20 Year Action Plan: Years 10-20

Glaciologist, Dr Tessa Vance, holds an ice core in the laboratory at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies in Hobart.
During the second decade of the Action Plan the Australian Government will work to interpret findings from the million year ice core project. (Photo: Jill Brown)

During the second decade of this Action Plan, the Government will:

  • Work with international partners to interpret the findings from the completed project to retrieve a million-year ice core.
  • Implement an overhaul, as needed, of the infrastructure of our Antarctic research stations to create a station network that is efficient, flexible and suited to our future needs.
  • Develop an Antarctic Clean-up strategy for our legacy waste associated with cleaning up and remediating old waste and contaminated sites.
  • Conduct a ten-year review of progress against achieving our national Antarctic interests and delivering on the Action Plan, identifying next steps to 2035 and options on whether the plan requires revision and extension.