News 2017

  • Phytoplankton cells

    Big changes predicted for the smallest Southern Ocean species

    22 February 2017

    Stronger winds, increased warming, ocean acidification and declining sea ice have been identified as major threats to some of the keystone members of the Southern Ocean community – phytoplankton.

  • Antarctic circle sign

    An Arts Fellow's eye on Antarctica

    22 February 2017

    Speculative fiction author and Australian Antarctic Arts Fellow Dr Sean Williams is currently at Casey research station. Here he reflects on his impressions so far.

  • Antarctic petrel

    New Antarctic conservation laws

    16 February 2017

    Antarctic animals and plants will be better protected by new conservation laws which have recently come into effect.

  • Model Icebreaker 1

    Model of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker on public display

    10 February 2017

    A model of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker will be on public display for the first time at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart.

  • A319 at Troll

    Airborne in Antarctica

    3 February 2017

    Australia’s aviation assets are airborne across the icy continent in support of a huge array of science and operational projects this summer.

  • Group photo

    Clean Up Australia event in Antarctica

    30 January 2017

    The summer snow-melt at Casey research station has provided the perfect opportunity for expeditioners to undertake a Clean Up Australia event.

  • Casey expeditioners enjoying Australia Day

    Australia Day in Antarctica

    26 January 2017

    It’s a long way from Bondi beach and a fair few degrees colder, but Australia’s Antarctic expeditioners will also be donning their bathers this Australia Day and taking a dip in the icy waters of the Antarctic.

  • Albatross chick

    Beautiful black browed albatross a focus on Macquarie Island

    24 January 2017

    Scientists have successfully deployed miniature GPS loggers on threatened black browed albatross on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island to find out more about the foraging habits of the birds.

  • Weather observer, Bob Dingle, using a theodolite near Mawson Station in February 1955.

    Antarctic pioneer and war hero remembered

    23 January 2017

    Former Antarctic weather observer and war hero, Bob Dingle, has been remembered with the unveiling of a plaque in his Tasmanian home town.

  • Flag being erected at Davis in 1957

    Davis research station 60th anniversary

    13 January 2017

    Today marks 60 years since Australia established its second research station on the Antarctic continent.