July 2023 | News from the Australian Antarctic Program

Senior Communications Technical Officer Allan Walldeck captured this stunning glow from the sun as it brushed the horizon at Mawson in July.

Celebrating 75 years

This year we're marking 75 years of Antarctic research and exploration, from humble beginnings as the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) in 1947, to today's modern Australian Antarctic Program. Watch our celebratory video on @AusAntarctic Science TV on YouTube.


DNA Detectives

How do you spot an invader you can’t see in a harsh and unforgiving environment? A new paper examines how environmental DNA (eDNA) could be used to bolster biosecurity surveillance in East Antarctica.

Australian Antarctic Medal winners

Three long-time contributors to Australia’s scientific and logistical endeavours in Antarctica have been awarded the prestigious Australian Antarctic Medal in recognition of their service to the Australian Antarctic Program - Rob King, Lisa Wilkinson and Aaron Read.

Unlocking climate history

The first 300 years of Earth’s climate history is about to be unlocked! Ice cores collected from the Million Year Ice Core Project drilling site at Little Dome C, in February, are being readied for chemical analysis.


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