UTAS ALUMNI WEBINAR SERIES 2017
Presented by Dr Damien Guihen
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
12.00pm – 1.00pm AEST
The Antarctic Gateway Partnership is a Special Research Initiative of the Australian Research Council and brings together the University of Tasmania, the Australian Antarctic Division, CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology in a project to develop the capacity of Tasmania’s Antarctic research.
The project is divided into four research themes, the first three examining the processes of the Antarctic’s marine, ice and geological systems. The fourth theme is focussed on delivering new technology for polar science, principally the delivery of a new Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV).
In this webinar Damien will discuss the need for autonomous observations in the Antarctic and the technological, logistical and coordination challenges that this presents. Damien will give an update on the current state of the Gateway AUV and how the results of fieldwork in the Ross Sea in February 2017 will have an impact on future Antarctic underwater missions.
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