This week at Davis

  • Two elephants seals bellowing with open mouths at each other in defiance

    18 March 2016

    This week at Davis, the winter team comes together, the sea ice forms, elephant seals wallow, and, with clear skies, the aurora australis is visible.

  • A group of penguins near the edge of a large iceberg with one in the process of diving off the edge

    11 March 2016

    This week Davis says goodbye to friends, leaving the winter crew to watch penguins leap from icebergs.

  • The USAP LC130 at Davis ski landing area

    4 March 2016

    This week at Davis we revive our senses, undertake survival training in preparation for winter, and send off the summer expeditioners in style.

  • Scott McMillan, Bryce Daniels, Dan Mizza and Cam Lea playing Monopoly by candlelight at Brookes hut in the Vestfold Hills

    26 February 2016

    At Davis this week we have an art installation composed of frozen pants, trips to Platcha and Brookes, and another birthday celebration.

  • Four members of the Davis fire team in protective clothing carrying out an exercise at Davis Station

    19 February 2016

    At Davis this week a seal tag returns, two hut visits, two birthdays and the fire teams are put through their paces.

  • The AAD Director Nick Gales and Davis Station Leader Ali Dean talk with the Zhongshan Station Leader through an interpreter

    12 February 2016

    This week at Davis we welcome new arrivals, celebrate a birthday, clean out the fuel tanks and show visiting Chinese expeditioners around the station.

  • A stack of six tinned pies commonly eaten in the Antarctic before cooking

    5 February 2016

    The humble Aussie pie is explored this week at Davis. Field hut trips would not be the same without the famous* Fray Bentos pie! The sea ice can't stay away and the Bureau of Meteorology building received summer upgrades. *to expeditioners

  • A group of expeditioners in an outdoor spa

    29 January 2016

    International visitors to Davis station see old friends return, money is raised for Camp Quality and Australia Day weekend is celebrated.

  • Australian and Canadian flags at half mast

    22 January 2016

    Vale David Wood, helicopter pilot, colleague and friend.

  • 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.

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