During the last week at least 40 bushfires have been reported around Tasmania. During this period Hobart experienced its hottest day ever recorded (42°C). A dry landscape and strong winds have exacerbated the fire danger.
His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, and Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall, visited Tasmania for five hours yesterday as part of a week-long Australian visit. Their visit to Hobart included a tour of a local superfine wool merino sheep stud, a stroll through Salamanca and almost an hour with representatives of the Hobart Antarctic community.
The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has finished its annual meetings in Hobart, Australia, resulting in new measures strengthening marine conservation in the Southern Ocean.
Main outcomes of CCAMLR’s annual meetings 2012
The flags of twenty-five Members are again flying on Macquarie Street, Hobart, as CCAMLR welcomes 200 marine scientists, natural resource managers, marine policy makers and diplomats. Experts from around the world will meet from Monday 8 October to Thursday 1 November to hold a series of scientific and policy discussions that mark the 31st annual meetings of the Commission.
This animation was created by the CCAMLR Secretariat and shows seasonal changes in sea ice concentration in Antarctica.
After much consideration CCAMLR has joined Facebook in order to connect with a wider audience.
In 2010 the CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship Scheme was established to assist early career scientists to contribute to the work of the Scientific Committee and its working groups.
A four-day workshop on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is being held in Cape Town this month. The workshop will focus on assessing and developing the key port State controls that African States can implement to prevent illegal fishing activity and ensure that effective controls are in place at their maritime borders.
CCAMLR’s 2012 mid-year science meetings are being held at the Centro Oceanográfico de Canarias, Instituto Español de Oceanografía in Tenerife.
The 35th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM XXXV) and the 15th Meeting of the Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP XV) were hosted by Australia and concluded in Hobart on 20 June 2012. More than 250 representatives from the Antarctic Treaty Parties, experts and observers from all around the world attended, including CCAMLR.