This week at Davis
12 March 2010
The dive team has worked extremely hard, heading out just after breaky and back in after dinner. Apart from a few bad starts due to unfortunate weather, most days have been a great success.
26 February 2010
Davis, "The Riviera of the South", has had a very balmy summer, so it can come as a surprise when the more usual Antarctic weather sets in and hangs around for a while.
19 February 2010
With winds consistently blowing around the 30 knot mark and gusting into the 50s, a weekend indoors was assured. Friday drinks, aptly titled "Bugs in the Bar" was hosted by the marine scientists and divers, who showed us many fascinating local sea critters.
12 February 2010
The Aurora Australis arrives and departs with resupply, LIDAR operations and rare night-shining clouds, sewerage science, music bands, darts and muesli.
5 February 2010
Work programs, building projects, diving and AMISOR field work and socialising continue unabated
29 January 2010
Robbie Burns night and Australia Day celebrations with international visitors, diving program underway and an exploding lake.
22 January 2010
Great weather, station water system, diving, living quarters' construction, glaciology, and visits to Russian and Chinese stations.
15 January 2010
Progress with building works, the arrival of Aurora Australis and continuing station maintenance
8 January 2010
Food and fun at Christmas and New Year's celebrations, international hospitality with Chinese, Russian and Indian expeditioners, and drysuit diving in freezing waters.
18 December 2009
The sea ice finally breaks away, new living quarters under construction, regular trips to prepare the Woop Woop skiway for January flights, visiting Russian geologists, details of science programs progress (LIDAR, AMISOR, emperor penguin chick tracking, collecting for the new aquarium and meteorological observations), preparations for a field trip to the Chinese station Zhong Shan underway, Christmas preparations and powerhouse maintenance still has the coffee machine out of action.