02/09/2021: The conference has been postponed due to ongoing Covid-19 related travel restrictions. We aim to reschedule the conference around Easter 2022. More information will appear as the situation develops.
The conference is part of the Australian Academy of Science Elizabeth and Frederick White Research Conference series.
The Southern Ocean controls the flux of heat to Australia’s south, governing the formation of key water masses which drive global ocean circulation, and is the gateway to Antarctica. It has rich dynamics spanning millimetre-scale turbulent mixing, metre-scale surface waves, kilometre-scale convection and eddies, and thousand-kilometre scale atmospheric weather systems.
The Southern Ocean is changing rapidly, and a key research question is whether it can continue soaking up anthropogenic heat and carbon dioxide, and providing other services that mitigate climate change. Numerical models founded on physical laws are the sole means for predicting future scenarios. Higher confidence in models, and hence better resilience for Australian and global communities, requires breakthroughs in understanding dynamics at all scales.
- Cat Vreugdenhil (University of Melbourne)
- Callum Shakespeare (Australian National University)
- Luke Bennetts (University of Adelaide)
Monday 6th Dec
Eddies, mixing and jets
- Andy Hogg (Australian National University)
- Helen Phillips (University of Tasmania)
- Ryan Holmes (University of New South Wales)
- Shane Keating (University of New South Wales)
- Trevor McDougall (University of New South Wales)
Diversity in Southern Ocean science
- Panel TBA
Tuesday 7th Dec
- Nicole Jones (University of Western Australia)
- Max Nikurashin (University of Tasmania)
- Matt Rayson (University of Western Australia)
- Kial Stewart (Australian National University)
- Amelie Meyer (University of Tasmania)
Sea ice and surface processes
- Craig Stevens (NIWA, New Zealand)
- Petra Heil (Australian Antarctic Program)
- Fabien Montiel (University of Otago, New Zealand)
- Alessandro Toffoli (University of Melbourne)
- Noa Kraitzman (Australian National University)
Wednesday 8th Dec
Convection and circulation
- Bishakh Gayen (University of Melbourne)
- Craig McConnochie (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
- Adele Morrison (Australian National University)
- Steve Rintoul (CSIRO)
- Madi Rosevear (University of Western Australia)
- Matt England (University of New South Wales)
Please register you interest to participate in the conference using the registration form by Sunday 10th October 2021.
Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions, we cannot guarantee all registrations will be accepted.
Finkel Lecture Theatre, Australian National University