Scientific voyages of the Australian Antarctic Program

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Search for voyages - This page allows users to find and display voyage details for all voyages that have some scientific data linked to it. This includes voyages prior to collection of underway data that is managed by the Marine Science Support section.

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If you just wish to query a location of a ship by date or spatial area, then use the Ship Location query form. Useful if you wish to confirm the location of a CTD or trawl from an observation date.

Data from Marine Science voyages can be accessed at the Marine Science Home Page. Look for the tab 'List of datasets'.

Track and Underway data is collected from almost all voyages and can be accessed using the following links.

Data is currently been streamed back from Aurora Australis - use this link to get the currency of the latest data received

Marine Science Voyage

List of AAD Marine Science Voyages - recent first and sorted by season and voyage.

Any with blank descriptions, please send in a request to get it updated.

Voyage Cruise Name Ship
2012/13 VMS SIPEX II   Sea Ice Physics Experiment   Aurora Australis
2011/12 VTrials     Aurora Australis
2010/11 VMS   Voyage Marine Science   Aurora Australis
2009/10 VY1 AWE   Australia-New Zealand Antarctic Whale Expedition   Tangaroa
2009/10 V2     Aurora Australis
2007/08 V6 CASO   Climate of Southern Ocean   Aurora Australis
2007/08 V3 CEAMARC/CASO   Collaborative East Antarctic Marine Census / Climate of Southern Ocean   Aurora Australis
2007/08 V1 SIPEX   Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystems eXperiment   Aurora Australis
2006/07 V3 SAZ-SENSE   Sub-Antarctic Zone - Sensitivity to Environmental Change   Aurora Australis
2005/06 V3 BROKE-West   Baseline Research on Oceanography, Krill and the Environment - West   Aurora Australis
2004/05 V3 ORCKA   Oceanographic Research CLIVAR-195, Kerguelen and the Antarctic   Aurora Australis
2004/05 V1     Aurora Australis
2003/04 V4 HIPPIES   Heard Island Predator Prey Investigation and Ecosystem Study   Aurora Australis
2003/04 V1 ARISE   Antarctic Remote Ice Sensing Experiment   Aurora Australis
2002/03 V4 KAOS   Krill Acoustics Oceanographic Survey   Aurora Australis
2002/03 V1     Aurora Australis
2001/02 V7 LOSS   named after losing a CTD off the Amery   Aurora Australis
2001/02 V3 CLIVAR   Climate Variability   Aurora Australis
2000/01 V6 KACTAS   Krill Availability, Community Trophodynamics and AMISOR Surveys   Aurora Australis
1999/2000      RV Nathaniel B. Palmer
1999/2000 V5.1     Tangaroa
1999/2000 V1 IDIOTS   In Depth Investigation Of The Seaice   Aurora Australis
1998/99 V4 SEXY II   Seal Expedition over Xmas and Yuletide II   Aurora Australis
1998/99 V1 FIRE and ICE   F** Its a Real Emergency ! & I can't email   Aurora Australis
1997/98 V7 PICCIES     Aurora Australis
1997/98 V6 SNARK   from Lewis Carroll   Aurora Australis
1997/98 V4 SEXY   Seal Expedition over Xmas and Yuletide I   Aurora Australis
1997/98 V2 ON-ICE     Aurora Australis
1997/98 V1 WANDER   Without Aurora's Normal Displays we Embark Regardless   Aurora Australis
1996/97 V5 BRAD   Benthic Rocks and Drilling   Aurora Australis
1996/97 V2 LIMP     Aurora Australis
1996/97 V1 WASTE   WOCE Antarctic Southern Transect Expedition   Aurora Australis
1995/96 V4 BROKE   Baseline Research on Oceanography, Krill and the Environment   Aurora Australis
1995/96 V1 ABSTAIN   A Brave Science Trip Amidst Ice at Night   Aurora Australis
1994/95 WOCE-IO8S     RV Knorr
1994/95 V6 BANGSS   Big ANtarctic Geological and Seismic Survey   Aurora Australis
1994/95 V4 WOCET   World Ocean Circulation Experiment Transect   Aurora Australis
1994/95 V3 MIRTH   Macquarie Island Resupply ?   Aurora Australis
1994/95 V1 BESET   Bain's Expedition Seriously Evading Tasmania   Aurora Australis
1993/94 V7 SHAM     Aurora Australis
1993/94 V1 THIRST   Third Heard Island Research Survey Trip   Aurora Australis
1992/93 V9.1 WORSE   Wildlife Oceanography Retry Survey of Ecosystem   Aurora Australis
1992/93 V9 WOES   Wildlife Oceanography Ecosystem Survey   Aurora Australis
1992/93 V7 KROCK   Krill and Rocks   Aurora Australis
1991/92 V6 FISHOG   Fish and Oceanography   Aurora Australis
1991/92 V1 WOCE91   World Ocean Circulation Experiment 1991   Aurora Australis
1990/91 V6 AAMBER2   Australian Antarctic Marine Biological Ecosystem Research II   Aurora Australis
1989/90 V7.2 HIMS   Heard Island Marine Science   Aurora Australis
1986/87 V7 AAMBER   Australian Antarctic Marine Biological Ecosystem Research   MS Nella Dan
1985/86 V1 ADBEX3   Antarctic Division BIOMASS Experiment III   MS Nella Dan
1984/85 V5 SIBEX2   Second International BIOMASS Expedition Phase II   MS Nella Dan
1984/85 AFS SIBEX II   Second International BIOMASS Expedition Phase II   RV Africana
1983/84 V5 ADBEX2   Antarctic Division BIOMASS Experiment II   MS Nella Dan
1983/84 RSA SIBEX I   Second International BIOMASS Expedition Phase I   MV S.A. Agulhas
1982/83 V2 ADBEX1   Antarctic Division BIOMASS Experiment I   MS Nella Dan
1981/82 V4 GEOSCI   Geoscience   MS Nella Dan
1980/81 V5 FIBEX   First International BIOMASS Experiment   MS Nella Dan

