Category: Antarctica

Dr Karl visits Casey

Yesterday we had a very special guest arrive. Dr Karl from Triple J is visiting to broadcast his weekly radio segments and interview scientists at Casey station, Antarctica. You can catch up on the Science with Dr Karl episode on the ABC website.

/ 14 February 2019

Merry Casey Christmas

Resupply has been completed successfully and safely, the ship has now departed, and now it’s time to celebrate! Merry Casey Christmas everyone! A big thank you to the chefs on station who prepared an amazing Christmas lunch for the one hundred or so expeditioners currently on station

/ 28 December 2018

Casey Resupply (V2)

The most hectic time at an Antarctic station is annual resupply; that one time of the year the ship arrives to change over personnel, bring down all the necessary parts, food, and fuel for an entire year, and return no longer needed equipment and rubbish back to the mainland. This...

/ 27 December 2018

You’ve got mail

Now that the ship is in port, probably the most important cargo is unloaded first and brought up to station – the mail! In the mailbags are postcards, online shopping, and much-awaited Christmas presents from back home.

/ 15 December 2018

A trip to Jacks and Wilkes

On the weekend the weather was quite nice so we took the green hagg and a few quads out for a Sunday drive. Jacks hut is a nice spot overlooking the water, and before returning to station we popped into Wilkes, the abandoned US/Aus base on the other side of...

/ 10 December 2018

Emperor penguins visit Casey

On Wednesday we were very lucky to have 19 emperor penguins come and investigate our walking group, right near station. With cameras at the ready we were able to capture some great shots to share with the Div media team. You can check out the video clip on Twitter or...

/ 29 November 2018

Victorian Election Day

Today we voted in the 2018 Victorian state election. This year marked a technology innovation where Antarctic electors were able to cast their vote using a secure online voting facility. We also took a shot to celebrate, which is now on the electoral commission’s Instagram page.

/ 24 November 2018

The Hot Tub Time Machine

There are many science programs in progress this year at Casey, but one of the notable projects this season would be the Law Dome ice drilling team; a collaborative mission between US and Australian programs. With the advance team having left the other week to head up the hill to...

/ 24 November 2018

Remembrance Day in Antarctica

Sunday, 11 November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). This morning at Casey station we held a service in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts, lowering the flags to half mast, playing of the...

/ 11 November 2018

Arrived on station

Friday was a big day. We had a few delays to our departure and there was quite a bit of waiting around at Hobart airport, but in the afternoon we were airside and about 3pm we were in the back of the C17 and flying down to Antarctica. Flight time...

/ 4 November 2018

Getting ready to fly

This week I’ve been busy around head office with final preparations before I head off to Casey. We were scheduled to depart today Wednesday, but due to weather the flight has been postponed for now till Friday. Fingers crossed the weather gods agree! I’m already kitted out with cold weather...

/ 31 October 2018