helicopter lands on ship deck

RSV Nuyina Antarctic voyage delayed

Delayed departure of icebreaker Read more

Large icebreaker docked in Hobart.

RSV Nuyina launches new era in Antarctic science

The Morrison Government has set the stage for a new era in Australian Antarctic… Read more

One of the station huskys posing in a glass case in the Red Shed at Mawson

The preferred place to sit and think and enjoy the view Read more

Mawson station with a covering of snow an big blizztails on a blue sky day

Its all about the snow this week Read more

A man in a workshop stands beside a stool placed on a table.  A small pot of paint is suspended form a string above the stool.  Another man stands behind, both smiling to camera.

It's all about stools at Mawson - hut stools that is Read more

A group selfie of expeditioners on the ice, wearing fur hats, beanies, sunnies and other warm weather clothing

Winds, clear-up operations, incoming planes and station leader handovers Read more

Four Derwent River shrimp captured in the wet well, in perfect condition.

Catch of the day

A handful of Hobart shrimp became the first catch of Antarctic icebreaker… Read more

The moon pool room on the ship showing the open shaft and an oceanographic instrument.

Doorway to the deep ocean

The moon pool on RSV Nuyina allows scientists to explore the ocean beneath… Read more

A man in hi-vis in front of the new switchboard give the thumbs up.

This week Ryan gets into some switchboard project work and reflects on… Read more

Starboard view of Nuyina in the ocean.

Stealth ship sees deep

Australia’s Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina uses sound to ‘see’ into… Read more

Group of expeditioners sitting on a sloped blizz tail in front of a red building

The summer climbing season approaches and we wait for our first plane Read more

A large red ship tied to a dock with buildings and a mountain behind.  Clouds cover the top of the mountain.

Commissioning of RSV Nuyina – Harbour Phase update

The commissioning and trials phase of Australia’s new icebreaker RSV… Read more

A group of adult emperor penguins with their young chicks on the sea ice.

Spring is here and the wildlife is returning Read more

Birthday cake in the shape of a blue and orange Hagglund over snow vehicle towing a yellow sled.

It has been a busy month for birthdays Read more

Explore Antarctica from Hobart’s waterfront

Take a virtual journey to Antarctica from the Hobart waterfront Read more

Expeditioner kneeling down working on rocks servicing remote penguin camera

A team heads out into the field Read more

A large red and white ship sailing up river with houses visible on the hillside behind

Antarctic shipping update

The Australian Antarctic Program has a high tempo shipping season planned,… Read more

A red ship is seen from the shore behind a breaking wave

Antarctic icebreaker arrives in Hobart

The nation celebrated the arrival of Australia’s most advanced Antarctic… Read more

Crew about to throw a rope from the ship to the wharf.

Hobart welcomes world’s most advanced Antarctic ship

The world’s most advanced Antarctic icebreaker, science and resupply… Read more

A large research vessel sails away from camera in to a setting sun

RSV Nuyina lights up future for Antarctic Research

Australia has entered a new era of Antarctic research and exploration with… Read more

Aerial view of Hobart waterfront on a sunny day

RSV Nuyina arrival events cancelled due to COVID-19

Due to the recently announced Tasmanian COVID-19 lockdown, plans to welcome… Read more

Four expeditioners in their black and yellow winter jackets with Béchervaise camp in the background.

Summer penguin program preparations at Bèchervaise Island Read more

RSV Nuyina crosses the southern Indian Ocean

‘Disneyland for scientists’: Nuyina opens new research frontiers

Antarctic and Southern Ocean researchers are eagerly awaiting the arrival… Read more

Two men sit at the controls in the engine room

Just add ice: Nuyina powers through engine tests

On its way home to Australia, RSV Nuyina has successfully undertaken its… Read more

Scientist leaning over a tank of water.

Icebreaker’s new krill aquaria ready for sea

In a world first, two unique aquariums for Antarctic krill are ready to… Read more

A green aurora floating across the night sky.

Deep field Trip to Ledingham Depot and Fold Island Read more

Emperor penguin colony with massive ice bergs in the background.

A trip to Auster emperor penguin rookery Read more

A man standing on a metal walkway sticking out of bow of the ship over the water

Nuyina’s nerve centre comes to life

As Australia’s new icebreaker heads home to commence Antarctic service,… Read more

Foredeck of Nuyina showing two main cargo cranes stowed while at sea

Nuyina muscles up for heavy lifting

The versatility and capacity of RSV Nuyina as a cargo vessel will transform… Read more

Expeditioners working on the melt bell with a large tripod to support the equipment.

New water tank comes on line Read more

A seafloor map created using echosounder data, showing depth in different colours.

Antarctic icebreaker to contribute to global ocean map

Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker, RSV Nuyina, will soon be contributing… Read more

Two expeditioners standing for a photo with the wind turbine in the background.

The Mawson wind turbine comes back on line. Read more

Aerial view of Nuyina in open ocean.

Changing of the guard

RSV Nuyina brings enhanced icebreaking and resupply capabilities to Australia’s… Read more

Colour poster for the Mawson movie with a large tracked vehicle on the snow

Mawson enters the 48 hour Winter International Film Festival of Antarctica Read more

Four expeditioners in their winter clothing about to leave the cold porch.

A weekend trip to Fang hut. Read more

A man unties a heavy rope from the dock attached to a large ship

RSV Nuyina homeward bound

Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker, RSV Nuyina, has begun its 24,000… Read more

Three expeditioners in hi-visibility clothing standing around a cargo pallet with the yellow Hagglund in the background.

