Field operations

Snow blows around a tent.
Pyramid tents in wind and snow (Photo: M. Woolridge)

Many expeditioners go to Antarctica to conduct field programs and spend a considerable part of their time living off station. These pages provide information on various aspects of life in the field.

We supply expert planning and field support expertise to every field program. All approved field personnel and their equipment must be fully organised before leaving Australia. Requests for support once on station may not be able to be fulfilled.

Operational support staff from the Australian Antarctic Division will liaise with project leaders in the development of a Service Level Agreement for each approved program. This includes the detailed allocation of station resources including tents and field equipment, vehicles, trade and field support personnel time.

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This page was last modified on 12 August 2010.