Well, we will have to change our ideas about the role
      played by the opening of Drake Passage in the story in global climate development since
      about 35 million years ago.




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      CRUISE JRO94

      Contact point: Brian King, Southampton Oceanography Centre

      Project Title/Location: Drake Passage repeat hydrography: WOCE Southern Repeat Section
      1b - Burdwood Bank to Elephant Island.

      Personnel: Brian King + 5

      Dates: 27 November 2003 to 17 December 2003

      Summary: Circling Antarctica is the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), the major feature
      of the Southern Ocean, connecting the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. The ACC
      transports around 130 million tonnes of seawater per second eastwards in an irregular ring
      around Antarctica. In addition to this huge zonal flux, the Southern Ocean plays an important
      role in the global meridional overturning circulation (the 'Conveyor Belt'). North Atlantic
      Deep Water is drawn up to the surface while Antarctic intermediate and bottom waters
      descend into the oceans' depths. The ACC's narrowest 'choke point' is at Drake Passage,
      between the Antarctic Peninsula and the tip of South America, and it is here that SOC has
      been making annual hydrographic measurements for nearly a decade. The Southern Ocean is
      one of the most hostile environments on the planet, and consequently is greatly undersampled
      in time and space.

      JR94 will be the ninth occupation of the Drake Passage section, established during the World
      Ocean Circulation Experiment as repeat section SR1b, first occupied by Southampton
      Oceanography Centre in collaboration with the British Antarctic Survey in 1993, and re-
      occupied in most years since then. Thirty CTD/LADCP stations will be carried out across the
      753 km section from Burdwood Bank to Elephant Island, plus one test station, and one station
      at the Rothera Time Series (RaTS) site, just off Biscoe Wharf at Rothera. Maximum station
      spacing on the section is 33 km, with stations closer together on the continental shelves.
      Water samples are drawn for salinity analysis, for subsequent CTD conductivity calibration.
      Various underway measurements include navigation, vessel-mounted ADCP, sea surface
      temperature and salinity, water depth and meteorological parameters.

      The main objectives are:
      i.      To determine the interannual variability of the position, structure and transport of the
      Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) in Drake Passage;
      ii.     To examine the fronts associated with the ACC, and to determine their positions and
      strengths;
      iii.    By comparing geostrophic velocities with those measured directly (by the lowered
      ADCP), to determine the size of ageostrophic motions, and to attempt to estimate the
      barotropic components;
      iv.     To examine the temperature and salinity structure of the water flowing through Drake
      Passage, and to identify thereby the significant water masses;
      v.      To calculate the total flux of water through Drake Passage by combining all available
      measurements.




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        CRUISE JRO95

      Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory

      Contact point: Mike Meredith

      Project Title/Location: Investigation of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC)

      Personnel :Geoff Hargreaves + Steve Mack

      Dates : Early November 2003

      Summary: POL work in the Southern Ocean in late 2003

      In late 2003, scientists from the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory will sail
      on the RRS James Clark Ross to recover MYRTLE, the Multi-Year Recording Tide Level
      Equipment. MYRTLE has been on the seabed in 2800m of water close to
      Signy Island for the last 4 years, and has been recording pressure and temperature
      continuously over that period.

       The pressure data will provide a valuable index of transport changes associated with the
      Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), whilst the temperature data will reflect changes in the
      properties of the Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) that overflows the South Scotia Ridge to
      escape the Weddell Sea.

      These are key components of the Southern Ocean circulation, and can each exert
      influences on the regional and global climate system.

       In addition, we will take the opportunity to deploy a bottom pressure recorder on the
      southside of Burdwood Bank, to replace one lost in 2002.




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        CRUISE JR096

      Contact point: Jon Watkins, British Antarctic Survey

      Project Title/Location Acoustic/Oceanographic survey North-West of South Georgia, Year 4,
      mid season + AFI 3/16 mooring recovery and redeployment.

      Personnel : J Watkins, D Bone, N. Cunningham, C. Goss, P. Enderlein, M. Brandon, S. Hardy

      Dates : 30 December 2003 - 24 January 2004

      Acoustic survey: Each summer for the past seven years acoustic surveys for Antarctic krill in
      areas to the north of South Georgia have provided an estimate of krill biomass and enhanced
      our understanding of the functioning of the pelagic ecosystem there. Surveys were also
      carried out intermittently at the Island prior to this. This survey is part of the time series of
      acoustic estimates of krill density (and other associated biological and oceanographic data
      sets) that are being undertaken three times a year, every year from 2000/01 to 2004/05.

