Antarctic Science

Immerse yourself in Antarctic Science at IMAS

Join us for interactive activities and displays suitable for the whole family or come along and hear from some of our brightest minds.

27 - 28 August, 10am -  2pm at IMAS Waterfront,  20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point.

Free - no bookings required.

Activities (for the young and young at heart)

  • See Antarctic rocks under the microscope
  • Go hunting for gems
  • Learn about marine predators and their skulls
  • Check out our go-to (research) gear
  • Understand more about sediment water circulation
  • Seabirds and plastics don’t mix
  • Get up and personal with Zooplankton

Speaker program (best for older children and adults)

Saturday 27 August 

11:00am Studying the Southern Ocean from afar: the power of remote sensing data (Guillaume Liniger)

11:30am Whisker’s secret: unravelling the menu of the Antarctic fur seal (Noémie Friscourt)

1:00pm The Antarctic Treaty System (Mengzhu Zhang)

1:30pm Panel discussion: The importance of diversity in Antarctic research

Sunday 28 August 

11:00am What can the humanities and social sciences tell us about Antarctica? (Elizabeth Leane)

11:30am Micronekton and other Southern Ocean animals you may never have heard of (David Green)

1:00pm Is Antarctic Sea ice changing or just having a tantrum (Will Hobbs)

1:30pm Using physiological markers to study Adélie penguins in a changing environment (Coline Marciau)