New icebreaker RSV Nuyina heads south

RSV Nuyina departs Hobart on first voyage to Antarctica Read more

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RSV Nuyina Antarctic voyage delayed

Delayed departure of icebreaker Read more

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Everyday jobs in an extraordinary place

Recruitment opens for the 2022-2023 Antarctic season Read more

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Drill site pinpointed for Million Year Ice Core

X marks the spot in Antarctica for an ice core with a million-year-plus… Read more

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Nominations for Australian Antarctic Medal open

Nominations are now open for the Australian Antarctic Medal, honouring… Read more

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What's in a name?

For the first time, those responsible for approving geographic place names… Read more

Four Derwent River shrimp captured in the wet well, in perfect condition.

Catch of the day

A handful of Hobart shrimp became the first catch of Antarctic icebreaker… Read more

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Doorway to the deep ocean

The moon pool on RSV Nuyina allows scientists to explore the ocean beneath… Read more

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"An amazing place": Dave Buller returns as Casey research station leader

This season’s Station Leader for Casey research station is Dave Buller. Read more

Starboard view of Nuyina in the ocean.

Stealth ship sees deep

Australia’s Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina uses sound to ‘see’ into the… Read more

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Commissioning of RSV Nuyina – Harbour Phase update

The commissioning and trials phase of Australia’s new icebreaker RSV… Read more

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A love for adventure: new Station Leader for Davis research station

This season’s Station Leader for Davis research station is Dani… Read more

Scientist inside a large cylindrical tent with an ice core.

2000 year ice core record explores link between Australian drought and greenhouse gases

A 2000 year ice core record of snowfall in East Antarctica shows that… Read more

Explore Antarctica from Hobart’s waterfront

Take a virtual journey to Antarctica from the Hobart waterfront Read more

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Antarctic shipping update

The Australian Antarctic Program has a high tempo shipping season planned… Read more

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Antarctic icebreaker arrives in Hobart

The nation celebrated the arrival of Australia’s most advanced Antarctic… Read more

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Hobart welcomes world’s most advanced Antarctic ship

The world’s most advanced Antarctic icebreaker, science and resupply ship… Read more

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RSV Nuyina arrival events cancelled due to COVID-19

Due to the recently announced Tasmanian COVID-19 lockdown, plans to… Read more

RSV Nuyina crosses the southern Indian Ocean

‘Disneyland for scientists’: Nuyina opens new research frontiers

Antarctic and Southern Ocean researchers are eagerly awaiting the arrival… Read more

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Just add ice: Nuyina powers through engine tests

On its way home to Australia, RSV Nuyina has successfully undertaken its… Read more

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Icebreaker’s new krill aquaria ready for sea

In a world first, two unique aquariums for Antarctic krill are ready to be… Read more

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Antarctic ecologist wins Eureka prize

Australian Antarctic Division ecologist Dr Dana Bergstrom has won the 2021… Read more

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Celebrating 40 years of the Australian Antarctic Division

For 40 years now, the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) has attracted… Read more

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Celebrating 30 years of Antarctic environmental protection

Today Australia celebrates the 30th anniversary of the ‘Madrid Protocol’… Read more

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Traverse to Law Dome

Expeditioners from Casey research station have travelled to the Antarctic… Read more

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Nuyina’s nerve centre comes to life

As Australia’s new icebreaker heads home to commence Antarctic service… Read more

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Australian Antarctic Division drills into ambitious new season

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) will embark on one of its most… Read more

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Nuyina muscles up for heavy lifting

The versatility and capacity of RSV Nuyina as a cargo vessel will… Read more

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Follow new icebreaker’s journey home!

Excitement is building for the arrival of Australia’s new Antarctic… Read more

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Health care on the high seas

Medical expertise honed over decades in Antarctic and maritime… Read more

RSV Nuyina in the Atlantic Ocean at sunrise with lights illuminating the helideck.

Antarctic icebreaker to contribute to global ocean map

Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker, RSV Nuyina, will soon be… Read more

Aerial view of Nuyina in open ocean.

Changing of the guard

RSV Nuyina brings enhanced icebreaking and resupply capabilities to… Read more

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Listening for marine life at Davis

Moorings deployed beneath the sea ice near Davis station are listening for… Read more

Father's Day 2021

Our emperor penguin chicks made this video to wish everyone a very Happy… Read more

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Seabirds in the spotlight for the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship

Australian photographer Leila Jeffreys has been awarded the 2022… Read more

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RSV Nuyina homeward bound

Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker, RSV Nuyina, has begun its 24,000 km… Read more

Six people embarking on a ropes course wearing hardhats.

Learning the ropes

Doctors destined for Australia’s remote Antarctic research stations have… Read more

Black and white photo of a wooden ship in Antarctica in the early 1900s.