      Methods: Acoustic transects of the Western Core Box will be run during daytime using
      Simrad EK60 echosounder. During transects the UOR (Undulating Oceanographic Recorder)
      will be towed and XBTs (Expendable bathythermographs) deployed at regular intervals along
      transects. Station-based sampling using a CTD (Chlorinity, temperature depth recorder) will
      be undertaken at 2 stations each night. Sampling for krill using an RMT8 net will be
      undertaken at stations and opportunistically after the end of transecting each day. Continuous
      operation of underway data logging system (bathymetry, location, sea surface temperature
      etc.) will also take place.

      AFI 3/16 mooring recovery and redeployment:
      The AFI moorings are sampling long tern acoustic and oceanographic data at two locations
      within the Western Core Box. They are unique in the area and will, for the first time, show
      the year around changes in krill abundances, water mass temperature, salinity and tide action.
      The two moorings will be recovered during the cruise and data downloaded before being re-
      deployed.




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        CRUISE JR100

      Contact point : Martin Collins, British Antarctic Survey

      Project Title: Mesopelagic fish Location - See chart

      Personnel : PSO M Collins + 23 science staff

      Dates : Early March 2004

      Background and Aim: Lanternfish (Family Myctophidae) are the dominant mesopelagic fish
      of the world's oceans, where they play an important role in oceanic food-webs and in cycling
      carbon from the surface to deeper waters. They are vertical migrants, typically migrating
      from deep waters during the day to near the surface at night. In the Southern Ocean
      myctophids potentially play a key role as predators of macro-plankton such as krill and as
      prey of higher predators such as king penguins and fur seals. Data from fur seals at Bird
      Island indicates that myctophids are particularly important in the diet of fur seals late in the
      summer season, during which time the seals are principally foraging in the area between
      South Georgia and Shag Rocks. The aim of cruise JR100 is to characterise the vertical and
      horizontal distribution of fish in an area between the Shag Rocks and South Georgia shelves,
      and relate fish distribution to the physical oceanography of the region and the foraging
      behaviour of fur seals.

      The cruise: The cruise will last 26 days, including mobilisation and demobilisation. The main
      work will focus on the ecology of mesopelagic fish, but the cruise will also undertake the end
      of season survey of the western core box to determine krill biomass and service the acoustic
      moorings, which are part of an AFI project.

      The distribution of fish will be determined using a combination of ship-board acoustics and
      trawling. A broad acoustic survey will be undertaken with a series of 10 parallel tracks, with
      netting focussing on three of the legs. Mesopelagic fish will be sampled with a 25 m2
      rectangular midwater trawl (RMT 25) and with a scientific pelagic otter trawl (IGYPT).
      Sampling will focus on four depth bins (0-100 m; 100-400m; 400-700m & 700-1000m) and
      will be undertaken throughout the 24 hr period to determine diurnal patterns of vertical
      distribution. The oceanography of the area will be charcterised using CTD and XBT drops.
      The prey of the different myctophids will be determined from stomach contents analysis and
      biomarkers, such as fatty acids. The potential prey of myctophids will be sampled using a
      Longhurst-Hardy Plankton Recorder. The vertical distribution of myctophids will be related
      to the physiological characteristics of the fish, such as enzyme activities and visual
      capabilities.

      The three dimensional distribution of foraging fur seals will be obtained from satellite tags
      and time depth recorders fitted to breeding fur seals at Bird Island, and the cruise will focus
      on areas known to be hotspots of fur seal foraging activity. In addition fur seal distribution
      data will be supplemented with at sea observations.




