The expedition is to carry out geological, geophysical and biological investigations in selected ice-free areas south and west of McMurdo Sound. A scientific programme was formulated to include the investigation of problems isolated by previous VUWAEs and the study of two ice-free areas not covered by VUWAE noe fully by any expedition.
WM Prebble (Geology Dept Leader/geologist)
AN Baker (Zoology Dept biologist)
RAI Bell (Physics deptphysicist) Phase I only Dr P Vella (Geology Dept Scientific leader/geologist)
RA Hoare (Deputy Leader/physicist)
JW Cole (Geology Dept geologist)
AO Frame (Geology Dept/ technician)
Dr DO Zimmerman (Geology Dept University of Auckland geologist)