This week at Davis

  • close up of helicopter pilot in cockpit

    13 February 2015 Single page view

    Greetings everyone and thanks for tuning in again. This week at Davis features plumbing works, stars of the big screen Jan W and Rowdy, arts and crafts, Sansom Island hut replacement, beautiful sunsets, BBQ celebrations at the waste water treatment plant, a retrospective on James H's adventures in the Prince Charles Mountains and an introducing the first installment of 'Doc's Dozen', featuring senior helicopter pilot Dave Wood.

  • C130 Hercules airborne. Photo taken from below

    6 February 2015 Single page view

    Hello everyone, Thank you for your kind attention. This week's edition features Hercules, icebergs, crushed drums, ice climbing, international visitors, search and rescue (SAR) training, electricians and the little gingerbread man that could.

  • Elephant seal yawning

    30 January 2015 Single page view

    It was a big news week at Davis station.The plumbers make the cut in site services, field parties out to Hop Island and Amanda Bay, drinks with the Doctor, Australia Day celebrations, science in the field, a review of the AGSO season that was, and introducing the newest member of the Davis weekly news team.

  • 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.

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