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        CRUISE JR101

      Contact point: Carol Robinson, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (carol.robinson@pml.ac.uk)

      Project Title/Location: The Atlantic Meridional Transect Programme (www.amt-uk.org )

      Personnel : C Robinson + 25 science staff

      Dates: April/May 2004

      The Atlantic Meridional Transect Programme (AMT) is a NERC funded project which aims
      to quantify the nature and causes of ecological and biogeochemical variability in the
      planktonic ecosystems of the Atlantic Ocean, and the effects of this variability on the
      biological C pump and on air-sea exchange of radiatively active gases and aerosols. The
      programme continues a series of 12 bi-annual transect cruises between the UK (50oN) and the
      Falkland Islands (52oS) which took place between 1995 and 2000 making measurements of
      hydrographic and bio-optical properties, plankton community structure and primary
      production. Six further cruises will take place between 2003 and 2005 to provide a unique
      decadal time series of spatially extensive observations on the structure and biogeochemical
      properties of planktonic ecosystems. The project will allow 45 investigators from 6 partner
      UK institutions to test nine inter-related hypotheses which fall within the following three
      scientific objectives :

      * To determine how the structure, functional properties and trophic status of the major
      planktonic ecosystems vary in space and time
      The first three hypotheses strive to address the question of linking plankton biodiversity with
      variability in biogeochemical fluxes, in particular the potential for carbon export to the deep
      sea and ocean / atmosphere exchange of carbon dioxide. A fourth hypothesis will develop and
      validate models and empirical relationships to enable the use of remote sensing to interpolate
      in time between the two AMT sampling periods per year and to extrapolate in space from the
      single track of in situ samples to the basin scale.

      * To determine the role of physical processes in controlling the rates of nutrient supply,
      including dissolved organic matter, to the planktonic ecosystem
      Hypothesis 5 and 6 deal with the physical supply of nutrients on two space and time scales.
      The programme will derive an indication of lateral transport of nutrients from upwelling
      regions into the gyres as well as validating models which predict the impact of atmospheric
      forcing functions on nutrient supply mechanisms.

      * To determine the role of atmosphere-ocean exchange and photo-degradation in the
      formation and fate of organic matter
      Hypothesis 7 assesses the impact of atmospheric input of nutrients such as inorganic nitrogen
      and iron, and hypothesis 8 will further investigate the link between the production of
      radiatively important gases and plankton community structure with a view to improving basin
      scale estimates of the fluxes of CO2, DMS, N2O and CH4. Finally hypothesis 9 will
      determine the magnitude and variability of the photodegradation products of coloured
      dissolved organic matter.

      June 2003 [JR90] and aimed to compare and contrast the functioning of the plankton in the
      North and South Atlantic Gyres. [JR91] Sept 2003 sampled the upwelling regions off the
      coast of NW Africa and repeating the transect of the South Atlantic Gyre from the equator
      southwards.

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      AMT14 (JR101) will follow a track similar to that of AMT12 (but travel further into the N
      Atlantic gyre. The aim of the cruise is to assess the transport of nutrients into the N Atlantic
      Gyre and compare the plankton functioning of the North and South gyres. The cruise track
      will therefore follow the same track from the equator southwards in order to collect a time
      series of data in the southern gyre. The cruise participants and methodologies used will reflect
      the focus on nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon cycling, and more time will be allocated to
      staying on station in order to deploy Stand Alone Pumps (SAPS), collect deep water samples
      and deploy instruments to measure nutrient supply across the thermocline.




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        CRUISE JR103

      Project Title/Location: Swath Bathymetry, Topas and Magnetic
      survey on the South Georgia shelf margins.

      Personnel : Peter Morris, British Antarctic Survey

      Dates : January 2004

      Geophysical Survey: The target areas for the survey sites of major earthquakes in 2001 and
      it is hoped that there may be signs of recent tectonics visible on the seafloor which will give
      evidence of the way in which the northern margin of the Scotia Plate is currently being
      deformed. In addition area 1 could contain magnetic anomalies dating from the earliest period
      of the currently active East Scotia plate spreading system which would shed light on how and
      when spreading was initiated. Area 3 is a zone of huge mudwaves where the Antarctic
      circumpolar current flows along the South Falkland Trough. Earlier conventional bathymetric
      surveys have failed to image these properly but with swath bathymetry this should not be a
      problem and the information will cast light on current flow and sediment transport and
      deposition in the area.

      Methods: Swath Bathymetry , using the Simrad EM120 system, Sub Bottom Profiling using
      Topas and Magnetometry using the towed Marine Magnetics SeaSpy Overhauser
      magnetometer.




