The Australian Government’s commitment to Antarctica has resulted in $2.8 billion funding for a number of major research and infrastructure projects, including:

  • $1.9 billion to build and operate the new Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina, significantly enhancing our scientific operations;
  • $77 million to investigate, design and undertake environmental assessments for a proposed year-round aerodrome near Davis research station;
  • $45 million to develop overland traverse capabilities to support the search for a million year ice core.