Lunar Time is an archive of stories compiled by Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill) and Lisa Roberts.


A virtual space to engage in stories that come from scientific data and cultural knowledge.

What is the Lunar Time Living Data Library?

This library is a space for engaging with knowledge of lands and waterways between Antarctica, Australia, and wherever in the world you are. Stories are inspired and informed by Indigenous values and the scientific method. Stories are gathered here to inspire you to tell your own story, and to feed your story back for other people to respond to.

This Living Data Library is being developed as part of the three-year travelling project, Seeding Treaties: Voices from the Southern Ocean. From 2020 to 2023 the project travels, physically and virtually, to engage more people in watching, listening, and responding to stories of relationship to nature, told through the languages of art and science.

Stories are selected according to Indigenous values and scientific evidence, in relationship to questions commonly attributed to Socrates:
Are they true, as far as can be known with all the evidence available?
Are they are kind, in their purpose, to fellow living beings?
Are they useful, for the common good?

The project will culminate in 2022 to coincide with the publication of the International Panel of Climate Change (IPPC) Report, and lead into the 2023 Global Stocktake to measure – and communicate – how countries are meeting the Paris Agreement targets.


A space to engage
Connections sustain
Combining art and science
Scientists, artists, educators
Why the Flannel flower?
Listen to the young
Why the moon?
Intimate and immediate responses
Living Data
Accession numbers