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18 November 2016
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), has made a flying visit to the Australian Antarctic Territory.
16 November 2016
A new leadership team is taking the helm at Australia’s Antarctic research stations, Casey, Davis and Mawson.
15 November 2016
New guidelines for collecting scat samples from marine predators have been developed to help scientists more accurately identify what they eat.
28 October 2016
Australia has welcomed the establishment of a new Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea region of the Southern Ocean and is encouraged by continued support for the proposal to establish the East Antarctica MPA in the future.
27 October 2016
The Australian Antarctic Program will study two glaciers, the Totten and Sørsdal, in East Antarctica this summer to better understand the impact ice melt is having on global sea-level rise.
17 October 2016
Australia will continue its push for marine protected areas in East Antarctica at the 35th annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) which starts in Hobart today.
14 October 2016
Statement regarding Government investment in a new station on Macquarie Island by Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg MP.
11 October 2016
One of Australia’s tracked Antarctic snow vehicles has been painted pink and filled with messages of love and support as a unique tribute to those whose lives have been affected by cancer.
6 October 2016
Antarctic expeditioners have been learning the ropes and playing with fire in the lead up to their departure to the icy continent.
4 October 2016
A quarter of a century after the landmark decision to ban mining in Antarctica indefinitely, Australia has joined the international Antarctic community to reaffirm an unwavering commitment to protect the icy continent from exploitation.
27 September 2016
Sub-zero temperatures and snow blowers are the order of the day at Australia’s Antarctic blue-ice runway ahead of the first flight of the season scheduled for October.
21 September 2016
The Australian Antarctic Division is putting in place contingency plans for an aerial resupply of Davis station after an early retreat of Antarctic winter sea-ice coverage this year.
16 September 2016
Statement from Minister for the Environment and Energy The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP.
13 September 2016
The Australian Antarctic Division will use a network of field huts to support future research on Macquarie Island, and will close the existing permanent research station in March next year.
9 September 2016
Scientists from Australia and the European Union have joined forces to better understand the role of micronekton in the marine food web, holding the first project meeting of the new partnership in Hobart today.
30 August 2016
Tasmania will host two major Antarctic meetings in 2020, bringing together the world’s foremost experts in Antarctic research and operations and further cementing the state’s role as a key Antarctic Gateway.
25 August 2016
New research using climate data from ice cores, corals, sediment layers and tree rings has found human-induced global warming began about 180 years ago, much earlier than previously thought.
24 August 2016
Oceanographic instruments attached to Antarctic elephant seals have helped scientists better understand the role melting ice shelves are having in regulating global ocean temperatures.
11 August 2016
The Australian Antarctic Division invites people to join its popular ‘Icy Tweets’ sessions and talk drones, droids and robots in Antarctica as part of National Science Week.
10 August 2016
Surviving the depths of winter on the world’s most inhospitable continent will be discussed at an international Antarctic meeting in India next week (16 – 20 August).
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