1997/98 V2 details

General information

ACE CRC reference name

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

Ian Marchant

Deputy Voyage Leader

Chris Woolley

Voyage Objectives

Davis 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  24-Sep-1997  Casey  4-Oct-1997 
Casey  7-Oct-1997  Mawson  19-Oct-1997 
Mawson  22-Oct-1997  Davis  27-Oct-1997 
Davis  30-Oct-1997  Hobart  11-Nov-1997 

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

See the 1997/98 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

42° 52.9' S
65° 14.6' E 147° 30.4' E
68° 45.7' 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 602 Search
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean 290 Search
Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Recorder (SO-CPR) Survey 1115 Search

Voyage activities

Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows Number of segments = 254 - Link to data at Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows

Data from 27-Sep-1997 03:20 UT to 4-Nov-1997 23:31 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see AADC-00099 - Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Records at GCMD
Underway Data & Voyage Tracks 418088 positions recorded. - Link to data at Underway Data & Voyage Tracks

Data from 23-Sep-1997 00:00 UT to 10-Nov-1997 09:21 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see 199798020 - Aurora Australis Voyage 2 (ONICE) 1997-98 Underway Data at GCMD
Wildlife at Sea observations Observed 21 species from 319 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Data from 24-Sep-1997 23:26 UT to 24-Oct-1997 05:00 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]
40 The role of antarctic marine protists in trophodynamics and global change and the impact of UV-B on these organisms
472 Continuous plankton recorder survey [observational]
527 Observatory operations (operational)
775 Antarctic pack-ice seals
988 Contribution of dinoflagellates to Antarctic coastal zone carbon flux
1012 Biodiversity and ecophysiology of Antarctic sea-ice bacteria
2026 Repertoire and detection range of crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophagus) underwater vocalisations
2100 Factors affecting DMS in the seasonal ice zone
2208 Variability in the distribution and abundance of seabirds in the Southern Indian Ocean
2210 UV climate over the Southern Ocean south of Australia, and its biological impact
2229 The role of herbivorous copepods in carbon flux through the Antarctic marine ecosystem. Phase 1: Marine snow consumption by Antarctic copepods, implications for reproduction, food web dynamics and nutrient cycling
2256 Multi-investigator proposal for Subantarctic zone oceanography
2263 Population variation in pack ice seals around the Antarctic continent (INCORPORATED IN PROJECT #1144 FROM 2000-01)
2276 Determination of the ultraviolet radiation environment at the Australian Antarctic Stations (Now Project 3106)