1998/99 V1 details

General information

ACE CRC reference name

Cruise Name

FIRE and ICE - F** Its a Real Emergency ! & I can't email

Voyage Classification

Marine Science


Aurora Australis

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


Voyage Leader

Ian Allison

Deputy Voyage Leader

Tony Worby

Voyage Objectives

MI Summer in, Polynya Study


Vessel suffered engine room fire at 0230 AEST 22/7 and returned to Hobart.

Voyage Reports

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


Hobart  15-Jul-1998  Macquarie Island  18-Jul-1998 
Macquarie Island  18-Jul-1998  Hobart  31-Jul-1998 

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

See the 1998/99 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

42° 53.2' S
139° 53.0' E 159° 04.1' E
65° 25.9' 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
Cetacean Sightings Survey and Southern Ocean cetacean program 3 Search
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean 198 Search
Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Recorder (SO-CPR) Survey 249 Search

Voyage activities

Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows Number of segments = 71 - Link to data at Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows

Data from 18-Jul-1998 23:09 UT to 20-Jul-1998 14:01 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see AADC-00099 - Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Records at GCMD
Underway Data & Voyage Tracks 117826 positions recorded. - Link to data at Underway Data & Voyage Tracks

Data from 15-Jul-1998 03:50 UT to 29-Jul-1998 23:59 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see 199899010 - Aurora Australis Voyage 1 (FIRE) 1998-99 Underway Data at GCMD
Whale Survey Data 4 Sightings

Data from 16-Jul-1998 01:29 UT to 20-Jul-1998 03:08 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see ASAC_915_2253 - Cetacean Sightings Survey and Southern Ocean cetacean program at GCMD
Wildlife at Sea observations Observed 29 species from 200 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Data from 15-Jul-1998 00:00 UT to 30-Jul-1998 00:00 UT

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

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

133 The role of the Southern Ocean in the carbon cycle
187 Icesheet-atmosphere interaction and surface climatology of interior Antarctica [observational]
189 The East Antarctic sea ice zone: characteristics and ocean- ice-atmosphere interaction
1090 Energy requirements and daily food consumption of crabeater seals in the Antarctic winter pack-ice
1101 Biology of the Mertz Glacier Polynya
2206 Detection of thin sea ice from satellite-borne sensors