Academy Fellow appointed to Australian Antarctic Science Council

July 29, 2019
Professor Noel Cressie FAA.

Academy Fellow Professor Noel Cressie has been appointed as one of two independent members of the newly established Australian Antarctic Science Council.

The council, established under the Australian Antarctic Division, provides strategic direction for the Australian Antarctic Program and oversees science funding.

The chair of the Academy’s National Committee for Antarctic Research, currently Professor Steven Chown of Monash University, will hold an ex-officio position on the council, alongside the CEOs and chief scientists of Australia’s major government research organisations.

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The Academy and the Australian Antarctic Division work closely together through the National Committee for Antarctic Research. The National Committee also has strong links to the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) of the International Science Council, of which Professor Chown is the current president.

SCAR COMNAP 2020, the world’s largest Antarctic science conference, is being jointly hosted by the Australian Antarctic Division, the State Government of Tasmania and the Academy in Hobart from 31 July to 11 August 2020.

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