This week at Davis

  • The AAD Director Nick Gales and Davis Station Leader Ali Dean talk with the Zhongshan Station Leader through an interpreter

    12 February 2016

    This week at Davis we welcome new arrivals, celebrate a birthday, clean out the fuel tanks and show visiting Chinese expeditioners around the station.

  • A stack of six tinned pies commonly eaten in the Antarctic before cooking

    5 February 2016

    The humble Aussie pie is explored this week at Davis. Field hut trips would not be the same without the famous* Fray Bentos pie! The sea ice can't stay away and the Bureau of Meteorology building received summer upgrades. *to expeditioners

  • A group of expeditioners in an outdoor spa

    29 January 2016

    International visitors to Davis station see old friends return, money is raised for Camp Quality and Australia Day weekend is celebrated.

  • Australian and Canadian flags at half mast

    22 January 2016

    Vale David Wood, helicopter pilot, colleague and friend.

  • A scientists sitting on a rock with a computer

    15 January 2016

    A poem, vital water management and seabird research at Davis.

  • A Christmas card from Davis station showing staff at resupply with the Aurora Australis in harbour

    8 January 2016

    Davis station reports on holiday happenings and the great journey of a cheeky skua.

  • A group of expeditioners standing next to a hole in the ice

    18 December 2015

    Davis expeditioners undertake a cooking class, take a dip in some icy water, welcome Chinese visitors and decorate for the holidays.

  • Two expeditioners enjoying a hot brunch on the sea ice

    11 December 2015

    This week Davis expeditioners welcome an old friend: a tagged male elephant seal. Science and field training rule, and the new Davis band has everyone dancing.

  • Expeditioners on the veranda of a field hut.

    4 December 2015 Single page view

    Davis expeditioners learn how to make croissants from a real French chef, enjoy a special Saturday night dinner and complete vital survival training.

  • Indonesian and Davis Bureau of Meteorology staff posing for a photo

    27 November 2015 Single page view

    Indonesian friends visit Davis station from the Indonesian Meteorological Climatological and Geophysical Agency, the French hairdresser commences his work and ladies take the lead in beer brewing.

  • Large group of people in fire fighting gear pose together in front of a fire truck

    20 November 2015 Single page view

    Summer station leader Bill De Bruyn details the extensive training expeditioners undergo before they are able to depart for Antarctica.

  • Expeditioners playing games and talking outside

    13 November 2015 Single page view

    Hi everyone! Well we are in the midst of resupply, so we're going to ease back a couple of gears and join the pack again on this one. As helicopters and planes fly overhead, a happy sight appears off station...

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