Davis aerodrome project news

  • A rocky ice free area of the Vestfold Hills where a runway site is proposed.

    Biodiversity surveys inform Davis Aerodrome Project

    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.

  • Photo of coloured buildings surrounded by water taken from the air

    Increased commitment for proposed Davis aerodrome

    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.  On the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty System the Federal Government has announced further funding to strengthen Australia’s engagement in Antarctica. 

  • Two men walk across the blue sea ice while carrying equipment

    This week at Davis: 29 November 2019

    29 November 2019

    Some of the summer science at Davis

  • Man standing on a rock surface

    Scientists on the ground of proposed runway site

    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. 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.

  • Two men preparing a piece of technical equipment next to water

    Mini sub heads south for Antarctic mission

    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. 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.

  • Douglas Mawson’s Vickers monoplane, with its wings removed and converted into an air tractor.

    Opening up the Antarctic skies

    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.

  • Rocky hills at the site of the new runway.

    Building Antarctica's first paved runway

    18 May 2018

    The Australian Government has today announced its intention to construct a paved runway near Davis research station. The Australian Government has today announced its intention to construct a paved runway near Davis research station.

  • Hägglunds on fast ice near Mawson 2013

    A new era of Antarctic endeavour

    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. A new era of Antarctic engagement was announced today with the launch of the Australian Antarctic Strategy and 20 Year Action Plan.