The future of our frozen continent.
The land covering Earth’s southern pole is a place of extremes – fierce weather, raw beauty and essential science. Like the canary in the coal mine, our Southern Ocean neighbour has also become a vital prognostic indicator of our warming planet.
Our panel will reflect on the fascinating history of Antarctica which is, governed by a unique global treaty. Exploring the weather, wildlife and the utmost importance of ice, this team of experts will reinforce why continued and collaborative Antarctic research is so important, now more than ever.
Paul Willis' life has centred around telling stories for science, which has seen him on television across the country with the ABC and acting as Director at the Royal Institution...View Profile
Tas van Ommen is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), where he leads the Climate Processes and Change Theme. A glaciologist with 24 years’ experience...View Profile
Gwen Fenton holds a PhD in marine biology and is currently Chief Scientist at the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). She is responsible for delivering the Australian Antarctic Science Program, encompassing...View Profile
Steven Chown is Professor of Biological Sciences at Monash University, Australia. He founded and was inaugural Director of the South African National Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology and was...View Profile
Michelle LaRue is a lecturer of Antarctic Marine Science within Gateway Antarctica at the University of Canterbury, studying the spatial ecology and effects of climate change on Southern Ocean predators...View Profile
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