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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.
16 February 2017
Antarctic animals and plants will be better protected by new conservation laws which have recently come into effect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
13 January 2017
Today marks 60 years since Australia established its second research station on the Antarctic continent.
25 December 2016
Expeditioners at Australia’s Antarctic research stations are guaranteed a white Christmas this year as they celebrate the festive season on the icy continent.
23 December 2016
What’s it like to slowly inch your way across the featureless, white Antarctic icescape at a snail’s pace for more than 30 days?
21 December 2016
An underwater robot has captured a rare glimpse beneath the Antarctic sea ice, revealing a thriving, colourful world filled with coconut-shaped sponges, dandelion-like worms, pink encrusting algae and spidery starfish.
16 December 2016
Australian speculative fiction author Dr Sean Williams has been awarded the 2016/17 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship and will travel to Antarctica to research an alternate history novel based on the Heroic era of Antarctic exploration.
16 November 2016
A new leadership team is taking the helm at Australia’s Antarctic research stations, Casey, Davis and Mawson.
26 July 2016
New research published today in the prestigious Nature Geoscience has revealed that the Earth’s land biosphere takes up less carbon during a warming climate.
22 October 2015
Adélie penguin populations in East Antarctica have almost doubled over the past 30 years, according to research published in PLOS ONE today.
17 March 2015
A previously hidden gateway to the ocean underneath the largest glacier in East Antarctica could allow warm seawater to reach the base of the glacier, causing melt and potentially raising sea levels.
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