Australian Antarctic Magazine - Issue 2: Spring 2001
The Australian Antarctic Magazine seeks to inform the Australian and international Antarctic community about the activities of the Australian Antarctic program. Opinions expressed in the magazine do not necessarily represent the position of the Australian Government.
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- New tools for Australia's Antarctic research
- Antarctica: satellites give the big picture
- Those massive icebergs: where are they now?
- Better tools for better forecasting
- Antarctic volcanic ash: a potential threat?
- Looking forward from the past
- Technology the Antarctic way
- The machine that goes ping!
- More than just counting: the pack-ice seal census
- How we support our marine scientists
- Measuring penguins from a distance
- New techniques for counting penguins
- Molecules and microchips: tools to unravel the secret lives of marine predators
- A bottom-up approach to remote sensing
- Going automatic... Australia's ASP observatories
- Network technology aids in operating the LIDAR
- Australia continues as telecommunications innovator
- Remote housekeeping at the press of some buttons
- Safer, greener power supplies for Macquarie huts
- Blizzard winds to power Australian Antarctic stations
- Wind modelling finds best turbine sites
- Tide gauges that withstand stormy seas and Antarctic ice
- A moveable feast: explore the AAD's interactive maps
- Antarctic visions: making the most of digital imaging
- The season ahead: science on a grand scale
- Australian Antarctic shipping program 2001-02
- Proposals sought on Antarctic air transport
- Heard Island uncovered: 2000-2001 summer ANARE
- Big Ben: the fire beneath the ice
- Active past disguised by sparse record
- Our subantarctic glaciers: why are they retreating?
- Fertile ground for science: terrestrial studies in Antarctica
Environment and heritage
- St Petersburg meeting reflects maturing of Protocol
- Research into the clean-up of tips at Casey and Wilkes
- Marine reserve proposed for Heard Island region
- Heard Island treasure hunt
- Antarctic Treaty Parties meet in Russia
- Treaty meeting looks at tourism
- Casey and the Antarctic Treaty negotiations
- Assessing influence within the Antarctic Treaty System
- Another one that didn't get away!
- A history of the Patagonian toothfish fishery
- CCAMLR meetings address critical issues
Ninety years ago
- New stamps celebrate anniversary
- Antarctic exhibitions attract thousands
- Six honoured in Australian Antarctic Medal award
- 'Just tell them I survived'
- Antarctic environmental approvals
- Energy-efficient refrigeration wins engineering award
- New hydroponics facilities for Australia's Antarctic stations
- AAD, Collex join in clean-up effort
- Station leaders for 2002
Australia's Antarctic Program has employed innovative new technologies to revolutionise the collection and transmission of data in the most inaccessible parts of our planet. Computer-enhanced aerial image maps such as this one from the AAD's Australian Antarctic Data Centre, along with similar satellite imagery, are proving increasingly valuable as research tools. The map features Béchervaise Island near Mawson, Antarctica, where Australian engineers and scientists have deployed an ingenious remote-controlled system that tells us about Adélie penguins' movement and eating patterns without requiring any physical contact or presence by field-workers.