2015/16 V3 details

General information


Cruise Name

K-AXIS - Kerguelen Axis

Voyage Classification

Marine Science


Aurora Australis

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Catalogue id
Pumping fuel to Mirny
McCormack, David (Dave)


Voyage Leader

Mr Lloyd Symons

Deputy Voyage Leader

Mr Brett Free

Voyage Objectives

Marine Science, Mawson Resupply, Davis Summer Retrieval


Generally, the K-Axis marine science voyage met science goals. Some on-board experiments were terminated early due to the grounding of the vessel at Mawson Station in late February 2016 and scientific sampling was also halted at this time.

Voyage Reports

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


Hobart  11-Jan-2016  Mawson  20-Feb-2016 
Mawson  2-Mar-2016  Fremantle  12-Mar-2016 

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

See the 2015/16 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

Voyage Data and Activities

Voyage activities

CTD Cast Data Aurora Australis Marine Science Cruise AU1603 - Oceanographic Field Measurements and Analysis - Link to data at CTD Cast Data

For data quality, methods used etc., see AAS_4344_au1603_CTD_version27sep2017 *** at GCMD
Fast Repetition Rate Fluorimeter Underway Chlorophyll K-Axis Voyage V3 2015/16

For data quality, methods used etc., see AAS_4344_K-Axis_Chlorophyll *** at GCMD
Instruments Cloud-Cam record for the 2016 K-Axis voyage, K-axis dissolved iron (dFe) data from the Kerguelen-Axis region of the Southern Ocean

For data quality, methods used etc., see AAS_4292_Cloud_Camera_K-Axis ***
AAS_4344_dFe *** at GCMD
Krill specimens taken Krill and zooplankton demography during K-Axis KAxis Zooplankton isotopes - data collected from the K-Axis voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2016 - Link to data at Krill specimens taken

For data quality, methods used etc., see AAS_4321_K-Axis ***
AAS_4331_Zooplankton_isotopes *** at GCMD
Micobe sampling K-Axis eukaryote Operational Taxonomic Units (OTU) table and contextual data

For data quality, methods used etc., see AAS_4313_KAXIS_EUK_OTUS *** at GCMD
Other general observations Nitrogen and carbon isotopes of particulate organic matter during the K-Axis voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2016

For data quality, methods used etc., see AAS_4331_KAxis_POM_isotopes *** at GCMD
Underway Data & Voyage Tracks - Link to data at Underway Data & Voyage Tracks

For data quality, methods used etc., see 201516030 *** 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.