Environmental monitoring

Ecological monitoring is conducted in order to determine the size and condition of populations of seabirds and pinnipeds, the so-called indicator krill-dependent species. Information on the condition of indicator species gives indirect information about the condition of the marine ecosystem. Monitoring has been carried out since the beginning of the activity of the Arctowski Station.

The meteorological data collected are used to determine the climatic conditions of the vicinity of the Arctowski Station and are used as a background for geochemical, geophysical, ecological and biological surveys conducted based on the Station.

The purpose of the monitoring is to determine the regime of flow of watercourses located on the western shore of the Admiralty Bay and to determine the amount of material transported by these watercourses.

The aim of the project is to analyze daily changes in the Earth’s electric field on a spatial scale covering the Antarctic, Arctic and Central Europe regions. The relationship between the electric field and the main generators of the Global Electric Circuit (GEC) will be determined on the basis of measurements of the electric field at the Earth’s surface and additional atmospheric and ionospheric observations.

The objective of the monitoring work is to provide detailed knowledge of the chemical composition of water samples (taken from watercourses, lakes, glacial outflows), soil and coastal seawater sediment samples from the western shore of Admiralty Bay, as well as its variability over time and the pathways through which potential contaminants travel.

The purpose of the monitoring is to investigate the temporal and spatial variability of quantitative and qualitative characteristics of suspended matter and dissolved substances in marine waters and watercourses outflowing to the Admiralty Bay from the Point Thomas oasis. The granulometric and chemical composition of seabed and trough sediments is also analysed. The seasonal and long-term variability of the qualitative and quantitative structure of plankton was also monitored against the background of changing hydrogeochemical conditions.

The aim of the research is to determine the specificity of the behaviours of tourists visiting the Antarctic and certain geographical conditions (including cultural, social ones) in relation to the size of tourist traffic. Moreover, observations are made concerning the impact of tourist traffic on the natural environment in the vicinity of the Station.

The purpose of monitoring is to determine the concentration of reduced forms of carbon (organic and elementary carbon) in precipitation in all their forms (rain, snow, dry precipitation).

The purpose of the monitoring is to determine the potential inflow of pollution from long-distance and local atmospheric transport.

The purpose of the monitoring is to determine the conditions of supply and spatial distribution of chemistry of Ginger Lake water.

The purpose of the monitoring is to determine the rate of calving of the Lange Glacier, which flows directly into the sea in the northern part of the Admiralty Bay.