This week at Davis

  • A photo from ground level of the corrugations in the skiway surface, from being groomed.

    3 February 2017

    This week at Davis we've been very aviation focused with a Hercules coming in and some deep field projects having been achieved. However, we did still manage to combine fire training with washing the vehicles.

  • The Antarctic plateau meets the ocean. A large iceberg, recently broken off from the iceshelf is visible.

    27 January 2017

    It has been another big week at Davis with trips out into the deep field, a visit to the neighbours, more seabird work and everyone out on recreational jollies.

  • An aerial view of several lakes within the Vestfold Hills. The land is brown and rocky while the lakes are a beautiful blue. The sun is also shining.

    20 January 2017

    This week at Davis we've hauled cable for infrasound, been out studying geophysics, removed the hut from Trajer Ridge and continued our search and rescue training.

  • Three Zodiacs and the Wyatt Earp boat, are seen cruising off-shore, Icebergs line the horizon.

    13 January 2017

    This week we celebrate 60 years of Davis, opening of the boating season and a hut upgrade.

  • Three people are in the hot tub. In the background you can see sea-ice in the bay.

    6 January 2017

    It's been a busy two weeks. This included an appearance from Father Christmas, a delicious feast, a hot tub on New Year's Day and a visit from the neighbours.

  • In the foreground is sea-ice, in the middle ground is open water, and in the distance is a line of large, white, icebergs.

    23 December 2016

    This week we've been busy with a number of projects achieving some great milestones...

  • Aaron is standing outside the met building, dressed in safety gear. He

    16 December 2016

    As we approach mid-summer, things are getting busy on station: the Met team are finally all here, the aircraft ground support officers are working out of Woop Woop and the physical scientists are finishing data collection while the sea ice is still present.

  • Three people are standing on the sea ice enjoying the view. Behind them is a row of quad bikes and an island.

    9 December 2016

    This week has been busy: conducting fieldwork on the Sørsdal Glacier, winterers undergoing quad training out on the sea ice, and our first party for the summer!

  • This is an aerial view of the icebergs trapped in the frozen ocean. Beyond them you can see the plateau from which they calved from.

    2 December 2016

    It's been a busy week of field training, seabird ecology and spring cleaning.

  • Hagglunds about to drive past a blue iceberg stuck in the sea ice.

    25 November 2016

    After our station handover last Friday night we underwent a change of guard, so to speak. This week we've had lots of safety drills to prime the new teams into their roles within the Antarctic setting, and there was also the fun job of a traverse to set up the skiway for our aviation program.

  • 18 November 2016

    This week at Davis the weather tells us it is summer, the ships arrival starts the season, and we have one special new arrival on station.

  • A photo where steam from the Weddell seal pups breath is visible

    11 November 2016

    This week we take a last look at Platcha, prepare for the ship and say farewell

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