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        CRUISE JR104

      Contact point: Rob Larter, British Antarctic Survey

      Project Title/Location: Glacial-interglacial changes in the lost drainage basin of the West
      Antarctic Ice Sheet (AFI 4/17)/Bellingshausen Sea

      Personnel: Rob Larter + 3 BAS science staff + 3 Scott Polar Research Institute Science Staff

      Dates: late January to mid-February 2004

      Summary/Logistics: We will image the sea floor on the continental shelf and slope using the
      multibeam echo sounder and sub-bottom profiler. These data will be used to select 20 sites at
      which we will collect gravity cores and box cores. We will also collect multibeam echo
      sounder, sub-bottom profiler and magnetic data on passage to and from the Bellingshausen
      Sea.

      Equipment: Standard to the JCR, except: coring equipment (newly purchased from AFI
      award) and towed magnetometer (provided by GSD)

      Samples: Gravity cores up to 6 m long and 0.3 m x 0.3 m box cores will be collected from 20
      sites.

      Science plan: The history of the major glacial systems draining >40% of the area of the West
      Antarctic Ice Sheet towards the Pacific Ocean remains virtually unknown. However, available
      data suggest that a very dynamic glacial system in the Bellingshausen Sea probably drained
      >300,000 km2 of the ice sheet, making it an important region for investigation of glacial-
      interglacial changes. We propose the first systematic investigation of this glacial system using
      sediment cores and the new state-of-the-art marine sonar systems on RRS James Clark Ross.
      The results will allow us to address questions about the timing and rate of grounding line
      retreat from the continental shelf, the dynamic characteristics of the ice that covered the shelf,
      and its influence on glaciomarine processes on the adjacent continental slope.

      Location map of area of interest. Inset shows existing seismic (dotted lines) and acoustic (thin
      lines) profiles overlaid on free-air gravity field in marine part of area. Bold lines A and B
      show locations of profiles that define the flanks of a 150 km-wide trough on the outer shelf.
      Thin dashed lines indicate inferred flanks of trough. Shelf break (SB) and 1500 m contour
      positions (thick dashed lines) reveal that the broad, lobate gravity high on the continental
      margin is due to the presence of a trough-mouth fan.




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      CRUISE ES05

      Contact point : Keith Nicholls, British Antarctic Survey

      Project Title: XBT casts from Ernest Shackleton

      Location: Weddell Sea

      Personnel : R Salmon

      Dates : Dec 2003

      2003-04 season

      This work is a continuation of the Ten Degrees West XBT section that has been conducted
      since late 1998. The aim is to do XBT casts between 65°S and the coast, along 10°W, so far
      as the sea ice conditions will allow. This line passes through the location of the Weddell
      Polynya of the mid-1970's, and the time series will provide a valuable archive for when the
      next polynya occurs.

      Dr Rhian Salmon, PSD, will be the managing the work on board. The POC at BAS HQ is
      Keith Nicholls. A cast will be made approximately every degree of latitude, with the
      frequency raised somewhat as the continental shelf break is approached in an attempt to
      capture the structure of the coastal current.

      Four cartons of T7 XBTs (48 in total) have been loaded on the ship. A launch requires the
      ship to slow to 5-7 knots, or even to stop if floes are likely to snag the XBT wire.




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        CRUISE ES07

      Contact point : Keith Nicholls, British Antarctic Survey

      Project Title: Halley Lifetime Study

      Location: Weddell Sea

      Personnel : K Hayes

      Dates : Dec 2003

      2003-04 season: The aim of this work is to recover moorings originally deployed during the
      2002-03 field season on the RISOC cruise. The three moorings arrayed around the ice shelf
      constitute an element of the Halley Lifetime Study, and will help determine the
      oceanographic stresses on the ice shelf.

      Keith Nicholls is the BAS HQ point of contact. Kathy Hayes will be the scientist in charge of
      the moorings recovery on board. An acoustic command unit (already loaded on Shackleton)
      will be used to trigger the acoustic releases. The locations of the moorings (B1, B2 and B3)
      are:

                       Position                           Depth   Ice front range and bearing
      B1:       S75° 27'.911 W26° 50'.477                 228 m                 900 m at 053°
      B2:       S75° 43'.268 W27° 16'.603                 301 m                2600 m at 071°
      B3:       S75° 48'.734 W26° 51'.953                 329 m                2000 m at 070°

      Once recovered, the instruments will be washed down, dismantled and stored in wooden
      cases (already loaded on Shackleton).




