Installing a permeable reactive barrier at Casey station.

Fuel munching microbes help clean up Antarctica

Micro-organisms will assist a team of scientists to clean up contaminated… Read more

Dwarf minke whale underwater

Do you want to work with whales?

Applications have been called for the Australian Government’s 2011… Read more

Twin Otter aeroplane

New plane for Antarctic recovery mission

The Antarctic Division’s summer program will remain on track with the… Read more

Glaciologist Tessa Vance with ice core at Law Dome in Antarctica

The Climate Conversations touring Tasmania

A team of Antarctic climate scientists will take their research direct to… Read more

CASA 212 ready for take off.

Australian Antarctic plane update

The Australian Antarctic Division has air-dropped tools and equipment to… Read more

CASA 212–400 aircraft

Australian Antarctic plane damaged

A plane used by the Australian Antarctic Program has been damaged during… Read more

Snow petrels

Tracking the secret life of snow petrels

Australian Antarctic Division scientists will add a new dimension to… Read more

Continuous Plankton Recorder being deployed from the Aurora Australis

20 year study finds major changes in Southern Ocean plankton

A 20 year study of the Southern Ocean has found significant changes in the… Read more

Casey station expeditioners Tim Bolton and Steve Leslie taking part in the Ride to Work Day

Expeditioners wheeling to work

Pedal power will be the preferred mode of transport at Australia’s Casey… Read more

An elephant seal with a satellite tag.

Going high-tech to probe deeper into oceans

Australian scientists are preparing to use the data from a new $22m array… Read more

Antarctic krill

Krill face deadly cost of ocean acidification

New research on the impact of ocean acidification on Antarctic krill has… Read more

Southern Ocean pteropods, Clio pyramidata antarctica.

From snails to whales – the Southern Hemisphere Climate Forum

Climate change and its impacts on everything from snails to whales… Read more

Casey from the air

Meet Australia’s new Station Leaders

Australia’s new Station Leaders are preparing to go south to take up their… Read more

The Data-logging leg band attached to a Gentoo penguin

Penguin research given a leg up

Australian Antarctic Division Sea Bird Ecologist Dr Barbara Wienecke is… Read more

The biodiversity of the seabed captured during the Collaborative East Antarctic Marine Census voyage

Decade of Discovery — the Census of Antarctic Marine Life

The results of a decade-long study into the biodiversity of the world’s… Read more

Students examine creatures on the reef at low tide.

Cool school: Antarctic scientists take to the classroom

Scientists from the Antarctic Division are venturing into schools around… Read more

OktoKopter undertaking test flights at the University of Tasmania.

OktoKopter set to soar Antarctic skies

A new high-tech remote controlled helicopter, the ‘OktoKopter’, will map… Read more

Short-tailed shearwater

Data mining enhances scientific knowledge

Scientists have used 'data mining’ to build a richer picture of shearwater… Read more

Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba)

Darkness sheds light on krill reproduction

When it comes to reproduction, Antarctic krill like the lights off. Read more

The container housing the German LIDAR in situ at 69 degrees north

German LIDAR bound for Davis station

Australia’s research into the Antarctic atmosphere will reach greater… Read more

Unmanned aerial vehicle and team at Shark Bay

Aerial drones monitor marine mammals

Miniature remote controlled aircraft are being trialled at Shark Bay in… Read more

Phil Law in snow in Oates Land, 1962

From ice picks to satellites — 100 years of Australian Antarctic science

Scientific discoveries, from the heroic to the modern era of Australian… Read more

Aurora Australis resupply operation

Setting up to go south

Each year the Australian Antarctic Division undertakes the immense task of… Read more

Mollusc: Chiton

Creatures from the bottom of the ocean on display for National Science Week

As part of National Science Week the Australian Antarctic Division is… Read more

Antarctic glacier

Australian Antarctic glaciers named

Six glaciers in the Australian Antarctic Territory have been officially… Read more

Humpback whales spy hopping

$1.2 million for 2010 Marine Mammal Grants

The Australian Marine Mammals Centre, at the Australian Antarctic… Read more

A QuickBird satellite image of islands in the study area with bright areas of guano highlighted in red, green and yellow.

Mapping penguin colonies from space

Penguin poo, or ‘guano', can provide scientists with a wealth of… Read more

Diver collecting a cuttlefish

Antarctic octopuses harbour venomous surprise

In 2007, University of Melbourne venom researcher, Dr Bryan Fry travelled… Read more

Dr Claudia Arango with a giant sea spider from Antarctica.

Sea spiders provide insights into Antarctic evolution

Sea spider expert, Dr Claudia Arango, visited the Australian Antarctic… Read more

Tabular berg

Call for applications for Bob Hawke Antarctic Science Fellowship

Environment Protection Minister, Peter Garrett, is calling for scientists… Read more

Alex standing on the sea ice and the Aurora Australis behind, during the Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem eXperiment voyage in 2007.

Measuring fast ice in Antarctica

The ability to detect changes in Antarctic ‘fast ice’ (stationary sea ice… Read more

Alf Howard in hydrological lab

Australian Antarctic explorer dies aged 104

The last surviving member of the 1929–31 British, Australian and New… Read more

Front cover of Research to Reality publication.

