The Australian Antarctic Program Expeditioner Summits bring together all expeditioners heading south to Antarctica and Macquarie Island in 2023/24.

Expeditioner Summit

The Expeditioner Summit delivers the foundation pre-departure training required to onboard and ensure the safety of our expeditioners, build community and provide a comprehensive season overview of the Australian Antarctic Program. It is mandatory for everyone staying on station for longer than 14 days or participating in a voyage. This training takes place in Hobart over several days, immediately prior to being deployed.

You will be advised by email of the Summit dates that you need to attend. The AAD reserves the right to exclude any expeditioner from Antarctic service if they do not attend the prescribed training program.

The 4-day Summits deliver the mandatory foundation training required to onboard and ensure the safety of our expeditioners, build community and provide a comprehensive season overview of the Australian Antarctic Program.

There will now be 4 Summit training weeks held in Hobart from August through to the end of February.

Summit dates

There are several Summit training weeks that are held in Hobart from August through to the end of February.

The Expeditioner Capability and Training team will contact you to confirm exact dates once your training schedule is confirmed.

Summit content

The Expeditioner Summits include a range of presentations, panel discussions and interactive workshops.

Topics covered in the Expeditioner Summits will include:

  • Australian Antarctic Program and Season Overview
  • Work, Health and Safety
  • Environmental Management
  • Medical Support
  • Science Project Briefing
  • Cargo and Biosecurity
  • Fire and Electrical Safety
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Expectations on Station, Personal Qualities and the Antarctic Code of Personal Behaviour
  • Field Safety, Clothing and Incident Management Training Awareness

We are really excited to bring together our next Antarctic expeditioners at the Summit and can't wait to see you all in Hobart soon!

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