University of Tasmania students will have the chance to network with world leaders in sub-Antarctic research and policy at a forum to be held in Hobart on 1-2 August.
The 3rd International Forum on the sub-Antarctic will bring together eminent speakers from South Africa, Norway, France, the UK, the USA and New Zealand, in addition to local experts from IMAS, the Australian Antarctic Division, DPIPWE, Austral Fisheries in WA and the Australian National University.
The theme of the 2011 forum, which is being organised by Antarctic Tasmania, is: The future of the sub-Antarctic region: its global significance and value.
Students will receive a free registration to the two-day forum and a free research poster display in addition to the opportunity to hear and mingle with the experts.
The concluding address will be given by Professor Steven Chown from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Prof Chown is Director of the inter-institutional Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology and also Chief Officer of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research's Standing Committee for the Antarctic Treaty System.
To register visit the Sub-Antarctic Forum website.
Photo: sub-Antarctic King Penguins.