This week at Davis

  • tradesmen working on fuel lines

    23 January 2015 Single page view

    Greetings everyone. This week at Davis, the finishing touches to the concrete work continues on the waste water treatment plant, expeditioners say Hola! to a theme night, we look at aviation, and Ducky's remote housecall.

  • Expeditioner smiling at camera

    16 January 2015 Single page view

    Hello everyone and welcome to another addition of 'This Week at Davis'. Our intrepid reporters and photographers have captured life on our station here for those at home once again: in and around the workshops, out at the ski landing area, in the bar and out by the beach. This week we think, after some long weather delays we may be farewelling a number of our expeditioners. Amongst them we pay tribute to two comms riggers, John and Ron, who came for a month and stayed for Summer, and Andrew 'Clobbs' Davidson, a long time friend of Davis station and the men and women who have worked here. We wish all of them a safe journey home and we wish you at home a very happy and productive week.

  • 'Gingerbread men' biscuit decorated with personal styles of expeditioners

    9 January 2015 Single page view

    It's a very happy new year at Davis station indeed with holiday celebrations, lots of work and more!

  • A Christmas tree fully decorated

    19 December 2014 Single page view

    This has been a great week at Davis: scientific experiments successfully completed, communication towers upgraded, patches of blue sky found amongst a sea of grey for flights to Casey, very solid progress on the Waste Water Treatment Plant, a textbook main power house shutdown, a reordered storehouse following resupply and a range of international visits and social events adding a splash of colour against the brown Vestfolds hills and the rapidly melting sea ice.

  • Tradespersons standing in front of the new hut facing camera

    12 December 2014 Single page view

    Davis station continues important site work, conducts an emergency medical drill, expeditioners receive tracked vehicle training and a new hut finds a home at Hop Island. Next week, results of the annual Davis table tennis tournament!

  • Tradesmen welding bracket for pipe work

    5 December 2014 Single page view

    This week, under blue skies and warm sunshine (relatively speaking), the Davis team have forged ahead with their programming with infrastructure projects both on and off station, aviation operations to Beaver Lake, Mawson and Enderby Land, Sansom and Hop Islands and lakes in the station operating area. Science projects are ongoing, as are our weather observations, field trainings and station supply activities. This week the station farewelled our highly capable operations coordinator, Anthony Hull (Hully). The station wishes Hully the very best in his latest deployment within the AAD's Antarctic programme.

  • Female scientist in white coat holding a sample up to the light behind the screen of a fume cupboard

    28 November 2014 Single page view

    Greetings to everyone reading this at home. This week at Davis saw our expeditioners covering the sea, air and land around Davis on a variety of infrastructure projects, science experiments, aviation operations and field trainings. With 78 expeditioners on station including some transiting friends from Mawson, Davis station is full of activity. Now concluding our second full week here, the team is settling into a rhythm, a social committee is in full swing as is a range of friendly competitions. Next week sees the first installment of 'Radio Davis'! Stay tuned with our warmest greetings. The Davis crew.

  • Videocamera filming video screen with expeditioners and Chinese president

    21 November 2014 Single page view

    After the hard work of resupply, this week has been a good opportunity for all those at Davis (long timers and new comers) to find their feet in their work roles and on the ice around station. This week weather has hampered flying but that hasn't stopped us from getting down to business.

  • Group of people dragging the hose back into a container alongside the Aurora Australis

    14 November 2014 Single page view

    Davis station is very busy completing resupply this week but expeditioners take a moment to share a few photos.

  • Expeditioner holding up an old Australian flag

    7 November 2014 Single page view

    Davis fills its pages with photos this week as new expeditioners arrive, including new station leader James Moloney.

  • Expeditioners dressed in fire clothing listening to the fire chief

    31 October 2014 Single page view

    An emergency response drill at Davis station means some colourful action plus tons of great pics including baby seals!

  • Expeditioner in the cabin of a large snow groomer

    24 October 2014 Single page view

    Deep Lake requires a visit; and with the Aurora Australis on its way, Davis marks the end of winter.

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