Australia’s leading Antarctic scientists have gathered in Canberra to showcase research and plot the path forward for science down south.
The 2022 Australian Antarctic Division Science Symposium was a comprehensive wrap-up of climate science, the Southern Ocean and new technology on the horizon.
Australian Antarctic Division Chief Scientist Professor Nicole Webster said much of East Antarctica remains a mystery to scientists.
“We understand a very small footprint of East Antarctica and much of our science is based around our three continental research stations,” Prof Webster said.
“With the science challenges that we’re facing, we need to know much more about East Antarctica so that we can understand status and trends, how is the environment responding to climate change and what’s happening to the biodiversity?”