Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Australia and New Zealand will hold a joint Antarctic and Southern Ocean conference next year in Hobart

Antarctica New Zealand and the Australian Antarctic Division will hold their first joint Antarctic science conference in Hobart, Tasmania from 25-27 June 2013.  Entitled 'Strategic Science in Antarctica', the conference will focus on current research occurring on the Continent and in the Southern Ocean.  Featuring a number of key note speakers, science talks, poster displays, and pre- and post- conference workshops, the conference will give researchers the opportunity to collaborate and share their research.

Talks and workshops on policy, operational planning, application process for undertaking research in Antarctica and science communications are also planned.

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An old male Wandering Albatross with its downy chick on Marion Island.
Photograph by John Cooper

Hobart is the home of the Albatross and Petrel Agreement's Secretariat, offering opportunity for liaisons.

Further details will be available on the conference website as they become available.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 4 December 2012