This week at Davis

  • 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...

  • Expeditioners and newly arrived air crew meet beside an aircraft

    6 November 2015 Single page view

    Well comrades, this is not the end but perhaps it's the beginning of the end as we welcome the first new faces in seven months and prepare for the coming of the ship. Thanks for tuning in again.

  • An emperor penguin stands with the sun behind it

    30 October 2015 Single page view

    Greetings dear readers. After what feels like a long absence, we are back with stories to tell of our last fortnight. Enjoy.

  • Night time shot of sea ice beside Davis station with green aurora in sky

    16 October 2015 Single page view

    Hi everyone, welcome back to beautiful sunny Davis. Thanks for your interest! We have aurora pics, a three hut tour, an outdoor game of Kubb and more for you. We won't be around next week but we promise to make it up to you in a fortnight's time. With best wishes from the team here!

  • A green and blue aurora hanging over the ANARESAT dome next to the operations building at night

    9 October 2015 Single page view

    Well, the clouds have parted and let the sun shine in. This week, Davis station firmly re-established itself as the 'Riviera of the South' and in both work and play, the crew made the most of the good weather whilst it lasts. Our greetings to all of you at home. Thanks for tuning in once again.

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