Topic: Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY

Snow, sea ice and seals - a day out surveying in Antarctica

Published on by LEUT Jared Willans (author)

Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit members pull up on sea ice during a pause in survey in waters near Davis Research Station, Antarctica. (photo: )

Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit members pull up on sea ice during a pause in survey in waters near Davis Research Station, Antarctica.

Navy’s Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit recently conducted survey operations at Davis research station, Antarctica, as part of Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY.

Survey team bikes and hikes in Antarctica

Published on by LEUT Jared Willans (author)

Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit members out for a mountain bike ride in the Vestfold Hills that surround Davis Station, Antarctica. L-R: Leading Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operators Tanya Maksimovic and Kirsty Whyatt; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Ben Seehars; Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Savas Erginel; and Lieutenant Jared Willans. (photo: Unknown)

Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit members out for a mountain bike ride in the Vestfold Hills that surround Davis Station, Antarctica. L-R: Leading Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operators Tanya Maksimovic and Kirsty Whyatt; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Ben Seehars; Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Savas Erginel; and Lieutenant Jared Willans.

Members of the Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit deployed to Antarctica for survey operations took advantage of a public holiday to get off the water for a day and enjoy mountain biking and hiking in the Vestfold Hills that surround Davis research station.

Survival Training Antarctic style

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jared Willans (author)

Members of Navy’s Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit conduct field survival training at Davis Station, Antarctica. (photo: )

Members of Navy’s Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit conduct field survival training at Davis Station, Antarctica.

Members of Navy’s Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit deployed to Davis research station in Antarctica recently, where they completed mandated field survival training and small boats induction, prior to commencing survey tasks in support of Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY.

Cool deployment for Navy Meteorologist

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Lainie Thorn (author)

Royal Australian Navy Meteorologist and Oceanographer Lieutenant Hannah Phelps arrives at the Antarctic Circle, to support the Australian Antarctic Program activities in Antarctica as part of Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY. (photo: )

Royal Australian Navy Meteorologist and Oceanographer Lieutenant Hannah Phelps arrives at the Antarctic Circle, to support the Australian Antarctic Program activities in Antarctica as part of Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY.

Lieutenant Hannah Phelps has one of the more interesting weather forecasting jobs in the Navy, providing meteorological support at Casey research station, Antarctica, for Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY.

Anzac Day in Antarctica

This article has photo gallery Published on by Australian Antarctic Program Media Release (author), Mr George Brettingham-Moore (photographer)

Station Leader, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, leads the Anzac Day service at Casey Station, Antarctica. (photo: Mr George Brettingham-Moore)

Station Leader, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, leads the Anzac Day service at Casey Station, Antarctica.

A veteran Defence Force Naval Officer has led Australia’s southern-most Anzac Day dawn service at Casey research station in Antarctica.

Antarctic Adventure for Two Navy Officers

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Joanne Haynes (author)

Commanders Rebecca Jeffcoat and Jo Haynes prior to an area familiarisation flight on the Basler BT-67 aircraft. (photo: )

Commanders Rebecca Jeffcoat and Jo Haynes prior to an area familiarisation flight on the Basler BT-67 aircraft.

Penguins, seals, icebergs, blizzards and a celebrity visit are routine encounters for two Royal Australian Navy officers deployed to Casey Research Station, Antarctica.

Wyatt Earp continuing mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Samuel Penfold (author), LCDR Michael Kumpis (photographer), Ms Nisha Harris (photographer)

Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp passing an iceberg in Antarctica. (photo: LCDR Michael Kumpis)

Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp passing an iceberg in Antarctica.

The Royal Australian Navy's Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp is currently conducting surveying operations based out of Davis, one of Australia’s Antarctic Stations.

Jack Tar meets Jack Frost in Antarctic survey

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Michael Kumpis (author)

Leading Seaman McKee preparing the Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp for Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman McKee preparing the Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp for Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY.

When Leading Seaman Marine Technician Shaun McKee joined the Navy he never anticipated that he would be located on the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent in the world.