Where is Kerguelen Island?
Kerguelen Island is in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean. It occurs in the oceanographic zone known as the Sub-Antarctic. Kerguelen Island is just north of the Australian Sub-Antarctic islands Heard and MacDonald Islands. All three islands are on a raised topographical feature called the Kerguelen Plateau.
On the Google Earth map below I have added three points. A is Sydney where we depart. B is the small volcanic island, Reunion, and C is Kerguelen Island. It will take around 14 hours to fly to Reunion direct and then around 10 days for the ship to arrive at Kerguelen Island where we will undertake the KEOPS-2 study.