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.

Key dates

Call for abstracts opens Tuesday 7 February

Deadline for abstract submissions Friday 28 April

Themes/research topics for Abstracts (max 200 words)

Atmosphere, Weather and Climate Dynamics

  • Abstracts will provide insights from observations of atmospheric, space weather and climate processes and highlight their value in detecting, monitoring and understanding environmental change.

Ice and Earth System dynamics

  • Investigations of the ice and Earth system dynamics, and the impact of past, present and future changes.

Ice-Ocean Interactions

  • Abstracts will investigate sea ice and ocean processes, interactions of the ocean with ice shelves and sea ice, as well as the influence of sea ice on the global climate system.

Ecosystems in a changing world

  • Abstracts will characterise marine, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and assess the impacts of environmental change on diversity, function, and resilience.

Southern Ocean and the Marine Protected Area

  • Abstracts will provide insights from observations, and understanding, of the Southern Ocean voyages and the assessment of the effectiveness of the Ross Sea Marine Protected Area.

Human Connections and Impacts

  • Connections, interactions, and impacts of humans, including mātauranga Māori, remediation activities and connections between research and policy.

Data and Instrumentation

  • Abstracts will provide advances and investigation of data management and novel instrumentation.

For updates as they come in, keep an eye on this page.


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