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Antarctica and Southern Ocean Forum

Updates

Updates details on forum are posted below:

15 July 2018 - One Month to go!

Early registration for ASOF2018 has now closed. Registration is still open to all new attendees using the same registration link below. We are also happy to review late abstracts for the event for any interested authors. 

6 July 2018 - Abstract Updates

Thanks to all authors who have submitted abstracts. Abstract acceptance notices have now been sent to all authors. Please be sure to also register to the conference using the registration link below. Finally, although the formal abstract submission deadline is now closed, and in an effort to be inclusive we will be reviewing late abstract submissions so please feel free to send these through.

30 June 2018 - Abstract extension

We have extended the deadline for abstracts until COB July 4th. Authors will still be notified on July 6th.

28 June 2018 - Registration Now Live!

We are now accepting conference registrations! Please see the link below to register for the conference. If you would like to submit an abstract please separately follow the abstract submission instructions.

27 June 2018 - Abstract Submission Now Live!

After some delay we are now able to receive abstracts for the conference. Please email your abstract template in PDF form to the following address (IEEEASOF2018@gmail.com) All authors will be notified by COB Friday July 6th. The link to register for the conference will also be up shortly.

31 May 2018 - Welcome all to ASOF!

As you will have seen we are having some delays with the setup of our registration page and apologize for the confusion. Fear not, our event is still on and we should have the registration page up soon! We have extended the abstract deadline through to June 30th to ensure you are all able to get your abstracts in. 


Abstract Submission

To submit an abstract please email your abstract in PDF form to the following address (IEEEASOF2018@gmail.com) All authors will be notified by COB Friday July 6th. The link to register for the conference will also be up shortly.

Although the formal abstract submission deadline has now passed and in an effort to be inclusive, we will be reviewing late abstract submissions so please feel free to send these through.

Registration

Conference registration is now live. Follow the link below to the registration page to register for the conference. Please note this is a separate process to abstract submission described above.

Below please find the schedule of registration fees for the conference. All fees are in AUD and include GST.

Delegate Full $450.00
Delegate IEEE Member $405.00
Delegate Student  $180.00
Delegate IEEE Life Member $157.50

 

 Key Dates

Abstracts Close

4 July 2018

Late Abstracts still being accepted

Acceptance Notices

6 July 2018

Early Registration Closes

13 July 2018

Authors are invited to submit 1-page abstracts using the Abstract Template. These will be reviewed for quality and relevance and authors will be advised of the outcome. Abstracts will be published on a web site and authors will be invited to present their work during the ASOF 2018 event. There will be an option after the conference to upgrade an abstract for publication in a relevant IEEE journal.

Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday 14 August1700 – 1900hRegistration and Ice-breakerCSIRO Foyer
Wednesday 15 August 0900 – 1200hTechnical SessionsCSIRO Auditorium
1200 – 1330hLunchCSIRO Back of Canteen
1330 – 1730hTechnical SessionsCSIRO Auditorium
Thursday 16 August0830 – 1200hTechnical SessionsCSIRO Auditorium
1200 – 1330hLunchCSIRO Back of Canteen
1330 – 1730hTechnical SessionsCSIRO Auditorium
1830 – 2200hGala DinnerTBD
Friday 17 August0830 – 1200hTechnical SessionsCSIRO Auditorium
1200 – 1330hLunchCSIRO Back of Canteen
1330 – 1600hTechnical SessionsCSIRO Auditorium

Forum Topic/Details

The Forum will consist of a single stream with encouragement for discussion and questions. Sessions will be organized around the following five themes:

1.  Autonomous observing

a.      ROV/AUV/ASV Technology

b.      Communications gateways eg surface vehicles

c.       Control system development


d.      Deep autonomy / under-ice navigation – gliders, Argo floats

e.      Atmospheric sampling from land and sea (autonomous balloons, Lidar, Cloud radar and atmospheric profilers), weather stations, moorings

f.        Intelligence sensing / sampling

g.      Autonomy in a polar environment.

2.     Observation Technologies

a.      Atmospheric Lidar, Cloud radar and Atmospheric Profilers

b.      Miniaturisation, automation and ruggedization of instrumentation, (multiple    deployment of low cost samplers)

c.       Long-term instrument stability, self-calibration

d.      Problems of high latitude and long range operation

e.      Ice profiling instruments, englacial & sub-glacial instrument deployment, new drilling  technology/methods

f.        Acoustics at high latitudes – navigation, data and tomography

g.      Advanced drifter technology,

h.      Airborne deployment of oceanographic instruments

i.        Mission risk assessment

j.      Continuous plankton recording

k.     In situ fluorometers & particle analysers

3.       Sustained measurements

a.      Oceanographic mooring technologies

b.      Remote sensing and satellite calibration

c.       Animal borne sensors – developments, data streams and methods

4.       Biology and biomass

a.      Fisheries and mid-water acoustics

b.      Genomics sampling and sensing

5.    Data Science

a.      Data Storage – long-term monitoring, swappable data

b.      Data Transfer – real time monitoring; event triggering

c.       Data processing for new under-ice data sets

d.      Instrument communications and tracking