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Update: support vessel nearing fire-damaged MPV Everest

A support vessel is on its way to meet Australia’s chartered Antarctic… Read more

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Update: support ship heads south to accompany MPV Everest

Offshore tug deployed to meet Antarctic resupply ship Read more

Update: plans underway for a support ship to assist Australian Antarctic vessel

Support ship to accompany resupply vessel to Fremantle Read more

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Update: damaged Antarctic resupply vessel will dock in Western Australia

Antarctic resupply ship heads for WA Read more

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New Chair of the Australian Antarctic Science Council

The Australian Antarctic Science Council has a new Chair, with the appointment… Read more

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Update: fire on Australia’s Antarctic resupply vessel

MPV Everest update after an engine room fire on board yesterday Read more

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Engine room fire on MPV Everest extinguished

Engine room fire on board Australia’s chartered Antarctic resupply vessel… Read more

Voyage heads home after extended resupply mission

Epic resupply mission of two research stations ends with voyage north Read more

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Thanks a krillion: Antarctic voyage delivers breakthrough science

Ambitious Southern Ocean research returns home Read more

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Antarctic arts grace new Australian stamps

New stamp issue features Antarctic artists Read more

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Behind the scenes of a krill block-buster

An Antarctic science voyage is a bit like a Hollywood movie - it's… Read more

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Whale watching in Antarctica

Whale watching in Antarctica isn’t one endless Insta moment, but it comes… Read more

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Tough old bird sets new band record

Longevity record for exceptional northern giant petrel Read more

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World Wildlife Day: a year on Macca

Wild wonders of a remote sub-Antarctic island Read more

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Swimming with krill

The first ever deployment of a novel camera system has provided an eye-to-eye… Read more

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Living the dream: new Station Leader for Macquarie Island

The 2021 Station Leader for Macquarie Island research station is Derek… Read more

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Music and art head south for the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship

Multi-award winning Australian musician and composer musician David Bridie… Read more

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Macquarie Island station renovation

Renovation plans for Macquarie Island research station Read more

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Sub-Antarctic research sparks Australia-wide study of ecosystem collapses

National study of 19 cases of ecosystem collapse across Australia Read more

Environmental evaluations of station proposals from Turkey and New Zealand

Public comments open on draft Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations Read more

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Bacterial hitchhikers tell tales of Antarctic krill dispersal

Using bacteria to define Antarctic krill populations could improve conservation… Read more

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Hats off to headstrong Antarctic artist

Bespoke beanie designs based on expeditioner photos Read more

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"It's a people job for me": new Station Leader bound for Davis

The 2021 Station Leader for Davis research station is Esther Rodewald. Read more

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"It's very exciting": new Mawson Station Leader ready for the challenge

Introducing the new Station Leader for Mawson research station for 2021. Read more

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Explore Antarctica

Take a deep dive into Australia’s Antarctic science and activities in… Read more

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Good news on ozone: world scientists make global assessment

2020 global update on ozone hole, UV radiation and climate change Read more

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Minor incident on board the MPV Everest

A small fire on board the MPV Everest this morning has been extinguished. Read more

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Getting the measure of krill

Novel camera technologies will help Antarctic scientists study krill from… Read more

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‘Hi buddy’: the story of one emperor penguin and an Antarctic expeditioner

The story of one man's encounters with an emperor penguin Read more

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From Queenstown to Macca for top Tassie doctor

It's hard to imagine a more remote doctor's surgery location… Read more

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Gentoo poo and satellite tracking shows way to sustainable krill fishery

Managing competition between penguin predators and krill fishery at South… Read more

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To the Moon and back: AAD leads 30 years of plankton surveys in the Southern Ocean

AAD leads 30 years of plankton surveys in Southern Ocean Read more

‘State-of-the-art’ resupply ship departs Hobart for Antarctica

Australia's first Antarctic voyage for 2021 Read more

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Antarctic tradies in training for medical emergencies

The AAD’s world-leading lay surgical assistant program prepares tradies… Read more