Voyage acronyms

List of Voyages with names - recent first and sorted by season and voyage.

Any with blank descriptions, please send in a request to get it updated.

Voyage Cruise Name Ship
2012/13 VWHALE VWHALE     Amaltal Explorer
2012/13 VMS SIPEX II   Sea Ice Physics Experiment   Aurora Australis
2010/11 VMS   Voyage Marine Science   Aurora Australis
2009/10 VY1 AWE   Australia-New Zealand Antarctic Whale Expedition   Tangaroa
2007/08 V6 CASO   Climate of Southern Ocean   Aurora Australis
2007/08 V3 CEAMARC/CASO   Collaborative East Antarctic Marine Census / Climate of Southern Ocean   Aurora Australis
2007/08 V1 SIPEX   Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystems eXperiment   Aurora Australis
2006/07 V3 SAZ-SENSE   Sub-Antarctic Zone - Sensitivity to Environmental Change   Aurora Australis
2005/06 V3 BROKE-West   Baseline Research on Oceanography, Krill and the Environment - West   Aurora Australis
2004/05 V3 ORCKA   Oceanographic Research CLIVAR-195, Kerguelen and the Antarctic   Aurora Australis
2003/04 V4 HIPPIES   Heard Island Predator Prey Investigation and Ecosystem Study   Aurora Australis
2003/04 V1 ARISE   Antarctic Remote Ice Sensing Experiment   Aurora Australis
2002/03 V4 KAOS   Krill Acoustics Oceanographic Survey   Aurora Australis
2001/02 V7 LOSS   named after losing a CTD off the Amery   Aurora Australis
2001/02 V3 CLIVAR   Climate Variability   Aurora Australis
2000/01 V6 KACTAS   Krill Availability, Community Trophodynamics and AMISOR Surveys   Aurora Australis
1999/2000 V1 IDIOTS   In Depth Investigation Of The Seaice   Aurora Australis
1998/99 V6 STAY     Aurora Australis
1998/99 V4 SEXY II   Seal Expedition over Xmas and Yuletide II   Aurora Australis
1998/99 V1 FIRE and ICE   F** Its a Real Emergency ! & I can't email   Aurora Australis
1997/98 V7 PICCIES     Aurora Australis
1997/98 V6 SNARK   from Lewis Carroll   Aurora Australis
1997/98 V4 SEXY   Seal Expedition over Xmas and Yuletide I   Aurora Australis
1997/98 V2 ON-ICE     Aurora Australis
1997/98 V1 WANDER   Without Aurora's Normal Displays we Embark Regardless   Aurora Australis
1996/97 V5 BRAD   Benthic Rocks and Drilling   Aurora Australis
1996/97 V2 LIMP     Aurora Australis
1996/97 V1 WASTE   WOCE Antarctic Southern Transect Expedition   Aurora Australis
1995/96 V4 BROKE   Baseline Research on Oceanography, Krill and the Environment   Aurora Australis
1995/96 V1 ABSTAIN   A Brave Science Trip Amidst Ice at Night   Aurora Australis
1994/95 V6 BANGSS   Big ANtarctic Geological and Seismic Survey   Aurora Australis
1994/95 V4 WOCET   World Ocean Circulation Experiment Transect   Aurora Australis
1994/95 V3 MIRTH   Macquarie Island Resupply ?   Aurora Australis
1994/95 V1 BESET   Bain's Expedition Seriously Evading Tasmania   Aurora Australis
1993/94 V7 SHAM     Aurora Australis
1993/94 V1 THIRST   Third Heard Island Research Survey Trip   Aurora Australis
1992/93 V9.1 WORSE   Wildlife Oceanography Retry Survey of Ecosystem   Aurora Australis
1992/93 V9 WOES   Wildlife Oceanography Ecosystem Survey   Aurora Australis
1992/93 V7 KROCK   Krill and Rocks   Aurora Australis
1992/93 V1 MONGREL   named as such as Mawson dogs were RTAed   Aurora Australis
1991/92 V6 FISHOG   Fish and Oceanography   Aurora Australis
