Dumont d'Urville Station, Antarctica
Dumont d'Urville Station is a French scientific station located in Antarctica on Île des Pétrels, archipelago of Pointe Géologie in Adélie Land. It is named after explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville. It is operated by the "French Polar Institute Paul-Émile Victor", a joint operation of French public and para-public agencies.
The station allows only 30-40 people to come ashore at one time. Ice and strong katabatic winds often prevent landings, either by Zodiac or by helicopter. The station can accommodate about 30 winter-overs and 120 during the summer.
Things to see and do
* Emperor penguins
* Glaciers and icebergs
* Hiking across ice or snow
Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area – 432,000 km² (Adelie Land)
Population – 30 – 120 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 262
Port Location – The Dumont dUrville station is accessed from the port of Hobart.
Transport Links – The icebreaker ship Astrolabe carries supplies and personnel to the station from the port of Hobart, Tasmania. It does 5 round-trips between November and March.