Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean – International Conference, Hobart, Australia, April 2018

An international conference to assess the status and trends of habitats, key species and ecosystems in the Southern Ocean will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia over 9-13 April 2018.

Abstracts are due by 15 December on any of the four main conference themes:

1. Assessments of status and trends in habitats, species and ecosystems, and the causes of change

2. Responses of species to changing habitats, including ocean acidification, sea ice and temperature

3. Modelling and analytical methods to assess status and trends

4. Implementation of observing systems to estimate dynamics and change

Light-mantled Sooty Albatrosses: a Southern Ocean species; photograph by Aleks Terauds

The conference will be co-hosted by the Australian Antarctic Division and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre.

Read more on the conference website.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 11 December 2017