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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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.


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.