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Schedule – Antarctica and Southern Ocean Forum

August 14, 2018

Registration Day 1 and Ice-Breaker

17:00  -  19:00
Riverview Room

August 15, 2018

Registration and Setup

09:00  -  09:30
Lobby

Acknowledgement of Country

09:30  -  09:35
Auditorium

Welcome to CSIRO

09:35  -  09:40
Auditorium

Welcome to ASOF; Event outline

09:40  -  10:10
Auditorium

The case for building an Polar engineering and science community

10:10  -  10:30
Auditorium

Morning Tea

10:30  -  11:00
Freycinet Room

Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) – using ocean technologies to create a national research infrastructure

11:00  -  11:20
Auditorium

MNF Update: Transitioning to full year operations

11:20  -  11:40
Auditorium

RSV Nuyina Construction Update

11:40  -  12:00
Auditorium

Lunch

12:00  -  13:30
Riverview Room

Spatial and temporal observations of the Antarctic marine ecosystem: the role of autonomous platforms past, present and future

13:30  -  13:50
Auditorium

The Antarctic marine environment is patchy at spatial and temporal scales. That is, there are large assemblages of biomass, collected…

Determination of the floe‐scale spatial variability of Antarctic pack-ice algal biomass using a Remotely Operated Vehicle instrumented with a hyperspectral radiometer

13:50  -  14:10
Auditorium

Antarctic pack ice serves as habitat for microalgae which contribute to Southern Ocean primary production and serve as important food…

Facilitating biological data collection from the world’s most extreme fisheries.

14:10  -  14:40
Auditorium

Australia has five commercial fishing vessels licenced to fish in Antarctic and sub-antarctic waters targeting the highly prized Antarctic toothfish,…

Autonomous Sampling devices for Marine Microbiology and eDNA analysis

14:40  -  15:10
Auditorium

In recent years novel genomic techniques such as qPCR, metagenomics and eDNA analysis have shown their utility as powerful tools…

Afternoon Tea

15:10  -  15:40
Freycinet Room

Utilising Fibre Optic Tow Cable Technology Now and in the Future

15:40  -  16:00
Auditorium

In recent years the Australian Antarctic Division have upgraded the Aurora Australis with an electro/optical tow cable to build upon…

Electronic Development of Long Term Passive Acoustic Monitoring Devices

16:00  -  16:20
Auditorium

The Australian Antarctic Division has developed low power electronics to receive and record continuous, long term, acoustic data sets in…

Autonomous, trace metal clean, seawater sampler: AUV integration and 12 month mooring deployment

16:20  -  16:40
Auditorium

The Southern Ocean is anaemic, with phytoplankton growth being slowed by the lack of the micronutrient iron. Phytoplankton are the…

Wrap-up Day 1

16:40  -  16:50
Auditorium

August 16, 2018

Registration and Setup

08:45  -  09:00
Lobby

Southern Ocean clouds and aerosols measured from ships and Macquarie Island

09:00  -  09:20
Auditorium

We examine recently collected cloud observations made from the surface of the Southern Ocean using W-band cloud radar, ceilometer and…

Pushing the boundaries of acoustic observation possibilities in challenging environments

09:20  -  09:40
Auditorium

Acoustics is important in the ocean, and passive acoustic monitoring is a key part of large scale autonomous and remote…

Using waves and power efficient loggers for autonomous profiling to collect high quality high density data for increased Periods

09:40  -  10:00
Auditorium

Sustaining Oceanographic Moorings in the Southern Ocean; Engineering Design and Challenges

10:00  -  10:20
Auditorium

The continuation of IMOS (Integrated Marine Observing System) funding body in Australia has provided opportunities for the deployment of oceanographic…

Morning Tea

10:20  -  11:00
Freycinet Room

The engineering challenges of an autonomous underwater vehicle bound for Antarctica

11:00  -  11:20
Auditorium

To address strategic science questions about Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, the Antarctic Gateway Partnership project (AGP), a Special Research…

Lessons learnt from the long term deployment of an automated, rugged, remote photographic monitoring camera for monitoring of Antarctic Coastal processes.

11:20  -  11:40
Auditorium

There is widespread recognition of the benefits in automating procedures for the collection of scientific data, and an increasing ability…

The use of fibre optic gyroscope technology to determine underwater orientation of seafloor packages at high magnetic latitude locations

11:40  -  12:00
Auditorium

Underwater observing systems that collect information with a two or three spatial dimensions (water current vectors for example) generally measure…

Lunch

12:00  -  13:30
Riverview Room

Finding Southern Ocean Data – an architecture for data discovery

13:30  -  13:50
Auditorium

The challenges involved in discovering and accessing Southern Ocean data are emblematic of the issues associated with data discovery in…

Challenges to constraining sound velocity in Antarctic Waters

13:50  -  14:10
Auditorium

Sensor data, low cost, anywhere on Earth

14:10  -  14:40
Auditorium

Cost effective retrieval of data from unattended ground-based sensors, and oceanographic drifters at polar latitudes is challenging. Deployment and maintenance…

A frame from processing multivariate Antarctic solid earth data

14:40  -  15:10
Auditorium

Freycinet Room

15:10  -  15:40
Lobby

Autonomous observations in extreeme environments

15:40  -  16:00
Auditorium

Observations in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic waters are sparse due to remoteness and challenging sea conditions. Most observations have…

The Icefin Hybrid ROV/AUV Explores the McMurdo and Ross Ice Shelves

16:00  -  16:20
Auditorium

Icefin is a hybrid remotely operated or autonomous underwater vehicle (ROV/AUV) that is both modular and field-portable; it is essentially…

Remotely operated vehicles for visually surveying deep-water biological ecosystems

16:20  -  16:40
Auditorium

Many marine protected areas often cover large expanses of deepwater habitat that are beyond depths that are practical by other…

Wrap-up Day 2

16:40  -  16:50
Auditorium

Gala Dinner

18:30  -  22:00
Rockwall

August 17, 2018

Hydrogen for energy storage in Antarctica – lessons learnt on the technical issues of generation, storage and use

09:00  -  09:20
Auditorium

Energy for electricity generation is a very precious resource in Antarctica. The cost of transport of non-renewable fuels to Antarctica…

Advancing the state of sea ice remote sensing with new instruments

09:20  -  09:40
Auditorium

Our knowledge of the state of sea ice (particularly areal extent and concentration) undertook a quantum leap in 1978 with…

A Web Based Framework for On-Board Decision Support Tools

09:40  -  10:00
Auditorium

When conducting complex, long duration marine science operations, one of the major challenges is making sense of the vast amount…

Hydrochemistry – What’s in the water?

10:00  -  10:20
Auditorium

Hydrochemistry is the chemical analysis of seawater and is primarily focussed on salinity, dissolved oxygen, and nutrients. The determination and…

Wrap-up Day 3

10:20  -  10:40
Auditorium

Morning Tea

10:40  -  11:00
Freycinet Room

RV Investigator Ship Tour (Optional)

11:00  -  12:00
Lobby and Wharf

Lunch (not catered)

12:00  -  13:30
Riverview Room

What’s next for ASOF?

13:30  -  14:30
Freycinet Room

A general and open door discussion on the planning and merits of this first ASOF conference and opportunities to engage…