This week at Davis

  • Elephant Seals on Davis Station Foreshore

    27 March 2009

    This week was unusually mild and sunny. Temperatures didn't go into double digit negatives and there was little wind adding bite through wind-chill. So all creatures big and small enjoyed the climate. The resident elephant-seal population was mostly sleeping in …

  • Davis Station Expeditioner drilling sea ice for depth measurement

    24 April 2009

    Winter has truly set in with the sea ice growing at a very steady rate. Once the sea ice gets to a safe depth, it will be opened to traffic and expeditioners will be able to use station transport to …

  • Pilots beside one of the S76 helicopters on the Aurora Australis helipad.

    16 January 2009

    There are many cogs turning to keep the Davis Antarctic summer programs ticking along as well as they are this year. Crews from many companies include: Helicopter Resources Skytraders with the CASAs The Canadian Basler crew with the Basler BT-67 …

  • Davis Station Expeditioner with a very dirty LIDAR telescope

    23 January 2009

    This week's News is brought to you by the Ice Oceans Atmosphere and Climate (IOAC) Davis mob. It has been a busy summer for us all.

  • Prince Albert of Monaco and Davis Station Expeditioners inspecting icebergs in the waters near Station

    30 January 2009

    Well, what a week Davis has had. It started of with a flying visit from His Serene Highness (HSH) Prince Albert of Monaco who was on a science visit to Antarctic Stations. Prince Albert fitted in very well with the …

  • Expeditioners gathered outside for 2009 ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Davis Station

    1 May 2009

    Davis celebrated ANZAC Day this week and every expeditioner on Station attended the dawn service, which fortunately for us was not all that early with the sun rising at 1002 hours. The day started pretty well with Dave and his …

  • Adelie penguins near Davis Station

    9 January 2009

    Davis has been much more Riviera-like since the arrival of V2 as we have been graced with many days of glorious sunshine and light winds; of mirages and heat shimmer off the exposed rock that characterises Davis station and the …

  • Davis Station Expeditioner drilling hole in ice on Sorsdal Glacier

    6 March 2009

    This week a program of science has been going on near Flanders Moraine on the Sørsdal Glacier.

  • Davis Station 2008-09 Summer Expeditioners

    13 March 2009

    What a week at Davis, one full of emotions, some with joy and others with remorse. After nearly 5 months together it was time to say goodbye to our summer colleagues and friends. Over the summer Davis has been a …

  • Davis Station Expeditioners creating their Midwinter Film Festival Entry

    19 June 2009

    Hollywood fever strikes Davis. As the only available light rises on the horizon the whole station heads to the ice armed with props, cameras, vehicles and a schedule of scenes to film the Davis Midwinter movie, hoping to portray life …

  • Davis station brewery book

    31 July 2009

    Even though it is still three months till the first ship arrives at Davis for re-supply, planning and preparation is well under way. As the ship is "alcohol" free, over 100 ships crew and new expeditioners will arrive on station …

  • Davis station Expeditioner repairing Platcha field hut

    24 July 2009

    Gday from all at Davis. It is becoming harder and harder to keep coming up with new material for the avid readers back home, but we'll give it a go none-the-less. Mid-winter has come and gone, the sun has returned, …

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