4th International Forum on the sub-Antarctic
29 – 30 July
The Tasmanian Government is proud to join with the New Zealand Department of Conservation to host the 4th International Forum on the sub-Antarctic in Hobart, gateway to the Southern Ocean and the east Antarctic. The Forum will be multidisciplinary, interactive and inclusive, encouraging discussion of the common challenges and pressures that face the sub-Antarctic. It will bring together all those passionate about the sub-Antarctic – scientists, tourism operators, fishers, land managers, heritage experts and policy makers – to share knowledge and experience, explore connections and develop partnerships for a collective future.
Within the overarching themes of policy, management and science, the forum will include sessions on climate, conservation, biosecurity, geoscience, tourism, fishing, heritage, connectivity and management challenges.
Antarctic and Southern Ocean Forum (ASOF)
The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Forum (ASOF) aims to bring together scientists, engineers and technologists working on polar science challenges to share their work. During this 3-day event attendees will get to hear the about the latest engineering and technical research in polar science technologies and interact with colleagues working in both northern and southern hemisphere technology. This event is the third in a series of conferences aimed at bridging the technical divide between work in the north and south poles, and providing opportunities for engineers and technologists to share their work with their peers. Topics include observational technologies, autonomous platforms, remote sensing, biology and biomass and data science. This year the event is once again returning to Hobart in August 2020. ASOF is supported by the Australian chapter of the IEEE Ocean Engineering Society as well as the Polar Oceans Technical Committee. For more information and ongoing conference updates please refer to the website.