The Australian Antarctic Science Strategic Plan (the plan) was released on 26 April 2020.

Developed by the Australian Antarctic Science Council, the plan will guide the Australia Antarctic Science Program over the next 10 years to deliver key research outcomes outlined in the Australian Antarctic Strategy and 20 Year Action Plan.

The plan comprises the following three key research areas and also highlights the importance of digital integration, with data collection and analysis underpinning scientific outputs:

  • Environmental Protection and Management.
  • Ice, Ocean, Atmosphere and Earth Systems.
  • Human Presence and Activities in Antarctica.