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  • 15 December 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    A group of IMARES staff sails on board the German Research Icebreaker ‘Polarstern’ for investigations in the sea-ice areas of the Weddell Sea. The expedition sails from Cape Town (2 Dec 2014) to the German Neumayer Station (Christmas), through the centre of the Weddell Sea to Punta Arenas in Chile (1 Feb 2015). The largest […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The $24 million Antarctic Gateway Partnership, launched by the Australian Government in November 2014, includes $7.5 million to establish a marine technology hub to build next-generation hybrid autonomous vehicles capable of exploring hundreds of kilometres under metres-thick ice. Leading this research and development is AMC’s autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and fluid mechanics expert Dr Alex […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) and the Indonesian Navy have deployed patrol boats to search for Orkim Harmony, a Malaysia-flagged product tanker that went missing on June 11. Orkim Harmony is carrying 6,000 metric tonnes of ULG 95 (petrol) and has crew comprising Indonesians, Malaysians and Myanmar nationals on board. Piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC received […]

  • 12 February 2006

    Overcoming challenging ice conditions, a ship has safely delivered cargo needed to supply National Science Foundation research stations in Antarctica through the coming austral winter and into the next research season.

  • 15 October 2014

    The Australian Government has released the 20 Year Australian Antarctic Strategic Plan, which provides a blueprint for Australia’s future engagement in the region and options to expand Tasmania’s role as Antarctic science and logistics hub. The report contains recommendations on a range of key issues, including: Protecting Australia’s national interests in Antarctica; Supporting and leading national and […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    In a significant long term commitment to Tasmania and Antarctica, the Australian government has approved the process to procure a new icebreaker to replace the ageing Aurora Australis. The new icebreaker, that will be based in Hobart, is part of the commitment of the Abbott Government to boost jobs and growth in Tasmania. A modern sophisticated […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Kara-Summer 2013 expedition organized by Rosneft in partnership with the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute completed its voyage on August 16, 2013. Experts spent 30 days at sea aboard the Akademik Fyodorov survey vessel owned by the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. They conducted a large scale met-ocean survey in the Kara Sea, monitored […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance

     There is more to scientific research than just going through books and data, especially if you are venturing out to the planet’s coldest and stormiest continent, the Antarctica. Large areas of the Antarctic present major technical and logistics problems to science if scientific endeavour is to achieve the research targets that have been set.  Storms […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders

    Damen Shipyards Group has contracted Bakker Sliedrecht to deliver a flexible electrical propulsion system for an antarctic supply research vessel (ASRV). The vessel is being built for the Australian Government and will form an integral part of the Australian Antarctic Program program in the coming years. The ASRV will supply Australia’s permanent research stations in Antarctica […]

  • 2 May 2016

    Damen Schelde, part of Damen Shipyards Group, has officially won a contract to design and build Australia’s new, AUD 529 million (USD 403 million) icebreaker. Australian company DMS Maritime Pty is to project manage the overall ship design and building process, and after that operate and maintain the icebreaker from its home port of Hobart. […]

  • 9 April 2015
    Operations & Maintenance

    Rosneft has started a new research expedition “Kara-winter-2015” in Murmansk, with the support of Federal State Budget Institution “Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute.” The expedition is a continuation of the program on a study of the Arctic as part of Rosneft activities on the development of license areas offshore. Icebreaker “Yamal” left the port of Murmansk, to pass along the […]

  • 19 August 2013

    The Kara-Summer 2013 expedition organized by Rosneft in partnership with the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute completed its voyage on August 16, 2013. Experts spent 30 days at sea aboard the Akademik Fyodorov survey vessel owned by the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. They conducted a large scale met-ocean survey in the Kara Sea, monitored […]

  • 5 June 2017

    Image Courtesy: Damen/Australian Antarctic Division The construction of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker has begun with a steel cutting ceremony held at Damen Shipyards Galati (DSGa) in Romania on May 31. Planned to arrive at its home port of Hobart in mid-2020, the new ship will replace the aging Aurora Australis which has been serving the Australian […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    Australian Maritime College (AMC) at the University of Tasmania plans to build a new $750,000-facility dedicated to development of underwater robotic technologies. AMC’s autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) facility will be home to a fleet of robots used to survey the ocean’s depths and collect scientific data on research missions. “This is an exciting new development for […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Equipment, Research & Development

    A new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) has been unveiled at the University of Tasmania’s Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Launceston. The AUV is capable of diving up to 5,000 meters, operating underneath the ice and gathering data on the Antarctic research missions. During an official ceremony, the $5 million polar vehicle was granted the name nupiri […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Japanese whaling ships returned home from the Antarctic research mission on Saturday with no catch onboard for the first time in nearly 30 years, the AFP informs. This was the first research mission that did not involve lethal hunting of whales as harpoons were removed from the vessels. The mission involved two ships, the 724-ton Yushinmaru […]

  • 4 January 2012

    Lockheed Martin recently finished the installation of its Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System (WECDIS) on board HMS Protector, the Royal Navy’s new Antarctic ice patrol vessel. HMS Protector was built in 2001 as an Antarctic research ship but has undergone a refit for its new role. The ship, formerly known as MV Polarbjorn which […]

  • 9 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    On Thursday 28 June 2012, STX Finland Oy’s Rauma Shipyard celebrated the flag-changing ceremony of the specialised vessel built for the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Republic of Namibia. The event was witnessed by representatives of the customer, the Namibian Ministry of Fisheries, the classification society Bureau Veritas and STX Finland. The […]

  • 9 July 2012

    On Thursday 28 June 2012, STX Finland Oy’s Rauma Shipyard celebrated the flag-changing ceremony of the specialised vessel built for the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Republic of Namibia. The event was witnessed by representatives of the customer, the Namibian Ministry of Fisheries, the classification society Bureau Veritas and STX Finland. The […]

  • 9 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    On Thursday 28 June 2012, STX Finland Oy’s Rauma Shipyard celebrated the flag-changing ceremony of the specialised vessel built for the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Republic of Namibia. The event was witnessed by representatives of the customer, the Namibian Ministry of Fisheries, the classification society Bureau Veritas and STX Finland, invited […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    A new atlas, providing the most thorough audit of marine life in the Southern Ocean, is published this week by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Leading marine biologists and oceanographers from all over the world spent the last four years compiling everything they know about ocean species from microbes to whales. It’s the […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Equipment, Project & Tenders

    Cammell Laird has selected a Rolls-Royce design for the UK’s new £200 million polar research ship. Rolls-Royce will also supply machinery and equipment for the vessel in a deal worth £30 million ($43.2 million). The 128 meter long ship, which will be named RRS Sir David Attenborough, will be built at Cammell Laird’s site in Birkenhead […]