Each year the Australian Antarctic Division undertakes the immense task of planning, organising and coordinating the Antarctic summer season.

The Division manages Australian Government activity in Antarctica, providing transport and logistic support to Australia’s four permanent research stations on the continent and on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island.

This season the operations group will coordinate the movement of 500 people south and juggle the competing demands of about 80 scientific, remediation and construction projects.

Watch a video on the challenges of supporting Australian activity in one of the most inhospitable places on earth.