Davis aerodrome project news
12 February 2020
Marine biologists are flying a bespoke mini-submarine under the sea ice to explore environments around Davis research station that have never been seen before.
11 February 2020
Complex lake systems around the proposed site of the Davis aerodrome are being intensively studied by scientists from the Australian Antarctic Division.
7 February 2020
Ecologists are searching for cryptic plant life near Davis research station as part of the environmental assessment of a proposal for an aerodrome with a paved runway.
5 February 2020
An ice free site in the Vestfold Hills near Davis research station has been selected for the proposed Davis aerodrome.
29 January 2020
A proposal for a new aerodrome, with a paved runway, near Australia’s Davis research station is open for public comment.
16 December 2019
Ecological and geotechnical surveys are in full swing this season around the site of Australia’s proposed new year-round runway near Davis research station.
2 December 2019
On the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty System the Federal Government has announced further funding to strengthen Australia’s engagement in Antarctica.
29 November 2019
Some of the summer science at Davis
26 November 2019
A team of scientists and technical experts has arrived at Australia’s Davis research station, kicking off a busy summer season of ecological and geotechnical surveys at a new proposed runway site.
2 October 2019
A sophisticated underwater mini submersible designed and built in Tasmania, will spend the summer in Antarctica exploring under the sea ice at Australia’s Davis research station.
26 August 2019
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the first powered flight over Antarctica by Australian adventurer Sir George Hubert Wilkins, on 16 November 1928.
18 May 2018
The Australian Government has today announced its intention to construct a paved runway near Davis research station.
27 April 2016
A new era of Antarctic engagement was announced today with the launch of the Australian Antarctic Strategy and 20 Year Action Plan.