A new atlas, providing the most thorough audit of marine life in the Southern Ocean, is published this week by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Leading marine biologists and oceanographers from all over the world spent the last four years compiling everything they know about ocean species from microbes to whales.
Chile hosted three meetings for the CCAMLR community involved in Antarctic krill research and fisheries. Two CCAMLR meetings, WG-SAM (Working Group on Statistics, Assessments and Modelling) and WG-EMM (Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management) were held either side of a workshop organised by ARK, the Association of Responsible Krill Fishing Companies.
The Secretariat has released an updated version of the CCAMLR Nautical twilight calculator (
The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) invites interested parties (Tenderers) to submit Tenders to provide Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) services to the Commission.
Closing date and time: 13 June 2014, 4:00 pm AEST
The Request for Tender (RFT) documentation can be provided upon request by contacting:
CCAMLR’s online Geographical Information System (GIS) has been given a boost with the release of version 2. Launched in January this year, the GIS has recently been upgraded to enable more user interactivity, including the ability to save and share custom-made maps and views.
Two hundred monitoring, control and surveillance professionals from around the world, as well as experts from related fields, met in February for the Fourth Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW). CCAMLR's Fishery Monitoring and Compliance Manager, Sarah Lenel, travelled to San Jose, Costa Rica, to attend the meeting.
Doug Cooper has joined the CCAMLR Secretariat as our new Publications Assistant.
Doug will be working closely with Acting Communications Manager, Doro Forck, to ensure the ongoing quality and standards of CCAMLR's many reports and publications.
Three leading Antarctic organisations have announced opportunities for early career researchers.
CCAMLR, in collaboration with the British Antarctic Survey, has developed an online Geographical Information System (GIS) covering the Southern Ocean.
The GIS is an interactive map showing layers of information according to the user's needs. Its simple and easy to use visual interface belies the depth and sophistication of the underlying data.
Mr Martin Exel, Chairman of Coalition of Legal Toothfish Operators Inc.