Dumont d'Urville Station

French Station built in the 50's on the petrel island (5 km of the coast). First winterover in 1956.

Temperature: between -40°C and 0°C
Wind speed: up to 300 km/h (catabatic wind)

Number of people in summer: 100
Number of people in winter: 20-25

Research programs: geomagnetism, sismology, glaciology, atmospheric chemistry, oceanography, ecology, ecophysiology, gravimetry...

From the coast to the Petrel island in helicopter