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  • Three Trident Sensors Helix beacons (Unit 1,2,3) were deployed about on ice floes close to latitude 62.8 S and longitude 29.8 E on 4th July 2017 to measure sea ice drift. The region where the instruments were deployed (Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone) consisted of first-year ice on average ~50 cm thick. The instruments were deployed by hand by three people, lowered by crane from the ship to the ice on a basket cradle on floes ~5 m in diameter. The temporal resolution is 4 hours. The survival of the sensors depended on staying fixed to the floe and the battery life. Unit 1 provided GPS location from the 5th July 2017 to 1st December 2017, started at 62.84 S and 30.20 E and finished at 61.55 S and 55.99 E. Unit 2 provided GPS location from the 5th July 2017 to 3rd August 2017, started at 62.83 S and 30.20 E and finished at 62.36 S and 31.57 E. Unit 3 provided GPS location from the 5th July 2017 to 15st August December 2017, started at 62.59 S and 29.98 E and finished at 61.16 S and 35.60 E. In the .xlsx submission sheet 1 refers to Unit 1, sheet 2 to Unit 2, and sheet 3 to Unit 3. First column is the Unit Identifier (1,2,3) Second column is the date in the format day/month/year Third column is the UTC time in the format hh:mm:ss Fourth column is the latitude in degrees and decimals, the negative refers to South Fifth column is the longitude in degrees and decimals, the positive refers to East

  • Results from a February 2007 survey of the Vestfold Hills coastline and offshore islands for used and disused southern elephant seal wallows. The data here are point locations of the wallows, not the extents or boundaries of the wallows. The table below gives the coordinates (decimal degrees) for the elephant seal wallows found, their unofficial names and the wallow status as used or disused at the time of survey. Data were used in the 2018 Vestfold Hills/Davis Station Helicopter map: Wallow name Latitude Longitude Status Hawker Island -68.637360 77.840040 Used Hawker Island -68.634950 77.841310 Used Hawker Island -68.632180 77.841560 Used Mule Island -68.647860 77.825900 Unused Mule Island -68.646650 77.823920 Unused Zappert Point -68.505100 78.081020 Unused Old Wallow -68.598345 77.937185 Used Davis beach -68.577926 77.967032 Used Heidemann Bay -68.592067 77.945325 Used North of station -68.571916 77.971011 Used

  • This terrestrial dataset was collected at Ursula Harris’s behest by Craig Hamilton and a Naval Survey team on 09 January 2018 when sea conditions prevented the team from taking bathymetric measurements. This survey was intended to fill gaps in the existing Mawson Station survey data and includes 29 previously unrecorded features comprised of bollards, HF towers, flagpoles, masts, antennae, ionosonde transmitter and receiver, the Mawson Signpost and the Douglas Mawson Bust.

  • The broadscale distribution of flora (lichens, mosses, non-marine algae)and fauna (penguins, flying birds, seals)in the Stillwell Hills was mapped using GPS technology. Samples of flora were collected for taxonomic identification. Data were recorded and catalogued in shapefiles.

  • Two Waves In Ice Observation Systems (Kohout, Alison L., Bill Penrose, Scott Penrose, and Michael J M Williams. 2015. “A Device for Measuring Wave-Induced Motion of Ice Floes in the Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone.” Annals of Glaciology 56 (69): 415–24. doi:10.3189/2015AoG69A600) were deployed about 1.5 km apart on ice floes close to latitude 62.8 S and longitude 29.8 E on 4th July 2017 (NYU1 and NYU2). The region where the instruments were deployed (Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone) consisted of first-year ice on average 40 – 60 cm thick. The instruments were deployed by hand by three people, lowered by crane from the ship to the ice on a basket cradle. NYU 1 was deployed on a rectangular ice floe of length 8 m and width 3 m, with a thickness of about 40 – 50 cm. NYU 2 was deployed on a triangular ice floe of length 4 m and thickness 40 cm. The temporal resolution is variability (every 15 minutes to 2 hourly). The survival of the sensors depended on staying fixed to the floe and the battery life. On 12th July, the sampling rate of NYU 2 was reduced from 15 minutes to 2 hourly to extend the battery life. On 13th July, NYU 1 overheated and the battery dropped below the operating voltage. NYU 2 continued to send back data for another six days, but then stopped sending data for an unknown reason on 19th July. Records can support 1. the assessment of metocean conditions in the Southern Oceans; and 2. calibration and validation of wave and global circulation models.

