Science is the central driver of all the Australian Antarctic Division's activities.
The Australian Antarctic Science Program (AASP) operates within the Australian Antarctic Program (AAP) to deliver world-class scientific research consistent with Australia’s Antarctic science strategic priorities.
Recently, the AASP has undergone changes to streamline the way it operates and provide a greater focus on delivering Government priorities in accordance with the Australian Antarctic Science Strategic Plan (AASSP). More information on these changes can be found here.
A recent independent expert review (chaired by Prof Mary O’Kane AC) has identified significant opportunities to accelerate the delivery of world-class science by the AAD’s Science Branch and to strengthen the AAP as a world-leading national Antarctic program. Key recommendations of the O’Kane Review include the collaborative development of a Decadal Plan to define and direct the efforts of all AAP participants in transforming the world’s knowledge of East Antarctica.