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  • 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 […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Equipment

    International Submarine Engineering (ISE) has welcomed over 20 experts from around the world at its facility as a part of the workshop aimed to finalize details for nupiri muka’s first field season. Nupiri muka is an ISE Explorer autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that is owned and operated by the University of Tasmania as part of the Antarctic […]

  • 7 June 2016

    The 29 countries party to the Antarctic Treaty unanimously agreed at the 39th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) on June 1 to a resolution to “retain and continue to implement” the ban on mining activities in the Antarctic, which is part of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, also called the Madrid […]

  • 16 February 2015

    The Australian-flagged fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain has now reached open water in Antarctica and has rendezvoused with New Zealand fishing boat Janas, around 40 nautical miles (75km) clear of the ice, the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand reports. The Antarctic Chieftain will now head to Nelson under its own steam after it was escorted through ice […]

  • 7 June 2013

    On Saturday, 8 June 2013 the research vessel Polarstern will be embarking on an expedition to the Antarctic winter. 49 researchers from institutes in twelve countries together with 44 crew members will spend a good two months in the Southern Ocean. They will be exploring the sea ice, the atmosphere and the ocean, until the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 November 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

     BAM recently released the B1M video, documenting the company’s work in the Antarctic with the British Antarctic Survey and their partners. Building Below Zero: The World’s Most Extreme Construction Site follows BAM teams as they modernize existing infrastructure used for climate change research by polar scientists. Menno de Jonge explains, “BAM began its partnership […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    A group of researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research began their journey to South Africa yesterday. However this trip south is no summer holiday, but rather the start of a special journey: on Saturday, 8 June 2013 the research vessel Polarstern will be embarking on an expedition to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    A new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average of 6cm. A team of researchers, including the British Antarctic Survey, have detected the rapid rise in sea-level by […]

  • 10 September 2014

    A new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average of 6cm, British Antarctic Survey reports. A team of researchers, including the British Antarctic Survey, have detected the rapid […]

  • 12 November 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The first direct evidence that marked changes to Antarctic sea ice drift have occurred over the last 20 years, in response to changing winds, is published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists from NERC’s British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena California explain why, unlike the dramatic losses reported […]

  • 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 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The 52 passengers recently rescued in Antarctica arrived in Hobart, Tasmania today on board P&O Maritime icebreaker and research vessel Aurora Australis. On arriving back in Hobart, Captain Murray Doyle of the Aurora Australis, said: ”We are delighted the passengers have arrived back safe and sound at the home base of our vessel after a […]

  • 27 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    Seabed sampling experts Ocean Scientific International Ltd has delivered a 12-station multiple corer to Colorado-based ASC, the support contractor to the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), for use in Antarctic waters. The corer will be deployed by upcoming projects in the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration, a joint project of the United Kingdom’s Natural Environment Research […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    Supporting the work of British Antarctic Survey scientists, and conducting scientific studies, the Portsmouth-based icebreaker reached Marguerite Bay, roughly half-way down the western shores of the Antarctic Peninsula. The furthest point south recorded on her charts was 68° 12’S – 8,900 miles from her home port, 1,500 miles from the southernmost point on the planet, […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Rules & Regulation

    The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition said it was disappointed over the lack of any significant new provisions in Part II of the Polar Code, adopted by IMO on Friday, that would adequately protect the Antarctic environment from shipping. “While ASOC welcomes the adoption of Part II of the Polar Code on pollution prevention and that […]

  • 5 March 2008

    The Antarctic cod puts itself into a state similar to hibernation for the winter, researchers have found, which is highly unusual for a fish. Scientists with the British Antarctic Survey (Bas) found Notothenia coriiceps lowers its metabolic rate during winter, saving energy.

  • 2 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    P&O Maritime vessel Aurora Australis has advised Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), that the 52 passengers from the Akademik Shokalskiy are now onboard, AMSA said on its twitter feed. The transfer took place by helicopter from the Russian ship to an ice floe and passengers were then carried over by Fast Rescue Craft to RSV Aurora […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Equipment

    Impact Subsea has delivered its ISA500 units to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).  The ISA500 units have been selected to monitor the position of an ice boring tool in the Antarctic hundreds of meters below the surface. During deployment of the ice boring tool, the ISA500 units measure the distance at multiple points from the tool […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Yesterday marked the end of a successful first construction phase of the new wharf at Rothera, the largest British Antarctic Survey (BAS) research center, as the Antarctic winter sets in. The final BAM construction team members have boarded the RRS James Clark Ross to make their way home following six-months of construction work, which was […]