An Antarctic ice core

New Antarctic ice core project

Environment Minister, Tony Burke today announced a major new Australian-led… Read more

Portrait of Ninnis in the Royal Fusiliers uniform.

Remembering an heroic explorer

Friday 14 December 2012, marks 100 years since the death of Douglas Mawson’s… Read more

Australia’s Airbus A319 at Wilkins runway

Environment Minister visits Australian Antarctic Territory

Environment Minister, Tony Burke, today left for Antarctica to gain first-hand… Read more

Expeditioners undergoing field training at Australia’s Casey station (Photo: Todor Iolovski)

What are you waiting for?

A drop in applications from Australians applying to work in Antarctica,… Read more

Antarctic night sky

Antarctic science conference to be held in Hobart

A new Antarctic science conference will be held in Hobart in June 2013. Read more

Humpback whale breaching in front of Virginia Andrews Goff on the boat’s bowsprit

The art of tagging whales

A steady hand, good sea-legs and an eagle eye are essential ingredients… Read more

An iceberg in Antarctica.

New PhD program gains momentum

A new PhD program in Quantitative Antarctic Science has begun. Read more

The scientists carrying out their research on the sea ice next to Australia’s icebreaker Aurora Australis.

Antarctic voyage brings home rare glimpse under the sea ice

An international sea ice voyage has returned to Hobart today with spectacular… Read more

Dr Vance holding an ice core – the Prince of Wales and Dr Gales watching on

Antarctic brief for Royal visitor

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales today was briefed on Australia’s… Read more

Adélie Penguins swimming and porpoising

Progress but no agreement on Antarctic Marine Protected Areas

Australia is disappointed its proposal to establish one of the world’s… Read more

The view from the Aurora Australis webcam over the bow of the ship

Sea ice delays voyage

Australia’s ice breaker Aurora Australis remains in heavy sea ice off… Read more

King penguin underwater

Australia, France and European Union propose Marine Protected Areas in East Antarctica

Australia, France and the European Union have proposed a representative… Read more

The AUV under the ice with the Aurora Australis propeller (Photo: AUV team/Australian Antarctic Division)

First 3-D map of under the East Antarctic sea ice

For the first time in East Antarctica, climate scientists have produced… Read more

Australian writer Favel Parrett

Fellowship to tell the story of longest-serving Antarctic ship

The 2012 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship has been awarded to Australian… Read more

Aurora over Davis station (Photo: Kerry Steinberner)

2012–13 Antarctic Station Leaders

Australia’s new Antarctic Station Leaders are preparing to go south to… Read more

Mike holds the tall silver canister that houses the sonobuoy with a red float at the top.

Eavesdropping on the elusive blue whale

Australian Antarctic scientists have successfully tested new acoustic technology… Read more

Fisheye image of LIDAR, Aurora and Milky Way

25 years of protecting the ozone layer

It is 25 years since the world took urgent action to slow the catastrophic… Read more

Field team at work on the first SIPEX voyage October 2007

High-tech voyage will investigate life in the sea-ice zone

For the first time under-ice and airborne vehicles will be used simultaneously… Read more

Rob King looking at the shutters on the light trap

Deep sea lighthouse lures Antarctic krill

A deep sea ‘lighthouse’ 2000 to 3000m below the sea ice will be used… Read more

Twin Otter flying across ice cliffs near Casey station

Australian Antarctic season 2012–13

Australia’s action-packed Antarctic season is underway with more than… Read more

An ice core from Law Dome, Antarctica

Ice core reveals unusual decline in eastern Australian rainfall

Researchers from the ACE CRC and the Australian Antarctic Division have… Read more

Macquarie Island

Macquarie Island book wins literary award

A children’s book on Macquarie Island by Australian Antarctic Arts Fellows,… Read more

Helicopter-borne laser scanner

Antarctic scientists take high-tech approach to sea ice studies

As Australia celebrates National Science Week an international team of… Read more

Australia’s A319 on the Pegasus runway at McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Antarctic nations working together

Environment Minister Tony Burke has commended Australia’s effort in repatriating… Read more

The A319 at Wilkins Aerodrome, Antarctica

Australia to assist in medical emergency

The Australian Antarctic Division has been asked to assist in the repatriation… Read more

Dr Graham Denyer with microscope

Antarctic equipment to help restore sight in East Timor

The Australian Antarctic Division is donating four eye examination microscopes… Read more

An ice core from the Law Dome site used in the study

New research closes the gap between warming and rising carbon dioxide

Scientists have shed new light on one of the most important questions in… Read more

Mawson’s main hut at Cape Denison, East Antarctica

New Mawson’s Huts Management Plan

The management plan for Australia’s historic Mawson’s Huts site in… Read more

An Antarctic krill adult

Rhythm of Antarctic Life

Clock genes’ that regulate the daily and seasonal internal rhythms of… Read more

Luxuriant moss beds near Casey station.

