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4th International Forum on the sub-Antarctic


29.07. – 30.07.2020


Hobart. Australia


There's nothing sub about the sub-Antarctic.

The Southern Ocean and the islands within it are special.

The Tasmanian Government is proud to join with the New Zealand Department of Conservation to host the 4th International Forum on the sub-Antarctic in Hobart, gateway to the Southern Ocean and the east Antarctic.

To be held on 29-30 July 2020, the Forum will be multidisciplinary, interactive and inclusive, encouraging discussion of the common challenges and pressures that face the sub-Antarctic.

It will bring together all those passionate about the sub-Antarctic - indigenous peoples, scientists, tourism operators, fishers, land managers, heritage experts and policy makers - to share knowledge and experience, explore connections and develop partnerships for a collective future.

Within the overarching themes of policy, management and science, the forum may include sessions on:

  • Biodiversity
  • Biosecurity
  • Climate
  • Connectivity
  • Conservation
  • Fishing
  • Geoscience
  • History
  • Heritage
  • Management challenges
  • Social science
  • Southern Ocean ecosystems
  • Tourism

In August 2020 Hobart will be hosting the 2020 SCAR Open Science Conference and SCAR Delegates Meeting immediately after the sub-Antarctic Forum.  This will provide a unique opportunity to organise further specialised workshops and meetings with international colleagues who will also be in Hobart.

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