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What is ANARE?
Introduction
ANARE (pronounced an-ah-ree) is the acronym for Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions, which since 1947 have served Australia in the south polar regions.  In 1948 the Antarctic Division was established to administer ANARE.

ANARE embraces the activities in Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic of both government and non-government bodies and individuals, with a central focus on scientific research. Its membership includes:
  • Australian government agencies involved with Antarctic research, including the Antarctic Division itself, the Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia, and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); and
  • Non-government organisations, including Australian universities, other Australian research institutions and foreign research organisations.
All these ANARE organisations have a common interest: exploring Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions with the aim of improving our understanding of the processes and resources of this vast region and enhancing our knowledge of what the region can tell us about our planet in general.

A Unique Group
The people who undertake or support Australia's Antarctic research programs, operating its research stations and field bases, and travelling over the continent or the Southern Ocean make up the community of ANARE. Over the years this unique group has grown to many thousands of Australians and foreign nationals. 

Acknowledgement
The article above was taken from Australian Antarctic Division Website and the ANARE Club acknowledges their support. 
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