This week at Davis

  • Expeditioner sits atop a frozen lake illuminated by torchlight set into holes in the ice surrounded by darkness

    11 September 2015 Single page view

    Another week here on the riviera of the south! This week buried yet again beneath a layer of snow. There's also bread making, work, training and some pretty lake photos.

  • Weddell seal looking camera directly in the eye

    4 September 2015 Single page view

    Hi everyone, thanks for your patience. We've sorted out our technical issues and bring you last week's 'This Week at Davis' with a bonus story about our Father's Day drinks yesterday evening. Happy Father's Day everyone and wishing you all a great start to the week!!

  • Expeditioner standing on frozen ice facing camera from a distance

    28 August 2015 Single page view

    There is so much happening at Davis, as usual. We invite you to take a look at how expeditioners work and play in and around Davis station.

  • Delayed exposure shot of stars above Davis station.

    21 August 2015 Single page view

    As the snows fall around us and the wind occasionally howls, the team take part in a station auction and quiz night, look to the night skies, send some very engaging government Tweets and get down to the work of projects, maintenance, stocktakes and science.

  • An expeditioner's face covered in snow and ice.

    14 August 2015 Single page view

    As the sun moves a little higher in the sky the team have done us proud once again. The carpenter's hammer's in the final nail on the coffin of the Davis Winter Olympics competition, the infrastructure team manoeuvres a grease trap, green auroras light the way through the night, the Doc takes a refresher on first aid kits and completes her weekly dozen with our very own sub-editor Brendan H.

  • Sun shining across large icebergs stuck fast in the sea ice.

    7 August 2015 Single page view

    Another week with some strong winds and plenty of snowfall as well as plenty of activity on station: furniture installation continued in the living quarters as did work up in the waste treatment facility, routine maintenance, snow clearing, container audits and field trips as well as some great community activities including the 48 hour film festival and darts competition. Enjoy and thanks for reading!

  • An underwater remotely operated vehicle roughly the size of a shoebox being lowered into the ice hole

    31 July 2015 Single page view

    Here we are folks, the business. Our expeditioners have journeyed on foot, by Hagg and even under the ice to bring you this week's stories. Enjoy and thanks again for reading.

  • Group of expeditioners in fire fighting gear next to a tracked vehicle beside a large red accommodation building

    24 July 2015 Single page view

    Hello everyone, welcome back to Davis for another week. We're delighted to announce that Davis has recorded a readership tallying over 8000 hits on this webpage and to those of you reading this at home and abroad we send our thanks for your continued interest. We hope to continue providing worthwhile reading. This week we introduce you to one of our lovable diesos, we triumph in the first round of the darts competition, walk into a 'burning' building, put our hands through walls, visit the dentist and get to the bottom of an international mystery. Enjoy!

  • Hut with light streaming from windows outlined against a night sky dotted with stars and the green and red glow of an aurora

    17 July 2015 Single page view

    Greetings to you all, our dear friends to the north with whom we once again share the warm rays of the sun with. That's right, it reappeared this week and under its warming glow we trained, measured, camped, celebrated, and strove to travel farthest.

  • Expeditioner sitting on bench in front of Platcha hut

    10 July 2015 Single page view

    This week at Davis, the last before the sun returns to pay us a visit, the team has been busy with stock takes and infrastructure works as well as plenty of field trips and some great nights in over the weekend. Best wishes to you all and thanks for checking up on us.

  • Jagged edges of iceberg silhouetted against sky

    3 July 2015 Single page view

    Who says nothing happens on station in the middle of winter? Under a big, bright moon the team at Davis have been installing bedroom furniture, conducting field based search and rescue exercises, striving to achieve Olympian feats, taking field trips to the northern limits of the station operating area, munching on fresh green salads courtesy of our hydroponics gurus (and chef), and sharing their stories in the Doc's Dozen. We're also busy with monthly maintenance checks, plaster board installs, ring main unit fit outs and stock takes etc.

  • Pre-dinner photo of the expedition team seated at the midwinter dinner. Everyone is dressed up and surrounded by all the flags of the Antarctic Treaty nations.

    26 June 2015 Single page view

    Happy midwinter everyone. Thank you for your very kind well wishes and greetings. Hopefully you all celebrated the day in good order as well. We've done quite a bit of work this week, but on the lighter side, please enjoy the enclosed profile on our midwinter day celebrations, the second instalment of the winter Olympics and our video conference with budding expeditioners back in Australia.

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