The ‘Strategic Science in Antarctica’ Conference was held in Hobart from 24–28 June 2013 at the University of Tasmania.
The conference focused on current research occurring on the icy continent and in the Southern Ocean. Featuring a number of keynote speakers, science talks, poster displays and post-conference workshops, the conference gave researchers the opportunity to collaborate and share their research. Talks and workshops on policy, operational planning, science communications and the application process for research in Antarctica were also hosted.
This inaugural joint conference was the result of a collaboration between the Australian Antarctic Division and Antarctica New Zealand. These two organisations have a shared vision for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: ‘Valued, Protected And Understood’. The conference was an important professional forum for the Antarctic science community to meet and exchange ideas.
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- Conference prize winners
27 Jun 2013
The Strategic Science in Antarctica conference concluded yesterday and two days of workshops have commenced. Congratulations to those who were awarded prizes for their contributions to the conference.
- Watch the welcome message from Australia's Environment Minister
24 Jun 2013
In a welcome message via video from Canberra, Australia’s Environment Minister, Tony Burke, reflected on the foresight of earlier decision-makers who agreed to set aside an entire continent for scientific research.
- Last minute information for attendees
20 Jun 2013
There's not too long to wait until the start of the Strategic Science in Antarctica conference, and we hope you’re as excited as we are! Read on for more information about the final program, registration, Twitter, presenters, posters and social functions.