April 2022 | News from the Australian Antarctic Program

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Red helicopter hovering near the shore with a LARC and the Nuyina in the background

New icebreaker RSV Nuyina concluded its first Antarctic season with a huge 450 tonne resupply of Macquarie Island station, ably supported by helicopters and LARCs. Photo: Sachie Yasuda

Antarctic season overview

Three ships, a fleet of aircraft and 500 expeditioners, all backed by personnel in Hobart, have helped bring together an Antarctic season still challenged by the pandemic.

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Macca makeover

Modernisation of Macquarie Island’s 74 year old station will begin this year, after the delivery of supplies to refurbish the main accommodation building.

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Sea ice protects Antarctic coast

A new method to detect and monitor change in the exposure of the Antarctic coastline to the Southern Ocean, could improve environmental monitoring and modelling of Antarctic ice loss and sea level rise.

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Cold Chisel

Scientists are collecting Antarctic rocks to measure the impact of climate change on the Vanderford Glacier.

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Measuring moss

Scientists have revisited the ‘Daintree’ of Antarctica to see how ‘old growth’ moss sites are faring.

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Green light for bridge transit

TasPorts has approved the transit of RSV Nuyina under Hobart’s Tasman Bridge, to refuel at Selfs Point.

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