Second Symposium on Kerguelen Plateau Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries, 13–15 November 2017, Hobart, Tasmania

The second Kerguelen Symposium on Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries was held in mid-November 2017. The meeting brought together more than 70 researchers studying in the Australian and French regions of the Kerguelen Plateau.

Presentations focused on advances in marine ecosystem knowledge, marine geomorphology and oceanography, developments in marine policy, fisheries resource assessment and management, biology, biodiversity and conservation in the region. The Symposium closed with a synthesis session where a common theme was realised; the importance of the Kerguelen Plateau as a natural laboratory in the face of a changing climate.

In the year following the first symposium in 2010, a volume of peer-reviewed papers was released, based on the symposium presentations. The edition had a limited run, and more recently with the intent of facilitating greater access to this important research, the first volume was released as an electronic book which can be found on the Cybium website.

Similarly, the proceedings of the second symposium are now available as an online resource through this page. The bound edition will be available in the austral spring of 2019.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either Dr Dirk Welsford of the Australian Antarctic Division or Professor Guy Duhamel of the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, or email