Part 1 Ship of the future
For more than a century, Australia has conducted research and exploration in East Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, relying on ships to navigate some of the stormiest seas and the most formidable ice barriers on the planet.
Today, Australia’s new Antarctic flagship, RSV Nuyina, embodies 110 years of Antarctic and maritime history and knowledge, making it the most advanced polar research ship in the world.
As an icebreaker, scientific research platform and resupply ship, RSV Nuyina will help position Australia as a global leader in Antarctic science, environmental stewardship and logistics.
For the next 30 years, it will allow us to explore the deep ocean and its ecosystems, the sea ice and atmosphere, and extend our reach further into the icy continent.
The knowledge we gain from this 25,500 tonne ‘floating research station’ will enable us to better understand and manage threats to the Antarctic and Southern Ocean region.
From the frontline of future global change, our science will inform climate and conservation policies of significance to Australia and the world.
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