What is Mawson?

What is Mawson?

Mawson was established in 1954. It is the longest continuously operated station in Antarctica. The station is named after Australia’s most significant Antarctic explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson. Living at Mawson is very comfortable.

What is the environment like around Mawson base?

Mawson is situated on an isolated outcrop of rock on the coast in Mac Robertson Land, at the edge of the Antarctic plateau. In the coastal region, the plateau surface is mostly blue ice. Occasionally the ice covered by light snow in winter and spring.

What are the Australian stations in Antarctica?

Mawson, Davis and Casey stations are on the Antarctic continent. Macquarie Island station is in the sub-Antarctic. Scientists and support staff occupy all 4 stations year-round. The AAD manages other significant areas in the Australian Antarctic Territory.

What are the research stations in Antarctica?

Antarctic Stations – Bases – Currently Occupied

Station Name Nation Situation
Aboa Finland Queen Maud Land
Amundsen-Scott USA South Pole
Arctowski Poland King George Island – Peninsula
Artigas Uruguay King George Island – Peninsula

Which country governs Antarctica?

People from all over the world undertake research in Antarctica, but Antarctica is not owned by any one nation. Antarctica is governed internationally through the Antarctic Treaty system. The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 by 12 countries who had scientists in and around Antarctica at the time.

How much does it cost to sail to Antarctica?

The average Antarctica cruise cost is about $8,000 per person. The least expensive cruises to Antarctica start at under $5,000. Luxury Antarctic cruises can exceed $15,000 per person.

How long is the boat ride to Antarctica?

48 hours

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