Antarctica

Seeking artistic inspiration from the deep south

28th February 2020 Painter and sculptor John Kelly was the 2013 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellow, here at Auster Rookery (Photo: Richard Youd) A rare opportunity for artists to travel to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean as expeditioners, and gain first-hand knowledge of the Australian Antarctic Program, opens for application …

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This week at Mawson: 27 February 2020

There are new residents in Old Mawson Town. While their journey was an adventure in and of itself, they are wasting no time in cracking on to make the town their own and lay the ground work for a productive, fun and safe season ahead. The journey on the faithful …

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This week at Macquarie Island: 27 February 2020

We keep several Zodiac type inflatable rubber boats (IRBs) on Macquarie Island. We use them for trips down island to the field huts to deliver supplies, collect rubbish, move rangers for work purposes, and evacuate casualties back to station in a medical emergency. They are the only form of mechanical …

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This week at Casey: 27 February 2020

This season at Casey the Operations project, Container Management, has been tasked with making space at station for the Traverse Project which will be staging at Casey next season. The team is made up of Lauren Wise – Project Lead, Mick Clarke – Supply Officer and Rod Starr – Plant …

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Weather window opens for Wilkins ice runway

26th February 2020 The runway at Wilkins Aerodrome from the window of an A319 (Photo: Nisha Harris) Australia’s Antarctic ice runway at Wilkins Aerodrome will re-open for flights after its closure due to warm temperatures. Flights to the ice runway will resume after ice temperatures dropped below the threshold …

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This week at Davis: 21 February 2020

The summer season that was…Read More

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This week at Davis: 20 February 2020

It seems like only yesterday we were sailing down the Derwent on our way to Davis station, back on October 25 last year. Now here we are, four months later, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Aurora Australis to whisk away the summer team and leave us with the much …

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This week at Casey: 20 February 2020

This week at Casey we take a look at what remediation are doing, some more boating pictures and a plane in the skiesRead More

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This week at Mawson: 20 February 2020

Annual resupply continues at steamRead More

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This week at Macquarie Island: 20 February 2020

What it’s like to be the doctor on Macquarie IslandRead More

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