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Conference program

Day 1: Monday 24 June 2013
Time Theatre 1 Theatre 2 Theatre 3 Theatre 4
7:30am–9:00am Registration desk open
9:00am–9:30am Welcome and official opening
9:30am–10:30am Keynote presentations
Tim Naish – Paleoclimate perspectives on polar ice-sheet and sea level sensitivity to global warming
Will Steffen – Climate Change 2013: Challenges to Science and Policy
10:30am–10:45am Morning tea
11:35am–12:05pm Keynote presentation
Jason Mundy – Science informing policy in Antarctica
12:05pm–1:05pm Mixed plenary (4 consecutive presentations)
1.05pm–1:35pm Lunch
1:35pm–3:35pm Observing systems
(6 consecutive presentations)
Human impacts in Antarctica
(6 consecutive presentations)
Marine benthic science in Antarctica
(6 consecutive presentations)
Atmospheric science in Antarctica
(6 consecutive presentations)
3:35pm–4:00pm Afternoon tea. Poster presenters available.
4:00pm–5:20pm Mixed plenary (4 consecutive presentations)
6:00pm–7:00pm Government House reception
Day 2: Tuesday 25 June 2013
Time Theatre 1 Theatre 2 Theatre 3 Theatre 4
8:30am–9:00am Keynote presentation
Ian Allison – The Antarctic cryosphere: changes, challenges and chances
9:00am–9:40am Mixed plenary (2 consecutive presentations)
9:40am–10:00am Poster snapshots
10:00am–10:45am Morning tea. Poster presenters available.
10:45am–11:15am Keynote presentation
Neil Gilbert – Does a 54 year-old still have relevance to today’s Antarctica?
11:15am–12:35pm Mixed plenary (4 consecutive presentations)
12:35pm–1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm–3:15pm The Antarctic ice sheet
(6 consecutive presentations)
Terrestrial ecosystems
(6 consecutive presentations)
Sea ice
(6 consecutive presentations)
Wildlife
(6 consecutive presentations)
3:15pm–4:00pm Afternoon tea. Poster presenters available.
4:00pm–4:30pm Keynote presentation
Steven Chown – Environmental change across the Antarctic: confronting the Eiseley effect
4:30pm–5:45pm Mixed plenary (4 consecutive presentations)
7:00pm–12:00am Conference dinner
Day 3: Wednesday 26 June 2013
Time Theatre 1 Theatre 2 Theatre 3 Theatre 4
8:50am–9:20am Keynote presentation
Lyndal Byford – Working effectively with a changing media
9:20am–10:00am Mixed plenary (2 consecutive presentations)
10:00am–10:45am Morning tea. Poster presenters available.
10:45am–11:15am Keynote presentation
Gary Wilson – The Deep South: New Zealand's Antarctic, Southern Ocean and Subantarctic Science Challenge
11:15am–12:35pm Mixed plenary (4 consecutive presentations)
12:35pm–1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm–3:15pm Terrestrial ecosystems
(6 consecutive presentations)
Marine ecosystems
(6 consecutive presentations)
Ice and ocean interactions
(6 consecutive presentations)
Ice sheet and the paleoclimate
(6 consecutive presentations)
3:15pm–3:40pm Afternoon tea
3:40pm–4:35pm New Zealand Antarctic Science: Program overview; planning, logistics and operations; NZARI 13/14 grants program; outcomes and future directions.
4:35pm–5:30pm Australian Antarctic Science: Program overview; MyScience; planning, logistics and operations; AAP application round 2014/15, 2015/16.
5:30pm–5:50pm Prize presentations
5:50pm–6:00pm Conference chair closing remarks
6:00pm–7:00pm Post-conference drinks

Latest news

  • 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.

More news…

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

More key dates…

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