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.

The magazine is produced twice a year (June, December) in hard copy and made available online. All text and images published in the magazine are copyright of the Commonwealth of Australia, unless otherwise stated. Editorial enquiries, including requests to reproduce material, or contributions, should be addressed to the Editor at magazine@aad.gov.au.

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Contents

Introduction

Feature

Science

Environment and heritage

International

Ninety years ago

Retirements

In brief...

Weather records

Freeze Frame

Cover

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.