The first ever airdrop of food and supplies for Mawson station. Read more

Black and white photo of a wooden ship in Antarctica in the early 1900s.

Ships of science

New Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina embodies a century of Australian maritime… Read more

Birth of an icebreaker

As Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina prepares to depart… Read more

Expeditioner leaning against the ship's handrail with Hobart in the background.

My first six months as the station boilermaker Read more

A large group of people standing on the deck of a ship underneath a flagpole with the Australian flag

Flying the flag over Australia’s new icebreaker

The Australian flag is flying on the nation’s new icebreaker RSV Nuyina… Read more

A group of inquisitive emperor penguins with a large ice berg in the background.

Field travel and emperor penguin week Read more

Three expeditioners all wearing their hat knitted by Hadley.

Working in Antarctica and Hadley hats Read more

A group of expeditioners standing in front of the red workshop building all dressed in High vis work clothing.

Simon's summer to winter journey Read more

Six expeditioners gathering around the signpost at Proclamation Point.

Work around station and visiting Taylor rookery Read more

Orange and white icebreaker at sea

Environmental assessment of RSV Nuyina operations open for public comment

Call for public comment – draft Initial Environmental Evaluation –… Read more

A line of emperor penguins making their way towards the camera with two close in the foreground.

A busy week with our first winter traverse and more wild weather Read more

A lady in a chef apron holding a plate of Savoy biscuits with tomato on top

It’s all about the wild weather, hydroponics and sea ice travel. Read more

A metal and hardwood hut with three men standing out front having a cup of tea

Brought to you by our humble station stalwarts Read more

A large red ship powering through a rough ocean.

New icebreaker due to arrive in October

The RSV Nuyina is heading to Australia after sea trials. Read more

Selfie photo of excited expeditioners standing in front of the yellow Hagglund vehicle.

Celebrating the winter solstice Read more

Five expeditioner sitting on a large rock as they watch the sun go down which produces a nice orange glow on the horizon.

We prepare for midwinter and travel to the plateau behind station. Read more

A selfie of three expeditioners, in hats and scarves, feeling happy that they completed the job

A team of three expeditioners head onto the sea ice to download data from… Read more

An expeditioner laying on the floor with a green split stretcher about to be slid under him by the five people kneeling around him.

Our training program continues and we look at the wonderful food grown… Read more

Three expeditioners working on a rocky ledge with the sun producing an orange glow as it goes down in the background.

The days are getting shorter as we venture out from station Read more

Two expeditioners working on a remote bird camera on top of a rocky hill

A busy week of field training, bird camera work, working on the wind turbine… Read more

5 Expeditioners on top of the highest point on Beche Island posing for camera with rising sun in the background

More field training and Friday drinks at Rosella. Read more

Five expeditioners dressed in their winter clothing gathered for a group photo.

This week we ventured out into the field Read more

Mawson expeditioners with arms in the air standing at the flag pole with the plateau rising up from the sea ice in the background.

A busy week as we observe ANZAC day, drill the sea ice and celebrate a… Read more

Two expeditioner sitting on the yellow crane with a stuffed toy Border Collie dog in the middle.

The last week has been about initiating fuel conservation measures and… Read more

Large red building in the distance barely visible due to blowing snow.

It’s all about local weather and training at Mawson. Read more

Table set for 18 expeditioners with Easter eggs

This week at Mawson resupply is completed and Easter is here Read more

Red helicopter on the landing pad while two people unload the cargo into a cage pallet.

The changing of the guard as resupply continues Read more

A red helicopter coming in to land on a patch of land with snow

A season comes to an end and time runs out Read more

An portrait image of a man wrapped up in a beanie, snow goggles on his head and neck buff over the bottom half of his face.      Icicles are on the clothing and the ends of his eyelashes.

How do you capture the essence of a year in Antarctica? Read more

A group shot  of expeditioners in fire fighting gear standing in front of two red fire Hagglunds

Their bravery knows no bounds Read more

A view of the bay.  Half the water is covered in semi melted ice and the other is ice free

The signs of a season drawing to an end Read more

Six expeditioners sitting on the wreckage of a plane, which is half buried in snow

An intrepid adventure to view an unfortunate landmark Read more

The expeditioners in a staged formal group photo with international flags in the background

What is it like to work and live in Antarctica Read more

A group of expeditioners walking away from camera towards a snow mountain peak

Mother Nature messes with expeditioners' plans Read more

An expeditioner in backpack and hiking gear walking down a valley with mountain peaks visible on the horizon peeping out from the snowy ground

Expeditioners explore and find some hidden gems Read more

Two emperor penguins stand chest to chest, both with chicks on their feet.

Adam shares the moments that best sum up the magic of Antarctica Read more

Large yellow crane inside a shed full of mechanical equipment.  Mechanic in hi-vis leans against the large wheel, smiling to camera.

A picture paints a thousand words Read more

An climber with ropes and helmet stands atop a mountain looking at a mumiyo deposit.  Snow can be seen on the ground below.

Fine weather brings exploration opportunities Read more

RSV Nuyina embarks on sea trials

RSV Nuyina commences sea trials in North Sea Read more

RSV Nuyina tied up at Damen Shipyards in Vlissingen in the Netherlands.

Nuyina ready for sea trials

New Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina will shortly be ready for sea trials,… Read more