Past Events

Local Social Catch-ups

In Hobart, there was another local social catch up hosted by APECS Oceania. This was by the fireplace at The Whaler in Salamanca Place on Friday the 5th of July, 2019. We met at 5pm and the table was booked until 7pm.

Local craft drinks by a warm fire

In Hobart, we went to the Antarctica Exhibit at the Tasmania Museum and Art Galley on Saturday the 16th of February, 2019. We met at 2pm, for those interested, and was there for around an hour. Then, we went for coffee and ice-cream across the road.

The Institute of Australian Geographers Conference

Wrest Point, Hobart, Tasmania

9th to 12th of July, 2019

APECS Oceania was represented at the conference by Nathaniel Young, the National Representative for APECS Oceania. We had a small stall made up in the main foyer, surrounded by the buffet and reception desk. In the Antarctic Connections session on the 11th of July, 2019,  APECS Oceania was the topic of a talk also presented by Nathaniel, who was invited to speak by the session chair Chairty Edwards and the conference organiser, Jason Byrne.

Elections for the 2018 APECS Oceania National Committee

Want to join the APECS Oceania Executive Committee?

It’s easy! All you need to do is provide us with:

  • A basic biographical information (name, institution, contact details, country of residence and origin),
  • A brief bio sketch about yourself (e.g. research theme and interests, your hobbies, etc.),
  • A photo of yourself that we can use for the APECS website,
  • The names and contact details of two referees, and
  • A short statement detailing
    • Why you are interested in serving on the APECS Executive Committee;
    • How you would like to contribute to APECS as a member of the APECS Executive Committee.

What is the timeline for the election? The 2018 APECS Executive Committee elections are held at the Annual General Meeting on the 5th December, 2018. Nominations are to be submitted by the 30th November, 2018, to APECS Oceania via the following email: apecs.oceania@gmail.com. Please sumbit your application as a one-page PDF.=

To be eligible, you must reside in Australia or New Zealand and be a member of APECS Oceania. Not a member? Join today

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NRwV0Ts16kqcLKJL-DBatx-ZDrzg411i74xAnuN0B3c/viewform

2018 Polar Week Celebrations

APECS-BOTES Quiz Night

28th September, 2018

Members of APECS Oceania located in Hobart teamed up with the Bottom of the Earth (BOTES) society at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) to host a quiz night in celebration of Polar Week. We had an excellent turn out, and an uneven distribution of meat and cheese among tables inspired creative team names.

 

“Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean” (MEASO) International Conference

APECS ECR Conference Participation and Panel

8th – 13th April, 2018

Hobart, Tasmania (Australia)

measo pic

Members of APECS International and APECS Oceania raised their hands to help in the organisation of the MEASO conference and hold an event for ECRs. APECS members were integral to the success of the conference. From manning the registration desk and packing goodie bags, to rapporteuring discussion sessions.  Everyone came together to host an incredible panel for Early Career Researchers wanting to be involved in large-scale initiatives. The panel consisted of Dr Aleks Terrauds, Dr Indi Hodgson-Johnston, Dr Nadine Johnston, Dr Stephen Nicol and moderated by APECS ExCom member Jilda Caccavo. So much great insight and advice was given through personal experiences and questions from the audience. Panellists encouraged ECRs to get involved in initiatives as soon as possible and suggesting rappoteuring for a group/organisation that matches your interests as a good way to start getting involved.

Want to know more about the conference, click here.

1st APECS Oceania Symposium

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Global change now, more than ever before, is threatening society and biodiversity around the planet. The Antarctic region is no exception, and whilst largely considered to be pristine, and a “nature reserve, devoted to peace and science”, it is actually at risk from multiple pressures. The Antarctic Peninsula has experienced one of the most rapid temperature rises in the Southern Hemisphere, and managing invasive species has been labelled as the number one priority of the Antarctic Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP). Tourist numbers to the region continue to grow and each year more countries are interested in joining the Antarctic Treaty System and being involved with the governance of Antarctica. We are only beginning to understand what these changes mean for Antarctic science, biodiversity and society.

What can the Oceania region do to help address future Antarctic challenges and in what way can we contribute to perpetuate the aims of the Antarctic Treaty and the Protocol for Environmental Protection? The 1st APECS Oceania symposium aims to bring together early career Antarctic researchers from across Oceania to address these questions and highlight what our region can contribute to tackling future Antarctic challenges.

Keynote Presenters:

Dr Gwen Fenton 

Gwen_Fenton2Dr Gwen Fenton is the Chief Scientist at the Australian Antarctic Division, where she is responsible for reviewing the Antarctic Science Strategic Plan and strengthening collaborations with East Antarctic partners such as China, India, Japan and France. Prior to her appointment as Chief Scientist, Dr Fenton led the Australian Antarctic Team that was responsible for Science planning and coordination for all projects under the Antarctic Science program. Also, Dr Fenton worked for the Tasmanian Government managing the states marine environmental policies. Dr Fenton’s PhD revolutionised our understanding of the age of an important fishery species, the orange roughy, revealing that this species is extremely slow growing, leading to significant changes in the management of the species.