  • GPS tag deployments on Snow petrels (Pagodroma nivea) in 2011 from Bechervaise Island, Mawson Coast and Filla Island, Rauer Group, as part of AAS project 2722. Identifying potential threats from a changing environment on snow petrel populations requires understanding key ecological processes and their driving factors. This project focuses on determining driving factors for the species' at-sea distribution and foraging habitat. The data will be linked to spatio-temporally coincident data of biological and physical characteristics of the ecosystem to develop explanatory models and, where possible, predictive models to explore the outcomes of plausible scenarios of future environmental change on snow petrel populations. Tags were deployed on Snow Petrels in the Mawson and Davis areas for tracking purposes. The types of tags used were BAS (British Antarctic Survey) geolocators (Mk18) The GLS data are in hexadecimal format, and will need appropriate software to interpret them.

  • This dataset is a bathymetric grid of the region 60E to 90E and 48.45S to 70S, created in a geographic coordinate system based on a WGS84 horizontal datum. The grid has a cell size of 0.005 degrees. Most of the work involved creating a bathymetric grid of the region 60E to 90E and 55S to 70S which was generated from the latest available multibeam swath bathymetry, fisheries' surveys and satellite altimetry data. A report outlining the development of this grid is available for download (see the related url below). This grid was then merged with the bathymetric grid described by the metadata record 'Bathymetric Grid of Heard Island - Kerguelen Plateau Region (2005)', which covers the region 68E to 80E and 48S to 56S. Hence the final grid has two 'No data' areas between 48.45S to 55S: 60E to 68E and 80E to 90E. The final grid is available for download as a geotiff and ArcInfo ascii file and contours derived from the grid are available for download as a shapefile (see the related urls below).

  • Flying bird breeding colonies on Macquarie Island. This is a polygon dataset stored in the Geographical Information System (GIS). Attributes include the species name and the time of the year during which breeding occurs. The species include Black-browed Albatross, Grey-headed albatross, Southern Giant-Petrel and Wandering Albatross.

