The world's experts on Antarctic marine conservation have agreed to establish a marine protected area (MPA) in Antarctica's Ross Sea.
World experts on Antarctic marine conservation are meeting in Hobart for the next two weeks.
The Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, will today open the thirty-fifth meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).
Projects which have been awarded funding in the second call for research proposals will be presented by AWR to delegates at this year's Commission and Scientific Committee Meetings.
Selected projects will be presented to the CCAMLR community at a special lunch event in Hobart on Wednesday 19 October 2016.
The projects to which AWR will grant funds are:
The number of CCAMLR-related tasks that are now completed online has grown significantly over the past few years. To help people undertake these tasks efficiently, CCAMLR has developed an online support forum.
Seventeen participants from Australia, Chile, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Singapore, Ukraine, Uruguay and the USA attended a four-day e-CDS workshop at CCAMLR Secretariat Headquarters from 26 to 29 July 2016.
Applications are now open for the CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship Scheme which provides funding for early career scientists whose research is relevant to the work of CCAMLR. Priority areas of research include krill and toothfish population dynamics and ecosystem monitoring.
The scheme provides:
In mid-July, CCAMLR finished the annual intersessional meetings of two of its working groups.
CCAMLR has a new strategy, the NCP Engagement Strategy, to improve cooperation with States to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Aurélie Hamaide, Senior French Reviser of Translation at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), visited the CCAMLR Secretariat on Tuesday 17/5/2016 to compare notes with the CCAMLR language services group. Aurélie was in Australia to deliver a guest lecture to translation students at Monash University on 19 May.