Published on by LEUT Matthew Bell (author), LCDR Fiona Simmonds (photographer)
Upgraded weather forecasting technology for Royal Australian Navy meteorologists is getting its first lengthy sea trial during the Regional Presence Deployment 20 (RPD20), offering a boost to capability with quicker and more accurate information.
In the peak of the 2019-20 Antarctic summer, Navy Hydrographer Lieutenant Danielle Britton embarked on a six week voyage to Antarctica’s South Shetland Islands onboard Peruvian Navy polar research vessel BAP Carrasco.
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.
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.