1991/92 V1 WOCE91   World Ocean Circulation Experiment 1991   Aurora Australis
1990/91 V6 AAMBER2   Australian Antarctic Marine Biological Ecosystem Research II   Aurora Australis
1990/91 V2 ICE     Aurora Australis
1989/90 V7.2 HIMS   Heard Island Marine Science   Aurora Australis
1986/87 V7 AAMBER   Australian Antarctic Marine Biological Ecosystem Research   MS Nella Dan
1985/86 V1 ADBEX3   Antarctic Division BIOMASS Experiment III   MS Nella Dan
1984/85 V5 SIBEX2   Second International BIOMASS Expedition Phase II   MS Nella Dan
1984/85 AFS SIBEX II   Second International BIOMASS Expedition Phase II   RV Africana
1983/84 V5 ADBEX2   Antarctic Division BIOMASS Experiment II   MS Nella Dan
1983/84 RSA SIBEX I   Second International BIOMASS Expedition Phase I   MV S.A. Agulhas
1982/83 V2 ADBEX1   Antarctic Division BIOMASS Experiment I   MS Nella Dan
1981/82 V4 GEOSCI   Geoscience   MS Nella Dan
1980/81 V5 FIBEX   First International BIOMASS Experiment   MS Nella Dan
1977/78 solo   Solo Expedition 1977-1978   Solo
1950/51    Discovery II Sixth Commission   RRS Discovery II
1950/51 NBSX   Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52   MV Norsel
1930/31 2rd voyage BANZARE     RRS Discovery
1929/30 1st voyage BANZARE     RRS Discovery
1913/14 3rd Antarctic voyage AAE   Third Antarctic voyage for AAE (Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-14)   SY Aurora
1912/13 2rd Antarctic voyage AAE   Second antarctic voyage for AAE (Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-14)   SY Aurora
1912 2rd sub-Antarctic voyage AAE   Second sub-Antarctic voyage of AAE (Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914   SY Aurora
1912 1st sub-Antarctic voyage AAE   First sub-Antarctic voyage of AAE (Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-14)   SY Aurora
1911/12 1st Antarctic Voyage AAE   First antarctic voyage for AAE (Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-14)   SY Aurora

Ships

List of ships that have been used as observing platforms, sorted by name

Click on Ship Name to see its details and a list of voyages.

Akademik Federov


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1998
Catalogue id
2314A1
Photographer
Jacobson, Glenn


Voyage count: 1
Period: 2007/08 to 2007/08
Amaltal Explorer



Voyage count: 1
Period: 2012/13 to 2012/13
Amderma


©Lee Sice 2009
Catalogue id
IA15993
Caption
MV Amderma at Mawson. ....
Photographer
Sice, Lee


Voyage count: 1
Period: 2008/09 to 2008/09
Aurora Australis


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1997
Catalogue id
2439B3
Caption
Pumping fuel to Mirny
Photographer
McCormack, David (Dave)


Voyage count: 123
Period: 1989/90 to 2013/14
FV Austral Leader


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2000
Catalogue id
3781A5
Caption
Oceanographical research ship Austral Leader
Photographer
Jacobson, Glenn


Voyage count: 1
Period: 1996/97 to 1996/97
HMAS Australia



Voyage count: 1
Period: 1949/50 to 1949/50
HMAS Perth



Voyage count: 1
Period: 1966/67 to 1966/67
HMAS Queenborough



Voyage count: 1
Period: 1965/66 to 1965/66
HMAS Stalwart


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1985
Catalogue id
1412D3
Caption
Voyage 4
Photographer
Ertok, Ozcan (Ozzie)


