The 4th International sub-Antarctic Forum will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on 29-30 July 2020. Save the date in your calendars, and please feel free to circulate this information with your colleagues.
It will be a short forum over 2 days with opportunity abstract submission for short presentations on research, management, policy and science relevant to the sub-Antarctic. There will also be several keynote speakers, panel and large facilitated workshop on future challenges and opportunities for the sub-Antarctic.
It will be a wonderful Forum for researchers and students alike to come and share their findings and explore future opportunities. Some early career researcher travel assistance will be available.
Stay tuned for more information and updates via the website and Twitter @subant2020
Registrations and abstract submissions are yet to open.
Justine Shaw – Chair of the SCAR Action group “Integrated Science for the sub-Antarctic”
FROM THE WEBSITE
There is nothing sub about the sub-Antarctic!
In July 2020 the Tasmanian Government, with the support of the New Zealand Department of Conservation, is hosting the 4th International sub-Antarctic Forum.
Previous sub-Antarctic Forums have been mainly science focused. The 4th Forum will be multi-disciplinary, encompassing science, policy, management, tourism and fishing, heritage. It will bring together people passionate about the sub-Antarctic to discuss the challenges and pressures facing this special region, share knowledge and explore connections.
Already there has been international interest, and we are keen to ensure that as many countries, organisations and individuals with interests in the Sub Antarctic as possible hear about the Forum and have the opportunity to attend to make the most of the opportunity to cement existing relationships and develop new ones.
The forum will be held in the Antarctic gateway city of Hobart on 29-30 July 2020, immediately before SCAR/COMNAP, also being held in Hobart in 2020.
More details including registration will come in the next few months.
We would be grateful if you could spread the word within your networks.