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10 January 2016
A team of Australia’s leading Antarctic marine scientists will depart Hobart tomorrow for the Southern Ocean to investigate the impact of climate change on the Kerguelen Axis, a biological hotspot where swarms of krill sustain iconic Antarctic wildlife, including fish, seals, penguins and whales.
23 December 2015
A quadcopter drone has helped navigate the Aurora Australis through the sea ice on its annual resupply voyage to Casey station.
16 December 2015
Incoming Mawson Station Leader, Jenny Wressell, is trading the heat for the cold, after an 18 month posting as a hospital coordinator in Saudi Arabia.
14 December 2015
Where might you be this time next year? Apply to work in Antarctica and you could be on your way to the great southern continent to take up an opportunity available to few Australians.
11 December 2015
Dr Gwen Fenton is the Australian Antarctic Division’s new Chief Scientist.
1 December 2015
The arrival of HMS Protector in Hobart today signals closer cooperation between the United Kingdom and Australia to uphold the conservation rules of the Antarctic Treaty system and to protect the Southern Ocean from illegal fishing activities.
22 November 2015
The Australian Antarctic Division and Royal Australian Air Force have successfully flown a joint operational mission to East Antarctica, with a C-17A Globemaster III delivering heavy lift cargo to Wilkins Aerodrome in support of the Australian Antarctic programme.
13 November 2015
The icebreaker Aurora Australis has reached Davis station and the first resupply mission of the summer season is now underway.
5 November 2015
A RAAF C-17A Globemaster III is undertaking a trial flight to Antarctica today, as part of plans to explore the use of the aircraft in delivering cargo for the Australian Antarctic Division.
30 October 2015
Australia hopes this year’s annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has paved the way for the adoption of Antarctic Marine Protected areas next year.
29 October 2015
Australia’s new icebreaker will be a modern, sophisticated ship that will offer scientists unprecedented and extended access to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.
28 October 2015
The icebreaker Aurora Australis returned to Hobart early this morning after a medical mission to Macquarie Island to repatriate an expeditioner.
21 June 2012
Environment Minister Tony Burke has congratulated the recipients of the 2012 Antarctic Medal which is awarded for outstanding service to the Australian Antarctic program.
28 November 2011
Chemical clues absorbed from the atmosphere by Antarctic mosses during nuclear tests in 1950s and 60s, have provided scientists with evidence of significant climate change in East Antarctica.
8 June 2011
On World Oceans' Day find out why the Southern Ocean is so important to the planet.
5 June 2011
On World Environment Day, discover why the moss 'forests' at Casey are called the 'Daintree of Antarctica'.
22 May 2011
Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, driest land mass on earth, so you may be surprised at the diversity of life to be found on the continent and in its surrounding waters.
15 April 2011
Fresh food imports, with attached soil, seeds, microorganisms and invertebrates, can act as a highway into Antarctica for alien invaders.
8 April 2011
The ACE CRC has released its latest report card on ocean acidification in the Southern Ocean.
7 April 2011
A virus that attacks other viruses has been discovered in a hypersaline lake near Davis station in Antarctica.
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