1981/82 V4 details

General information


Cruise Name

GEOSCI - Geoscience

Voyage Classification

Marine Science


MS Nella Dan

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


Voyage Leader

Patrick Gerard Quilty

Deputy Voyage Leader

Rick M Burbury

Voyage Reports

No reports known - if you know of any, please contact the Data Centre and we can add them.


Hobart  31-Dec-1981  Hobart  2-Jan-1982 
Hobart  2-Jan-1982  Davis  16-Jan-1982 
Davis  20-Jan-1982  Mawson  24-Jan-1982 
Mawson  27-Jan-1982  Mawson  2-Mar-1982 
Mawson  2-Mar-1982  Hobart  15-Mar-1982 

See also List of sitreps - not guaranteed to work as voyage naming conventions are not consistent.

See the 1981/82 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

No track has been constructed.

Voyage Data and Activities

Biological Collections

List of collections of species data collected on this voyage. Some collections are voyage specific or might be from a wider set of observations or samples.

Collection NameObservation countLink to data search form
Diatom and foraminiferal samples from surficial sediments of Prydz Bay, Antarctica. 43 Search
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean 1581 Search

Voyage activities

CTD Cast Data 7 ctds - Link to data at CTD Cast Data

For data quality, methods used etc., see GEOSCI_ocean - Nella Dan: GEOSCIENCE Cruise - Oceanography data at GCMD
Sediment traps/grabs used 47 sites were sampled at depths ranging from 71 to 3207 metres. Data published in ANARE RESEARCH Note 90

Observers: Pat Quilty

Publications:- Franklin, D.C. (1993) Recent diatom and foraminiferal assemblages in surficial sediments of Prydz Bay, Antarctica. ANARE Research Notes 90 28 pp. (View)
Underway Data & Voyage Tracks Track data has been lost. A map of the survey is in the linked publication.

Publications:- Woehler, E.J., Shearer, J. and Kerry, K.R. (1987) Oceanographic data: Prydz Bay region - geoscience cruise, MV Nella Dan , January-March 1982. ANARE Research Notes 51 25 pp. (View)
Wildlife at Sea observations Observed 30 species from 1639 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Observers: Copson and Thwaites

Data from 31-Dec-1981 00:00 UT to 12-Mar-1982 00:00 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see DB_WOV *** at GCMD


There is no weather data for this voyage.

Science Projects

Note - this page lists projects where there has been some requirements logged. This may include requests that are not directly associated with any science performed on the ship.

No Australian Antarctic Science Projects for voyage. See Current and Previous Projects for details on other projects.