Voyage count: 1
Period: 1985/86 to 1985/86
HMAS Wyatt Earp


©Jonothan Davis Coll. 1947
Catalogue id
10141A1
Caption
Wyatt Earp at Elizabeth St Pier, north side near where T42 Bar is today. Note Kingfisher aircraft onboard. Photographer was Mr Ford, an amateur ship photographer from New Town.
Photographer
Ford, Mr


Voyage count: 1
Period: 1947/48 to 1947/48
HMNZS Tutira



Voyage count: 1
Period: 1948/49 to 1948/49
HMS St Austell Bay



Voyage count: 1
Period: 1949/50 to 1949/50
Hakuho Maru


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1991
Catalogue id
1419B3
Caption
Japanese Oceanographical Research Ship at CSIRO Wharf
Photographer
Reeves, Robert D (Bob)


Voyage count: 1
Period: 2001/02 to 2001/02
Holmlea



Voyage count: 1
Period: 1953/54 to 1953/54
IWC Ship



Voyage count: 1
Period: 1984/85 to 1984/85
Kaiyo Maru



Voyage count: 1
Period: 1999/2000 to 1999/2000
Kapitan Khlebnikov


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1999
Catalogue id
3401B5
Caption
Entering Newcomb Bay
Photographer
Dixon, Grant


Voyage count: 4
Period: 1997/98 to 2002/03
Kista Dan


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1955
Catalogue id
IA26023
Caption
Kista Dan
Photographer
Albion, Patrick


Voyage count: 8
Period: 1953/54 to 1956/57
L'Astrolabe


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1998
Catalogue id
2415A3
Photographer
Ledingham, Roderick B (Rod)


Voyage count: 20
Period: 1995/96 to 2009/10
LST 3501 (later HMAS Labuan)


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1947
Catalogue id
1420B4
Caption
LST 3501/ Labuan. ....
Photographer
Campbell-Drury, Alan


Voyage count: 7
Period: 1947/48 to 1950/51
Lady Franklin


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1988
Catalogue id
1445A2
Photographer
Bain, Gordon


Voyage count: 9
Period: 1982/83 to 1988/89
Lady Lorraine



Voyage count: 1
Period: 1987/88 to 1987/88
M/V Arctic Sunrise



Voyage count: 2
Period: 1998/99 to 1999/2000
MS Explorer


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1982
Catalogue id
862C5
Caption
Lindblad Explorer.
Photographer
Mallis, Michael


Voyage count: 1
Period: 1981/82 to 1981/82
MS Nella Dan


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1965
Catalogue id
1428D4
Caption
Voyage 2
Photographer
Law, Phillip Garth (Phil)


Voyage count: 85
Period: 1961/62 to 1987/88
MV Cape Pillar


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1982
Catalogue id
862C3
Caption
Cape Pillar at Macquarie Island.
Photographer
Mallis, Michael


Voyage count: 2
Period: 1979/80 to 1981/82
MV Icebird


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1993
Catalogue id
3522A2
Photographer
Bell, Kevin


Voyage count: 35
Period: 1984/85 to 1992/93
MV Norsel


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1955
Catalogue id
4250C1
Caption
Norwegian sealing vessel Norsel.700 tons. Used for the NBSAE of 1949-52, The FIDS in 1954-55 and the French for there establishment season of 1955-56 on which this image here was ....
Photographer
Unknown


Voyage count: 1
Period: 1950/51 to 1950/51
MV Polar Queen


©Sandra Potter 2004
Catalogue id
IA5530
Caption
The second Polar Queen
Photographer
Potter, Sandra


Voyage count: 1
Period: 1998/99 to 1998/99
MV S.A. Agulhas



Voyage count: 1
Period: 1983/84 to 1983/84
Magga Dan


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1960
Catalogue id
3965B1
Photographer
Law, Phillip Garth (Phil)


Voyage count: 5
Period: 1958/59 to 1960/61
Nanok S


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1983
Catalogue id
1437D6
Caption
Voyage 3
Photographer
Manning, Graeme


Voyage count: 11
Period: 1979/80 to 1983/84
Polar Bird


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2001
Catalogue id
4556C1
Photographer
Papps, Wayne


Voyage count: 11
Period: 1995/96 to 2002/03
Polar Queen


©Potter, Sandra 1989
Catalogue id
1443B6
Photographer
Potter, Sandra


Voyage count: 3
Period: 1989/90 to 1989/90
R.V. Melville



Voyage count: 1
Period: 1996/97 to 1996/97
R.V. Polarstern



Voyage count: 2
Period: 2003/04 to 2007/08
RRS Discovery


©Unknown 1929
Catalogue id
725D4
Caption
[neg H3602B] Discovery in the doldrums of the South Atlantic en route Cardiff to Cape Town
Photographer
Hurley, James Francis (Frank)


