Geoscience Australia welcomes new Antarctic icebreaker

02 May 2016

High resolution bathymetry data obtained in the relatively shallow waters around Casey station, Antarctica.

High resolution bathymetry data
obtained in the relatively shallow
waters around Casey station, Antarctica.

Geoscience Australia welcomes the Government's investment in a new world-leading Antarctic icebreaker for Australia.

Equipped with world-class technology, the new icebreaker will greatly enhance Australia's sea floor mapping capability — enabling Geoscience Australia and its partners to develop a greater understanding of Antarctic geoscience.

The new icebreaker is the single biggest investment in the history of Australia's Antarctic programme and will be essential for Australia to support a world-class science programme in Antarctica into the future.

For more information about the announcement, please see the media release from the Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews.