A silhouette of a person facing the back of an open c17a aircraft before an airdrop

Airdrop delivers camp for Antarctic science campaign

The ADF drops some camping gear right on our doorstop Read more

New aquarium under development for Antarctic krill research

A new world-leading Antarctic krill aquarium and research facility in… Read more

Two women scientists collecting specimens from soil in Antarctica.

Diesel and dust: assessing risks from fuel contamination in Antarctica

For the first time, microscopic worms have been used to test the toxicity… Read more

Two expeditioners taking photos of penguins in Antarctica

Make a world of difference: Recruitment open for jobs in Antarctica

Come and work for the Australian Antarctic Program Read more

Antarctic medal recipient for 2021, Dr Patti Virtue with Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania

Nominations open for Australian Antarctic Medal

Recognising those who have made an extraordinary contribution Read more

A pinkish-white vertical streak in the night sky.

When Barry met Steve: aurora watcher captures rare hot glow over Antarctica

Meet STEVE. Not a person, but a luminous purple, green or white arc that… Read more

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Pack a tent: Australia to set up deep-field science camps in Antarctica

Opening of 2022–23 Australian Antarctic operational season Read more

Two young Adelie penguins losing their baby fluff

Dramatic decline in Adélie penguins near Mawson

Long-term monitoring has revealed a 43% decline in a large Adélie penguin… Read more

A map showing a section of the seabed off Antarctica, with different colours representing different depths.

Antarctic seabed ‘jigsaw piece’ publicly released

Survey data from a vast underwater valley off East Antarctica, collected… Read more

Ice cliffs and ice formations rise out of the water, viewed from a ship.

Release of summary research paper on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Australian Antarctic Program

The summary research paper, by Professor Meredith Nash, was commissioned… Read more

Aerial view of blue whale surfacing in the ocean.

AI better than humans at detecting blue whale calls

Artificial Intelligence could help scientists better understand the… Read more

Round red huts shaped like an apple nestled in the rocky hills

Call for public comment: draft Initial Environmental Evaluation – Denman Terrestrial Campaign – Operational Support

Draft environmental evaluation open for public comment Read more

Eroded beach near building on snowy island

Southern storms prompt ‘rethink’ of sub-Antarctic station renovations

Modernisation plans continue for Macquarie Island Read more

A krill monitoring device recovered from the Southern Ocean with a man leaning over a ship

Symposium sets the scene for research on frozen continent and icy seas

A snapshot of Australia's science in the south Read more

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Tribute to former AAD Director from Antarctic community

Vale Dr Tony Fleming Read more

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Environmental assessment of Million Year Ice Core project, traverse and inland station open for public comment

Draft environmental assessment open for public comment Read more

A close up of an invasive flatworm on Macquarie Island next to a finger for scale. The worm is tiny even compared to a fingernail

‘Feral cat’ of worm world spreads on Macquarie Island

Researchers dig up the dirt on a tiny pest Read more

Two men in yellow jackets stand next to solar panels connected to a metal tower

Remote Antarctic tech named after Greek goddess

Keeping an eye on Antarctica Read more

Preparing Australia’s Antarctic infrastructure for the future

Seeking construction partner for Antarctic upgrades Read more

A colony of emperor penguins in front of a towering ice shelf.

Climate change poses greatest threat to Antarctica

‘State of the Environment’ report for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean Read more

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Nuyina maintenance shifts plans for Antarctic season

AAD charters ships for resupply and transport Read more

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Workshop in the wilderness: applications open for select roles in Antarctica

Australian Antarctic Program recruiting for specialist roles in Antarctica Read more

A man sculpts a hole in the ice for swimming

Expeditioners take the polar plunge for Midwinter

A quick dip, Antarctic style Read more

A woman sits on some green mossy rocks with cliffs, rocks and the ocean behind her. The location is Macquarie Island.

Queen’s Birthday honour for trailblazing sub-Antarctic scientist

Dr Patricia Selkirk honoured Read more

A group of people wearing colourful beanies and holding plush toys

Woolly wonders return to Mawson

Warms heads and big hearts Read more

Get on board the ship of the future

Explore Australia's new Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina Read more

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Deep-sea ‘ears’ map migration of fin whales

Using passive acoustics to track the seasonal distribution of fin whales… Read more

The Krill Seekers – Australian Antarctic Program

Krill seekers: how Nuyina is revolutionising Antarctic research

A scientific success story on the high seas Read more

Close-up of an Adélie penguin’s face, lookng directly at the camera

Penguin heaven: multi-decade science reveals secret lives of Adélies

What 60 years of research and new technology tells us about Adélie… Read more

Mother's Day 2022

Our 90 expeditioners spending winter at Mawson, Casey, Davis and Macquarie… Read more

The rusted frame of building covered in snow

Australia to lift Antarctic clean-up efforts

Australia's plans for a polar tidy-up Read more

Three people hold a circular ice core

Law of the land: Australian scientists return to remote frozen library

What ice cores can reveal about the past Read more

A bumpy Antarctic moss bed with wires and a device on it

Researchers return to Antarctic ‘rainforest’

A story not to be ‘mossed’ Read more

A woman leans against a rock with an angle grinder with the ocean and ice behind her

Cold chisel: Antarctic rocks reveal glacial retreat

Picking up where glaciers left off Read more

Construction of a modernised Macquarie Island research station: Request for Expressions of Interest

Request for Expressions of Interest Read more

An ice breaker pushes through ice

An extraordinary season of achievement for Australian Antarctic Program

Missions, milestones and key moments Read more

A man in a yellow jacket and beanie in Antarctica

Renovations and good playlist: Pete Pedersen leads big year at Macquarie Island

Pete Pedersen takes on the Station Leader role at Macqaurie Island Read more

An amphibious boat on wheels with teeth painted on the front crosses the beach

Don’t forget the nails: Macquarie Island makeover begins

A remote home renovation rescue Read more

A red plane parked on the ice surrounded by people in yellow survival gear

Wings over the ice: Australia lands successful Antarctic aviation season

An overview of Antarctic aviation Read more

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Antarctic Arts Fellowship canvasses for creatives

Expressions of Interest open Read more

A woman stands next to a sign that says Casey

"Always on my bucket list": Rebecca Jeffcoat takes reins as Mawson station leader

Penguins, karaoke and community far south. Read more

Ice cliffs next to the ocean

Study exposes role of sea ice in protecting Antarctic coast

How important is sea ice in cushioning the continent from the brutal… Read more

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Green light for RSV Nuyina to transit Tasman Bridge

Approval process finalised for safe passage of icebreaker Read more

A close up of the medical device

High tech stickers put to the test in Antarctica

A tiny device with big potential Read more

A woman smiling on board a ship with ice bergs behind her.

Ocean Odyssey: Australia’s Antarctic Voyage Leaders 2021-2022

Find out what it takes to deliver fuel, food and personnel to the frozen… Read more

A man kneels down proposing to a woman

Love in a cold climate

Popping the question overlooking penguins Read more

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Vale Bill Budd, glaciology pioneer

Emeritus Prof Bill Budd, Antarctic glaciologist and meteorologist… Read more

ship pushes through ice-covered sea

Ship of Firsts

Successful completion of RSV Nuyina's first Antarctic voyage Read more

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RSV Nuyina discovers deep glacial canyon

Icebreaker finds deep abyss near large glacier in east Antarctica Read more

Hidden doorway to deep sea science

First test of plumbing the depths from inside icebreaker Read more

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A floating Internet of Things

Big Data from Australia’s science icebreaker Read more

head-on view of blue whale swimming underwater

Whale scientists pick up good vibrations

First estimates of the power of whale sound in the Southern Ocean Read more

close up of Southern Ocean krill individual

Nuyina’s first krill catch

Unique ‘wet well’ tested to sample fragile marine life Read more