1996/97 V2 details

General information


Cruise Name


Voyage Classification

Marine Science


Aurora Australis

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


Voyage Leader

Martin Betts

Deputy Voyage Leader

Jenny Whittaker

Voyage Objectives

D Resupply


LIMP became the voyage name after the main V16 engine transmission coupling failed and the ship could not use 2 engines to move through the extraordinary heavy seaice encountered.

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  26-Sep-1996  Casey  4-Oct-1996 
Casey  6-Oct-1996  Davis  29-Oct-1996 
Davis  31-Oct-1996  Hobart  24-Nov-1996 

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

See the 1996/97 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

42° 50.6' S
55° 02.4' E 147° 30.7' E
69° 20.5' 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
APIS - Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's 810 Search
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean 8964 Search
Whale log - observations from ANARE voyages 4 Search

Voyage activities

Seal Survey
Underway Data & Voyage Tracks 429059 positions recorded. - Link to data at Underway Data & Voyage Tracks

Data from 26-Sep-1996 10:07 UT to 23-Nov-1996 20:49 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see 199697020 - Aurora Australis Voyage 2 1996-97 Underway Data at GCMD
Wildlife at Sea observations Observed 45 species from 9420 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Observers: Dean Fihser and Heather Gibbs

Data from 26-Sep-1996 00:00 UT to 24-Nov-1996 00:00 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]
13 Human interaction with the antarctic environment
40 The role of antarctic marine protists in trophodynamics and global change and the impact of UV-B on these organisms
59 ANARE mapping and geographic information program
133 The role of the Southern Ocean in the carbon cycle
189 The East Antarctic sea ice zone: characteristics and ocean- ice-atmosphere interaction
472 Continuous plankton recorder survey [observational]
670 The role of viruses in the Southern Ocean ecosystem
775 Antarctic pack-ice seals
963 Initial pilot study: the feasibility of shipboard experimentation in the study of copepod feeding and faecal production
977 Measurement and modelling of UV-B radiation above and below pack ice in the East Antarctic
1012 Biodiversity and ecophysiology of Antarctic sea-ice bacteria
2206 Detection of thin sea ice from satellite-borne sensors
2263 Population variation in pack ice seals around the Antarctic continent (INCORPORATED IN PROJECT #1144 FROM 2000-01)