2012/13 VMS details

General information


Cruise Name

SIPEX II - Sea Ice Physics Experiment

Voyage Classification

Marine Science


Aurora Australis

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


Voyage Leader

Andy Cianchi

Voyage Objectives

This project will measure the physical and biological properties of sea ice on small-to-regional scales using ice coring surveys, remotely-operated and autonomous underwater vehicles, drifting buoys and instrumented helicopters. Data collected will enhance our understanding of sea ice in Antarctic climate and ecosystem processes and will be utilised in the validation of satellite-derived products and the parameterisation of sea ice processes in climate and ecosystem models.

Voyage Reports

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


Skeds not available for this voyage.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

41° 57.0' S
113° 19.9' E 148° 48.3' E
65° 20.0' S

Voyage Data and Activities

Voyage activities

Underway Data & Voyage Tracks 545047 positions recorded.

Data from 13-Sep-2012 04:40 UT to 15-Nov-2012 17:58 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see 201213001 - Aurora Australis Voyage VMS 2012/13 Track and Underway Data (SIPEX II) at GCMD


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.