Antarctic and marine research in focus

What can the chemicals in seals’ whiskers tell us about their diet? Find… Read more

Scientists deploying satellite tags on whales

Non-lethal whale research reaps rewards

Australian Minister for Environment Protection Peter Garrett and New… Read more

Dr Tas van Ommen collecting the ice core at Law Dome in Antarctica

Dr Tas van Ommen on ABC Television

Drought has gripped south-west Western Australia for decades, and while… Read more

Undersea habitat

Antarctic scientists win Super Science Fellowship

Australian Antarctic Division scientists, Dr Steve Nicol and Dr Nick… Read more

Natalia in front of helicopter

Sea ice scientist wins Fresh Science award

Young sea ice scientist, Natalia Galin, is one of 16 winners of this… Read more

A giant sea spider or ‘pycnogonid’ measuring 30cm across

Antarctic marine census in the spotlight

As the Census of Antarctic Marine Life draws to a close, Project Manager… Read more

Humpback whale

Minister marks 2010 National Whale Day

Environment Protection Minister, Peter Garrett, today launched the third… Read more

The tide gauge installed at Cape Denison in 1912 and operated by Captain Robert Bage

Rising tide of interest in sea level rise

Tide gauges installed at Antarctica and Macquarie Island nearly 100 years… Read more

Whales sighted during the aerial whale survey

Largest Antarctic aerial whale survey completed

Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett and Innovation Minister… Read more

Dr Martin Riddle, Minister Peter Garrett and Dr Knowles Kerry

Research improves understanding of threats to Antarctic wildlife

Environment Protection Minister, Peter Garrett, today launched the book… Read more

Humpback whale fluke

Whale tails tell tales

Marine scientists from around the world are being encouraged to match… Read more

Map showing the oceanic sector in which the 2006 BROKE-West survey was conducted — known as CCAMLR Division 58.4.2.

Breaking new ground in marine science

One of the most comprehensive ecosystem surveys conducted in the Southern… Read more

Aircraft over runway

Continued support for Australia-Antarctica airlink

The highly successful Australia-Antarctica Airlink will continue thanks to… Read more

Ozone sonde release

25th anniversary of the discovery of the ozone hole

In May 1985, scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) described… Read more

ATCM meeting

33rd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting

An Australian delegation is in Uruguay for the next two weeks for the 33rd… Read more

C28 moves away from Mertz glacier while B09B remains grounded

Gigantic iceberg altering natural processes

The gigantic iceberg which calved from the Mertz Glacier in mid-February… Read more

Casey station after a heavy dump of snow

Casey station breaks snowfall record

Australia’s Casey station has experienced its biggest daily snowfall total… Read more

Aerial photograph of a whale in the Southern Ocean

Whales fertilising the Southern Ocean

The important role whale poo plays in the productivity of the Southern… Read more

Adelie penguins on bergy bit near Davis station

New Antarctic conservation laws adopted

Australia has adopted new laws to improve the conservation of Antarctic… Read more

Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba)

A focus on krill

Krill: Read all about it in a special issue of Deep-Sea Research Part II! Read more

Jeremy Verdouw (left) and Joe Hutchins with the diamond-tipped saw used to slice thin otolith sections.

Age Matters

For the next 18 months, fisheries research assistants Jeremy Verdouw and… Read more

The 3000 year old ice core taken from Dome Summit South.

Getting to the core of climate

How do scientists extract 3000 years of climate history from an ice core? Read more

Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting

Australia’s Antarctic gateway to host 2012 Treaty meeting

The Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts and the… Read more

Tangaroa alongside Aotea Wharf, Wellington

Antarctic whale expedition returns

The world’s largest, non-lethal whale research expedition has returned… Read more

Dr Ben Sullivan with the Safe Lead (left) and a traditional weighted swivel

Australian seabird ecologist wins prestigious marine conservation award

Seabird ecologist, Dr Ben Sullivan, has won a $150 000 Pew Fellowship in… Read more

Whale expedition homeward bound

After a successful six weeks in the Southern Ocean, the Australian led… Read more

Phil Law speaking to audience

Australian Antarctic pioneer dies at 97

The Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts, Peter… Read more

The Mertz Glacier tongue

Massive iceberg calves from the Mertz Glacier

A massive iceberg, measuring 78 kilometres long and 39 kilometres wide… Read more

Erecting the main structure of the building

Keeping science cool

Scientists at the Australian Antarctic Division have a new… Read more

Whale expedition team approaches humpback whale

Antarctic whale expedition at half way mark

The joint Australian-New Zealand Antarctic Whale Expedition is on track… Read more

Ice core

Antarctic snowfall linked to West Australian drought

An Antarctic ice core has revealed a link between drought conditions in… Read more

Preparing the RV Tangaroa for departure

Whale expedition heads south

The largest collaborative whale research voyage ever undertaken is on its… Read more

Southern Ocean whale expedition

Marine Biologist Dr Nick Gales explains the aims of a joint Australia-New… Read more

Australian Minister for the Environment Peter Garrett

Minister Garrett launches the Antarctic whale research expedition

Australian Minister for the Environment, Peter Garrett, and New Zealand… Read more

Tradesmen working in Antarctica

The coolest job in the world

The coolest job in the world is up for grabs — and it could be yours. Read more

Philip Samartzis

Australian Antarctic Arts Fellows announced

A Melbourne sound artist and an Adelaide choreographer and performer have… Read more


Diving at Davis station

Listen to benthic ecologist, Dr Jonny Stark, explain the Antarctic… Read more