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Australia’s Antarctic Program has employed innovative new technologies to revolutionise the collection and transmission of data in the most inaccessible parts of our planet. Computer-enhanced aerial image maps such as this one from the AAD’s Australian Antarctic Data Centre, along with similar satellite imagery, are proving increasingly valuable as research tools. The map features Béchervaise Island near Mawson, Antarctica, where Australian engineers and scientists have deployed an ingenious remote-controlled system that tells us about Adélie penguins’ movement and eating patterns without requiring any physical contact or presence by field-workers.




Environment and heritage


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