This week at Davis

  • A table of diners at Christmas

    5 January 2018

    The last two weeks we have celebrated Christmas and New Year, worked on various projects and pondered the history of Davis Station.

  • Seal pup on the ice smiling.

    22 December 2017

    This week at Davis we have continued field and station operations on the ground, on the ice and in the air.

  • Two people erecting a tent.

    15 December 2017

    Davis enjoys an open day on the airfield, the powerhouse gets some TLC and the team at Mt Brown are all in the field getting ready to start drilling.

  • A cyclist rides on the ice.

    8 December 2017

    This week we have started to deploy a deep field drilling camp, done lots of flying and field operations, worked on infrastructure projects and enjoyed an amazing Saturday night restaurant meal.

  • A person stands looking at sea ice and small icebergs.

    1 December 2017

    This week at Davis we have trained for emergency response and field survival, commenced fieldwork, prepared Woop Woop skiway, started work on infrastructure projects and maintenance and visited the penguins.

  • A blue tracked vehicle on the ice in front of the ship.

    24 November 2017

    This week at Davis we completed resupply and changeover, worked in the field and said farewell to the 2017 winter team.

  • Red ship in sea ice with a small fixed wing plane flying above it.

    17 November 2017

    This week at Davis we're farewelling the penguins and commencing resupply and changeover.

  • The view from the Twin Otter on approach to Mawson Station.

    10 November 2017

    This week at Davis we flew to Mawson, cleaned the station and got the groomer up to the plateau.

  • Bubbles trapped in the ice at Lichen Lake looking like abstract art.

    3 November 2017

    The last fortnight at Davis has been busy with recreational field trips, our 'End of Winter' dinner, building a sea ice runway and receiving our first plane of the season.

  • Still a lot of snow around station - the road from the LQ up to the summer accommodation buildings.

    20 October 2017

    This week at Davis we're giving our field huts their annual maintenance, getting out on rec trips and de-winteriseing buildings.

  • With the reappearance of the sun, the patterns in the windblown snow are visible.

    13 October 2017

    This week at Davis we're exploring the icebergs in interesting light, celebrating the return of the Adélie penguins, servicing our field huts and enjoying Oktoberfest.

  • Magenta and green auroras seen at Bandit's Hut recently.

    6 October 2017

    This week at Davis we're enjoying the night, trips out into the field and photographing our surroundings.

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