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                                                                                       ANNEX XI

      NOTICE OF PERMITS ISSUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ANTARCTIC ACT
      1994

          a) Notice of permits issued for activities under Section 3 of the Antarctic Act 1994
                                           (British Expeditions)

      Permit No. S3-01/2003: Mrs Polly Vacher of Gilbournes Farm, Drayton, Abingdon, UK to
      circumnavigate globe over Antarctica. Valid between 15 October 2003 – 15 February 2004.

      Permit No. S3-02/2003: Mr David Wevill of York University, York, United Kingdom to
      carry out air monitoring. Valid between 1 October 2003 – 31 February 2004.

      Permit No. S3/4-01/2003: Mr Nicholas Sanders of the Falkland Islands Government to
      investigate death of British Antarctic Survey scientist. Valid between 5 August – 30 August
      2003.

      Permit No. S3-05/2003: Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt of Greenlands, Exford, Somerset, UK to run
      a marathon. Valid between 23-27 October 2003.

        b) Notice of permits issued under Section 5 of the Antarctic Act 1995 (British vessels,
                               aircraft and hovercraft entering Antarctica)

      Aircraft

      Permit No. S5-01/2003: Issued to Mrs Polly Vacher of Gilbournes Farm, Drayton, Abingdon,
      UK authorising a Fixed wing single engine Piper Dakota PA28-236 to enter Antarctica
      between 15 October 2003 - 28 February 2004.

      Permit No. S5-02/2003: Issued to British Antarctic Survey authorising a Fixed wing multi
      engine DHC-7 aircraft to enter Antarctica between 5 August – 30 August 2003.

      Permit No. S5-03/2003: Issued to British Antarctic Survey authorising Two (x2) Fixed wing
      twin engine DHC-6 aircraft to enter Antarctica between 5 August – 30 August 2003.

      Permit No. S5-06/2003: Issued to British Antarctic Survey authorising Four (x4) Fixed wing
      multi-engine DHC-6 aircraft to enter Antarctica between 1 October 2003 – 30 April 2004.

      Permit No. S5-07/2003: Issued to British Antarctic Survey authorising a Fixed-wing multi-
      engine DHC-7 aircraft to enter Antarctica between 1 October 2003 – 30 April 2004.


      Vessels

      Permit No. S5-04/2003: Issued to British Antarctic Survey authorising the RRS Ernest
      Shackleton to enter Antarctica between 26 November 2003 – 28 April 2004.

      Permit No. S5-05/2003: Issued to British Antarctic Survey authorising the RRS James Clark
      Ross to enter Antarctica between 25 October 2003 – 23 April 2004.

      Permit No. S5-12/2003: Issued to Jérôme Poncet of Golden Fleece Limited, Beaver Island

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       Falkland Islands authorising the Golden Fleece to enter Antarctic between 1 February – 1
      March 2004.


      c) Notice of permits issued under Section 6 of the Antarctic Act 1994 (Mineral resource
                                              activities).

      Permit No. S6-01/2003: Issued to Dr John Smellie of British Antarctic Survey authorising
      rock and fossil sampling between 1 January – 31 March 2004.

      Permit No. S6-02/2003: Issued to Dr Neil Stevenson of British Antarctic Survey authorising
      rock sampling between 14 November 2003 – 12 February 2004.

      Permit No. S6-03/2003: Issued to Dr John Bursnall of British Antarctic Survey authorising
      rock sampling between 1 November 2003 – 1 March 2004.

      Permit No. S6-04/2003: Issued to Dr Robert Larter of British Antarctic Survey (Antarctic
      Funding Initiative) authorising gravity core sampling between 1 January – 29 February 2004.




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                                                                                                                  ANNEX XII
                         WASTE MANAGEMENT REPORT FOR PERIOD
                           1 OCTOBER 2002 TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2003


      PART 1 GENERAL
      Country:                                United Kingdom

      Waste Management Official:              Mr Rod Downie

      Job Title:                              BAS Environmental Manager

      Postal Address:                         British Antarctic Survey
                                              High Cross, Madingley Road
                                              Cambridge, CB3 0ET, UK

      Telephone Number:                       01223 221248

      Facsimile Number:                       01223 362616

      Electronic Mail Number:                 rhd@bas.ac.uk


      PART 2 TRAINING OF EXPEDITION MEMBERS
      1)           Is training given to expedition members on waste management:

                          prior to leaving for Antarctica?                                                         [Y]        [ ]

                          Briefings given at annual introductory conferences
                          for new personnel.

