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Call for abstracts

Invitation to participate

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for possible inclusion in the conference program under the overarching theme of "Strategic Science in Antarctica". The Conference Committee is particularly seeking submissions that highlight science which has informed and or influenced management and policy initiatives on a regional or global scale. Submissions that identify opportunities for greater integration of research efforts across disciplines, between different groups and institutions are also welcome.

Presenters are encouraged to explore how the assimilation of research, policy and operational priorities can influence Antarctic science and to highlight the role science plays (now and into the future) in informing and evaluating the successful environmental management and biodiversity conservation in Antarctica, the Southern Ocean and beyond.

We are particularly interested in presentations that fall within one of the following sub-themes.

  • Physical Change and Global Connections
  • Marine ecosystems
  • Land and Coastal Marine
  • Data Management
  • Frontier Science
  • Science Communication

Abstracts have a 250 word limit and are due by 19 April 2013. All abstracts are to be submitted electronically via the Online Portal.

Post conference workshops

Individuals or research groups are invited to submit proposals for half-day workshops to be held on the 27th and 28th June. Proposals have a 250 word limit. Please identify the title, workshop convenor and a brief description of the key discussions and goals or outcomes of the workshop.

Workshop proposals are also to be submitted electronically via the Online Portal by 19 April 2013.

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Key dates

  • 11th June 2013
    Registrations close
  • 21st June 2013
    Registrations at the AAD open for staff
  • 24th June 2013
    Registrations at the venue open
  • 24th June 2013
    Conference commences
  • 26th June 2013
    Conference concludes

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