Topic: Hydrography, Meteorology and Oceanography

Winds of change in METOC technology

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Matthew Bell (author), LCDR Fiona Simmonds (photographer)

HMAS Canberra, off Australia’s east coast in May 2020, encountered very rough conditions but was able to avoid the worst of the weather thanks to upgraded weather forecasting technology used on board the ship by the METOC. (photo: LCDR Fiona Simmonds)

HMAS Canberra, off Australia’s east coast in May 2020, encountered very rough conditions but was able to avoid the worst of the weather thanks to upgraded weather forecasting technology used on board the ship by the METOC.

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.

Melville marks World Hydrography Day doing what she does best

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Meeka Brooks (author)

HMAS Melville deploys a Slocum Glider, November 2019. (photo: MIDN Kolokotas)

HMAS Melville deploys a Slocum Glider, November 2019.

Today is World Hydrography Day and HMAS Melville will mark the day at sea, as the Hydrographic Survey crew continues ongoing survey operations in the vicinity of Shoalwater Bay.

Second naval officer attends Army’s Geospatial Officers’ Course

Published on by LEUT Mollie Burns (author)

Navy Lieutenant Andrew Taylor, second from right, with classmates of the Army’s Geospatial Officers’ Course at Holsworthy Barracks, Sydney. The course was conducted from February to April 2020. Image was taken before distancing requirements were put in place. (photo: )

Navy Lieutenant Andrew Taylor, second from right, with classmates of the Army’s Geospatial Officers’ Course at Holsworthy Barracks, Sydney. The course was conducted from February to April 2020. Image was taken before distancing requirements were put in place.

The second Royal Australian Navy participant of the Army’s Geospatial Officers’ Course recently graduated from the Defence Force School of Intelligence at Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney.

Navy’s role in sustainable management practices: in focus on World Oceans Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), POIS Helen Frank (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Daniel Bird, left, and Leading Aircraftman Aiden Galea free a turtle from a discarded fishing net in northern Australian waters, in 2014. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Daniel Bird, left, and Leading Aircraftman Aiden Galea free a turtle from a discarded fishing net in northern Australian waters, in 2014.

Today the world’s oceans are a vital trade link for countries, supply 3.1 billion people with their primary source of protein, and are recognised for their integral contribution to life on earth.

Underwater volcanoes, Gentoo penguins and magnetic currents make for a memorable Peruvian Antarctic deployment

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Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic Officer Lieutenant Danielle Britton at Peruvian Antarctic Base Machu Picchu, at Admiralty Bay, King George Island, on board the Peruvian Navy polar research vessel BAP Carrasco. (photo: )

Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic Officer Lieutenant Danielle Britton at Peruvian Antarctic Base Machu Picchu, at Admiralty Bay, King George Island, on board the Peruvian Navy polar research vessel BAP Carrasco.

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.

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.

Final LADS flight - a job well done

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight crew on completion of the LADS Flight end of service ceremony at Cairns Airport, Queensland. L-R: Petty Officer Jarrod McCann; Chief Petty Officer Luke Heard; LADS Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Mark Matthews; LADS Executive Officer Lieutenant Cheyne Colley; and Leading Seaman John Krasicki. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Royal Australian Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight crew on completion of the LADS Flight end of service ceremony at Cairns Airport, Queensland. L-R: Petty Officer Jarrod McCann; Chief Petty Officer Luke Heard; LADS Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Mark Matthews; LADS Executive Officer Lieutenant Cheyne Colley; and Leading Seaman John Krasicki.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight (LADS) has conducted its final sortie after 26 years of outstanding service.

Navy surveys the sub-Antarctic sea floor

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The Royal Australian Navy Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight on the tarmac at Invercargill, New Zealand. (photo: )

The Royal Australian Navy Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight on the tarmac at Invercargill, New Zealand.

The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight is currently deployed to Invercargill in New Zealand to undertake survey operations over Macquarie Island, a 34km long World Heritage listed island that lies approximately halfway between Australia and Antarctica.