  • Time series of metocean variables derived form WAMOS (marine radar) data collected during the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE, https://spi-ace-expedition.ch/), from December 2016 to March 2017. Waves in the Southern Ocean are the biggest on the planet. They exert extreme stresses on the coastline of the Sub-Antarctic Islands, which affects coastal morphology and the delicate natural environment that the coastline offers. There is a lack of field data in the Sub-Antarctic and Antarctic Oceans. Thus, wave models are not well calibrated and perform poorly in these regions. Uncertainties relate to the difficulties to model the strong interactions between waves and currents (the Antarctic Circumpolar and tidal currents) and between waves and ice (reflected waves modify the incident field and ice floes affect transmission into the ice-covered ocean). Drawbacks in wave modelling undermine our understanding and ability to protect this delicate ocean and coastal environment. By installing a Wave and Surface Current Monitoring System (WaMoS II, a marine X-Band radar) on the research vessel Akademic Thresnikov and using the meteo-station and GPS on-board, this project has produced a large database of winds, waves and surface currents. Data were collected during the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition, which took place from Dec. 2016 to Mar. 2017. The dataset contains timeseries of relevant metocean variables divided in - Sea state and current parameters (PARA, MPAR) - Sea state and current parameters (PEAK, MPEK) - Ship course, position and speed (COURSE) - Wind speed and direction file (WIND) ********************************************************** Sea state and current parameters files (PARA, MPAR) File Name: -Prefix-_-rigID-_YYYYMM.txt - Prefix: 1) ‘PARA’ : spatial mean of the parameters (that pass the WaMoS II internal quality control) averaged over WaMoS II analysis areas (up to 9) placed within the radar field of view. 2) ‘MPAR’ : temporal average parameters calculated using all data collected during the past dt=20 minutes of the time specified in the file. - YYYY : Year. - MM : Month. - rigID : WaMoS II platform’s ID code (3 letters) Time reference: CPU clock. Values of missing parameters are set to -9, -9.0. List of parameters: - date : Date and TIME of acquisition (YYYYMMDDHHMMSS). - Hs : Significant wave height (m). - Tp : Peak wave period (s). - Tm2 : Mean wave period (s). - Lp : Peak wave length (m). - MDir : Mean wave direction (deg). - PDir : Peak wave direction (deg). - TpS : First swell system - wave period (s). - PDS : First swell system - peak wave direction (deg). - lpS : First swell system - peak wave length (m). - TpW : Wind sea peak wave period (s). - PDW : Wind sea wave direction (deg). - lpW : Wind sea wave length (m). - Usp : Surface current speed (m/s). - Udir : Surface current direction (deg). - IQ : Quality index, ranging from 0 ('no problems detected') to 999 ('images cannot be analysed'). - NSPEC : Number of averaged spectra. - INDEX : Quality index threshold (OK: IQ<Index). - Hmax : Maximum wave height (m). - Tlim : Limit period to separate Swell/Wind Sea (s). - ELEVL : Error number. - CFG-Date : Date/time of last wamos.cfg change (DD-MM-YYYY HH.MI.SS). ********************************************************** Sea state and current parameters files (PEAK, MPEK): File Name: -Prefix-_-rigID-_YYYYMM.txt - Prefix: 1) ‘PEAK’ : spatial mean of the parameters (that pass the WaMoS II internal quality control) averaged over WaMoS II analysis areas (up to 9) placed within the radar field of view. 2) ‘MPEK’ : temporal average parameters calculated using all data collected during the past dt=20 minutes of the time specified in the file. - YYYY : Year. - MM : Month. - rigID : WaMoS II platform’s ID code (3 letters) Time reference: CPU clock. Values of missing parameters are set to -9, -9.0. List of parameters: - date : Date and TIME of acquisition (YYYYMMDDHHMMSS). - Hs : Significant wave height (m). - Tp : Peak wave period (s). - PDir : Peak wave direction (deg). - Lp : Peak wave length (m). - HsW : Wind sea significant wave height (m). - TpW : Wind sea wave period (s). - PDW : Wind sea wave direction deg). - lpW : Wind sea wave length (m). - HSS1 : First swell system significant wave height (m). - Tps1 : First swell system: wave period (s). - PDs1 : First swell peak wave direction (deg). - lps1 : First swell peak wave length (m). - HSS2 : Second swell system significant wave height (m). - Tps2 : Second swell system: wave period (s). - PDs2 : Second swell peak wave direction (deg). - lps2 : Second swell peak wave length (m). - HSS3 : Third swell system significant wave height (m). - Tps3 : Third swell system: wave period (s). - PDs3 : Third swell peak wave direction (deg). - lps3 : Third swell peak wave length (m). - Us : Surface current speed (m/s). - Ud : Surface current direction (deg). - IQ : Quality index. - Tlim : Limit period to separate Swell/Wind Sea (s). - SPR : Mean wave spreading. - CSI : Cross sea index. - GAM : Enhancement factor of the jonswap spectrum. - NORI : from compass or GPS (0 = enable 1 = disable). - ELEVL : Error number - CFG-Date : Date/time of last wamos.cfg change (DD-MM-YYYYHH.MI.SS). ********************************************************** Ship course, position and speed file (COURSE): File Name: -Prefix-_-rigID-_YYYYMM.txt - Prefix: ‘COURSE’ : Input from NMEA systems. - YYYY : Year. - MM : Month. - rigID : WaMoS II platform’s ID code (3 letters) Time reference: CPU clock. Values of missing parameters are set to -9, -9.0. List of parameters: - date : Date and TIME of acquisition (YYYYMMDDHHMMSS). - LAT : Latitude (deg). - LONG : Longitude (deg). - GYROC : Ship gyro compass (deg). - GPS : GPS course (deg). - Shipsp : Ship speed (kn). - Depth : Water depth (m). - GPS-Speed : GPS-Speed (kn). - ASDPW : Internal parameter. ********************************************************** Wind speed and direction file (WIND): File Name: -Prefix-_-rigID-_YYYYMM.txt - Prefix: ‘WIND’ : Input from NMEA systems. - YYYY : Year. - MM : Month. - rigID : WaMoS II platform’s ID code (3 letters) Time reference: CPU clock. Values of missing parameters are set to -9, -9.0. List of parameters: - date : Date and TIME of acquisition (YYYYMMDDHHMMSS). - LAT : Latitude (deg). - LONG : Longitude (deg). - WIND SPEED : Wind speed (m/s). - DIR : Wind direction (coming from) (deg). - WIND SPEED10 : Wind speed at 10 meters height (m/s). - TRUE DIR : Wind direction relative to north (deg).

  • The foraging ecology of three fulmarine petrels including Cape petrels, Southern fulmars and Antarctic petrels were investigated at Hop Island during the 2015/16 austral summer. Two datasets were generated: 1) tracking data from Fulmarine petrels, and 2) stable isotope analysis of blood, feathers and egg shells. Tracking data were collected using Ecotone GPS trackers attached to the birds back feathers with tape. Location data has been interpolated using great circle distance to a time step of 15 minutes and include a record of whether the bird dived during that time period or not. Each location point was assigned a breeding stage (incubation or chick rearing) based on individual nest activities. Stable isotope ratios of carbon (13C/12C) and nitrogen (15N/14N) were determined by analysing 1 mg aliquots through continuous flow - elemental analysis - isotope ratio mass spectrometry (CF-EA-IRMS). Isotopic values of blood reflect approximately the last 52 days before sampling and thus the incubation period of all three species. Egg membranes and feathers remain metabolically inert after formation, and hence reflect the trophic niche during the pre-laying and moult period, respectively. We collected moult feathers during the chick-rearing period and therefore assumed that these were formed one year prior to the collection date and thus represent the trophic niche of the chick-rearing period one year earlier (austral summer 2014-15).