1994/95 V6 details

General information


Cruise Name

BANGSS - Big ANtarctic Geological and Seismic Survey

Voyage Classification

Marine Science


Aurora Australis

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


Voyage Leader

Pat Quilty

Voyage Objectives

M Resupply

Voyage Reports

Follow the link on each report to download it.

If you know of any additional reports, please contact the Data Centre and we can add them.


Hobart  6-Feb-1995  Mawson  28-Feb-1995 
Mawson  8-Mar-1995  Davis  17-Mar-1995 
Davis  17-Mar-1995  Mawson  28-Mar-1995 
Mawson  28-Mar-1995  Hobart  12-Apr-1995 

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

See the 1994/95 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

42° 52.9' S
60° 00.0' E 147° 28.4' E
69° 23.6' S

Voyage Track map from the Marine Underway database, averaged every 15 minutes

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. 271 Search
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean 26 Search

Voyage activities

CTD Cast Data 24 CTD casts to a maximum depth of 2084 metres - Link to data at CTD Cast Data

Data from 9-Mar-1995 19:09 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see BANGSS_Ocean - Aurora Australis Southern Ocean oceanographic (CTD) data, cruise 1994/95 V6 (BANGSS) at GCMD
Gravity cores cores taken at depths ranging from 130 to 1500 metres
Sediment traps/grabs used 14
Seismic Lines 23

For data quality, methods used etc., see GA_ANTCRC_Geophysics_1995 - Antarctic CRC/Geoscience Australia Marine geoscience 1995 at GCMD
Underway Data & Voyage Tracks 555623 positions recorded. - Link to data at Underway Data & Voyage Tracks

Data from 6-Feb-1995 08:04 UT to 11-Apr-1995 21:31 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see 199495060 - Aurora Australis Voyage 6 (BANGSS) 1994-95 Underway Data at GCMD
Wildlife at Sea observations Observed 6 species from 26 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Data from 12-Feb-1995 04:30 UT to 7-Apr-1995 09:00 UT

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


Weather plot of 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.

Australian Antarctic Science Projects for voyage. Click on the project number to see Public details such as project metadata and Australian Antarctic Program publications.

7 Distribution, size and dissolution of Antarctic icebergs [observational]
133 The role of the Southern Ocean in the carbon cycle
472 Continuous plankton recorder survey [observational]
741 Sea ice thickness distribution in the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean
742 The drift of Antarctic sea ice
744 Seismic Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeoenvironments - Prydz Bay and Kerguelen Plateau
781 The Formation and Preservation of Marine Carbonates Along the Antarctic Continent of Relevance to the Record of Climate Change