This week at Casey

  • Casey chef

    20 November 2009

    The new chef is tested and given a gold star, new expeditioners get into survival training and a piece of the science puzzle of the annual cycles of phytoplankton feeding frenzies explained.

  • Casey station Expeditioner using bulldozer to clear blizzard snow

    17 July 2009

    Wild weather This week at Casey has seen some amazing variations in weather patterns. We have seen just about all the extremes within the one week. Friday saw the start of a 3 day blizzard which buried just about the …

  • Crane at work

    27 November 2009

    Visits to Wilkes and Browning Peninsula, and construction of accommodation units.

  • Three Casey expeditioners before their hair restyle

    11 December 2009

    Movember, that month of wierd and wonderful facial-hair creations has raised over $9000 for charity. Also see stunning sunsets, and a fine example of colonial salp.

  • Airbus on arrival at Wilkins

    18 December 2009

    A diary of the first flight operations with arrivals and departures, operation ICECAP unlocks some geological and glaciological secrets, and shipping containers go walk-about, introducing expeditioners currently at Casey.

  • Casey Station Leader speaking, via video link, during staff farewell at AAD Kingston

    13 November 2009

    One first and one annual event were celebrated at Casey this week. For the first time the ceremony marking the retirement of one of the Division's longer serving employees, Richard M, was able to be joined by the stations through …

  • Casey station Expeditoners ariving at McMurdo station with A319 in background

    6 November 2009

    McMurdo Station 49 new summering expeditioners flew to Casey via McMurdo this week. Due to weather delays at McMurdo, 49 lucky people had to spend a week on station enjoying the American hospitality. We flew in on the 26th October …

  • Vehicles and expeditioners at remote automatic weather station

    9 October 2009

    Law Dome lightning visit Last week a second trip up to Law Dome was needed to tweak some of the electronics on the AWS (automatic weather station). One vehicle with Anthony, Kheyan and Clive completed the 16-hour day trip. Tray …

  • Weddell seal pup

    16 October 2009

    First spring babies arrive, skiway preparation begins and fuel depots are set up for air ops refueling.

  • Main power house at Casey

    23 October 2009

    The secret of the blue buildings, end of winter celebrations and transmogrified icebergs.

  • A beautiful sunny afternoon

    30 October 2009

    Drama on the not-so-high seas; an icy tale of beauty, danger, tragedy and mystery of boy getting or losing girl (or the other way round); and an epic two-day adventure to Robbos Hut.

  • Traverse train on ice

    2 October 2009

    Cape Poinsett Traverse It was during the early hours of the morning of the 15th August when a dedicated crew consisting of Tim, Barry, Allen, Anthony & Kheyan left Casey station headed eastwards to Cape Poinset, which is some 130 …

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