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  • 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.

  • Group photo of people dressed in festive costumes.

    Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

    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.

  • Tractors hauling equipment and supplies in a traverse convoy

    Inching across Antarctica

    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?

  • Lowering ROV

    Rare glimpse into Antarctic underwater world

    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.

  • Dr Sean Williams

    Aliens in Antarctica

    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.

  • Casey research Station Leader Paul Ross.

    Australian Antarctic Station Leaders 2016-17

    16 November 2016

    A new leadership team is taking the helm at Australia’s Antarctic research stations, Casey, Davis and Mawson.

  • Ice core

    Antarctic ice cores provide clues to carbon uptake during Little Ice Age

    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.

  • An Adelie penguin colony near Casey station.

    Adélie penguin population almost doubles in East Antarctica

    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.

  • Totten Glacier

    Hidden oceanic gateway may be melting Totten Glacier

    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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