This season, SAEF is undertaking a series of fieldwork expeditions and leadership initiatives designed to deliver the science and workforce development required to address the region’s most urgent challenges.
Expeditions will take place to the Bunger Hills, Dronning Maud Land, and Cape Bird to complete fieldwork for a series of interdisciplinary research projects. In addition, four SAEF women will take part in Homeward Bound, a global leadership initiative that aims to increase the visibility and influence of women in STEM.
This year’s activities are taking place against the backdrop of record low sea ice levels and the arrival of H5N1 Avian Flu that could devastate animal colonies. As Antarctica and the Southern Ocean continue to experience rapid changes that are radiating across the globe, the delivery of science to inform policy-makers on how to address these issues has never been more important.
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SAEF will take place in the following expeditions;
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Australian Antarctic Division
Antarctica New Zealand