Antarctic Fieldwork Planning: 2015/2016 field season

Principal Investigators are responsible for ensuring that the following actions are undertaken, to the stated deadlines, in preparation for fieldwork: (Please note these pages are currently under revision)

Action Deadline
Completion of Antarctic Requirements Form for 2015/2016 field season 31/03/2015
Attend the pre season briefing on 23rd April
Request a map to aid Antarctic fieldwork planning (if required) 11/05/2015
Submit a Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment form 11/05/2015
Check which permits are needed 11/05/2015
Complete the BAS Chemical Approvals Register (CAR) form (if applicable) 11/05/2015
Discuss arrangements for importing biological samples back to the UK 11/05/2015
Completion of science field project risk assessment
Completion of detailed project plan, Standard Operating Procedures and related risk assessments (e.g.COSHH) where applicable

All risk assessments must be completed and approved by BAS prior to commencing work. Please contact  Elaine Fitzcharles in the first instance –

Submit Antarctic Permit applications (if required) 30/06/2015
Complete summer visitor forms (includes medical forms, personal details forms etc) 30/06/2015
Ensure any equipment is suited for Antarctic operations 30/06/2015
Discuss shipment of cargo to and from Antarctica 30/06/2015
Identify fieldwork personnel 30/06/2015
Ensure availability of fieldwork personnel for pre-deployment training 30/06/2015
Twin Otter aircraft at Rothera Research Station, Antarctica