Davis station is very lucky to often receive foreign visitors and delegates due to its location near other nations’ Antarctic stations and also because Davis has a very active aviation and shipping schedule.
This week Davis hosted two representatives from the Indonesian Meteorological Climatological and Geophysical Agency. Our foreign guests were on an exchange program hosted by the Bureau of Meteorology, their Australian counterpart. Our Indonesian guests were keen to monitor and learn how the Bureau of Meteorology does work in the Antarctic.
At the end of their stay there was a formal presentation where a plaque personally signed by the Indonesian President Joko Widodo was presented to the Davis station leader. The plaque read ” The presence of scientist in the field of Meteorology and Climatology from Indonesia, with their colleagues from Australia, on Antarctic Continent brings closure a relationship between neighouring countries Australia and Indonesia”.