Antarctic and Southern Ocean stories
The following stories relate to Tasmania’s Antarctic & Southern Ocean sector:
Tasmania’s brand is on the rise in China, the leader of Tasmania’s largest trade mission to our biggest export customer said in September.
6 October 2015, Edition 165
The Australian Antarctic Division has appointed Dr Nick Gales as its new Director, replacing Dr Tony Fleming who retired in August after four years in the position. Dr Gales was previously the division’s Chief Scientist and also held the position of Chief Science Adviser to Australia’s Department of the Environment.
2 September 2015, Edition 164
Tasmania’s world-class produce took centre stage in Shanghai this month in a dinner that was a highlight of an eight-day China Trade Mission.
1 September 2015, Edition 164
Australia’s Antarctic Airbus was used for a trial flight in April, transporting American expeditioners from Hobart to the United States’ McMurdo base on Antarctica’s Ross Sea. The A319 carried 13 US expeditioners. Up to 6,000 US personnel transit each year to and from McMurdo, mainly using Christchurch, New Zealand, as a transit base. Australia’s Airbus undertakes 10-15 flights each season, carrying about 400 passengers involved in the Australian Antarctic program.
4 May 2015, Edition 160
A two-day workshop of international experts in Hobart this month will discuss problems posed by a record Antarctic sea ice expansion. The workshop’s aim is to obtain the latest scientific advice on the causes and likely future trends. Speakers from Australia, France, Japan, the United States, China, Britain and Germany will address the workshop.
4 May 2015, Edition 160
The President of China, Xi Jinping, spent only a day in Tasmania in November but the visit’s impacts will be felt for years.
10 December 2014, Edition 156
A Tasmanian visit this month by China’s President Xi Jinping was confirmed by the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, on 28 October.
6 November 2014
The central themes of New Zealand writer Neville Peat’s Shackleton’s Whisky – the Antarctic and whisky – both resonate very well in Tasmania. If you would like to read a review, please click on the headline.
12 November 2013, Issue 144
Hobart geo-scientist Jo Whittaker has been named a 2013 L’Oriel for Woman in Science Fellow for her research into the break-up of the super-continent Gondwana. If you would like to read about Tasmanian research into an intriguing find from the depths of the Indian Ocean, please click on the headline.
8 October 2013, Issue 143
Hobart maritime business Taylor Brothers has won a $15 million Australian Defence Force contract to install internal fittings into three air-warfare destroyers being built in Adelaide. If you would like to read more about a campaign to secure defence contracts for the Tasmanian Maritime Network, please click on the headline.
11 June 2013, Issue 139