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20 September 2017
A mid-air plane refuel has extended Australia’s ability to reach its Antarctic stations and enabled a pre-season airdrop of supplies to isolated expeditioners.
14 September 2017
In a world first, a critically endangered orchid has flowered for the first time away from its native home of Macquarie Island.
12 September 2017
Australian expeditioners will have new wheels when they travel across Antarctica this summer, with an upgraded bus destined for Australia’s Casey research station.
8 September 2017
The role that small salty whirlpools play in melting the Antarctic ice sheet will be the focus of a new Antarctic Environmental Science Fellowship.
25 August 2017
The first building block of Australia’s new icebreaker has been welded into place at a keel laying ceremony in Romania overnight.
22 August 2017
An innovative wastewater treatment plant scheduled to be installed at Australia’s Davis research station will turn Antarctic waste into some of the cleanest water in the world.
18 August 2017
An Antarctic ecosystems expert will lend her expertise to a prestigious international report investigating the impacts of climate change on oceans.
12 August 2017
Welcome to science week – Antarctic style!
11 August 2017
The community is invited to comment on the management plan for the site considered the birthplace of Australia’s Antarctic endeavours, Mawson’s Huts.
2 August 2017
The huskies used in early Antarctic exploration are being immortalised with their names bestowed on a variety of prominent landmarks across the icy continent.
1 August 2017
For the first time the public will be able to join a live online tour of the Australian Antarctic Division’s krill aquarium as part of National Science Week.
31 July 2017
Antarctic-bound doctors have spent a wet and wild week in the Tasmanian wilderness, honing their cold climate and remote medicine skills.
27 July 2017
How much bacon do Antarctic expeditioners eat in a year? Find out what it takes to feed expeditioners on Australia's Antarctic and subantarctic stations.
3 July 2017
A passion for the ocean, maths and communication has proven a powerful combination for ecosystems modeller Dr Jess Melbourne Thomas, who was today announced as a participant in the ‘2017 Superstars of STEM Program’.
28 June 2017
Ice-free areas in Antarctica could expand by close to 25 per cent by 2100 and drastically change the biodiversity of the continent, research published today in Nature has shown.
26 June 2017
A seasoned Antarctic expeditioner with a passion for the history of Antarctic exploration has been awarded the Phillip Law Medal during midwinter celebrations in Hobart.
21 June 2017
Daring Antarctic expeditioners are celebrating the winter solstice with an icy dip in freezing waters at Australia’s research stations.
9 June 2017
The next step towards the construction of a new station on Macquarie Island has begun with a ‘market sounding’ process.
6 June 2017
The Australian Antarctic Division has extended its competition to name the nation’s new icebreaker until 7 July.
1 June 2017
Construction of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker has begun with a steel cutting ceremony in Romania overnight.
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