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21 June 2016
A swift swim in icy waters marked the passage of midwinter for expeditioners at Australia’s Antarctic and sub Antarctic stations.
20 June 2016
The Government has appointed Dr Nick Gales as Australia’s new Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission.
7 June 2016
In complete darkness and with temperatures below minus 30 degrees, Australia has successfully undertaken its first midwinter airdrop to Casey research station in Antarctica.
31 May 2016
Antarctic countries have released a Declaration to mark the 25th anniversary of a milestone agreement which banned mining in Antarctica.
23 May 2016
Former Australian Antarctic Division climate scientist, Dr Ian Allison, has been announced as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.
19 May 2016
Research published in the prestigious journal Nature has revealed the Earth’s largest ice sheet and a warming climate could lead to a rise in sea level of several metres in coming centuries to millennia.
4 May 2016
A new era of Antarctic engagement sees the Government investing new funding of $2.167 billion to deliver key priorities under the Australian Antarctic Strategy and 20 Year Action Plan.
28 April 2016
The Australian Government has signed a contract for Australia’s new icebreaker, amounting to a $1.912 billion investment, with the custom built ship due to arrive in Australia in mid-2020.
27 April 2016
A new era of Antarctic engagement was announced today with the launch of the Australian Antarctic Strategy and 20 Year Action Plan.
19 April 2016
Scientists from the Australian Antarctic Division will investigate the impact of micro plastics on the Southern Ocean food web and use innovative technology to undertake an Antarctic whale survey during an international circumnavigation voyage of Antarctica later this year.
23 March 2016
More than 100 humpback whales feeding on a rare super-swarm of krill was a highlight of the Australian Antarctic programme’s major marine science voyage on the Aurora Australis.
14 January 2016
A statement from the Wood and Macdonald families.
12 January 2016
The helicopter pilot injured in an incident on a remote ice shelf near Australia’s Davis research station late yesterday has died.
23 December 2015
A quadcopter drone has helped navigate the Aurora Australis through the sea ice on its annual resupply voyage to Casey station.
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.
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.
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