Voyage count: 2
Period: 1929/30 to 1930/31
RRS Discovery II


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1935
Catalogue id
10168A5
Caption
The R.R.S. Discovery II stopped alongside a floe whilst and anchor is taken inboard to prevent it becomming foul of ice. [see also H6132-13]
Photographer
Saunders, A


Voyage count: 1
Period: 1950/51 to 1950/51
RV Africana



Voyage count: 1
Period: 1984/85 to 1984/85
RV Knorr



Voyage count: 1
Period: 1994/95 to 1994/95
RV Nathaniel B. Palmer


©Eric Woehler 2005
Catalogue id
IA28421
Caption
Name: RV Nathaniel B. Palmer ....
Photographer
Woehler, Eric


Voyage count: 1
Period: 1999/2000 to 1999/2000
River Fitzroy


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1951
Catalogue id
IA16920
Caption
SS River Fitzroy - Official No.159724. 5,001t gross, 2,780t net, 8,555t deadweight. Dimensions: 449ft 2ins x 56ft 8ins x 24ft 7ins. ....
Photographer
Unknown


Voyage count: 1
Period: 1950/51 to 1950/51
SY Aurora


©Jonothan Davis Collection. 1913
Catalogue id
10140D6
Caption
This photo was taken on November 18th or 19th 1913, just prior the departure of the ship on the 3rd voyage of the AAE to Commonwealth Bay, to collect Douglas ....
Photographer
Little, W.J.


Voyage count: 5
Period: 1911/12 to 1913/14
Shirase


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1999
Catalogue id
10154B6
Caption
The Japanese ice breaker Shirase preparing to tow the Aurora Australis out of the pack ice after she had lost hydraulic pressure to variable pitch screw (propeller)
Photographer
Fletcher, Wendy


Voyage count: 9
Period: 1999/2000 to 2007/08
Solo


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1978
Catalogue id
2178D4
Caption
Solo, 62 foot steel yacht which left Sydney on December 15 1977, with 8 persons on board. Organised by the Lewis' Oceanic Research Foundation. They anchored at Solo Harbour, Buckle ....
Photographer
Arriens, Pieter


Voyage count: 1
Period: 1977/78 to 1977/78
Soren Larsen



Voyage count: 1
Period: 1991/92 to 1991/92
Southern Champion


©AFMA Observer Programme 2006
Catalogue id
IA9561
Caption
The "Southern Champion" is a modern 2,203 ton fishing vessel owned by Austral Fisheries Pty. Ltd of Fremantle. ....
Photographer
Unknown


Voyage count: 1
Period: 2000/01 to 2000/01
Southern Supporter


©Goldsworthy, Simon 2003
Catalogue id
10145A4
Photographer
Goldsworthy, Simon


Voyage count: 2
Period: 2003/04 to 2003/04
Tangaroa


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2010
Catalogue id
IA23242
Caption
The Tangaroa alongside Aotea Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand after 6 week voyage in the Southern Ocean to study whale population/movements
Photographer
Harris, Nisha


Voyage count: 6
Period: 1999/2000 to 2009/10
Thala Dan


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1961
Catalogue id
4629C1
Photographer
Newton, Geoffrey (Geoff)


Voyage count: 31
Period: 1957/58 to 1981/82
Tottan


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1952
Catalogue id
3363D2
Caption
Tottan leaving for Melbourne
Photographer
Unknown


Voyage count: 4
Period: 1951/52 to 1952/53
Umitaka Maru


©Dave Watts 2011
Catalogue id
IA29953
Caption
Aurora Australis lapped by the Japanese research ship Umitaka Maru as CTD 39 is finished on Voyage 2010/11 VMS.
Photographer
Watts, David (Dave)


Voyage count: 4
Period: 2002/03 to 2007/08
Vasiliy Golovnin


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2006
Catalogue id
IA8792
Caption
The "Vasiliy Golovnin" is a Vitus Bering Class Icebreaking ship operated by the Far-Eastern Shipping Company of Vladivostok. She was built in the Ukraine in 1988 and is a sister ....
Photographer
Quinton, Brett


Voyage count: 2
Period: 2004/05 to 2005/06
Yuzhmorgeologiya



Voyage count: 1
Period: 2007/08 to 2007/08