Aug
02
2011

Sub-Antarctic discussions in Hobart this week

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The unique economic and environmental assets of the sub-Antarctic region are among the topics of discussion at a forum taking place in Hobart this week.

Researchers who specialise in the sub-Antarctic have travelled from all over the world for the third International Forum on the Sub-Antarctic, including Dr Dana Bergstrom of the Australian Antarctic Division.

Along with modeller Dr Ben Raymond, the terrestrial ecologist will discuss a number of positive recovery efforts currently underway in Tasmania, including habitats for burrow and surface-nesting birds.

Dr Bergstrom is also set to speak on the region as a unique environmental asset and a valuable source of knowledge.

Hobart’s connections with Antarctic explorations date back to the late 1700s and it is a popular staging post for Antarctic voyagers.

The city is uniquely positioned as the centre of Australia’s Antarctic program and there are a number of fascinating places for visitors with an interest in the continent’s rich history to explore.

During your visit to Hobart and the surrounding areas, you’ll be able to walk in the footsteps of some of the most well-known Antarctic explorers, including Roald Amundsen, who announced his December 2011 discovery of the South Pole in Hobart in early 1912.

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