Davis science

A night view of Davis station showing the LIDAR laser piercing the sky
LIDAR at Davis (Photo: David Barringhaus)
3 scientists in a rubber dingy trawl for invertebrate samples in the water off Davis

Science overview

A range of atmospheric research projects are conducted at Davis station. These include investigating climate and the characteristics of the Antarctic atmosphere using the LIDAR (light detection and ranging) instrument.

Marine invertebrates such as sea urchins, crustaceans and molluscs are used to study the impact of environmental change and pollution on Antarctic marine ecosystems.

New research on the Amery Ice Shelf aims to provide a comprehensive study of the mass balance of the ice shelf. This will allow us to understand the current stability of the ice shelf and its likely response to changes in the ocean.

Search for information about current science projects, or see our science pages to read about science projects in Antarctica.