Station life & activities
The prime focus of life in Antarctica is scientific research.
However, maintaining an environment suitable for everyday living requires complex logistics and teamwork.
The maintenance of the station is undertaken by a team of skilled professionals and trades people. Everyone within the community, no matter what their job, undertake a range of voluntary duties to ensure the smooth running of the station.
Station communities change from year-to-year depending on the personalities, backgrounds and interests of the particular people who make up the station groups. All are expected to behave with tolerance, good humour and understanding.
Various celebrations and local events are held throughout the year to reinforce group cohesion and a sense of community.