Time in Dumont d'Urville Antarctica
What is the Time in Dumont d'Urville (France) Antarctica?
The current local time in Dumont d'Urville, which is a research station of
France in Antarctica is running live on the Analog Clock seen above. Throughout
the year the UTC+10:00 hours is maintained as there is no DST or Daylight Saving
Time being implemented by France at this time in Dumont d'Urville research
station in Antarctica.
About Dumont d'Urville Station at this Time in Antarctica
At this time in Dumont d'Urville Antarctic station of France is situated in
the Ile des Petrels, Archipelago of Pointe Geologie located in the Adelie Land
and is under the Administration of French Polar Institute Paul Emile Victor. The
French Research Station Dumont d'Urville was established in Antarctica on 12
January 1956. The Dumont d'Urville research station was named after its explorer
Jules Dumont d'Urville after he landed on Debarquement Rock in the Dumoulin
Islands at the north esat part of the archipelago on the 21 January 1840. It is
a joint operation of French public and para public agencies.
In the year 1952 on the night of 23 January the pioneering french Antarctic
research called Port Martin which was 62 kilometers east of D'Urville caught
fire and burned down. There was no loss of life. Thereafter a small base was
built on Ile des Petrels to study the Rookery of Emporor Penguins the same
year and the base was called Marret. On 12 January 1952, the new main base
Dumont d'Urville research station was built and opened on the same island by
France. The Dumont d'Urville research station of France in Antarctica supports
about 30 people in the Winters and in Summer about 120 people can be
accommodated. All the supplies come from ice breaker ship called L'Astrolabe
from the port of Hobart, Tasmania. Between the months of November to March
L'Astrolabe does about four to five trips.
Research at this Time in Dumont d'Urville Station Antarctica
At this time in Dumont d'Urville Station in Antarctica the researches going
on are the study of wild life namely the Emperor Penguins. In the summers Adelie
Penguins come to the rocks near the base to reproduce. Other species like Snow
Petrel, Skua, Giant Petrel, Cape Petrel etc are also seen around the base. In
winters only emperor penguins are seen who come to reproduce and in the month of
August the Giant Petrels come back to feed on the Emperor Penguin babies. Other
marine animals seen around the base are other species of penguins, Rorquals and
The Academy Award Winning documentary film called La Marche de I'empereur in
French which was also released in English under the name, March of the Penguins,
was actually filed around the base of Dumont d'Urville.
There is also a laboratory at this time in Dumont d'Urville French Antarctic
Research Station which studies and analyse the sulfur compounds present in the
atmosphere. Geo Physics is another branch of research at this time in Dumont
d'Urville where they use tide guage, cosmic rays detector and a GPS to measure
the dip of the Antarctica into the Upper Mantle and a Lidar which allows the
study and analysis of Ozone layer depletion and Ozone Holes.
Location of Dumont d'Urville Station at this Time in Antarctica
The location at this time in Antarctica of Dumont d'Urville French Research
Station is located in the coordinates 66°39′S 140°00′E. The location of the
Dumont d'Urville French Research Station can be seen below in the illustration