Science camp on the ice

The New Zealand – Australia Antarctic Science Conference 2023

Latitudes of Change

Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 July

The Majestic, Ōtautahi Christchurch

We're excited to announce the dates for the New Zealand – Australia Antarctic Science Conference 2023.

The conference will take place 25-28 July in Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand, one of the world's five Gateway Cities.

To promote connection and collaboration, Antarctica New Zealand is teaming up with the Australian Antarctic Division to host a fantastic week that celebrates the full spectrum of Antarctic research.

This conference will be followed by the SCAR Biology Symposium 2023, which is also being held in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Diary the dates, plan to attend, learn, network and most of all, have fun with colleagues.

Call for abstracts NOW OPEN

Registrations are now open.

You can register here.

Deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until Friday 5th May

You can submit your abstract here.

Latitudes of change.

Change is our unifying theme. However, we acknowledge that the rate, magnitude and impact of the change is not equal across Antarctica and therefore seek to explore these changes further, and also identify gaps in our understanding. Using the geographic concept of latitude, both in Antarctica and between New Zealand and Australia we seek abstracts that will strengthen our ties and improve our understanding about current and future change.

We are requesting abstracts that align with the domain based theme areas, and request that all abstracts address the current or expected future impact of their work. We also welcome abstracts that highlight interdisciplinary work that cut across theme areas.

Themes and research topics for abstracts

Maximum 200 words


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