News: 2000

  • Prey and predator the focus of Antarctic research voyage

    Krill, an essential component in the diet of Antarctic penguins, is the major focus of a series of research programs to be conducted from onboard the icebreaker Aurora Australis.

  • Potential air service providers to visit Antarctica

    The proposed air link comes a step closer as representatives from a number of companies leave Hobart for an inspection and familiarisation visit.

  • Hobart launch of Antarctic Dictionary

    The Antarctic Dictionary had its Hobart launch at the Australian Antarctic Division on Monday 11 November 2000.

  • World Heritage island gets a spring clean

    The Australian Antarctic icebreaker, the Aurora Australis, will arrive in Fremantle (WA) on 18 November 2000.

  • New sub-Antarctic research at Heard Island

    A major new research program commences today with the departure of the MV Polar Bird from Fremantle for Heard Island some 4000km south west of Perth.

  • Big year for Antarctic science

    Australia's Antarctic program for the 2000–2001 season gets underway today with the departure from Hobart of the icebreaker Aurora Australis , bound for Davis and Mawson stations.

  • Companies invited to tender for Australia’s new air transport system

    The Australian Antarctic Division has today (25 August 2000) called for expressions of interest from companies interested in servicing a proposed Australian Antarctic air transport link.

  • Antarctic station leaders commence duty

    The recently appointed leaders of Australia's most remote workplaces have started their new jobs at the Australian Antarctic Division in Hobart.

  • Climate change a major focus of Antarctic research grants

    Air, ice and rock studies seeking information about long-term changes to the Earth's climate dominate grants for Australian research in the Antarctic in 2000–2001, announced today by the Minister for the Environment, Senator Robert Hill.

  • Antarctic krill-ocean current link hailed as research breakthrough

    Australian research showing a strong link between ocean current circulation and the abundance of Antarctic krill, published today in the prestigious science journal Nature, has given new insight into ways of managing the bountiful fisheries of the Southern Ocean.

  • Australia moves closer to Antarctic air link

    Environment Minister Robert Hill today gave the go-ahead for the next stage in the development of a long-awaited Australian Antarctic air transport system.

  • Medal award honours outstanding Antarctic service

    Five Australians have been awarded the Australian Antarctic Medal in recognition of their outstanding service with Australian Antarctic expeditions.

  • A Tasmanian TIGER begins its space watch

    A radar array named TIGER (Tasman International Geospace Environment Radar) will explore the impact on our planet of solar disturbances.

  • Cunning crustaceans beat ozone hole

    Tasmanian researchers have found that krill, the small ocean crustaceans important for feeding the rest of the ocean’s animals, are able to protect themselves from the harmful ultra-violet light in the sun’s rays through a combination of diet and exercise.

  • Ship’s return ends outstanding Antarctic science year

    The arrival at Hobart this morning (30 March 2000) of the Antarctic research ship Aurora Australis marks the end of an outstanding season of science for the Australian Antarctic Program spread over millions of square kilometres of ocean and ice.

  • Marking elephant seals: fact sheet

    Since 1989, all Australian research proposals involving study of vertebrate animals in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic have required the approval of the independent Antarctic Animal Ethics Committee.

  • Online Antarctic data directory leads the world

    Communicating scientific data to the international science community is never fast enough in an increasingly hurried world, but an Australian initiative is setting a new standard for speedy delivery of Antarctic data to where it can best be used.

  • Australian, Norwegian ships for Australia’s Antarctic Program

    Two companies, one Australian and one Norwegian, have been contracted to support Australia's Antarctic Program over the next three years.

  • Completion of major antarctic research voyage

    Australia's research icebreaker, Aurora Australis, returned to Hobart this morning (Friday 21 January) bringing to an end a highly successful 60 day scientific voyage.