                          while in Antarctica?                                                                     [Y]        [ ]

                          Briefings and hands-on training given for on site
                          procedures and equipment on board BAS vessels and
                          at BAS research stations

                          Written material available                                                               [Y]        [ ]

                          (i) BAS Waste Management Handbook
                          (ii) Station and field camp waste guidelines
                          (iii) Notices on research stations and ships
                          (iv) BAS Environmental protection leaflet



      2)           Are expeditions advised of any PVC products being provided?                                     [Y]        [ ]

                   The BAS discourages the use of PVC products and only uses them when there is no practical alternative. Details of
                   products where the major constituent is PVC are supplied to each research station.

      3)           Are expeditions advised that pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs),                      [Y]        [ ]
                   non-sterile soil or polystyrene beads, chips or similar forms of packaging
                   shall not be sent to Antarctica?

                   A section of the BAS Waste Management Handbook and the BAS Participants Handbook deals with prohibited
                   products. The Logistics Purchasing Section of BAS makes every effort to prevent such products from being sent to
                   Antarctica. The BAS packaging guidelines stipulate that polystyrene beads or chips must not be used as packaging
                   material for goods being sent to Antarctica.




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      PART 3 WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR EACH FIXED SITE, FIELD CAMPS
             GENERALLY, AND FOR EACH SHIP.


      1)           Current and planned programmes for cleaning up existing waste disposal sites and abandoned work sites:

                   Existing waste disposal sites and abandoned work sites

                   i)     Removal of the waste dump at Fossil Bluff successfully undertaken during 2002/03 season.

                   ii)    Survey of abandoned bases at Danco Island, Detaille Island and Prospect Point carried out during
                          2002/03 season., with their removal planned for 2003/04 season.

                   iii)   Minor repair works carried out at Stonnington Island during 2002/03

                   iv)    Further work undertaken on a Conservation Strategy for Whalers Bay, Deception Island. Minor clean-up
                          work planned for 2003/04 season.

                   v)     Maintenance work carried out at Port Lockroy during 2002/03. Base operated by BAS with guidance from
                          the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


      2)           Current and planned waste management arrangements, including final disposal:

                   i)     Biodegradable waste
                          Sewage, wet food waste, bones and grey water are disposed of on site and are not returned from
                          Antarctica. A sewage treatment plant was commissioned at Rothera during 2002/03 season.

                   ii)    General non-hazardous waste
                          Metal, glass, plastics, paper and wood are taken by BAS ships to the Falkland Islands where a contractor
                          disposes of them properly and safely to landfill. Waste oils and fuel are also taken to the Falkland Islands
                          and used as heating oil. Empty fuel drums produced by BAS are reused by the major fuel supplier on the
                          Falkland Islands.

                   iii)   Hazardous and recyclable wastes
                          All hazardous and some recyclable wastes are returned to the UK where they are properly and safely
                          disposed of by specialist contractors. Hazardous wastes are disposed of in a number of ways including
                          high temperature incineration and controlled landfill. The UK Environment Agency is notified of all
                          movements of BAS hazardous wastes when BAS vessels reach UK. Drinks cans, lead acid batteries, and
                          photochemicals are recycled by specialist contractors. BAS is currently investigating returning paper,
                          cardboard and plastics for recycling in the UK.

      3)           Current and planned arrangements for analysing the environmental effects of wastes and waste management:

                   i)     Current environmental monitoring programme

                          The incidence of marine debris found at Bird Island and Signy.
                          The entanglement in marine debris of Antarctic fur seals, and the ingestion of marine debris, particularly
                          fishing hooks, by seabirds at Bird Island.
                          Monitoring of the sewage treatment plant at Rothera planned for 2003/04.
                          Audit of waste management at Rothera planned for 2003/04
                          Independant Environmental observer from Antarctica New Zealand will audit the removal and clean-up
                          of the old bases at Detaille, Danco and Prospect Point.

      4)           Other efforts to minimize any environmental effects of wastes and waste management:

                   i)     Rod Downie, BAS Environmental Manager, undertook an examination of waste management
                          procedures at Halley, Signy, and onboard the RRS Ernest Shackleton during 2002/03

                   ii)    Orwak ‘in-drum’ compactor was installed at Halley during the 2002/03 season.




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