Call for public comment – draft Initial Environmental Evaluation – operation of RSV Nuyina 2021-2026

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) has prepared an Initial Environmental Evaluation (IEE) to assess the potential environmental impacts associated with the operation of the Australian icebreaker RSV Nuyina (2021-2026).

RSV Nuyina has been designed and constructed to support the resupply of Australia’s three Antarctic research stations and as a platform for supporting marine and atmospheric science in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

This IEE (draft at link below) covers the operations of RSV Nuyina south of 60oS commencing in the 2021-22 austral summer.

Members of the public are invited to review and submit comments on the draft IEE. Please email comments to by the close of business on Thursday 12 August 2021.

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