Australian Antarctic Science Council

The Australian Antarctic Science Council was established in 2019 to advise Government on the Australian Antarctic Science Program, including Antarctic science priorities in the context of the Australian Antarctic Strategy and 20 Year Action Plan.

The Council is made up of:

  • Chair, Dr Conall O’Connell AM
  • Independent Member, Professor Sabine Dittmann (Flinders University)
  • Independent Member, Professor Noel Cressie (University of Wollongong)
  • Ex officio members:
    • Chair, National Committee for Antarctic Research
    • Director, Australian Antarctic Division
    • CEO, Australian Research Council
    • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
    • Bureau of Meteorology
    • CSIRO
    • Geoscience Australia

Council priorities

The Terms of Reference [PDF] for the Australian Antarctic Science Council outline key areas of focus, including advising Government on:

The revision of the Australian Antarctic Science Strategic Plan 2011-12 to 2020-21 [PDF] and the development of the next Australian Antarctic Science Strategic Plan is a priority for the Australian Antarctic Science Council.

Contact

Contact the Australian Antarctic Science Council at aasc@antarctica.gov.au.