Antarctic moss thrives on ancient penguin poo

Luxuriant moss beds growing near Casey station in Antarctica are being… Read more

Hunting the Ice Whales

A whale of a tale

A new documentary film following Australian Antarctic Division scientists… Read more

Fresh water ice in the shape of a whale fluke in the Vestfold Hills, near Davis station

Australia continues push for reform at International Whaling Commission

Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke leaves today for the 64th annual… Read more

Artist’s impression of the redeveloped Macquarie Wharf 2

New Antarctic waterfront facility a step closer

A specially-designed Australian Antarctic Division facility on Hobart’s… Read more

Melt lake near Mawson station

2012 Antarctic Medal

Environment Minister Tony Burke has congratulated the recipients of the… Read more

The chairs of the meeting sitting under the meeting banner

Australia leads Antarctic protection legacy

Australia and other Antarctic nations have today reaffirmed their commitment… Read more

Southern Ocean

Antarctic Bill strengthens environmental protection

Legislation to further strengthen environmental protection and tourist… Read more

Southern Ocean iceberg

Protecting Antarctica

The Antarctic Treaty system ensures protecting the unique Antarctic environment… Read more

Tierney Creek in the Vestfold Hills near Davis station (Photo: Mike Zupanc)

Antarctica divided into distinct biogeographic regions

New research into the biogeography of Antarctica has identified 15 distinct… Read more

Environment Minister Tony Burke addressing the 35th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Hobart

Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting 2012 begins

Australia today welcomes more than 300 delegates from among the 50 Antarctic… Read more

Flags of the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting XXVI in Madrid, Spain

Antarctic nations gather in Hobart

For the first time in nearly three decades Australia will host the significant… Read more

The Southern Ocean

World Oceans’ Day 2012

Research in the Southern Ocean aims to answer the many questions arising… Read more

A Patagonian toothfish being measured on an electronic measuring board.

Sub-Antarctic toothfish fishery certified sustainable

Australia’s Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) toothfish fishery… Read more

'The Very Long March of the Penguins’ team at the start of the Relay

Ice Relay raises $11,300 for charity

The world’s southern most Relay for Life at Casey station in Antarctica… Read more

A giant sea spider, 25cm in size.

Boosting biodiversity conservation in the Southern Ocean

The Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) Marine Reserve is set to expand,… Read more

Jesse Blackadder in Antarctica

Antarctic musings win literary award

Antarctic Arts Fellow, Jesse Blackadder, has won a literary award at the… Read more

Casey expeditioners gather for the ceremony

Antarctic air crash victims remembered

A ceremony has been held at Wilkes station in East Antarctica to commemorate… Read more

The Casey station team taking part in the Relay for Life

Casey station Relay for Life

Intrepid Casey station expeditioners will battle sub-zero temperatures… Read more

Balearic shearwater

Greater protection for seabird species

A critically endangered northern hemisphere petrel species will be better… Read more

Iceberg off Australia’s Davis station

Investing in a Sustainable Australia

The Gillard Government has maintained its commitment to protecting and… Read more

Antarctic sea ice

Southern Ocean Sentinel eye on the future

The world’s leading experts on Southern Ocean ecosystems are in Hobart… Read more

Sunset in the Southern Ocean

Latest Southern Ocean research shows continuing deep ocean change

New research by teams of Australian and US scientists has found there has… Read more

Emperor penguins at Auster Rookery

Scientists count penguins from space

A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are twice… Read more

The group of four who took on the marathon, Craig George, Johan Mets, Seamus Liston and Gavin Melgaard at the Antarctic Circle.

Ice marathon

A small group of Australian Antarctic expeditioners completed an ice marathon… Read more

Dr Nick Gales (Photo: Jessica Fitzpatrick)

New Chief Scientist for Australian Antarctic program

Australia’s Antarctic science program has a new Chief Scientist. Read more

Parliament House Antarctic exhibition

A glimpse into the lives of Mawson’s men

A rare glimpse into the daily lives of the men of the Australasian Antarctic… Read more

Composite image of some of the seeds found in the project

Weeding out the aliens in Antarctica

A new international study has found alien plant species are increasingly… Read more

Annotated map showing algal bloom of the coast of Mac Robertson Land, Antarctica

Remarkable natural event seen from space

As summer comes to a close, wind blowing snow off the Amery Ice Shelf in… Read more

Tourists explore Antarctica

Greater protection endorsed for Antarctica

Environment Minister Tony Burke today welcomed the passage through the… Read more

The Shepherd’s beaked whales sighted off Victoria’s west coast, showing the distinctive pigmentation patterns, unique head shape and beak that are diagnostic for this species.

Whale trackers make rare sighting

Whale observers hit the jackpot recently when they encountered a pod of… Read more

Jon Stephenson takes compass-controlled panoramas of retreating glaciers at Saddle Point, Heard Island, in February 1963

Former Antarctic scientist recognised in Australia Day Honours List

Former Antarctic scientist and explorer, Dr Jon Stephenson, was awarded… Read more

Time capsule, plaque and flag, with people in the background

Antarctic centenary celebrated at Mawson’s home of the blizzard

A message from the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has been read at a commemorative… Read more

Examples of crustaceans caught in dredging operations during the AAE. Specimens and data collected during the AAE are still used by scientists today

A centenary of science

Douglas Mawson’s scientific Australasian Antarctic Expedition laid the… Read more

Tony Fleming holding the time capsule

Australia to mark Mawson’s heroic Antarctic expedition

One hundred years since the first Australian-led Antarctic expedition set… Read more

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