5 December 2012
A drop in applications from Australians applying to work in Antarctica, has prompted the Australian Antarctic Division to ask what are you waiting for?
30 November 2012
A new Antarctic science conference will be held in Hobart in June 2013.
28 November 2012
A steady hand, good sea-legs and an eagle eye are essential ingredients for scientists deploying satellite tags on whales off southern Tasmania.
16 November 2012
An international sea ice voyage has returned to Hobart today with spectacular images of the world beneath the East Antarctic sea ice.
8 November 2012
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales today was briefed on Australia’s Antarctic science program and Tasmania’s role as the hub for major Antarctic research institutions.
2 November 2012
Australia is disappointed its proposal to establish one of the world’s largest Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in East Antarctica was not adopted at this year’s Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart, but remains committed to pursuing the initiative.
31 October 2012
Australia’s ice breaker Aurora Australis remains in heavy sea ice off East Antarctica delaying the ship’s return to Hobart.
18 October 2012
Australia, France and the European Union have proposed a representative system of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the high seas of East Antarctica covering 1.9 million square kilometres.
11 October 2012
For the first time in East Antarctica, climate scientists have produced a three-dimensional (3-D) map of the surface beneath a sea ice floe, revealing an inverted complex topography evocative of lakes and mountain ranges.
10 October 2012
The 2012 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship has been awarded to Australian writer Favel Parrett.
10 October 2012
Australia’s new Antarctic Station Leaders are preparing to go south to take up their positions on the icy continent and Macquarie Island for 2012-13.
4 October 2012
Australian Antarctic scientists have successfully tested new acoustic technology to track and locate scores of blue whales hundreds of kilometres away by eavesdropping on the resonating song of these rare and elusive animals.
16 September 2012
It is 25 years since the world took urgent action to slow the catastrophic decline of ozone in the earth’s atmosphere with the signing of the Montreal Protocol.
14 September 2012
For the first time under-ice and airborne vehicles will be used simultaneously to investigate the impacts of climate change on the sea-ice environment off East Antarctica.
10 September 2012
A deep sea ‘lighthouse’ 2000 to 3000 m below the sea ice will be used to lure Antarctic krill into a research trap during a spring sea ice voyage departing Friday.
5 September 2012
Australia’s action-packed Antarctic season is underway with more than 90 projects and 550 people heading south this year.
30 August 2012
Researchers from the ACE CRC and the Australian Antarctic Division have found evidence from ice cores of a long term decline in average annual rainfall in eastern Australia.
20 August 2012
A children’s book on Macquarie Island by Australian Antarctic Arts Fellows, Coral Tulloch and Alison Lester, has won a national literary award.
10 August 2012
Environment Minister Tony Burke has commended Australia’s effort in repatriating an unwell expeditioner from McMurdo Station, America’s base in Antarctica.
10 August 2012
As Australia celebrates National Science Week an international team of Antarctic scientists is assembling a collection of high-tech equipment to study the physical and biological sea ice environment during a two-month marine science voyage.
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