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Antarctica and Southern Ocean Forum

 Key Dates

Abstracts Close

31 May 2018

Acceptance Notices

15 June 2018

Early Registration Closes

27 June 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 upgrade their abstract for publication in a relevant IEEE journal. A link to abstract submission will be available soon.

Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday 14 August1700 – 1900hRegistration and Ice-breakerCSIRO Foyer
Wednesday 15 August 0900 – 1200hTechnical SessionsCSIRO Auditorium
1200 – 1330hLunch
1330 – 1730hTechnical SessionsCSIRO Auditorium
Thursday 16 August0830 – 1200hTechnical SessionsCSIRO Auditorium
1200 – 1330hLunch
1330 – 1730hTechnical SessionsCSIRO Auditorium
1830 -2200hDinner
Friday 17 August0830 – 1200hTechnical SessionsCSIRO Auditorium
1200 – 1330hLunch
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