RSV Nuyina – Australia’s Antarctic icebreaker

Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker, RSV Nuyina, will be the main lifeline to Australia’s Antarctic and sub-Antarctic research stations and the central platform of our Antarctic and Southern Ocean scientific research.

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Stories

Catch of the day

A handful of Hobart shrimp became the first catch of Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina’s unique ‘wet well’, designed to collect fragile plankton and krill alive and in perfect condition for research.

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A prototype filter table with water flowing across a steel mesh into a small tank.

Features

Experience augmented reality

Explore RSV Nuyina and open windows to Antarctica.

Classroom Antarctica

Learn about Antarctica and Australia’s new icebreaker with these online resources.

Kids’ activities

Fun downloads – posters, colouring sheets, origami, paper craft and newspapers.

Postcards to Antarctica

Submit your RSV Nuyina drawings to share with the world.

Australian National Maritime Museum

RSV Nuyina web exhibition.