Tasmania to host key Antarctic meetings

A view of Hobart from its port.
Tasmania will host two major Antarctic meetings in 2020. (Photo: Jessica Fitzpatrick)

Tasmania will host two major Antarctic meetings in 2020, bringing together the world’s experts in Antarctic research and operations and further cementing the state’s role as a key Antarctic Gateway.

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) will hold its Delegates’ Meeting and Open Science Conference in Hobart in mid-2020, with more than 700 Antarctic scientists and academics from over 40 countries expected to attend. The Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) will also host its Annual General Meeting in Hobart, with more than 100 Antarctic program managers and operational experts to attend.