Dr Aleks Terauds 

Aleks_Terauds2Dr Terauds is a Senior research scientist with the Australian Antarctic Division, his research focuses on understanding and modelling Antarctic and subantarctic species distributions, communities and broad patterns of biodiversity and the application of these insights to conservation and management. Dr Terauds is also the chief officer for the Standing Committee on the Antarctic Treaty System also known as SCATS. SCATS is the body tasked with developing SCAR’s scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) and its Committee on Environmental Protection (CEP), the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals (CCAS), and the Advisory Committee to the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP).  

Sponsors

This event is sponsored by Monash University.

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Public Lecture

Gateway Antarctica

30th September, 2015

The battle for the last ocean

Elections for the 2018 APECS Oceania National Committee

Want to join the APECS Oceania Executive Committee?

It’s easy! All you need to do is provide us with:

  • A basic biographical information (name, institution, contact details, country of residence and origin),
  • A brief bio sketch about yourself (e.g. research theme and interests, your hobbies, etc.),
  • A photo of yourself that we can use for the APECS website,
  • The names and contact details of two referees, and
  • A short statement detailing
    • Why you are interested in serving on the APECS Executive Committee;
    • How you would like to contribute to APECS as a member of the APECS Executive Committee.

What is the timeline for the election?

The 2016 APECS Executive Committee elections follow a strict timeline.

19th November 2015 Announcement of APECS Executive Committee Elections sent out

19th – 30th November 2015: Accepting nominations

To be eligible, you must reside in Australia or New Zealand and be a member of APECS Oceania. Not a member? Join today

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NRwV0Ts16kqcLKJL-DBatx-ZDrzg411i74xAnuN0B3c/viewform

Applications for the APECS Oceania Executive Committee will be accepted from 30th November 2015. Please email your application as one PDF to apecs.oceania@gmail.com

APECS Online Conference

The 2016 APECS Online conference will be held on 18 May. This conference will encourage scientific dialogues between early career scientists from multiple disciplines and backgrounds, with presentations on new research perspectives from a range of research fields. With increased attention on the changing polar environment and the future challenges this will bring, this conference aims to convey the broad range of new research currently being conducted internationally.

Session Themes

  • Biological – marine/freshwater/terrestrial
  • Geological/Environmental/terrestrial cryospheric environments
  • Atmospherics/Climatology
  • Oceanography/Sea-ice
  • Cultural/Historical/Policy/Education

To register for the audience, and learn all about the future of polar research, please sign up here. For details on conference sessions, click here.

APECS Webinar

“Tell me more!”: Connecting with Lay Readers through Plain Language

 

May 6, 2015, 3:00pm GMT

APECS online webinar is pleased to introduce the last webinar of the 2014-2015 series:“Tell me more!”: Connecting with Lay Readers through Plain Language.

Registration URL: Click Here

1) Would you like to share your research with popular audiences?

2) Do you find it challenging to write lay summaries for grant applications?

This webinar should help you better respond to both of these situations: in it I outline the basic principles of plain language—simplicity, brevity, and clarity—and show you how to achieve them in writing. We will work with examples from your areas of expertise to illustrate how to apply these principles to scientific discourse. You should leave this webinar with a clear understanding of how to apply these principles to your own writing to communicate effectively with non-specialist readers.

If you would like to see worked examples from your own writing, please email a manuscript draft or publication to heather.graves@ualberta.ca, and I will use some of your text in my illustrations.

Heather Graves is a professor at the university of Alberta working in the following areas: Rhetoric, writing studies, technical communication, business and professional communication. Her specialties are the rhetoric of science, writing studies in Canada, writing theory and pedagogy.

Webinars are interactive presentations and workshops, for which APECS uses the online conferencing program “GoToMeeting”. This live presentation platform allows participants to hear the presentation, see the power points slides and interact via chat box with the presenter the entire time. Webinars allow people to connect and participant in high quality research and skill training discussions from the comfort of their desk!

How to participate? Register and reserve your spot: here

For more information about this Webinar, contact chavarie@ualberta.ca. On behalf of APECS, let me thank-you for attending this Webinar

2015 Antarctic Science Conference

“Antarctica – A Changing Environment”

A four-day conference on Antarctic Science being co-sponsored by NZARI and Antarctica New Zealand and hosted by the University of Canterbury. For more information please visit http://nzari.aq/supporting-research/antarctic-science-conference

Public Lecture

Gateway Antarctica

22nd April, 2015

Slug Gods and Sea Sickness: Seven Days in New Zealand’s Sub Antarctic Islands by Louise Hutt

Christchurch Antarctic Lecture Series e-flyer April 2 (2)

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