News from Antarctica

The 62nd South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) team left Cape Town in middle December 2022 and will return to Cape Town in February 2024. This team will maintain the SANAE IV base for the year, collect meteorological data (under the South African Weather Service) and work on various space science and engineering projects (under the South African National Space Agency).  

The SANAE62 team has released their first newsletter for the year. Each of the 9 team members introduce themselves in this first edition. 

The team decided to call their newsletter The Nunatak, find out why in the newsletter. 

 The SANAE62 newsletters published throughout this coming year will give “a glimpse into the life of an overwintering expeditioner at the South African National Antarctic Expedition research base” – DJ van Wyk (South African National Space Agency Engineer, S62 deputy team leader and editor of the S62 newsletter). 

DJ has also started his own blog – read more about his time as an expeditioner here

SANAE 62 February Newsletter

March Birthday Celebration

On social media 

DJ van Wyk shares his first aurora experience. Click on the image to visit his profile on Instagram. 


Anche Louw, South African Polar Research Infrastructure, Data Products and Society Node, 30 March 2023


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