Ships of science

New Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina embodies a century of Australian… Read more

Birth of an icebreaker

As Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina prepares to depart… Read more

A dusky shot showing a paracute neatly laid on the ice being pulled toward a trailor sat behind a Hagglund

Airdrop delivers critical supplies to Mawson research station

Expeditioners have been treated to an early Christmas following the… Read more

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Tag, you’re it: Researchers look to the skies for tracking Southern Ocean whales

Scientists have strapped themselves into bullet proof vests at a firearms… Read more

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More to a map than meets the eye

The most detailed map of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean to be produced… Read more

Three healthy Emperor penguins

Emperor penguins face extinction risk from Antarctic sea ice loss

Dire projections for emperor penguin survival. Read more

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Antarctic alcohol policy in line with healthy drinking limits

New policy to limit alcohol consumption at Australian research stations Read more

Orange and white icebreaker at sea

Environmental assessment of RSV Nuyina operations open for public comment

Call for public comment – draft Initial Environmental Evaluation… Read more

A man on Macquarie Island, standing beside two back packs and a solar panel, with snow covered grass and mountains in the distance.

Shaking up earthquake science on Macquarie Island

Macquarie Island, and the steep underwater mountain chain from which it… Read more

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First call to join working groups for Million Year Ice Core project

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) is seeking expressions of interest… Read more

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Travel across Antarctica by podcast

An epic journey for the Antarctic Treaty. Read more

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New icebreaker due to arrive in October

The RSV Nuyina is heading to Australia after sea trials. Read more

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Winter investigations to commence for the Davis Aerodrome Project

Geotechnical surveys during a cold dark Antarctica winter Read more

An aeriel view looking down a grassy hill, across a small isthmus with buildings on it, towards a grassy plateau

Public comment sought on Macquarie Island station renovation

A plan to renovate Australia’s ageing research station on remote… Read more

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Australian Antarctic Medals awarded

Two long-time Antarctic scientists, a chef and a plumber have been awarded… Read more

Midwinter Day in Antarctica celebrated with ice-hole plunge

Expeditioners take a dip to mark Midwinters Read more

A grey-headed albatross and its fluffy chick on a nest, surrounded by grassy vegetation.

Saving seabirds

On World Albatross Day, find out how scientists are working to address… Read more

A translucent amphipod with a green gut, and a pink bivalve under the microscope.

Clean bill of health for Macquarie Island marine life

After more than a decade cleaning up fuel spills near Macquarie Island… Read more

Colourful buildings in a snowy landscape.

Industry Participation Register for Davis Aerodrome Project now open

The Davis Aerodrome Project seeks industry interest. Read more

Atmospheric instruments inside a wooden fence on Macquarie Island.

Supercooled secrets of Southern Ocean clouds

A study of ‘supercooled’ Southern Ocean clouds promises to improve climate… Read more

An old map showing a surveyed section of the Antarctic coast.

Century of Antarctic science celebrated by Australia, UK and Switzerland

Public lecture in Hobart on Antarctic science Read more

Explosive cyclones off Antarctica contribute to ice shelf calving

Explosive cyclones off East Antarctica in 2019 caused a massive iceberg to… Read more

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Mother's Day 2021

Mother's Day greetings from our Antarctic and sub-Antarctic stations Read more

Equipment and a helicopter on a snow-covered glacier in Antarctica.

New research: contribution of land ice to 21st century sea level rise

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C could halve the contribution to sea level… Read more

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Momentum builds for Southern Ocean protection

New Antarctic Marine Protected Areas gain international support Read more

Two scientists looking at the battery components of an ocean mooring.

New Centre for Antarctic and Southern Ocean Technology

A new collaborative Centre for Antarctic and Southern Ocean Technology… Read more

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Antarctic Media Program now open for applications

The Australian Antarctic Media Program provides opportunities for media… Read more

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Epic Australian Antarctic season concludes with safe return of resupply ship

End of an Australian Antarctic season like no other Read more

Resupply ship alongside the dock in Fremantle

MPV Everest returns safely to Fremantle

Australia's chartered Antarctic resupply ship concludes voyage Read more

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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

MPV Everest off Davis research station

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… 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

MPV Everest on the Southern Ocean with icebergs in the background

Engine room fire on MPV Everest extinguished

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

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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 what… 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

A white, rectangular metal frame with small cameras attached in waterproof housings.

Swimming with krill

The first ever deployment of a novel camera system has provided an… 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

Macquarie Island research station

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

Computer rendering of proposed Turkish Antarctic Research Station at Horseshoe Island

Environmental evaluations of station proposals from Turkey and New Zealand

Public comments open on draft Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations Read more

A krill with its moulted exoskeleton in a small jar.

Bacterial hitchhikers tell tales of Antarctic krill dispersal

Using bacteria to define Antarctic krill populations could improve… 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 a… 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

Research Vessel Investigator at sea.

Getting the measure of krill

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

Man sits on the ice with emperor penguin

‘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 than… Read more

penguin feeds chick

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

Two women in surgical scrubs stand over a hospital operating theatre

Antarctic tradies in training for medical emergencies

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

RSV Nuyina embarks on sea trials

RSV Nuyina commences sea trials in North Sea Read more

RSV Nuyina tied up at Damen Shipyards in Vlissingen in the Netherlands.

Nuyina ready for sea trials

New Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina will shortly be ready for sea trials… Read more